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    RE: How are your new donor numbers?

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Hi, happy to share. For the purposes of this data, we count members as donors.  We brought in 159 new donors in 2021. Our retention rate is about 63% We have around 2,500 donors who give annually. ...

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    Thank you, that's helpful to know! -- Florence Lee Development Associate The Sentencing Project Campaign to End Life Imprisonment 202-628-0871 1705 DeSales St NW, ...

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    I'm glad you posted this. We have an in-person event scheduled for the beginning of March, but will likely postpone it. Would love for more people to weigh in on this. Emily ------------------------------ Emily Schofield (703)593-9922 ------------- ...

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    Hey there, we ended up signing with Strive, which has had its pros and cons. I’d be happy to chat with anyone about our experiences using it if that’s of interest, or could connect you to our digital director who led the search and who used the tool most ...

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    Hi Terri, Marianne and Jonathan are spot-on. I'll add one element. Your campaign vision is a balance between the needs of your organization, and how meeting those needs will benefit your service community. You can define your needs just fine. However, ...

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