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    As a member of my local chapter's board, I would like to ask for input regarding how other chapters utilize reserve funds, and specifically your policy/process and any RFP you may have used for investing such reserves.  For example, do you choose a nonprofit ...

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    Susan, what CRM do you use?  We use Salesforce but not the Nonprofit Success Pack (and are updating our system to be closer to how NPSP works.) In NPSP, there is  the narrow definition of "soft credit" to mean very specifically a donation that was passed ...

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    Hi Fundraising Friends, I just started working in Raiser's Edge NXT at a new job. Until now, the organization has been soft crediting spouses/partners the others' gifts, so that all donations for that 'household' will show up in a single view pane. I ...

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    I am looking to start an alumni advisory board and looking for someone who would be willing to share documents when it began, the things you were considering, objectives and outcomes of what you wanted to accomplish. Does anyone have something like this ...

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    Susan, Keeping a note about is the only way I'd keep note of it. Legally, Jane can't be credited with other people's donations. But she did do a FB fundraiser so, internally, should get a shoutout for bringing in new or new-ish donations (query: ...

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    I'd like to expand this question a bit to consider how you all handle what I think of as a "secondary" soft credit.  For example, board member Jane Doe hosts a FB birthday fundraiser that raises $500. Five donors already in our CRM, including Jane, ...

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