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Getting Started with Individual Donors

New York, NY
February 29, 2008

This program examines the basic principles of fundraising from individuals, with particular emphasis on understanding the stages of the Donor Development Cycle. Led by two experts from Cause Effective, Judy Levine and Greg Cohen, the presentation answers such questions as how to find prospects, how to approach them, how to recognize their gifts, and the role of the board in the fundraising effort.

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Total running time: 58 minutes

Over the past 25 years, Cause Effective, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has assisted more than 3,000 nonprofits in securing the human and financial resources necessary to accomplish their critical missions. Cause Effective achieves this through one-on-one consulting, workshops, and publications that strengthen nonprofits' ability to create and expand innovative resource development strategies.

Judy Levine, Cause Effective's executive director since 2006, has almost two decades of experience as a nonprofit management advisor. She has trained, consulted, and authored materials for more than 1,000 organizations. Her expertise is in cultivating support from individual donors, fundraising planning, and board/organizational development. Ms. Levine holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University.

Gregory Cohen has extensive experience in nonprofit consultation as well as program development in the areas of education, health care, and housing. Before joining Cause Effective, Greg was managing a collaboration of global health organizations, an advisor to a trade association of nonprofit financial managers, and the founder of Comprehensive Development, Inc. For the past five years he has been a guest instructor on "Fundraising for New Nonprofit Ventures" at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

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