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    The results are in! Over the past two weeks we asked you to respond to our one question survey regarding non-self-promoting information posted by members here on the Open Forum that requires you to link to an external site and sometimes enter your information ...

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    Hi AFP Open Forum folks!  It's Joanna, here, from AFP Global.  We are thrilled to see all of the involvement here on the discussion forum – lots of great information, questions and feedback from our AFP members!  We're hoping you are willing to share ...

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    Hi Esther, Luckily for us, our operations manager used to work for the Department of Labor. There are indeed 'tests' for whether someone can be exempt or not.  And it isn't about whether they are salaried or not. Here is a fact sheet from the DOL.  I ...

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    Hi Elisabeth, I know exactly what you are talking about. We are having similar discussions right now. We don't have a written rule - but we don't take funds from a couple of corporations that have been egregious in their pollution and who spent a ...

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    The Department of Labor has new requirements coming out 1/1/20 that determine if an employee is exempt or non-exempt. I believe many of the "tests" are the same, but the salary threshold is changing. Based on a recent training I attended, exemptions are ...

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    Hello, all. We are looking to acquire a donor email list for our year-end mailing. We have only acquired mailing addresses in the past and are looking to try something different. Has anyone had a good experience with a company in acquiring a potential ...

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