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Contemplating a New or Revived Capital Campaign? Timing is Everything…

Contributed by Melissa Irish, PRG Managing Associate We don’t have a groundhog to tell us if it’s time to hibernate for another 6 weeks or if the promise of spring and new beginnings has arrived. Are donors ready to invest in an organization’s capital or major one-time needs? Here are some indicators to help you

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Providing Youth Advocacy and Career Services during COVID

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) was founded in 1971 to provide a constructive alternative to juvenile hall for runaway and at-risk youth. Their formula incorporates three pillars: housing, counseling and career. This month’s HERO is Dawnn Montgomery, a Career Services Specialist + Housing for SAY. She has worked for the non-profit agency based in Santa

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Hungry, humble and hopeful – an ode to the fundraisers of 2020

Contributed by Melissa Irish, PRG Managing Associate Most of us, especially those over 35, became fundraisers by accident. We may have worked for human rights causes in college marching in the streets with signs of protest, served abroad in third world countries administering basic health care, or led inner city youth on outdoor adventures to

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The Show Must Go On!

The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts (the “Center”) in Richmond, CA has long been a client of PRG. The Center provides access to the arts to over 4,000 kids ages 3 – 18 through instruction in dance, music, theater and digital arts. Historically, instruction is done in both in the schools in Richmond,

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DEI – What is the Measure?

Contributed by Amira (Mira) Barger, MBA,CVA,CFRE, PRG Associate – Philanthropy & DEI  “In the years I have been here, nice has not translated into upward mobility, pay equity, or new opportunities.” We are the “nice” sector. Nice nonprofits, made up of nice people, doing nice things and putting nice into the world. I’m sorry to

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DEI – So what?

Contributed by Amira (Mira) Barger, MBA,CVA,CFRE,  PRG Associate Consultant – Philanthropy & DEI  Making nonprofit commitments and crafting ongoing actions towards diversity, equity and inclusion. “When you believe niceness disproves the presence of racism, it’s easy to start believing bigotry is rare, and that the label racist should be applied only to mean-spirited, intentional acts

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