Getting Your Board to Love Fundraising

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Does your board run screaming when they hear the "F" word--fundraising? Learn how to get them comfortable with and enthused about fundraising. Turn your board members into roaring advocates for your organization, and help them become enthusiastic cheerleaders for your fundraising activities.

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Getting Your Board to Love Fundraising

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