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FundRaising Success: How do you fund your mission? Maureen Foster: Fifty-two percent from donations, 19 percent from lesson/student fees, 14 percent from special events, 11 percent from the endowment and 4 percent from other. FS: What are the biggest challenges your organization faces as far as fundraising is concerned? How do you overcome them? MF: The amount of time needed by the development team to continue to process our usual number of grant requests, reports and individual solicitations is becoming more and more involved. More and more foundations are requesting specific grant applications, and the process can often take a significant amount of time.

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