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AFP International Discussions

  • Hi everyone,  It has been very heartening to see the ... More

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  • In addition to NEDRA, take a look at Apra: www.aprahome.org. ... More

  • Hi, Kenyetta,   We have a Blackbaud Pro BCre on our ... More

  • This is kind of a strange year.  I do not think many ... More

  • NEDRA (New England Development Research Association) ... More

  • We are creating a budget for all of 2021.  Conservative ... More

  • Good question. I've been running fourth quarter annual ... More

  • Hi Liz, We have added a request to the bottom of our ... More

  • Hi Barbara, I think it really depends on your audience ... More

  • It is always up to the donor, not the organization, ... More

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    RE: Annual Fund timing

    We are aiming to mail ours just after the election ... More

  • Annually, I host a week of curated events with the ... More

  • For clarification, we're not providing any valuation ... More

  • Good morning, I am curious to know of the success ... More

  • Since the items you mentioned are being used for an ... More

  • I just finished mine and it is going to the printer. ... More

  • I think you are smart to be conservative in your goals ... More

  • Everything is on the table this year due to COVID, ... More

  • It really pays to become your own RE expert. If you ... More

  • Your auditor is being over demanding. Do not provide ... More

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    RE: Google Ad Grants

    I don't believe you need to report Google Ad Grants ... More

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    Annual Fund timing

    My ED does not want to start communications about Annual ... More

  • Hello, what sort of approach are you taking when creating ... More

  • Hello Everyone! Does anyone know of any contractors ... More

  • What does your organization require in order to accept ... More

  • Thanks again, Paul! I just registered and had no problems ... More

  • Hi, Carla! Thank you so much for letting me know ... More

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    RE: Phone Bank Vendor

    Hi Virginia, Would you like to find a time to connect ... More

  • Any other recommendations from across the fundraiser ... More

  • Thanks Jeff! ------------------------------ Virginia ... More

  • I just wanted to thank everyone who had weighed in ... More

  • This is a great idea, Susan. Thanks for sharing! ... More

  • This year I went to the Facebook marketplace and searched ... More

  • Thanks, Paul. I'm interested in attending and tried ... More

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    Research training

    My client needs some training in how to prepare for ... More

  • We explored this, as well, for our September golf tournament, ... More

  • The tangible benefits that we offer our members include ... More

  • Do any organizations have suggestions that they have ... More

  • Would appreciate seeing these examples of planned giving ... More

  • Hi all -  Thanks to everyone who joined this. Per ... More

  • If you're like me and work in the nonprofit sector, ... More

  • One benefit we offer major donors is a behind-the-scenes ... More

  • Hi Lisa, I went through this exercise with an ... More

  • Hi Debi and Heather,  My organization builds text-to-give ... More

  • I would also like to see what's out there, thank you ... More

  • Shira, Locations for our organizations' disclosure ... More

  • Hi, Here's a great link regarding token items and ... More

  • Yes, the donor should be able to decline the "benefit" ... More

  • We are in the same boat in terms of organizing an online ... More

  • We are in the same process! I'd love to hear other ... More

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    RE: NCOA Update

    Hi Tiffani, My company would be happy to run your ... More

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    NCOA Update

    Can anyone recommend an online option that will run ... More

  • Hi, I'm still trying to figure out what is the best ... More

  • Hello there. I am looking for recommendations for consignment ... More

  • I'm not aware of whether or not company owned phones ... More

  • Hi Genevieve, Would you mind sharing a sample of this ... More

  • We are a national nonprofit also.  Because there are ... More

  • Hello I am implementing a planned giving program ... More

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    RE: New post

    We used Wealth Engine at the Interlochen Center for ... More

  • Hi Matthew, Congrats on taking this big step. I've ... More

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    RE: New post

    I have configured and used both WealthEngine and iWave ... More

  • Hello Bob, Thank you for your note! I am working ... More

  • As a Big Fan and long time counsel to Harvesters in ... More

  • Hi Dr. Ross, I am a few hours too late in reading about ... More

  • Caroline, you are so generous in your praise. In my ... More

  • Bob, You have done a great service for so many! I ... More

  • On your direct mail appeals where do you post the disclosure ... More

  • Bob, I just want to affirm what you wrote. 1. Being ... More

  • Hello! My two cents is to use the date received. ... More

  • Hi Virginia, I would be happy to connect to share ... More

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    RE: Gift Processing

    I agree with all those who replied that advancement/development ... More

