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FUNDING FEATURE (continued) Work the plan. Once the plan was approved, the executive director worked with two part-time staff and volunteers to implement the multi-prong fundraising program that included annual giving, donor clubs, grants, major gifts, planned giving, parish support, and special event fundraising as well as a comprehensive communications effort. Build a team. In the Friends’ early days, the executive director led a team of core volunteers and two parttime contract employees while the Friends Task Force began developing a board structure. Although Friends planned to operate under Trinity Cathedral’s taxexempt status, the organization needed a separate active, commi