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CARA Seminar Day!

Northern California Seminar Day
December 2nd
UC Davis Conference Center

Southern California Seminar Day
December 2nd

City of Hope (Los Angeles Area)


CARA'S  Membership Drive is Underway!

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Get Involved

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, Mallory Lass
Membership – Chair, Lisa Johnston
Writing and Communication – Chair, Ryan Frank





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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.  For more information, visit

GG+A is one of the leading international consultancies providing philanthropic services and counsel to a range of nonprofit organizations across the global voluntary sector. Our primary mission is to assist our clients in the improvement and acceleration of their fundraising programs, to align those programs with their core mission, and ensure their sustainability.

Experts in Prospect Identification, Research and Management offering In-depth Analysis and Strategies for Success. Specializing in prospect identification and research for non-profits, our firm provides the background material and framework for you to raise funds successfully.

Prospect research matches your funding needs with the potential donors that have the means and inclination to support you. Our goal is to find individuals, corporations, and/or foundations with an interest in your cause and the financial capacity to make a substantial contribution. JGRA services can support and augment every step of your fundraising success.

Crest Partner

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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