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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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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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CARA gratefully acknowledges its Corporate Partners:

Sapphire Partners

EverTrue is a mobile-first platform that helps hundreds of higher education, independent school, and other nonprofit fundraising organizations take donor management to a new level in this social age. Donor information has rapidly moved into social and mobile spaces—we provide institutions with a powerful donor management platform to help take full advantage of this new shift.

EverTrue: Think Outside Your Database.

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Relationship Science (RelSci)
Relationship Science (RelSci) is the ultimate business development tool. It provides deep information about influential people—who they are and who they know, what you have in common with them and, most importantly, how you can gain access to them and their organizations. RelSci is working with a number of leading universities and nonprofit organizations, like Yale University and the Environmental Defense Fund, who have found our tool to be an extremely powerful source for prospect research teams.

Ruby Partners

Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 25,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare, and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), analytics, financial management, and vertical-specific solutions. For more information, visit


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