President's Letter to Members
Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year! As 2013 draws to a close, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of the CARA members, partners, and friends who have made the year a success for our organization. It’s stating the obvious to say that a professional association could not function without the help of the many volunteers who pitch in to help in so many ways, but it really can’t be said often enough!
The Northern and Southern CARA Seminar Days and Basic Training were a great success, with 83 attendees. I hope that those of you who were able to attend found it valuable. If you did, please spread the word. There seems to be an unfortunate trend in the nonprofit sector away from paying for professional development; if it is something you value and feel is important, let your bosses know!
Also be sure to mark your calendars for June 26-27, 2014, CARA’s Statewide Conference at the Riviera Palm Springs. CARA conferences remain the most cost-effective way to hone your nuts-and-bolts prospect research skills, learn about the latest trends in fundraising, catch vendor presentations on the latest research products, and network with colleagues who can boost both your performance and your career. They’re fun, too!
Last but not least, now is the time to renew your CARA membership, if you haven’t already. Your board is working hard to make 2014 CARA’s best year ever – don’t miss a minute of it!
All the Best,
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