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    As a grant writer who works exclusively on contract with multiple clients, most of whom are in the same community, limiting my grant applications to one per client would be impossible. How would I choose which client to submit an application for? I am ...

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    These resources are spendy, but I recommend investing in your own library, especially with Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, you'll use that one over and over. ------------------------------ Sandra Kernerman, CFRE Investment & Partnership Director ...

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    Average ROI metrics

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    I have a client who asked about the average return on investment (ROI) for fundraising programs and I'm struggling to find anything useful. I know it varies so much by many different factors (org age, sector, etc.) but is there a good place to find fundraising ...

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    Jane, thank you for your feedback. We are struggling to find the best solution. Your points are welcome additions for our consideration. Theresa ------------------------------ Theresa M. Browning, CFRE Major Gifts Officer Indianapolis tbrowning@indyplfoundation.org ...

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    Good morning!  I strongly disagree with the idea of insisting this person's grant writing for other organizations excludes funders who support your organization.  First, this person is part-time - you do not have a right to restrict what they do ...

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    RE: Have you used Gravyty, EverTrue, or Momenutm?

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous We adopted Gravyty approximately 2 years ago (signed a 3-year agreement) and I would not recommend it. While they offer the revenue guarantee that someone else on this thread posted, their ...

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  • FRANÇAISThe AFP in Canada Leadership Retreat will jet its way to the most westerly point of the country this year when it is hosted by the AFP Vancouver Island chapter from July 25-27, 2024.The retreat will bring AFP leaders from across the country together to discuss the fundraising profession in a Canadian context. Chapter board members are encouraged to attend, especially chapter presidents and presidents-elect, in addition to board and committee members of both AFP Canada and the AFP Foundation...
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