Category: Mitch Ravvin

April 3, 2020

The 2020, 16th, annual Calgary International Blues Festival

From July 27 – August 2, 2020, the Calgary Blues Music Association presents the 16th annual Calgary International Blues Festival, a full week of the best in blues in a variety of downtown settings and formats, including workshops, noon-hour live music performances, blues history panels, and more. The week culminates in 4 days & nights […]

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January 14, 2020

Happy New Year One and All

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday. A short search on Google highlights a plethora of rituals such as: The Winter Solstice for many is the turning point of […]

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December 18, 2019

Happy Holidays One and All

December is a month full of happy days. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia Day, or Ramadan, December offers great opportunities for teaching about our multicultural world. What do the holidays mean to you? It seems like there is so much pressure to give gifts, we end up buying “something […]

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June 30, 2019

PATRONS • DONORS • SPONSORS

                              Investing in STEM education is critical for the future of our youth and the Canadian economy. The term STEM originates from a UNESCO initiative that recognized the need to utilize human ingenuity and talents to help solve the tough global […]

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March 6, 2019

STEPS OFF THE STREET 2019 RUN OR WALK

YOU CAN MAKE CHANGE POSSIBLE Sunday April 14 @ 10 AM (registration begins at 9am) Eau Claire Running Room: 200 Barclay Parade SW, Market Unit A01, Calgary, AB T2P 4R5 Two Distances: 3k or 5k Runners and Walkers welcome for both distances The Doorway is a nonprofit, NGO, social project aimed at Making Change Possible […]

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February 13, 2019

Do you know about the great work that “The Doorway” is doing in Calgary?

2019 is off to a great start for me and my business, as I have just begun an amazing new adventure with Marilyn Dyck, Executive Director, and her team at The Doorway. Through my new role in Community & Resource Development there, I will establish and strengthen relationships with donors, employers, and the community, to […]

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October 24, 2018

Being Thankful

It’s very coincidental timing in the month that includes Thanksgiving Day, as I’m just coming up on being in own professional fundraising business 8 years (I started November of 2010), and am very thankful to all the people in my life that have helped me in various ways whether business or personal over these years. […]

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September 12, 2018

Why Testimonials are so important to your nonprofit and/or business

Testimonials are so important to your nonprofit and/or business for so many reasons and these are just a few: • They help build trust and credibility. Testimonials allow your satisfied customers to step forward and address the questions and objections that fill the minds of your prospective buyers for you. Then their anxious minds are […]

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July 25, 2018

Monthly Giving

The benefits of the Monthly Giving Program offer many benefits to both the donor and the nonprofit: • Monthly Giving programs make donations easier • Increased giving and donations • Increased Retention Rates • Low Administration Costs • Predictable Income • Better Communication • Engaging Younger Donors • Environmentally friendly I don’t disagree that many […]

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June 8, 2018

Is it Time to Hire a Consultant?

I don’t normally do this, as I like to create as much of my own content as I can to share with my clients, prospects, and monthly Blog audience; however, I read an article last month by the Champion Group, a fundraising consultant business in Birmingham Alabama, that I just had to connect with and […]

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