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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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  • Hi there, Our annual gala, usually held in April, is now being held at the end of June 2021, and will be virtual. <o:p></o:p> I had already scheduled a direct mailing to annual fund donors for early-to-mid June, and am now being asked to integrate ...

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    Hello AFP Members Please find attached CCMW's job posting for Fundraising Officer. Kindly circulate to your networks and partner organizations. Application deadline is March 20, 2021. Thank you for your support. -- ...

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Good Morning, This is a tough situation. Our organization recently had a donor respond to an invite to one of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion event invites via email with a very negative ...

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    Old Donor Software was attacked by ransomware

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous We just found out an old donor software database that we haven't used in over 3 years was attacked as part of a larger ransomware attack on Blackbaund. We were not the target, just part of ...

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    Regarding the gift with no donor intent..... As I read through some of the comments I think there are some definitions to clarify. Technically, yes those funds are unrestricted, as they were donated without restrictions. Endowment- money, of which ...

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