Clancy Imislund

May 16, 2006 By Abny Santicola, editor, FS Advisor Clancy Imislund is managing director of The Midnight Mission, a Los Angeles-based organization that serves the homeless population by providing showers, clothing, shelter, meals and other services. Imislund was raising funds through an annual campaign long before The Midnight Mission ever had a formal office of development, and the organization has continued to use his successful system. Here, Imislund's top five tips to raising funds through annual campaigns. 1) Always personalize solicitation and acknowledgment letters. 2) When possible, always personally sign letters -- especially to those donors with whom you have established relationships. 3)

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