AFP Discussion Threads

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  • I agree with Barbara. Both are of equal importance, ... More

  • Another thought - the committee should have a blend ... More

  • Keep communication policies only focused on the line ... More

  • I believe an organization can do both equally well ... More

  • Thanks for sharing Carla! Would you happen to have ... More

  • Hey AFP fundraising experts! As a novice and a ... More

  • Windfall uses artificial intelligence to assess the ... More

  • The answer really depends upon many factors unique ... More

  • We use Windfall and it can't be beat for the price ... More

  • I suggest that you look at giving history as you suggested, ... More

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    Audit vs Donor Stewardship

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  • I have used Send 2 Press many times and received a ... More

  • Just a thought, but have you considered asking your ... More

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  • Make sure you give them a script.  As they get better ... More

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  • We have not had staff do this task but we have had ... More

  • I always believe in personalization for donor acknowledgement ... More

  • We did something like this at my previous organization ... More

  • If you do go with iWave, pay close attention to your ... More

  • I would take a look at the predictive modeling (Aristotle) ... More

  • Scott, have you looked at Donorsearch? What do you ... More

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    iWave vs. Windfall

    Greetings! My organization is looking at investing ... More

  • I haven't organized such an effort myself, so I'm afraid ... More

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    RE: Cryptocurrency

    Thank you very much! More

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    Defining High Net Donor Portfolio

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  • We have used Cision once for this https://www.cision.com/  ... More

  • We are currently in the final stages of getting set ... More

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    Staff Making Thank You Calls

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  • Same! I was just "gifted" the communications responsibilities ... More

  • I'd love to know as well.  We have limited media contacts ... More

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    RE: Cryptocurrency

    Thanks for the valuable information! More

  • We hand sign every letter even if it is a large number. ... More

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    RE: Cryptocurrency

    If you have a specific donor that you already know ... More

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  • Thank you for that information. ------------------------------ ... More

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  • I'm unclear as to whether you are saying that about ... More

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    RE: Resume Help

    I am a former career counselor and have a side practice ... More

  • Thank you for calling that out, Nancy.   Per the IRS, ... More

  • Thanks @Mary Robinson !​ ------------------------------ ... More

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    RE: Cryptocurrency

    Thank you for your response - I'll look into Giving ... More

  • See the highlighted section in the document uploaded ... More

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  • Hi everyone!  I'm looking for any advice and recommendations ... More

  • We accepted our first donation of Bitcoin in March. ... More

  • Hi Beth, I absolutely agree with Mary and Nina. I ... More

  • As per the IRS, the value you should report to the ... More

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    RE: Cryptocurrency

    I'm curious to know how your finance team plans to ... More

  • thanks Irene and yes that is the cleanest solution ... More

  • James, the most common (and best) way is to value it ... More

  • Hello, The amount of of the gift is determined at ... More

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  • No scolding felt/heard. I appreciate your help! More

  • Instead of using the Facebook donation platform, ask ... More

  • It is all about online gambling laws within your state. ... More

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    RE: Tell donors about charging operating expense

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  • I believe that it is based on what it sold for. That ... More

  • Yes sorry thought we were talking about Unrestricted ... More

  • Thank you. That's what our auditors said too. More

  • This varies by the state's gaming rules. In KY, we ... More

  • For the ongoing acknowledgments, we jointly sign them ... More

  • As a general practice, we will include a statement ... More

  • Hi James,  We use a couple of different things. We ... More

  • Hello everyone: Can someone point me to a resource ... More

  • I agree with Mary and Nina :) Carrie-Ann ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hi John My VP signs the thank you letters/tax receipts ... More

  • I'm responding to the thank you portion of your question. ... More

  • Thanks Mary. I am speculating because we set up our ... More

  • Hi Jennifer, Yes, so frustrating. You should be ... More

  • I agree with Mary Robinson. If a donor doesn't ask ... More

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  • yes, yes, yes. What maddens me about FB birthday fundraisers ... More

