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    Happy Wednesday! Just curious to see how other nonprofits manage third party events fundraisers, specifically around expenses. If a group of individuals wants to organize a 5K to raise funds for your organization, do you manage the expenses and ...

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    Hi, I have always found that breakfast works best. Lunch is harder for corporate executives to leave the office once they get there. Starting the morning off at a breakfast seems to be much easier. ------------------------------ Marie A. Vacca, MBA, ...

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    Following! ------------------------------ Kirsten Tellez Director of Development Alexander Valley Healthcare 707-203-2135 ------------------------------

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    RE: Funding Buckets

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Hi everyone,  Thank you all for your input. I will take all of this the the higher ups in my department for us to discuss. Here's hoping for better systems and smoother communication in the ...

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    I would like to know as well. ------------------------------ Darryl Atwaters Field Development Director DeSoto TX (817)538-4715 ------------------------------

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    RE: Grant Writers

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    To add to Patricia's post, the Grant Professionals Association Heart of America chapter serves Kansas and Missouri: https://grantprofessionals.org/page/heartofamericachapter And to add to Patty's post, it is generally unethical to pay a grant writer ...

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