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  • I am In exactly this position this year - and would ... More

  • Tessitura user here for the past ten years. Since you've ... More

  • Yes, it would be wonderful to see some examples of ... More

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    RE: In-kind

    Thanks, Mary. For GIK, we record the value as 0, then ... More

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    RE: In-kind

    Thanks, Stephanie. I appreciate the way you've differentiated ... More

  • We are in the same boat. We used Patron Manager in ... More

  • Hello All -  This is a question specifically for performing ... More

  • Count me in too! dcurran@mbf.net ------------------------------ ... More

  • I just wanted to share if you're not already familiar ... More

  • I think it is a great opportunity for engagement and ... More

  • Hi everyone - I'm wondering if there are a set of standards ... More

  • Hello! Wonder if anyone has used Google Ad Grants. ... More

  • Good Morning Danielle,  I would be very interested ... More

  • Hello Kevin, I'm wondering if you're still willing ... More

  • Hi there! It sounds like because the process happened ... More

  • My organization is about to undergo a brand refresh ... More

  • Hi! Since there continues to be interest in the annual ... More

  • First, communicating with your constituents - donors, ... More

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    RE: In-kind

    I would agree with you, Candace. A gift is a gift. ... More

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  • This is a good question. Having been through a rebranding ... More

  • Hi Candace, A donor's record in your database should ... More

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  • Without knowing the specifics of why the change, I ... More

  • I would say "Absolutely" you want to share with everyone. ... More

  • Also just sharing The donor guru does a mail swap. ... More

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    RE: We Mail For You, Inc?

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  • Thank you for your responses! ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hello, New AFP member (UT Chapter), first post. Our ... More

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    In-kind

    My ED has suggested that we should only record a gift-in-kind ... More

  • Hello, I would be interested in participating. Thank ... More

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    Logo changing, let donors know?

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  • Hi, I would also like to be included in the annual ... More

  • Hi fellow fundraisers.  My CEO would like me to investigate ... More

  • Yes. We charge 15%.  We also build in staff time for ... More

  • It's great that you are enthusiastic about giving your ... More

  • We are currently applying for the Fundraising Tools ... More

  • Hi David, I don't think it matters how you receive ... More

  • Hi, I am interested! Thanks. ------------------------------ ... More

  • We used to receive donations from Facebook via network ... More

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    RE: Starting a nonprofit

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  • I would also be interested to hear from anyone working ... More

  • Yes. We have a standard 10% Program Support Fee applied ... More

  • I highly discourage sharing your mailing lists with ... More

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    RE: 5K Fundraisers

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  • Hi Desiree, I have had some luck in making sure ... More

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    We Mail For You, Inc?

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  • Be sure to fill out the form here to participate!  ... More

  • Hi, I recently joined a growing culture/education ... More

  • Hello, I'm interested. Thanks.  Tom Lasley Director ... More

  • We have successfully used advertising/marketing deadlines ... More

  • Hi!  I would be interested in seeing some examples ... More

  • Hi!  We just held our 12th run/walk (8k run/5k walk).  ... More

  • We run an annual walk event - it is a peer to peer ... More

  • I spoke to a sales rep at EveryAction today and he ... More

  • Me too, please! ------------------------------ Dawn ... More

  • I'd love to be included, as well! ... More

  • Contact a lawyer and maybe the cops. What do you mean ... More

  • I have a young man who is raising money for our organization ... More

  • Do any Foundations represented here charge administration ... More

  • If they are an AFP member, file a complaint. Link to ... More

  • Contact AFP's ethics hotline. They will answer your ... More

  • Hi Katy, I always like getting 'giving' catalogues ... More

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    Starting a nonprofit

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  • Katy, As you guessed in your question, thanking and ... More

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    Volunteer Ethics for Professional Fundraisers

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  • Which in Paula's area would be the Silicon Valley Community ... More

  • Hi Dawn! If you select Browse/Library Entries from ... More

  • I used ThankView at a previous job and really liked ... More

  • Does anyone use Arreva (ExeedFurther) software? We ... More

  • Jaime, That's a different perspective on this list ... More

  • I would love this as well.  Thanks! ------------------------------ ... More

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    RE: 5K Fundraisers

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    RE: 5K Fundraisers

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  • I would be interested in the names you receive as well. ... More

  • I managed a 5K for five years at a previous job and ... More

  • Esther, thank you. My request was for recommendations ... More

  • I would be interested! _________________________ Kayla ... More

  • Each week in October, we'll highlight a scenario involving ... More

  • Hello all, Typically we have sent out a giving catalog ... More

  • Hello! I'm interested. Thanks for organizing! Jillian ... More

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    RE: 5K Fundraisers

    Hello, As someone who has run numerous road races ... More

  • Esther, Respectfully, I disagree-- totally appropriate. ... More

  • Be sure to fill out the form here to participate! ... More

  • Be sure to fill out the form here to participate! ... More

  • Good morning all, These questions are for those who ... More

  • What a great idea! Are you still allowing for people ... More

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    RE: What do people think of ThankView? (And their ...