  • Not sure I always know who I am sending this to, except, ... More

  • Hi, As a Salesforce consultant I don't deal with these ... More

  • I too, agree with Robert Hartsook. I am an attorney, ... More

  • We will be implementing Salesforce here in the coming ... More

  • Most fiscal sponsors I have interacted with for one ... More

  • Virtual galas and walks, creative approaches to giving ... More

  • This has been a spirited conversation. We all have ... More

  • Good morning, I am curious if community members might ... More

  • Has anyone received a Google Ad Grant for their non-profit? ... More

  • About 6-7 ago, our organization signed on for text ... More

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    Promo interview

    I have been with my organization for almost two years ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    I would love to join a Zoom too, or have a call with ... More

  • Thanks so very much to all of you who took the time ... More

  • Sarah, I appreciate your illustrations of accountability. ... More

  • Monique, I apologize for calling you Monica ... More

  • Robert,  Hats off for your distinguished service to ... More

  • That's true that Fidelity and other DAF providers will ... More

  • Hi Ana, Here at San Diego REP were record as date ... More

  • Sheila, we use a combination of the different offices. ... More

  • Hi smart fundraisers! I am exploring the use of a ... More

  • Hi Michael, We have worked with organizations that ... More

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    RE: Phone-a-Thon

    @Robert M. Armstrong - can you share the name of the ... More

  • Something that I contribute to!! In my current and ... More

  • Hi Ana, Great question! There are three practice areas ... More

  • I think these are important points too, especially ... More

  • I would say that the biggest difference is that you ... More

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  • I can see that would be a problem. But it seems like ... More

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    RE: Gift Processing

    I agree that the advancement or development office ... More

  • Hi Ana, we make sure to record both date of gift (check ... More

  • We always enter the gift using the date on the check ... More

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  • Ana, Best practices is to enter the date received ... More

  • My blood boils when I see this distinction between ... More

  • Sustainability does not only mean how you will continue ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    I would be interested in a Zoom call as well. ------------------------------ ... More

  • If you are an active and vigorous fundraiser, you will ... More

  • Hi friends -  We've heard that a lot of planned ... More

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  • Thanks for that insight, Marie. M ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hi, At a large healthcare organization I worked at, ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    I would not be much help this go round as we have decided ... More

  • Thanks, Catherine -- I appreciate your thoughts! ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hey thanks for the Shout out Susan!  On October 20th ... More

  • Nothing scheduled, yet, but send me an email at ctherrien@triangleland.org ... More

  • Happy to hop on a call! Shoot me an email so I can ... More

  • Jenny and I don't have anything scheduled, but I would ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    I would also be on board for a Zoom with Casey. :) ... More

  • If there is a Zoom with Jenny + Casey that is scheduled, ... More

  • I always say something to the effect that we have developed ... More

  • Hello,  I'm interested in learning how other organizations ... More

  • Dear Robert, Thank you for the response. Agree with ... More

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  • Hi, everyone - I would appreciate hearing everyones ... More

  • Hi All, I am consulting for a company focused on higher ... More

  • Eighty per cent of all philanthropy comes from an individual ... More

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  • Respect your desire that your boards are equitable. ... More

  • Hi, Many of you see first-hand how nonprofit executive ... More

  • Hi Patti,  Thank you for responding to the survey.  ... More

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  • Here here Patti, this alone is another form of discrimination, ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    Hey Sari, I would love to learn more about your program ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    I'd love to join in on a Zoom too! Like Casey, mine ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    But...but...you have kittens !!!  :-) I went to ... More

  • We've used Greater Giving for years for our online ... More

  • Hi Zach, We just completed our virtual event a few ... More

  • So it sounds like, despite what the Fidelity rep said, ... More

  • We had the same problem with one donor in particular. ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    Thank you. Jenny Jenny Prascher ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    Thank you. This is very helpful! Best, ... More

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    RE: Giving Tuesday

    Michelle, thank you this is very helpful and what great ... More

  • Hi Melissa: That is a scary situation -- good for ... More

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    RE: Raffle

    Hi Rebecca, have you done a raffle before? You may ... More