March 24, 2021


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I am still working on various fundraising projects, however, with the decline of the economy in Alberta the past few years, coupled with COVID -19 the last year, not as many mid-size nonprofits are able to afford my professional fundraising services. So, after looking at various other career opportunities to help supplement my income since I love both helping people and the world of finance, I became a Transfer Care Specialist mid-January, 2021, 25 hours a week for 4Seasons Transportation driving persons with special needs to and from school; and I also took a foreign exchange course (FOREX) and joined a group of like-minded individuals called I AM 4EX Trading to become more proficient trading foreign exchange and utilizing any other idle time making some extra money.

Here is a social media post that one of the Co-Directors of Operations, David James, of the group just did for me on March 19, 2021, and my response:

I just wanted to say how proud I am to see the growth of our friend Mitchell Ravvin the past few months. He came into this with an open mind, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn. Despite of the challenges he’s faced, this man stuck through it and shown vulnerability seeking help when it came to learning how to trade. Though he was frustrated at times, he remained patient but believed in himself that he could get through it. He made his first real intraday trade yesterday and came out $147.00! Man my first trade I was happy to just win $0.50 as long as it wasn’t in red! KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK and doing what you could to MAKE TIME. You made ZERO EXCUSES despite of the adversity we’ve all been facing. Just be sure to apply the proper risk management and do NOT BE GREEDY. It’s the number one killer. THANK YOU for remaining loyal to the team as we continue to grow and explore new opportunities. We will always be there to support you buddy. Your hard work and dedication is not unnoticed. Cheers to your growth

Thank you, David, for this kind note you wrote. Just so the members of the group are totally apprised, it was actually my 3rd trade; however, my first couple of trades I got out early and only lost about $10 in total by learning to put on the appropriate stop losses and limit my downside on the trades by trading small lot sizes. I am extremely indebted to both you and Jay Lyn for your mentorship and assistance in the practical side of FOREX trading; as even though I had gone through a two-week syllabus and better understood FOREX trading theoretically, there is lots to learn on the fly of how to execute profitable trades. I have really enjoyed learning from both you and Jay and look forward to continue learning and working with you guys, as well as interacting with all of the I AM 4EX Trading members as I get to know everybody on the team

I am still working on various fundraising contracts, so if you would like to learn more about how my ability, experience, and skills may be able to help benefit your nonprofit organization or a nonprofit organization you may be associated with, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I would be pleased to meet and discuss the opportunity of working together and provide you with any additional information you may require.

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Mitchell Ravvin, BComm, PFPC, CFRE
Professional Fundraiser
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.

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