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    Adding to the wisdom shared by our colleagues, I encourage you to obtain your CFRE certification. The process will help you solidify the knowledge and expertise you possess, build awareness of areas where you can learn more, and put your career on a stronger ...

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    Hi everyone,  Is anyone familiar with DevelopmentAid to scan for tenders and calls for proposals? I use Devex to scan calls for proposals, but a colleague mentioned DevelopmentAid to me. Does anyone have experience with DevelopmentAid? Have you found ...

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    I am in a similar position with a newer organization. We have a verbal commitment from a donor for endowment funds and are working to get things established. Thanks for starting this conversation - I hope someone with more specific recommendations can ...

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    We are a very small nonprofit (I am the only employee with an independent contractor). We are losing our office located within another nonprofit due to their growth. We know we are fully capable working from home, however, my concern is going to an ...

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    Hello everyone -- We are ramping up our end of the year giving and then community campaign in the late winter/spring. We currently accept donations by check or credit card (online).  In order to grow our younger donor base, I feel there would be an advantage ...

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    Hi Elena, Salesforce also has really extensive learning modules. If you click on the question mark icon on the top right of your SF home page and then scroll down to Go to Trailhead, you (and your database admin) will find a world of training from ...

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