Fundraising Good Times: Fundraising Team Building

We can do so much more together than we can alone. A fundraising team – that includes board members, staff and volunteers – can transform your nonprofit. It will take time, energy and talent to build and manage such a team, but we believe it is worth the investment. Here’s what we have learned

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FUNdraising Good Times: Building Consensus and Reaching Agreement

Column, Mel and Pearl Shaw This is the second in a series focused on the prerequisites for fundraising success. Agreement is the cornerstone upon which a healthy nonprofit is built. Without agreement amongst an organization’s leadership it is almost impossible to sustain successful fundraising. You may be in a situation where there was agreement in […]

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FUNdraising Good Times: Annual giving – five ways to say thank you

Many nonprofits will see an increase in gifts from individuals over the next few weeks. Some will be from faithful annual donors. Others may respond for the first time to your year-end appeal. Still others will feel an emotional tug on their heart strings and impulsively give online. As you prepare to say thank you we offer five things to consider.

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Richmond Women Mean Business

By Keisa Reynolds

After dreaming at a young age of opening a local business, longtime resident Liz Gonzalez finally opened Ritzy Reuben, a hair and beauty studio in Point Richmond. “It’s very rewarding to open a business in the city I grew up in. I am [trying] to bring something positive to the city.

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