HOW TO USE YOUR FUNDRAISING BUDGET FOR THE MOST IMPACT

| July 18, 2018

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Development and advancement teams within colleges and universities are constantly trying to strike a balance between fundraising spending and results. Investing in resources, tools, and talented people can lead to more engagement, more donors, and more dollars. However, since many fundraising shops operate on lean budgets, it’s important to know where to invest the money and time you have to see the results you need.

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The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is a public charity holding more than 800 different charitable funds, large and small, established by individuals, families, nonprofit agencies and businesses to benefit Western New York. Since 1919, we have served the needs of this community and the wishes of our clients through personalized service, financial stewardship, local expertise, and community leadership.

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Article | February 19, 2020

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Article | March 5, 2020

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Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is a public charity holding more than 800 different charitable funds, large and small, established by individuals, families, nonprofit agencies and businesses to benefit Western New York. Since 1919, we have served the needs of this community and the wishes of our clients through personalized service, financial stewardship, local expertise, and community leadership.

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