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A Higher Bid: How to Transform Special Event Fundraising with Strategic Auctions by Kathy Kingston

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Chapter 13Ignite Generosity with Fund-a-Need Special Appeals

I'd like to tell you a true story—my story. My name is Taylor Robinson. We are here right now to raise as much money as we can for Boston Gay Men's Chorus. I grew up in rural South Carolina, in a very conservative county—a hard place to grow up gay.

So coming out as gay when I started college meant that I lost everything. My college roommate, who I had known since I was four years old, moved out without saying goodbye. I had already lost my childhood home to foreclosure. When I came out, I lost my parents too.

After college, I moved to Boston for a full-time job. I was alone. I looked for a way to get involved and to make friends. Finally, a friend told me about the Boston Gay Men's ...

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