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CARA's 2015 Statewide Conference

May 7-8, 2015
Queen Mary
Long Beach, CA

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The CARA Board encourages you to volunteer for one of our committees. This is a great way to meet colleagues and develop your leadership skills. We always needs help at our events, writers for the newsletter, improving and adding value to membership, social media gurus, presenters and subject matter experts. If you are interested, please contact the chair of the committees below. And become part of the CARA experience!

CARA Committees:
Social Media – Chair, James Vermillion
Program – Chair, Mandy Beckham
Membership – Chair, Lisa Johnston
Events – Chair, Shoshana Carter
Writing and Communication – Chair, Donna Gutierrez


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President's Letter to Members 

It’s time to get on board the Queen Mary!

Registration is now open for the CARA Statewide Conference in Long Beach May 7-8, 2015.    


The Program Committee has put together a stellar program you won’t want to miss! Following APRA’s Body of Knowledge there is something for all levels of prospect management and research.

This year’s keynote speaker, Ashutosh Nandeshwar from the California Institute of Technology, will speak about
the power of data, “The three things you must know about success.”

Nathan Chappell from the University of California, San Diego will be the plenary speaker. A certified fundraiser,
he will talk about “Philanthropy 2.0.”

Matt Woodward from the University of California, Los Angeles will conduct  a half day of Basic Analytics and
Dori Cavala, American Cancer Society, will lead a half day of Beginners Research Bootcamp.

Other highlights for this event include an opportunity to learn about the vendors’ products and catch some demos; network with your peers; and enjoy all the amenities the Queen Mary offers.

Members pay $365 for the full conference and non-members pay $480. Join CARA and pay only $430 for the full conference – a $25 savings! Single day rate is $185 for members and non-members.

Hope to see you on board the Queen Mary for a great educational and fun experience.


Andillon Hackney
CARA’s President

Conference & Seminar Presentations

Featured Presentations:

  • 2009 CARA Conference
  • 2010 NoCal & SoCal Seminar Day
  • 2010 NoCal & SoCal Conference Day
  • 2011 NoCal & SoCal Conference Day
  • 2012 CARA Statewide Conference
  • 2012 NoCal & SoCal Seminar Day
  • 2013 NoCal & SoCal Seminar Day

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