CBO fundraising class, Feb 26

Now, more than ever, it is critical that non-profits and community-based organizations steward and retain their best donors. These “missionaries” for local agencies can make all the difference as you stretch to do more with less. Join fundraising colleagues and guest presenter Rob Kusel, Vice President at Essex and Drake, for a discussion of tools and methods for developing and maintaining long-term relationships with your best donors, and for engaging them more deeply in the life of your organization.

East Bay Fundraising Roundtable
Creating Lasting Relationships with Your Best Donors
Thursday, February 26, 8:30 – 10:00
JFK University, Pleasant Hill
Fee: $25 (includes light breakfast)
click here to register

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East Bay Fundraising Roundtable, Nov 20

The CBO Center will present “Creative Ways to Thank Donors,” with Kelli-Ann Nakayama, Thursday, November 20, 8:30 – 10:00 am at the John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill. $25 includes programs and breakfast – click to register Learn about donor stewardship and retention. Join your peers in an informal discussion of meaningful and unusual ways to say thank you to your donors – whether they are annual givers or donors of major gifts.

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Seminar shows non-profits how to prospect for donors, Sept 16

Prospecting Basics is an introduction to the process of identifying new donors for your organization. Diagnosis: Fundraising Success will help more experienced fundraisers determine if it is time to evaluate your agency’s fund development practices with a development audit. Prospecting Basics is taught by the Foundation Center, and Cheryl Clarke and Susan Fox – creators of Reality Grantmaking – are presenting the workshop on development audits. Prospecting Basics is offered in partnership with the CBO Center Center, Thursday, September 16th, 10:30 – 12:00, at the Concord Police Department’s Community Room, located on Galindo in Concord. The event is Free. Click for more information.

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Walnut Creek CPA trains for half marathon to benefit American Stroke Association

Please support Phil Winslow, a Walnut Creek CPA, as he trains to run a 13.1 mile Half Marathon to help END STROKE! Someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds and someone dies of one every 3.1 minutes. And 29 percent of people who have strokes are under age 65. Phil is making a generous contribution to the American Stroke Association and so can you. His event is on October 5, 2008, but his goal is to have raised $3,000 for the American Stroke Association by August 1. You can make your tax-deductible donation on his personal webpage http://bayttes.kintera.org/philwinslow. Every tax-deductible donation dollar counts, whether you can give $25, or $1,000.

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CBO Center offers seminars on fundraising, organization and board development seminars

The CBO Center, based in Pleasant Hill California, offers upcoming seminars designed help non-profits build fundraising prowess, build accountable organizations, and build muscular boards.

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See information from the CBO Center for upcoming seminars designed help non-profits build fundraising prowess, build accountable organizations, and build muscular boards. Continue reading “CBO Center offers seminars on fundraising, organization and board development seminars”

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CCRP’s fundraising is all talk no walk

To hear Contra Costa Republican Party (CCRP) Central Committee members Patty O’Day, Arne Simonsen, and other palace guards of county Republican Iman, Tom-Ali Del Becarro, tell it,—praise be his name!—the CCRP’s financial picture is so rosy, there is no need to disclose financial reports to anyone; not even other board members during meetings. But recent financial reports tell a different story that doesn’t bode well for Republican candidates or activists looking for help from the CCRP this coming election season.

This is disappointing news since all that rank-and-file Republicans have heard was how wonderful a fundraiser His Majesty is. Why, even the California Republican Party has asked the Brilliant Shining Leader, to head a key fundraising effort for the State Party! But according to PUBLIC RECORDS AVAILABLE ONLINE, Federal and State financial reports beg the question:

WHERE’S THE BEEF?

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So this is why the Del Beccaristas don’t want anyone to be so bold as to look behind the curtain. Because, there’s nothing there! By comparison, in January 2007, there was over $21,000 and steady income to start out the year.

Now there’s only a chalk outline on the sidewalk. And these are the people telling Republicans the CCRP’s Central Committee doesn’t need better financial management or oversight.

Fundraising Wizardry, indeed—Poof!—it’s gone.

Good luck to the California Republican Party once it discovers Il Duce has no clothes.

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Full Disclosure: Bill Gram-Reefer, publisher of this blog, is a candidate for the Republican Central Committee representing District 4 (Concord, Pleasant Hill, Clayton, Pacheco, and a teensy-tiny gerrymandered strip of Walnut Creek).

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