One thing I really miss from my fund raising days is my prospect database. It was a ClarisWorks database that I made with my own two hands. It held the names and addresses of several hundred prospective funders who, I hoped, could one day be coerced into giving my organization money.


Now, some might have stopped the data collection madness with just that basic, necessary informationÐname, address, phone number. Not me. I faithfully entered the dates I made contact with the funder, who I'd sent proposals to, how much we asked for, what was granted, and any

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