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Fundraising Interview Questions

Have you got an interview coming up for a Fundraising job? Check out these interview questions to be ready for your big day.

Interview tips

- Don't be late for your interview, don't be too early either.
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- Be prepared.

Fundraising Interview Questions

Fundraising Interview Questions

  • How much do you know about our organisation?

  • Tell me a little about yourself/previous work experience

  • Why did you apply for this job?

  • Describe a negative experience and how you managed to turn this around?

  • What do you think will be most difficult as a street fundraiser?

  • What would you do if someone on the street is rude towards you?

  • Have you got any fundraising experience?

  • What is your favourite colour and why?

  • Tell me about your experience to date?

  • What makes a good fundraiser?

  • How would you get through a hard day at work?

  • Tell me about yourself.

  • Why do you want to be a fundraiser?

  • Do you want to sell the Big Issue?

  • What recruiter did you apply through?

  • Tell me about your previous relevant work experience

  • What do you think will be most challenging as a street fundraiser?

  • Why us and not another charity fundraiser?

  • Have you done this before?

  • Describe something you’re passionate about.

  • What things are you passionate about?

  • What things I knew about the company.

  • Talk about the skills of a person you're partnered with in the exercise

  • How would you develop the area?

  • Why would you like to work with us?

  • Do you have any previous experience of fundraising?

  • You receive a cheque in the post for £5000. What do you do?

  • How do you like to be managed?

  • Can you knock a door?

  • Do you have any sales experience?

  • What are your hobbies?

  • What are your goals in life?

  • Why fundraising?

  • Why Red Cross?

  • What would make this person a great fundraiser?

  • Do you think Trinity needs money?

  • Give an example of a proposal you're particularly proud of.

  • How would you steward a donor to increase gift value?

  • What unique skills do you bring to the team?

  • How would you approach us to raise money for the university?

  • Why do you think you are the right person for this job?

  • How would you evaluate a recent campaign to help grow it in the future?

  • What are you passionate about?

  • What are some of your weaknesses?

  • What do you, specifically, bring to the role which makes you suitable?

  • Why sign people onto Direct debits rather than having fundraising events?

  • Give an example of a time where you had an successful engagement plan in place to cultivate a donor

  • Whats your favourite animal?

  • What is the best experience you've had volunteering?

  • Tell me about a challenging situation and how you overcame it

  • What three things make a successful event?

  • Are you able to work within a team?

  • What motivates you to become a Fundraiser?

  • Why would you like to work on behalf of a charity?

  • How would you inspire some one to donate to charity.

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