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Everything You Need to Know about Fundraising

fundraisingday2009Join us at Fundraising Day 2009 in San Francisco on Monday May 4th!

Fundraising Day 2009 is the West Coast’s premier full-day training conference designed for today’s development staff, executive directors, board members, volunteers, and consultants—from newcomer to seasoned pro. Fundraising Day 2009 offers ideas, tools and opportunities to refresh your skills and ignite your enthusiasm.

If you are charged with raising money for your organization this is the conference for you! Everything you need to know under one roof.  Meet your peers. Meet experts in the field. Learn best practices. Consider attending if you are a volunteer or a staff member. Get answers to your questions and find a way to help your organization.

Topics include: Raising Funds in Challenging Times, Annual Fund, Major Gifts and Campaigns, Donor Stewardship, Reality Grantmaking, Online Giving, Issue Caucuses, and much more! Scholarships are available if you need financial assistance! (more…)

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UNCF Receives $7 million Anonymous Gift and More….

Those who believe in the core mission of your organization will support your work. Regardless of the economic times. UNCF announced receipt of a $7 million anonymous gift to its annual fund, and $500,000 from Exxon-Mobil for its new “Emergency Student Aid Campaign.”

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Fresno City College Secures $800,000 Kresge Grant

Yes – it can be done! Fresno City College receives an $800,000 matching grant from the Kresge Foundation for their first capital campaign. They are raising $4 million to rennovate and restore the Old Administration Building – the oldest higher education building west of the Mississippi River.

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Increasing Diversity in Fundraising

Learn how to support talented and diverse fundraising professionals. Founded in 1996 the Multicultural Alliance of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Golden Gate Chapter welcomes diverse participants from traditionally under-represented populations and those whose organizations predominantly serve people of color, members of the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer community (LGBTQ), and low-income and working class people.

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Take a Page from the President’s Playbook

Take a Page from the President!

Take a Page from the President!

Did President Barack Obama pick all his cabinet members in one day? Did he pick people who share the same political beliefs as he does on all issues?

No. Obama took his time and picked people he felt bring specific experience, skills and connections needed to help lead our country and make decisions that will change the conditions of our individual and collective lives. He picked people with a commitment and dedication to service. (more…)

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