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    Hi All,  My local AFP chapter (Greater Philadelphia) is offering a virtual CFRE Refresher course this month. It's currently on sale for $270 (members) and $345 (non members) for the full course and materials, which is much less than I paid for! I wanted ...

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    I agree with the others that sometimes it's best to write it off and move on. When this has happened with us, we've had luck contacting the underbidder and offering the lot to them for their last bid amount. While we may lose a bit of money in these cases, ...

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    Mary, here's one of the previous threads in this forum that has some discussion about why a nonprofit might or might not want to accept cryptocurrency donations Crypto Currency Policy for acceptance ------------------------------ Patty Winter Development ...

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    Nonprofit fundraisers beware. We are in midst of a recession and you need to be prepared. In this regard, I am pleased to share with you my recent column in The Jewish Link of New Jersey titled: "The Pareto Principle During a Recession." It addresses ...

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    Has anyone updated their gift acceptance policy to include donations of crypto currency? If so, would you be willing to share the language. Our nonprofit is not promoting giving in this manner, but we are just making sure we can accept it if a donor wants ...

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    We have a few Board members that want to donate expenses back to the organization for their expected hotel fees and/or per diem. How do you record "expenses donated" from the Board? Does there have to be an actual exchange, or just record it in your ...

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