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Bea Trapasso Dermer

Bea Trapasso Dermer is CCAoA’s Senior Director of Development. Bea has over 30 years’ experience in grant writing and fundraising, with a special focus on organizations working to promote early childhood development, fair housing, and civic participation.

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How to Tie In Giving Tuesday to Your Fundraising Efforts

By Bea Trapasso Dermer on November 20, 2018


Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is an international day of philanthropy, and for many charities, serves as the informal “kick-off” to their holiday giving campaigns. In 2017, over $300 million was raised online and 2.5 million people worldwide participated by making a gift.   

The official Giving Tuesday website provides some examples of how local nonprofits used Giving Tuesday to successfully raise funds. For Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies, Giving Tuesday represents a wonderful opportunity to reach out to parents and others in the community to raise awareness of the many services you provide beyond referrals.  

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Fundraising Resources in Your Community and Online

By Bea Trapasso Dermer on November 8, 2018


Child Care Resource and Referral (CC&R&) Agencies are among the most important non-profit agencies in communities, connecting parents with needed services, building capacity in the child care market, and educating businesses and elected officials on child care needs. Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) wants to support your efforts in connecting with the broader non-profit and philanthropic community. Here are a few organizations that you may want to connect with—in person and online—to jumpstart fundraising activities.

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