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August 03, 2015
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From Community Organizer to Big-Time Fundraiser

David Zentz, for The Chronicle

The Sierra Club's Juana Torres talks to volunteers at a Latino Conservation Week event. After years as a community organizer for the nonprofit, she now seeks gifts of $100,000 and up.

As it built a major-gifts program over the past 15 years, the Sierra Club made a point to find fundraising talent from within the organization — and not always in the development office. Juana Torres, 33, worked eight years as a community organizer...

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