Let's get one thing clear: It's going to be next to impossible to memorize the descriptions for every job title you are interested in. That's why you need to narrow it down to the possibilities that make the most sense for you. You may be interested in a fundraising job, but it's highly unlikely you will land a high level position in that line of work if you are just graduating college. What title would you hunt for this kind of position? Here are some examples:
- Major Gifts Officer-Will identify and cultivate major gift opportunities. Often times will be responsible for writing donor briefings, special correspondence, and proposals.
- Planned Giving Officer: This position is responsible for designing and implementing fundraising programs for planned giving. They will also be in charge of handling deferred and insurance gifts.