Highlights from the ACCE 2015 Annual Conference

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Hospitals & Economic Development: A Fundraising Dream Team

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Bob Johnson, Founding Principal, Retires from Convergent

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4 Steps to Keep Your Board Engaged in a Capital Campaign

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7 Fundamental Principles Of Major Capital Campaigns

By Mark Bergethon We are excited to have Principal Mark Bergethon featured in FundraisingSuccess’s “ProSpeak,”

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Special Events as Part of a Fundraising Plan: What’s Their True Purpose?

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