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  • As an addendum, I should note that, in the example ... More

  • Hi, Nancy! It's great to see you here (I'm new to ... More

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    RE: Sponsorships

    Mary,  Would you be willing to share your sponsorship ... More

  • Thank you for the tip! I'm very new to the field (and ... More

  • I am learning more about alumni relations in the K-12 ... More

  • Samaritans is looking for someone to help with Raiser's ... More

  • Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area is hosting ... More

  • Hi Carlin, Thank you for the clarification. There ... More

  • Thank you, everyone, for the helpful responses. I realized ... More

  • Laura Michalek. I've done many events with her. She ... More

  • We've started by entering the payouts under Facebook, ... More

  • Have you ever lost someone to suicide? Feel strongly ... More

  • I looked into it back in September and the Venmo website, ... More

  • Hi All, I'm slowly working on growing my organizations ... More

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    RE: Anonymous Donors

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  • Hello, all! I'm a new eTap user. (Cut my teeth ... More

  • Hi Nancy, I think you will have to opt to turn on ... More

  • Unfortunately, our FB page administrator tells me that ... More

  • An IRA Charitable Distribution is not the same as an ... More

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    RE: Recording IRA Rollover Gifts

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    RE: AUCTIONEERS

    Kurt Johnson is amazing.  651-407-9922. He's motivating, ... More

  • Hello,  Can you please share some of the names you ... More

  • We created an annual sponsorship option because we ... More

  • It seems like it is a gift to your organization. I ... More

  • We are considering this as well. For the first time, ... More

  • I can't imagine why the development director would ... More

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    RE: AUCTIONEERS

    Menish Productions is phenomenal,  http://www.menishproductions.com/ ... More

  • I have used Salesforce in two different settings within ... More

  • There was another thread about this recently that you ... More

  • Hi Caroline, We've discussed FB's infuriating process ... More

  • My organization has also looked into using Venmo for ... More

  • Diane, When you say "IRA owner," you mean "Pat Smith" ... More

  • I may have a contact for you. I don't know his availability ... More

  • I would recommend looking at Little Green Light. I ... More

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    RE: AUCTIONEERS

    I highly recommend David Goodman ( https://www.fundraisingauctioneer.org/ ... More

  • We have seen an increase in our donors using employer ... More

  • Thank you so much Kyle! ------------------------------ ... More

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    RE: impact report

    Here's our impact report from 2018. Currently working ... More

  • I was an IRA Specialist in my prior position and the ... More

  • Nancy, this is a very good question. Currently, we ... More

  • Here's a quick video showing how you can export your ... More

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  • I would love any insight provided that could help me ... More

  • I've found Facebook fundraising really difficult from ... More

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    RE: AUCTIONEERS

    Dean Crownover is best in class! https://mybenefitauctioneer.com/ ... More

  • We use Salesforce at my org! I believe NPSP is free ... More

  • Following this discussion. I'm a new fundraiser at ... More

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    RE: AUCTIONEERS

    Maggie -  While it is not my full-time profession, ... More

  • Caitlin,  I am familiar with both solutions and help ... More

  • I have been asked this before and for the most part ... More

  • Hi Latoya, There are a number of good examples on ... More

  • I've been doing a lot of research and thread-following ... More

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    Makeover my fundraising worth it?

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  • Yes, and there may be a concern if you are receiving ... More

  • Largest checks ($100) we'd see would follow Christmas ... More

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    AUCTIONEERS

    Hello! I'm looking for auctioneer recommendations. ... More

  • Good Afternoon! With the rise of Facebook donations, ... More

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  • I am also interested in what is required in the gift ... More

  • We use Basic Funder Premier, it was built for nonprofit ... More

  • Hi Mark, I completely agree with Logan's point above. ... More

  • Hi Carlin, I work with both DP and Salesforce users, ... More

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    Anonymous Donors

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

  • Hi All,  Do any of you have insight into using Venmo ... More

  • Mark,  Just a quick note - I would avoid CIVI CRM. ... More

  • I am in the process also - would love to see how others ... More

  • Quite a few grants we apply for ask for that information.  ... More

  • I work for a NP that has AmeriCorps Members delivering ... More

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  • We have seen that on a corporate foundation grant application. ... More

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  • Good question. I probably should have prefaced that ... More

