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    "That said... I often worry about over-asking. I don't know a fundraiser whom this does not keep up at night on occasion. I will say this though; when you ask, people give. If you don't present the opportunity, most folks will not just go to your website ...

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    I've just begun working with a small nonprofit that has various programs to benefit local schools, especially Title I schools. The nonprofit buys books, pays for science summer camp scholarships, sometimes helps fund middle-school theater productions, ...

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    So very helpful - thank you! I agree with the need for a tailored calendar and an approach that offers numerous opportunities for giving. We are definitely not sending out enough mail...that I am sure of. I think a spring mail appeal and/or newsletter ...

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    Hello! Has anyone been part of a transition from a development role to interim ED? We are a small org (3 employees). I have years of experience in our subject matter but am less than 4 months in to the Development Manager role. Our ED has announced ...

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    Greetings everyone, I am preparing for our centennial celebration and looking for an organized, creative planner to help manage all the details leading up to the 2022-2023 school year with a culminating series of events in the spring of 2023. ...

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    I had a very similar issue and ended up moving my 'Kel' into a different role which is better for them and I got an AMAZING coworker who is just so well fitted for the role. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!! ------------------------------ Carrie-Ann ...

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