• Jessica Taylor Yates

What The F*ck Does A Fundraising Campaign Manager Do?

Each month, let's investigate a career we might know the title of, but have zero idea how they fill their 9-5. This month, let's find out - what the f*ck does a 'Fundraising Campaign Manager' do?

With James Moloney, Melbourne, Australia.


Who are you and what do you do? I work for Red Nose executing major campaigns. I deal with the planning, logistics, stakeholder relationships and all the other fiddly bits that go into making a major fundraising or awareness campaign successful.

Don't get it. Explain in more detail, what does that mean? Like, okay it's 9am and... [pre-COVID] everyone else is leaving their desks to go across the road for coffee, giving me a chance to


catch up on current events (read: sports highlights).

[during COVID] I am just hopping into the shower before heading downstairs to my desk for another glorious day in isolation. Do you like it? What’s good and bad about it? Being a part of such a small team in a relatively large not-for-profit you get to learn a lot about different aspects of the organisation and work on a range of different campaigns across the country. Meeting and engaging with passionate supporters and being able to see the direct results of your work through the bereavement and education support services is incredibly rewarding. Being in a small team (especially at the moment) means there is a lot to do and not a lot of resources available to do it. There is also no other Carlton fans at work which is very disappointing. What kind of person should do it? Someone who is organised, enjoys research and getting a lot out of a little.

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