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  • Here are my samples . Scroll down to see appeals, ... More

  • Hi Madeleine, Check out Heather Estus: https://www.heathermarieestus.com/ ... More

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    RE: 5K Fundraisers

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  • I would love to participate. Thank you. ------------------------------ ... More

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    RE: 5K Fundraisers

    I don't have any formula for this but I can share my ... More

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  • My colleague June Poust is amazing at that work: June ... More

  • If it's not too late, I'd like to join in the swap ... More

  • This is an amazing idea! Thank you. ------------------------------ ... More

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    5K Fundraisers

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  • It doesn't feel appropriate to respond to a call for ... More

  • I am happy to set up zoom call to better discuss your ... More

  • Home - Rob McKinnon You should check out Rob McKinnon.  ... More

  • Forming a private Endowment is expensive and time consuming.  ... More

  • Great idea Danielle!  Please include me. Donna Spann ... More

  • Our third Tuesday's gathering is coming up next week ... More

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    Consulting

    I am a consultant with proven success in securing funding ... More

  • Thanks for the article JoAnn. ------------------------------ ... More

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  • I have not used ThankView but have talked with some ... More

  • Hello, As much as it pains me to share this, Miriam-Webster ... More

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    Joint Calls

    Does anyone have any best practices on when to make ... More

  • Interested! Please include - whitney.hendley@dchstx.org ... More

  • I just sent a bulk email yesterday through Outlook ... More

  • Good morning! We are considering ThankView as well. ... More

  • Wherever possible, I will contact the individual I ... More

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  • Hello. When we've helped our clients on this journey, ... More

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  • Greetings. Yes, we've worked with many art (and other) ... More

  • Hi everyone,  I'm wondering if there is anyone out ... More

  • I have a journalism background, so in general I tend ... More

  • I'm happy to share the guidelines we have put together! ... More

  • Hi! Can any of you recommend a coach based on great ... More

  • I would like to participate, so count me in! Thank ... More

  • We were contemplating this when I was at the National ... More

  • Worked for me this time!  Thanks! Shaun ------------------------------ ... More

  • I am in a similar situation including the expectation ... More

  • Thanks for letting me know, I think I've fixed it. ... More

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    editing quotes from participants or employees

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  • Hi all, We too use Constant Contact and have experienced ... More

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    What do people think of ThankView? (And their comp ...

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  • Following! Also that's a great quote :) ------------------------------ ... More

  • This message was posted by a user wishing to remain ... More

  • Count me in: Marcie Timmerman, Mental Health America ... More

  • The Google Form says it is only one to members of your ... More

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  • Count me in! ------------------------------ Wendy ... More

  • Hello,  I'm interested in this, as well. Great idea! ... More

  • Hi! There have been quite a few folks interested in ... More

  • Just mentioned to colleagues this morning - we need ... More

  • Hi friends,  This past Tuesday we hosted a webinar ... More

  • Our accountant listed our PPP Loans on our balance ... More

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    RE: Venmo

    Wendy, We used Venmo for a Golf Ball Drop fundraiser ... More

  • Happy to participate. Yes - use good photos ... More

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    RE: Recording PPP Loan Forgiveness in Annual Repor ...

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  • Hi Tamara, I have used Constant Contact and have found ... More

  • Interested! Thank you for putting this together. ------------------------------ ... More

  • Lindsay- I like the title! A couple of others that ... More

  • I'm in! Thank you. Great idea. ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hello from Seattle Tamara, I constantly struggle with ... More

  • I love this idea and would be interested in participating. ... More

  • Great idea. I would like to participate. Thank you! ... More

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    RE: Venmo

    Hi Wendy - YES! We have a number of clients who have ... More

  • Great question. We (a local healthcare nonprofit) were ... More

  • Hello fundraising colleagues- Our organization ... More

  • Hello AFP Friends,  My team is looking to hire a new ... More

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    Venmo

    Is anyone using Venmo to accept gifts? -- ... More

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    RE: Org policy for social media

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  • Our BOD just decided that I have to add an Annual Fund ... More

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    Recording PPP Loan Forgiveness in Annual Report

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  • Hi!  I would be interested! ------------------------------ ... More

  • So many thoughts on this. Starting with the last topic ... More

  • I would like to see a policy for this as well. ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hello I would be interested in participating. Email: ... More

  • Great idea! I'd be interested. ------------------------------ ... More

  • Interesting scenario. 1. Who the staff member talks ... More

  • Hi there, This is something we have struggled with ... More

  • Virtual gala fatigue is REAL.  I work for a non-profit ... More

  • Courtney, I love, love, LOVE this wording!  At this ... More

  • Love this idea! I'd like to be a part of the mailing ... More

  • I've had this discussion with other organizations I've ... More

  • Hi there, I am interested. Love this idea. ------------------------------ ... More

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    Questions re: Art Acquisition Fund

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  • I do not advocate employing a give and get policy.  ... More

  • Hi Kevin, Would like to see your plan as well. Many ... More