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Benevon was founded in 1996 by Terry Axelrod, a professional fundraiser and social worker who committed herself to teaching others her proven, successful model for fundraising. She designed the Benevon Model after working for more than twenty-five years in the nonprofit sector.

The model crystallized for Terry in 1995, after working as the first development director at an inner city school in Seattle. There she designed and implemented the fundraising and marketing programs, which yielded $7.2 million in this two-and-a-half-year period, as well as national recognition of the program including a cover story in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Since then, organizations of all types and sizes have demonstrated that the Benevon Model for non profit fundraising can provide a pathway to financial sustainability for any and all nonprofit organizations.

Benevon began in 1996 (as Raising More Money) with workshops held primarily in Seattle and Washington, D.C.

The day-to-day operations of Benevon as an organization are structured around the same model taught in our two-day workshops, with a focus on building lasting relationships with the nonprofit organizations served. Our Benevon staff take great pride in knowing that their work allows nonprofit organizations to achieve the financial resources necessary to fulfill on their missions.

Visit our website at www.benevon.com.
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