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Prospect Management Bootcamp Webinar
March 2016
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CARA Statewide Conference
May 5 & 6, 2016
Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza
Downtown Sacramento

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CARA'S  Membership Drive is Underway!

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CARA is now on Facebook!

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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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Since 1993, CARA has provided advancement research professionals a forum in which to discover new services and resources specific to research and fundraising in general. Originally two separate organizations, the Southern California Researchers Association (SoCARA) and the Bay Area Researcher Group (BARG), CARA became an official APRA chapter in 1993 to better serve its membership. To that end, CARA continually provides professional development and education through regional seminar days, workshops, newsletters, and the annual conference.

By becoming a CARA Corporate Partner Member, you will be able to reach decision makers who directly utilize many of your products and services. Speak directly to your target market and find out first hand what they are thinking.

Of the many sponsorship opportunities, the annual CARA Conference is the single West Coast event where development research professionals from all over California (and beyond) come together for an intensive program to acquire new skills, learn about research products, and network with their peers. CARA is the largest single-state chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).

Join us in networking and providing California advancement researchers with access to the best resources in fundraising.

Past CARA Conference and Event Sponsors Include:

10-K Wizard (now Morningstar Document Research)
Accurint/AlumniFinder (a Lexis Nexis Company)
Bentz Whaley Flessner
Contact Reporter
Grenzebach Glier & Associates Inc.
iWave Information Systems Inc./PRO Prospect Research Online
LexisNexis for Development Professionals
Marts & Lundy
NOZA a Blackbaud Company
Target Analytics a Blackbaud Company

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