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  • I'm not a believer that Education should be at the ... More

  • I recently restructured my department of three. We ... More

  • Hi Susan, May I just say - GAAHHHH! This is something ... More

  • Hi Beth, Do you have donors asking that question? ... More

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  • Hello All, We are just starting to put together ... More

  • Hi Susie, I am interested to hear what others do as ... More

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  • I guess I would have to know more about your agency ... More

  • We are a smaller nonprofit, and our goal is to make ... More

  • If the issue with your state is that you can't buy ... More

  • Debra, Ventura Associates specializes in setting up ... More

  • I am curious too. We ran a Basic Needs campaign through ... More

  • You can tell donors that for every dollar they donate, ... More

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    RE: Cryptocurrency

    We do and just got a large donation of Dogecoin. We ... More

  • I am curious why you cannot do so. Can you elaborate?   ... More

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    RE: Who Signs the Letter?

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  • Richard this is very helpful. Thank you for sharing ... More

  • Thank you everyone for your very helpful responses. ... More

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    Cryptocurrency

    Do you accept cryptocurrencty as donations? ------------------------------ ... More

  • How do you inform donors that you are charging operating ... More

  • Anonymous, it drives me crazy when a nonprofit's website ... More

  • Thank you Terri for your feedback! We are ... More

  • A sample stewardship plan would be great! More

  • Hi everyone, I work for a small to mid-size national ... More

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  • We were advised by the Attorney General that we could ... More

  • We have some donors who set up fundraisers through ... More

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    RE: Resume Help

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  • Following.  (No experience to offer, unfortunately) ... More

  • Hi Robyn, I'm a one person staff for both development ... More

  • Hi Richard, I sat on a webinar last week that had ... More

  • Hi Dina, I work with a direct response agency that ... More

  • I think it is important to connect with your donor ... More

  • Are your board members followers?  I would start with ... More

  • Routine is key - When does the list go out? - When ... More

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    RE: Resume Help

    I am believer that you have CV content, and then there ... More

  • I am interested in what you do to facilitate the thank ... More

  • I have a shop of one(plus our Executive Director). ... More

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    RE: Resume Help

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    RE: Resume Help

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    RE: Resume Help

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    RE: Resume Help

    I agree being concise (one page) and highlighting relevant ... More

  • I concur with @Nancy Brown .  I am additionally assuming ... More

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    RE: Resume Help

    A resume/CV should never be more than one page long. ... More

  • Hi Rachel, Because storytelling is so important we ... More

  • When researching for foundation grants I first examine ... More

  • I concur with all the great advice you have received ... More

  • I agree with Patrick about having a CRM that has great ... More

  • Hi all, I recently started a new role for a community ... More

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    Fundraising and Marketing

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  • Hello!  I apologize in advance that this pdf is 5 years ... More

  • Katie, I think the question might require more clarification.  ... More

  • Patrick, I appreciate you taking the time ... More

  • Without knowing any more about the events, I would ... More

  • Hello!  I'm agreeing with Mary and others who say a ... More

  • Thank you everyone for your responses, which were very ... More

  • I agree with both Mary and Nancy -- it is tax deductible ... More

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  • I think you talk about shiny objects in your question.  ... More

  • Hi, I have a new staff member that will be taking ... More

  • Thank you all for your help! ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hi John and Aubrye, I would love to get connected and ... More

  • Hello, Carlin, If I am reading your situation correctly, ... More

  • Hi Alisha, Great questions! And I'm sure this will ... More

  • As far as I know, directed donations are still tax-deductible. ... More

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  • When sending out most correspondence to donors, the ... More

  • The fees for campaign studies vary, that's true. We've ... More

  • We have just finished a feasibility study for a $15M ... More

  • Hello, all. A donor wrote our organization a check ... More

  • I agree with Marianne's comments. I would add that ... More

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