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AFP International Discussions

  • The results are in! Over the past two weeks we asked ... More

  • Hi AFP Open Forum folks!  It's Joanna, here, from AFP ... More

  • You can use a project management software, like Monday.com, ... More

  • Hi, I have not used it, but the features look compelling. ... More

  • Hi Asia, I'm looking into Monday.com and have a call ... More

  • We used Charity Auctions for several years and really ... More

  • Wow! Thank you for posting this question. When I ... More

  • ------------------------------ Esther Landau, CFRE ... More

  • You local community foundation may be helpful. However, ... More

  • This comes up a lot in disaster response (both international ... More

  • Does anyone know of a free resource for a Grant Tracking ... More

  • Hi Genna, Specific to your question related to using ... More

  • I believe #GivingTuesday should be mainly-but not necessarily ... More

  • Hi,  I am at a brand new job as a development coordinator. ... More

  • I'm happy to report that Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta ... More

  • We are currently using Charity Auctions. This year ... More

  • I do love the idea of trying to refocus everyone's ... More

  • Abby, Our local chapter has had great feedback on ... More

  • Elizabeth, I would encourage you to contact your local/area ... More

  • The Oct 2019 edition of Advancing Philanthropy was ... More

  • ​I'm curious if anyone experience the same issue we ... More

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    Fundtracker Software

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  • I too have been in similar situations. As Theresa mentions, ... More

  • Does Network for Good also have resources for online ... More

  • How many records do you have? I am obsessed with Bloomerang, ... More

  • Hi Abby, You may want to consider connecting with ... More

  • We are looking for a low cost auction pay system. ... More

  • We have been so disappointed with GiftWorks customer ... More

  • Seth, Your post made me smile. I've encountered similar ... More

  • Heather Hill, CNM, CFRE has done a lot of work on ethics ... More

  • Hi Terri, Thanks so much for your insight. ... More

  • As a fundraising copywriter who just wrote email campaigns ... More

  • Hello,  I have a donor that is interested in donating ... More

  • Hi all, We are in the process of reviewing our ... More

  • I'm curious how many organizations have an issue with ... More

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    RE: Forum Post

    Years ago, I worked for a hospice - and as you would ... More

  • Genna - My organization started using Network for ... More

  • Hi Julian, I have a client in New Jersey with a similar ... More

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    RE: Issues with Frontstream/Giftworks

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  • Hello, We're in the process of redoing our walk sponsorship ... More

  • It is very important that you know you will make the ... More

  • Hello Jonathan and all who have replied to my question. ... More

  • Good Morning Amy -  Great question.  Your explanation ... More

  • Hi there, I am in a simaliar boat in terms of organizational ... More

  • Endowment funds work very well for this kind of thing ... More

  • Giving Tuesday has never been very successful for the ... More

  • Hi, I'm on the leadership team of the Sheboygan Area ... More

  • We decided to just do a social media presence and no ... More

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    Retirement Campaign

    Does anyone have experience with a fundraising ... More

  • I completely agree, Jenny.  Given the amount of work ... More

  • Hi Amber, When you speak of an all-in-one platform ... More

  • Hi Helen, You are absolutely on the right track in ... More

  • Yes. 100% yes. We migrated in summer 2018 after promising ... More

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    RE: Issues with Frontstream/Giftworks

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  • We use a Microsoft Dynamics platform (Mission CRM) ... More

  • While we don't use Giftworks, we do have a contract ... More

  • Ditto to all the comments! Our office manager has been ... More

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    RE: Issues with Frontstream/Giftworks

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    RE: Issues with Frontstream/Giftworks

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    Forum Post

    Hello, I have a question I was hoping to post ... More

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    RE: Issues with Frontstream/Giftworks

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  • What financial management system are you using? Or ... More

  • My organization is actually looking at Salesforce's ... More

  • We are in the exact same situation.  A 275 seat performing ... More

  • ​Good morning, I'm director of a small foundation ... More

  • I thought I'd bump this thread to see additional opinions ... More

  • Surely its great to go right after donors but I would ... More

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    RE: Database Mining

    Hi Patrick, For any mining tool to offer insights, ... More

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    Issues with Frontstream/Giftworks

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  • Does anyone use a fundraising CRM that is integrated ... More

