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    Hi all, Our institution has explored this question to support students studying abroad. Unfortunately, airline points or frequent flier miles are not considered tax deductible by the IRS.  They are gift or an award from the airline to the individual ...

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    Raisers Edge Help

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    Hello- I recently switched organizations. My previous organization used Bloomerang which I found to be fairly seamless, easy to maintain and extremely user friendly. My new organization uses Raisers Edge. I'm really struggling with database view as well ...

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    Hi Karen, It sounds like you may need a gift acceptance policy. We are working through the adaptation of this right now. Attached is a sample for your information. I hope this helps. In terms of how other businesses can use your logo/artwork, you could ...

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    Considering Closing Residential Treatment Program

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Good Morning. We are a multi-service nonprofit serving children and families involved in out-of-home placements - the "foster care system" or at-risk of becoming involved. We have a Therapeutic ...

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    RE: NCOA

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    Bob, you might want to try a PCOA (Proprietary Change of Address) which provides a look back longer than the typical NCOA and provides a deceased indicator.  We typically use a 3rd party vendor such as FreeNCOA to process database files that we work with ...

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    RE: NCOA

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    If you use a CRM like Blackbaud they run a quarterly address update; it's in your annual maintenance fee, but you have to request the update on your data health center page in database view. Meighan Corbett cell 914-552-5597

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