AFP Discussion Threads

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AFP International Discussions

  • Welcome to AFP Connect ! We are excited to introduce ... More

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  • I'm a master gardener and our land grant university ... More

  • With all the spam we get today, I wouldn't open an ... More

  • My AFP - Indiana colleague does a great job. In my ... More

  • Dear Robyn, Thank you for your thoughts. Do you ... More

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    RE: Giving levels

    I've definitely found that establishing published giving ... More

  • We have a pretty successful associate giving program.  ... More

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    Memorial Gifts

    We receive a lot of memorial gifts. I was wondering ... More

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    RE: Giving levels

    I most definitely have. At my last organization (at ... More

  • Hi Lisa,  We work with hundreds of nonprofits on their ... More

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  • YMCAs around the country use Four Square Research for ... More

  • Hi  There are several things that you can do.   1.  ... More

  • Colleagues, I'm looking to connect with colleagues ... More

  • Hey all: I know the research says that on average ... More

  • Thank you!! ------------------------------ Bushra ... More

  • My home state! Looks like you're in or near KC? I'd ... More

  • Hello. We had a similar experience as our colleague ... More

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  • Hi Lisa, When I worked at my university's art museum, ... More

  • Hi - I have attached a sample of what a past student ... More

  • Hi Michelle, I'd be glad to speak with you about a ... More

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    RE: Robust Annual Fund

    Good Morning: Attached are some templates and tools ... More

  • Hello, I agree with you that the biggest hurdle can ... More

  • Hello AFP colleagues,  I am working on more robust ... More

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    Major Donor Emails

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

  • My food bank, located in Missouri, is looking for a ... More

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  • I do not know how large a fund you are creating but ... More

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    CSR Agreement

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

  • Dear all, We are revamping our employee giving at ... More

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

  • Just wondering if organizations still add a QR code ... More

  • Does anyone have a template for a student to thank ... More

  • Thanks Rose. I appreciate the insight and totally agree. ... More

  • Thanks Amy. I work primarily with schools so they will ... More

  • Hi friends -  Thanks to everyone who wrote to tell ... More

  • Hi Tara. This was a topic on the forum a while ago. ... More

  • A couple of the things that have worked extremely well ... More

  • Hi Lindsey,  Have you found in your experience that ... More

  • Hi Karen,  Thank you for sharing your outcomes from ... More

  • Greetings All, I work in higher education and we're ... More

  • I found them helpful marketing tools with key donors. ... More

  • Hi Peter, This is excellent insight.  It makes sense ... More

  • Hello, Members of one of our local communities are ... More

  • Hi Stephanie, You are correct that the donor would ... More

  • Mary presented very good advice. Instead of asking ... More

  • Hi - I agree that's terrible and appreciate you elevating ... More

  • We have a welcome series in an effort to really engage ... More

  • Thank you for your response. I am finding a lot of ... More

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    FMV receptions

    My organization used to spend $15 per couple on an ... More

  • Dear Brian, If you're still seeking people, I would ... More

  • I'm interested in any information others can share ... More

  • That stinks! Scammers are everywhere. You asked about ... More

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  • Would happy to participate in the research! You can ... More

  • I found Mary's packet very informative and approached ... More

  • My organization received a gift of stock recently. ... More

  • Hi Julie, The donor would receive a tax-letter for ... More

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    RE: Donor Perfect?

    Hi Makinzie, Welcome to the Development field, and ... More

  • I strongly recommend Kimberly Douglas with Firefly ... More

  • Flipcause sounds interesting as a replacement for staff, ... More

  • Thanks Evan, just doing due diligence before we decide.  ... More

  • Ivy, I can send you an example but it's hard to upload ... More

  • Hi Ivy, I read a book called "The Social Profit Handbook," ... More

  • I love Classy, but recently found Flipcause to be amazing ... More

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    RE: Giving levels

    Thanks Patricia, this is very helpful! ------------------------------ ... More

  • I did not find grant station to be very helpful. The ... More

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    RE: Giving levels

    Thanks for the tip Lindsey. I will look at these websites.  ... More

  • Hi, Julie, I think the answer on how to handle it ... More

  • Thank you for your response! I'll definitely check ... More

  • Hi Makinzie, Welcome to the Development field - I ... More

  • ​Hi Rev. French, I would be happy to help. I was on ... More

  • Good morning fellow fundraisers! I am pulling ... More

  • Rev. French, I'd be happy to help.  Aldervan Daly ... More

  • We still provided their tax letter for their auction ... More

  • Thomas, have you searched the AFP Consultants Directory? ... More

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  • Hi Marie, Some of the things you want to look at when ... More

