Northern California Seminar Day
October 1, 2015
Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley
Southern California Seminar Day
November 12. 2015
University of California, Irvine
July 10, 2015 - New Tools from Foundation Center - Registration Open!
September 17, 2015 - PMATS from Jennie Petrini of RAND
December 4, 2015 - Presentation from Jason McNeal of Gonser Gerber
CARA'S 2015 Membership Drive is Underway!
CARA is now on Facebook!
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!
Social Media – Chair, James Vermillion
Program – Chair, Mandy Beckham
Membership – Chair, Lisa Johnston
Events – Chair, Shoshana Carter
Writing and Communication – Chair, Donna Gutierrez
President's Letter to Members
A BIGshout-out to EVERYONE who helped make the CARA Statewide Conference a great experience!
This year’s CARA Conference, All Hands on Deck, Discover the Golden Era of Prospect Research, was a huge success! There were a total of 100+ attendees participating in various sessions designed to help prospect researchers become knowledgeable in fundraising and data analytics; following the APRA’s Body of Knowledge curriculum.
Ashutosh Nandeshwar, the keynote speaker, delivered an inspiring speech on attaining your dream and to not let people define who you are. He also challenged the audience to learn what you want and practice to make the most of it.
Nathan Chappell’s plenary was entertaining using the analogy of the movie “Moneyball” comparing it to prospect management; the art of fundraising and the science of fundraising management. Nathan indicated that we’re currently in the second era of philanthropy, which he referred to as “Moneyball Philanthropy.”
Many other outstanding speakers shared their wealth of information on prospect management along with their successes and failures. The participants were treated to a “surprise” guest speaker, Captain Kane of The Queen Mary who shared stories and facts of the historic Queen Mary.
Again, thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors for making the conference such a great success. Stay tuned for information on where the next Statewide Conference will be held in 2016!
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