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Experience requirements vary. Internships are always valuable and will give individuals an edge over other applicants. Smaller not-for profits will generally require less experience than larger organizations. Smaller organizations, may, for example, only require one or two years experience in the development office. Larger organizations, may require three to five years of experience. Experience requirements are often waived when an individual has demonstrated the ability to raise funds.

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