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First, what percentage of your income comes from individuals making a tax deductible contribution?
Second, can you describe what competition is like currently for individual contributions? Do you passively accept contributions? Seek them? Are people still giving in tough times? How hard is it in the present economy to make the case of your organization's worth to donors?