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    I am the Executive Director of Art House San Clemente , a small, newer art residency program based in Southern California. One major donor has primarily funded us, and my objective is to broaden our fundraising base. Im looking for support in prospecting ...

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    I would like to post a new message on the forum. Do I send it to you via email or is there a way to post it directly on the forum? Thanks. Regards, Toni Diaz Director of Development Humane Society of Greater ...

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    I'm going for the first time, too!  The website has some useful information like the schedule of sessions. Maybe the Exhibitor section will be updated closer to the event. ------------------------------ Katie Tilford Assistant Director Theodore ...

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    Hi Brad, As you're seeing from others, this does happen. It's important to give a clear explanation to donors of the increase from the estimate. I found, with a legitimate explanation of the cost increases, our donors understood, and we did not receive ...

  • Hi Maggie, Yes, I would just send them an in-kind acknowledgment letter thanking them for underwriting the cost of the fundraising dinner and provide the date of the dinner. Do not put the amount or value it. The donor would do that. Hope this helps! ...

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    I just find that when nonprofits cancel galas they've been doing for years (and it raises funds), their ardent supporters miss it.    Figure out a way to reduce the staff time that was spent on it or hire an event planner to the heavy lifting and have ...

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