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Eight Strategies for Stronger Fundraising at Hospitals
Karen Minich-Pourshadi, Senior Editor-Finance

There are just 12 days left until Christmas. Yes, the season of giving is upon us. Unfortunately, this year hospital philanthropic foundations didn't feel too much of that giving spirit—donations for hospitals are lower than last year and the forecast is a slow increase, if any, for next year. However, there are strategies CFOs can employ at their facilities to see some changes in their fundraising divisions. [Read More]

  December 14, 2009

 
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