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    Welcome to AFP Connect ! We are excited to introduce these online community forums and provide a place for our members to share information and insights, learn more from colleagues on particular topics, and connect with fellow AFP members! Our intended ...

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    Stephan, thank you for sending such a helpful, practical response. We are currently recruiting for a Director of Annual Giving, and I will definitely explore your post with our candidates. Cindy Reynolds SVP/Chief Philanthropy Officer Baptist Health ...

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    Patricia, if you received this out of the blue mailing, with little to no knowledge of the organziation, would you respond with a gift?  I just received an unsolicted and weighty Doctors Without Borders mailing and it must have had six or more large ...

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    Hi Patricia, Obviously those results (1 response out of 10,000 mailed) aren't what you expected. I agree that it's pretty low. And you're right that the best Acquisitions can still end up under 1%, but that seems waaay below  I'd give it another 3 weeks ...

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    Hi Kristin, If I understand your question correctly, then your issue is that you have to do a lot of manual work for multi-year pledge data in your CRM. Can you elaborate on it a bit? The issue does not seem that your system lacks the capability but ...

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    I am looking for help with data measurements to be used for grants and impact reports. The org I work for is called Freedom Waters Foundation out of Naples, FL. We provide boating experiences for children and adults with disabilities, veterans, and terminally ...

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Welcome to 
AFP Connect! We are excited to introduce new Topic-Specific Interest Communities as well as Affinity Group Communities you can now join! Below are the new communities - to join, simply click on a community link below, or go to the "Communities" tab, select "All Communities" and then search or filter for "Special Interest Communities" or (for the Affinity Groups) "AFP Task Force & Working Groups" to find and join them!

If your question doesn't fall into one of these new communities, then be sure to post it in the Open Forum!

New Special Interest Communities:

Boards & Volunteers
Direct Response/Marketing
Donor Relations/Stewardship
Fundraising Policies
Online Fundraising
Planned Giving
Software/Technology Recommendations
Special Events

New Affinity Group Communities:

African American
Animal Welfare
Arts & Culture
Association Foundations
Food Banks
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)
International Fundraising
Public Radio/TV
South Asian
Special Events
Young Professionals
Small Nonprofit
Youth in Philanthropy
Zoos & Aquariums

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