  • Stock transfers are great! If your org has no track ... More

  • Check with your president, treasurer, board chair ... More

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    RE: Board Fundraising Ideas

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  • Thanks everyone! We took all your good advice into ... More

  • Hi Ruth, Giving a meaningful gift to each board member ... More

  • Hello, Three great pieces of advice which I received ... More

  • Happy to help if you think that my background would ... More

  • I don't know the size of your direct mail appeal, but ... More

  • Hi, Ruth, Our AFP chapter has run into this situation ... More

  • Hello all,  I am new to the Development field, and ... More

  • Hi All, Our last strategic plan was more than 5 years ... More

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    Phone scam attached to my private fundraising even ...

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  • You have received excellent advice. I would like to ... More

  • Following. ------------------------------ Ragen Doyle ... More

  • Also to keep in mind, if you or a member of your team ... More

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  • Cheryl, accepting donations of appreciated stock is ... More

  • Hi Anon, I think Toni had some really great advice. ... More

  • keeping it simple; 1) Open a brokerage account, TD ... More

  • Greetings, Has anyone had a donor return an auction ... More

  • Hi Cheryl, In order to receive a gift of stock, your ... More

  • We regularly accept stock gifts as a donation to our ... More

  • Hi, Kathy - I love that the Chronicle of Philanthropy ... More

  • We have discovered at BrightDot that in situations ... More

  • Hello! I am wondering what the groups thoughts are ... More

  • AFP has a ready reference booklet on Developing Fundraising ... More

  • You're the best!  Thanks! ------------------------------ ... More

  • We are in need of an update as well! If anyone is willing ... More

  • Hello, Our organization has been offered an opportunity ... More

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    RE: Legacy Gift

    Latasha,  I would love to help you with this!  I work ... More

  • Dear Anon,   I can think of many and would be glad ... More

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  • Hi Amanda, I personally think that individual BOD ... More

  • At our gala we are honoring a foundation that does ... More

  • If you trust your board for oversight and governance, ... More

  • Hi Amanda, It is true that Blackthorn has a payment ... More

  • Hi there. I am available to contribute if needed. I ... More

  • I redacted the dollar amounts, but this is the format ... More

  • We used it for a couple of months. It was simple, which ... More

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    Board Fundraising Ideas

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  • Hi there! I have had experience in fundraising both ... More

  • Gabriel Group in the St. Louis area does a great job ... More

  • We are moving from DonorPerfect to Salesforce as well.  ... More

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    RE: Annual Report

    Sometimes ours are requested as part of grant applications. ... More

  • Hi Daniel, We use Classy too. Happy to chat about ... More

  • Hi Medha, I believe the goal for Blackthorn was for ... More

  • Hi Mandy, My organization has used DonorPerfect for ... More

  • Hey there, Does anyone do individual progress reports ... More

  • Carol Wiesman of Board Builders is an excellent speaker ... More

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    Grant Hub

    Does anyone use Grant Hub? What do you like/dislike ... More

  • Hi Ellen, This is excellent information regarding ... More

  • Thank you all for your input and advice - it only confirms ... More

  • Hi Billy, you've already received some great insights. ... More

  • To me, the email sets the wrong tone with the board ... More

  • I agree with Bill that donor thank yous are extremely ... More

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    RE: Member Dues

    Hi Nancy, Thank you! Alan Alan Raisman Manager ... More

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    RE: Giving levels

    In my career, I have found this to be extremely common ... More

  • Hi Stephanie, We're in a near-identical situation. ... More

  • Hello AFP Members, I am excited to prepare for ... More

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    Annual Report

    Hello --  In the digital era, tell me, who are you ... More

  • Hi Daniel, I work at Berea College, and we use Classy. ... More

  • Good Morning, Can anyone share the vendors they ... More

  • Thanks, everyone, for your responses! ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hi Karen, As of May last year, GDPR compliance went ... More

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    RE: Member Dues

    Hello, Alan, I have been a proud member of AFP for ... More

  • Hi, folks! I am new to development and fundraising ... More

  • I prefer to highlight the benefits to our clients. ... More

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