Monday, December 27, 2004

Teeter hasn't wavered in his goal to help nonprofits -

Teeter hasn't wavered in his goal to help nonprofits - "Twenty years ago, Bob Teeter saw a problem that still exists today: Nonprofit organizations have great ideas, excellent causes, dedicated, gung-ho volunteers -- and little money.
While requiring financial resources, many nonprofits often have little knowledge of the proper way to approach a potential donor and what to ask if an approach is made.
Having worked for nonprofits until the early 1980s, including being in charge of all fund-raising for Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Teeter felt he had some ideas to assist nonprofits in raising funds. But he had no reputation, no calling card -- nothing to make him stand out from numerous fund-raisers both in the region and working at the national level.
So Teeter hit the road. 'It took much travel until I was able to establish my reputation,' Teeter said. 'I concentrated on Southwestern Pennsylvania, and all my advertising came from word of mouth of satisfied customers"

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