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    We use Classy as our donation platform. Once a donor signs up for monthly giving, they receive an immediate email confirmation, and their card continues to be charged each month. They can manage their card…update credit card expirations, change amounts, ...

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    Susan, more detail is required - not sure what you mean by confirming recurring gifts? If you use a payment processor like Blackbaud Merchant Services, once the first gift is posted, the future gifts keep rolling in. Even if the credit card maturity date ...

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    Susan, can you elaborate further on delinquent past due payments? Are these capital campaign payments? Annual giving payments? Meighan Corbett

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    recurring gifts ??

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    Does anyone have a successful model for how to confirm recurring gifts? -- Susan Kramer Susan Kramer Consulting, LLC C:214-606-0044 Susan@susankramerconsulting.com Susankramerconsulting.com

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    Any magic on collections of past due payments? -- Susan Kramer Susan Kramer Consulting, LLC C:214-606-0044 Susan@susankramerconsulting.com Susankramerconsulting.com

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    RE: Boat Donation

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    Hi Rick, I would recommend reaching out to Beth Carter with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) : p: 858-300-2944 | e:  bethc@careasy.org . I'm sure she could help you're organization to liquidate the boat to benefit your organization. ...

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