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    Hi all, We're thinking of adding a 2nd mailing to the YE appeal this year. It would be just a postcard the week of Dec. 13-17 saying, "If you haven't yet given to our year-end appeal, please do so today to support our work and claim your 2021 tax deduction." ...

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    Hello, I'm a "try anything once" kind of person, but have never heard of a foundation paying for a fundraiser's salary (once or twice in 20 years, I have seen operational capacity building grants that might fit this bill, but they are not that common). ...

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    I cannot stop laughing over this tooth one!   :-) ------------------------------ Michelle Pierquet-Hohner Development Director (920)412-8141 ------------------------------

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    Finding Funding for a Development Staff Position

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous I am asking on behalf of a friend who is on the board at his son's charter school. They are interested in finally hiring a professional fundraiser to assist with all fundraising (annual fund, ...

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    Hello, We have a donor that is interested in gifting commercial property. Does anyone have a check list or form that they could share so that we can be sure that we are considering everything before accepting the gift. Thank you! Jen Stark ...

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    I have "picked up" failed campaigns that have met and exceeded the goal. It all relies on good info, new structure and committed leadership to work with. You should be able to put your hands on gift/pledge records, progress reports, notes of meetings ...

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