  • Greetings! This is my first post, so bear with me, ... More

  • Hi all! I was informed today that a donor is interested ... More

  • Hi Patricia, I think definitely add them ... More

  • See page 6 of the attached. Money spent on ... More

  • Shannon, Thanks very much for your feedback- much ... More

  • We reach out to everyone we have contact information ... More

  • Patricia, It sounds like you had a nice response ... More

  • Hi, Samuel, The IRS does not consider the purchase ... More

  • Hi Sam, I don't know what the IRS regs on raffles ... More

  • Dain, In addition to apra, check out Jen Filla's Prospect ... More

  • Hi - Have you looked at PatronManager? It does ... More

  • Gift annuities are often a first gift or test gift ... More

  • Hello, all! I'm Sam with the nonprofit, Amigos de las ... More

  • I'm an Interim Executive Director having started on ... More

  • In addition to my day job, I am the Board Chair of ... More

  • Hi Carolyn, You have received a lot of responses, ... More

  • All: A donor hosted a house party in mid-September ... More

  • Carolyn, You might want to look at Little Green LIght ... More

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    RE: Taxi chits?

    This is fantastic advice guys, thank you very much! ... More

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    RE: Taxi chits?

    In a similar vein, I used to work with a nonprofit ... More

  • Hi Patrick, I very recently learned of a fabulous ... More

  • In my experience, I've found that marketing departments ... More

  • Hi Carolyn, I highly recommend Salesforce's Nonprofit ... More

  • Nicole, your other correspondents gave some great advice, ... More

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    RE: Taxi chits?

    I have only seen this provided by for profit companies ... More

  • Tessitura is another great option but you'll want a ... More

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  • I worked at a theatre that used the ticketing portion ... More

  • It's worth looking into Tessitura or AudienceView depending ... More

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  • I'm a consultant working with a small theater company ... More

  • Hi, I am a independent grant consultant who is looking ... More

  • I don't have any ideas but I LOVE the Cheat for ... More

  • Hello Anonymous, I've experienced this micromanagement ... More

  • Hi Pamela, As others have noted, the main advantage ... More

  • Here is our sponsorship levels for our golf outing.  ... More

  • I would love to implement this, but we haven't yet. ... More

  • I am heading down to Honduras on Friday and will return ... More

  • We do this for two reasons: 1. Many companies will ... More

  • Asking for employment information provides you with ... More

  • Hi Donald. We do and I would love to be part of the ... More

  • hi, yes, there are several organizations that offer ... More

  • I can't recall with the events I've managed having ... More

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    Database Mining

    We have tens of thousands of people in our database ... More

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    Agreements for event volunteers?

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    RE: The Marketing Department

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  • Pamela, one way I've used this information is if I'm ... More

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    RE: Taxi chits?

    Mira, both Uber and Lyft have grant opportunities to ... More

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    Taxi chits?

    Hello, Does anyone provide free taxi chits for donor ... More

  • Hi Nicole, We recently did Stengthsfinder assessments ... More

  • My non-profit is hosting our 30th Anniversary golf ... More

  • Asana is a great product but it might be a little too ... More

  • Someone has suggested using ASANA-has anyone ever used ... More

  • Hi Teresa, At the simplest level, you may be able ... More

  • I noticed on the donate page of a local PBS station ... More

  • Thanks so much for this suggestion Stuart. ... More

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    RE: Follow-up reminder calls, yes or no?

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  • Hello, Erika, To answer you question about how to ... More

  • I would like to know if there are any organizations ... More

  • Hi Erika, Making connections is great! Start with ... More

  • Hi Teresa -- I would recommend that you explore Fusion ... More

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    RE: The Marketing Department

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  • Nicole, I just finished leading a Philanthropy Planning ... More

  • Rose, IKEA would be ideal. Did you start with the ... More

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    RE: The Marketing Department

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  • Hi Erika,  Happy to chat with you about corporate ... More

  • I'm putting together a planning session for 2020 Fundraising ... More

  • Hello all, I've recently been promoted to Development ... More

  • Hi James, Do you have an example of that letter you ... More

  • Does anyone have statistics on the percentage or number ... More

  • Hello everyone, Is there a difference between sponsorship ... More

  • We use Greater Giving which allows us to enter items ... More

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    The Marketing Department

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  • Hi John I can only go by my own experience but having ... More

  • See page 6 of the attached. Note: the individual ... More

  • Connie, can you give me the IRS citation on this?  ... More