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New Cohort Announced

After a competitive application and selection process, The Forbes Funds and The Benter Foundation are pleased to announce the awardees of participation in the fundraising and marketing Velocity cohort with Achieve.

Cohort Kickoff: Strategic Financial Models

On Tuesday, Feb 9, approximately 40 nonprofit CEO, CFOs, and senior leaders gathered to strengthen their knowledge of strategic financial models and spend time aligning financial and strategic priorities.

The full-day training was hosted by The Forbes Funds and led by Fiscal Management Associates (FMA) CEO Hilda Polanco and Director John Summers.

Final Achieve Fundraising Session Wraps; More Trainings Coming in 2016


At our final session in a five-part series, Derrick Feldman of Achieve revealed the findings of a year-long cohort of Pittsburgh nonprofits. The cohort worked hands-on with these organizations to personalize and improve their annual campaigns via direct mail and email solicitations, based on tested and proven practices. Here are some of the overall findings:


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