How nonprofits are capturing the interest of ultra high net worth individuals

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By Catherine Cheney

Ahead of an upcoming webinar on engaging ultra high net worth individuals, Devex is outlining best practices to attract these donors. Their engagement can be transformational, particularly in an era of uncertainty regarding official development assistance.


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