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 of being a professional fundraiser. I worked as a full-time employee for three important nonprofit organizations including: The YWCA of Calgary, Canada West Foundation, and Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (formerly the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) (Alberta)).
I started my own professional fundraising business about 7½ years ago, Rave Results Inc., and have had the pleasure of of been contracted for various fundraising projects with some really neat nonprofit organizations including: Alberta Medieval Settlement, Epilepsy Association of Calgary, Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (BCHP), Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary (AFCC), Disabled Sailing Association of Calgary (DSA-Alberta), North Rocky View Community Links Society (Community Links), Airdrie Koinonia Christian School (AKCS), Environmental Law Centre (Alberta), Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC), Seniors Secret Service, Airdrie Public Library, Flying Doctors of Canada, & McMan Youth Family and Community Services.
In addition, I attained my Certified Fundraising Executive designation (CFRE) a few years back which I know has been a great asset to both my clients and knowledge of fundraising.
I have put together a wealth of marketing materials for my business including: my company web site, LinkedIn and Facebook business pages, as well as Google + and Twitter accounts, all designed to assist the marketing efforts of my business.
A few years back I also have moved my web site to a WordPress design and it has allowed me the ability to have people sign up for my Blog on my web site, since the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has come into effect.
If you haven’t already gone to my Blog page on my web site and sign up to receive my Blog posts directly from my web site after I post, please do so as then you will receive very relevant information to the nonprofit industry directly to your email inbox.
Thanks and I look forward to staying in touch with you.
Mitchell Ravvin, BComm, PFPC, CFRE
Rave Results Inc.
7436 21A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2C 0V9
Rave Results Inc. is a professional fundraising service specializing in assisting mid-size nonprofit organizations. Areas of expertise include: Donor Development, Major Gift Fundraising, Sponsorship, Planned Giving, and both Annual and Capital Campaigns.