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    Hi everyone,  It has been very heartening to see the AFP family come together in this Open Forum to support each other, both professionally and emotionally, as we deal with the COVID-19 crisis. The knowledge and advice that we've seen provided has really ...

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    RE: Board Member Involvement

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous I suggest that you try and find out what the person would like to help with. If you can find ways to work with this person, you may have a hidden treasure of a volunteer. How about having ...

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    25% reduction in revenue from participating in various calls with philanthropy organizations. Also halved expenses for travel, mileage, donor meetings - discretionary spending. ------------------------------ Samantha Bobila Vice President of Development ...

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    Board Member Involvement

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Good morning, I am a new Development & Communications Director  at an organization that has a high level of Board involvement, but the involvement is really in the minutiae and not at a high ...

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    I'm curious as to why a Word document won't work? I find it's easy to use and much easier to read than Excel spreadsheets. Can you run a list straight from your software? Or import it into a word document. I know I am the exception to the rule but I find ...

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    Hi Brittany,  Raffles are gambling and you will need a license in every state you plan on promoting them in. They are not legal in all 50 States, so promoting them online gets pretty tricky. Hence the reason the Boys & Girls Club of Denver sends lots ...

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May 1, 2020 - Please Be Sure To Read Our Latest Notice - AFP Open Forum Guidelines For Posts Regarding External Events, Discussions And Materials

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