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    Wealth screening products can, at best, identify the likely public assets attached to people who have the names of and live in the same place as your prospects. Without the help of a prospect research professional, you are going to be dissatisfied with ...

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    We have 2 BCRE-Pro members on our team and an additional Raiser's Edge programmer. Feel free to check us out at staupell.com. ------------------------------ Marianne Pelletier Managing Director Staupell Analytics Group Ithaca, NY 607-592-3797 ------ ...

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    Hi friends, I live and breathe endowment and would be happy to participate in a zoom call to share how we run our Endowment Program, as one perspective, but I'll address some of the questions here. I highly recommend you partner with your local ...

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    I am seeking a guideline or protocol for engaging with political candidates as a 501C3. I know there are IRS limitations but has anyone created a guideline for their charity? Thanks.  ------------------------------ Fidel Garcia Neptune NJ (908)420-4123 ...

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    Nahas Data Source provides much-needed data support and management services to the nonprofit sector. Additionally, we conduct one-on-one and group training sessions on Raiser's Edge/RENXT software. We are a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals ...

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    Hi Tamara, Tim and Wendy, I'd be happy to jump on a Zoom call to help you with your endowment planning. Send me an email jeffg@catapultfr.com and we'll find a time for the four us to connect so that I can share some insight on how to get started. Look ...

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Latest News from AFP

  • The revision will incorporate the reasons behind the rules In 1960, four leaders of U.S. fundraising efforts saw a need to create an organization promoting high standards in the profession and raising awareness of the role of fundraising and fundraisers. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) was born from their conversations, as was a basic agreement on the meaning of ethical behavior. Today, those high standards remain. As written in AFP’s Code of Ethical Standards, the guidelines...
  • The AFP Global Board has begun having conversations about the future of professional associations and what AFP might look like 10, 20, or more years into the future. Those discussions have led to questions around how the fundraising profession will operate in two decades; what will members need, and how are we serving them? If the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that trying to make any sort of specific predictions is a wasteful and foolhardy task. The pace of change has become too fast...
  • Various professionals discuss AFP’s Code of Ethical Standards and what it means to them When she was in college in California, Dana Patterson knew that she wanted to work in the nonprofit sector, taking a class in grant writing after graduation in 2016 to help her along. With guidance from a mentor, she embarked on her career, eventually tapping the resources of professional organizations such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to hone her skills and learn best practices. She...

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