Category: Mitch Ravvin

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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March 21, 2018

One thing is for sure in business, change just keeps on happening ?

I love my work as a professional fundraiser! I also loved working in commercial real estate and being an investment advisor too, but when you are able to combine your love of helping others with your interest in finance/business, it really is the best of two worlds! So much has happened in the past 15 years […]

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June 19, 2017

The importance of community events

Spring is here and so is the event fundraising season! Events that raise money for causes and nonprofits can take many forms from 5k runs and walk-a-thons to endurance bike rides. In recent years, nonprofits have expanded these activities to include mud runs, polar plunges, even head-shaving! But just like any large undertaking, planning a […]

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May 11, 2017

The importance of volunteering

Recently my partner Sharon and I volunteered for a neat nonprofit, Food for Peace, at Ronald McDonald House. Food For Peace describes themselves as a group of volunteers that enjoy bringing FREE healthy, environmentally friendly meals to the masses to enjoy, educate and improve their strength of community, recognizing everybody’s right to clean, healthy, sustainable, […]

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