How to write a CV for a fundraising role

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Presenting all your work experience and relevant skills in a convincing way in under two pages can feel like an impossible task. Even more so if you haven’t got any direct experience in the role you’re applying for.

What’s more, fundraising is a very broad profession that varies widely between charities. No single CV template will work for every fundraising role. Whereas smaller charities might have one person responsible for fundraising, larger charities are likely to split the role into different specialisms.  

So, how do you write a striking CV for a fundraising role? Here are four key areas to focus on.   

Many of these tips are also relevant if you’ve been asked to provide a covering letter or personal statement as part of the recruitment process.  

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