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    For organizations that are niche like yours " dance education programs" getting the message right to each donor segment is key. Direct mail is expensive and so you may want to build a simple predicative model or scoring system and only direct mail folks ...

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    I'll echo what others have said. As a consulting firm we center our services on coaching clients and helping build successful major gift initiatives for long-term, sustainable growth. We don't bring a rolodex of donors to a client, however we do guide ...

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    Hi, Wish all is well.  If the post is posted by anonymous no one can response privately.  Feel free to drop me a line how to contact you.  Thanks  ------------------------------ Moustafa Elsayed Chief Executive Officer Corporate Commercial Real ...

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    I'd be happy to talk with you. Contact info below. Bates ------------------------------ Bates Childress Founder & CEO Donorcentric Development Mount Pleasant, SC 518-313-1853 www.DonorcentricDevelopment.com ------------------------------

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    I would agree and not eliminate the paddle raise. It can be valuable, especially with a great motivational speaker for your cause. And, valuable for your attendees, for those even at the $100 level - everyone wants to give, and Ive even had auctioneers ...

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    My organization's Facebook page is partially locked because my predecessor transferred Admin Privileges incorrectly. Prior to his departure, he was the "Admin" and our Communications Manager was a "Content Creator." Because we have a Content Creator, ...

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