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National Prayer Breakfast
February 3rd, 2017
Doug Kulungu, a citizen of the Congo who has lived in Fresno for 12 years, attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that President Donald Trump addressed.Kulungu came to Fresno as an international student at Fresno Pacific University and now runs Kulungu for Congo, which provides humanitarian aid to people in the Congo
How To Handle Your Event PR Like A Champ
April 20th, 2015
A lot of nonprofits don’t have enough room in their budgets to pay for advertising. Using public relations (a.k.a. “PR”) can help build name awareness and add credibility to your organization. This helps when trying to attract individuals to your event who care about your cause, but are outside of your established network. A good PR plan is an asset when pulling together an event. If you have a smaller operation, like Kulungu for Congo (KFC) did, it will definitely help your organization broaden its reach and maximize your event’s attendance.
The Key To Selling Out A Nonprofit Event
April 15th, 2015
Just as Doug made me a believer with one single comment, he sought to make believers of every attendee at his upcoming fundraising event. It was his first major fundraiser, so it was essential not just to raise one-time funds, but also to leave with a deeper donor base that would support his organization in the long run. Doug and his team understood the importance of not only attracting those who were interested in a night out, but also inspiring those in attendance to invest in the cause. With a goal of 300 attendees and a small budget, they had their work cut out for them to make sure those seats were filled with the right audience.
Finding Courage To Cross the River
April 6th, 2015
As Doug Kulungu shared this story with me, revealing the passion behind his decision to start his nonprofit, Kulungu for Congo, I began thinking of the worst things I might have crossed while making my trek to school. Maybe I stepped in gum or walked through a puddle and had to go through most of the day with soaked shoes: a child’s worst nightmare. It overwhelmed me to find out that the children in the Congo have to face life-threatening challenges just to go to school.