  • I manage a college scholarship foundation that is tied ... More

  • Hello, I am in a debate with how to attribute and ... More

  • A colleague recently shared that they started using ... More

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    RE: DonorPerfect or Salesforce

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  • Hi Carlin, If you don't move from DonorPerfect, ... More

  • Mark, why would you merely want a CRM that augments ... More

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  • I'll do that - will look into the archives. Thank ... More

  • Thank you for adding this question to the mix. Certainly, ... More

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    Sponsorships

    Hello, folks, The Collier-Lee Counties chapter in ... More

  • We would be happy to help you with your tax receipt ... More

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    RE: DipJar

    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone ------Original ... More

  • Carlin, You are wise to proceed with caution. Not because ... More

  • Mark, Have you searched the archives of these communities ... More

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    RE: DipJar

    We decided to try DipJar this year and purchased two ... More

  • Very interesting article, Matt. Thank you for sharing. ... More

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    RE: Goals relative to salary or org budget

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  • Hi all, My organization is considering a move from ... More

  • Good afternoon/morning, On the suggestion of a colleague, ... More

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    RE: impact report

    Here's ours. ------------------------------ Amy Moring, ... More

  • Struggling with the cannabis issue as well with an ... More

  • AFP's resource center has several samples to draw from. ... More

  • My organization uses it and has had no issues. Many ... More

  • Looking for tips on outsourcing the production and ... More

  • Yes and No. YES:  We participate in Amazon Smile through ... More

  • Thanks so much for your response! Kimberly ------------------------------ ... More

  • I see this all the time, too. One option is to refer ... More

  • Candace, My suggestion is that you put the emphasis ... More

  • I forgot to mention - it folds down into a pocket sized ... More

  • Hi, Tiffani. I've seen this via corporate foundation ... More

  • Thank you for making that distinction, Mary! We are ... More

  • I am pleased to see you are taking legal measures. ... More

  • Hi, This is something we've used the last two years ... More

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  • Hi, Wondering if anyone has a process document that ... More

  • Corey, We've had some struggles with this. Our primary ... More

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    RE: Giving donor information in a grant applicatio ...

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  • Hi Joy, Are you sending tax acknowledgement letters ... More

  • Hi Katie, I've been thinking over the issue of cannabis ... More

  • This conversation regarding using donor-advised funds ... More

  • I would stay away from this idea that there is a correlation ... More

  • Hi, Trevor, Even though Ethics Awareness Month is ... More

  • Like Carrie, I've seen this a lot. It always makes ... More

  • I have been asked to include the top "funders"--which ... More

  • Hi Kimberly, I like your line of thinking!  This can ... More

  • I am really interested in this topic of legalized cannabis ... More

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    RE: A Founder with Growing Pains

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  • A business association group has approached us and ... More

  • Good afternoon all, What's an accurate, reliable ... More

  • I am new to the Ethics Chair position. What activities ... More

  • I agree with what everyone else has been saying.  We ... More

  • The non-profit rate won't work unless you are sending ... More

  • Thanks so much for posting! ------------------------------ ... More

  • I am interested in following this convo too, and I ... More

  • Hi, I know someone with expertise in the area. Happy ... More

  • Thanks, Jill. Great idea to use the insert for multiple ... More

  • Hi everyone, We're in the process of reviewing our ... More

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    impact report

    Hello valued colleagues! I am new to my development ... More

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    RE: A Founder with Growing Pains

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    RE: A Founder with Growing Pains

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  • Hi Dan, I hear you. I think that many of us have ... More

  • I want to refer the group to this very thoughtful online ... More

  • Docs can be a challenge but I agree with Barbara. Engage ... More

  • Hi all, I had a colleague ask me if there was an Development ... More

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    RE: DipJar

    Hi Stephen, My org looks into Dipjar every year, and ... More

  • Hi Patrick: We just established such a fund this year ... More

  • Attached is are documents for a campaign that consisted ... More

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    RE: DipJar

    Yes, I used Dipjar with a museum and I loved the little ... More

  • We do all of our amazon purchases for the office through ... More

  • Food banks can often acquire more donors at a lower ... More

  • Good Morning All, I thought I would come to ... More

  • My organization uses it, yes the donations are a small ... More

  • Is this something where you are able to put in corporate ... More

  • I have come across this as well and feel the same way. ... More

  • I oversee a membership giving circle in Florida. I ... More

  • A grant I'm applying for is asking for the names and ... More