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Siouxland executives learn important lessons from two long time philanthropists

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Sioux City, IOWA (KTIV) - Raising money for non-profits and charities in a tight economy isn't easy.

But that's exactly what two local philanthropists tried to teach some Siouxland executives Tuesday.

Beef Products Incorporated's, Regina Roth and Klinger Companies', John Gleeson, have given significant monetary contributions to Siouxland over the years.

And Tuesday they spoke to the Associates of Fundraising Professionals local chapter, on how organizations could ask for money and educate others on the importance of fundraising.

Gleeson says a lot of satisfaction can be gained from donating and he hopes others will follow suit.

"Donations being put forward for good organizations, so many charitable organizations are in our community. Where even a small dollar contribution can make a difference when you add them up collectively," said John Gleeson, Klinger Companies.

The speakers also offered up tips to help non-profits stand out.

Things they say like keeping administrative costs low and having a clear mission statement can be key factors in attracting new donors.

Online Reporter: Tia Heidebrecht

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