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We are excited to introduce these online community forums and provide a place for our members to share information and insights, learn more from colleagues on particular topics, and connect with fellow AFP members!

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Hi Andrea, This may be an extreme example but I worked with a long-time donor who gave a significant yearly gift. He did a summer gathering at his house every year that I went to in my first ...

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    Hello, I'm development director for a wolf sanctuary. I recommend you take a look at Intrumentl. (note spelling). We are very pleased with it; it searches all types of non-profit funders, is thorough and easy to use, and stays up to date. Sent from ...

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    We switched to Classy from Click & Pledge last year and have not been happy. I would not recommend either, but I am looking at GiveLively for the future. I was very impressed with Every Action when researching last year also. Thank you for posting and ...

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    We recently chose Humanitru to manage donors and volunteers, cost is significantly lower than $7k ------------------------------ Bradley Harris Columbus OH (260)348-0681 ------------------------------

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Many years ago I was hired to be the operations officer for an organization with a very robust development team. Its biggest fundraiser of the year was driven heavily by multi-year pledges, ...

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    The AFP library has excellent books on getting started with a fundraising plan, and has tools for you to use to develop your gift chart and self assessment. Start here: https://afpglobal.org/topics/capital-campaigns Everyone is posting their favorite ...

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