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    FYI, my tech team is evaluating the development of a rapid-launch alternative to SMILE. At this point, the data looks very good, and we may be able to launch a MVP (minimum viable product) in time to replace the buttons on websites by doomsday (February ...

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    Hi Jess, I've planned many events in the past 20 years, and my suggestion depends on what type of event. A gala or established fundraising event (held for 3+ years) should stay below the 25% expense ratio. Other types of fundraising events such as golf ...

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    Hi, I manage seven nonprofits in Central Florida. We consistently raised $3,000+ with Amazon Smile every year and funded some impactful programs with that funding. Like most of you, I was shocked when I received the Smile cancellation letter last week. ...

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    Way different, Anne.  RaiseRight is a gift card fundraising program. If that is what you are looking for, then Raise Right is the best option. Supporters use a credit card to purchase a gift card from a merchant, and the merchant sends the nonprofit ...

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    Transitioning from Director of Development to Major ...

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous I've been a Director of Development for about 10 years at a few different nonprofits, and I am burned out. I feel stretched thin by so many different projects and priorities. When I do ...

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    Hello! My team is currently seeking an effective, cost efficient (though at this point we are willing to invest) online reservation system to send invites to our donors with. We have used Eventbrite, Hubspot and Paperless Post in the past and while they ...

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  •     CONTACTS: Natalie Paskoski, Manager of Content, (434) 236 – 5583, Natalie.Paskoski@afpglobal.orgSarah Sebastian, Director, Corporate Communications, ssebastian@onecause.com (Arlington, Virginia) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest association of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with OneCause, an industry-leading provider of easy-to-use digital fundraising solutions.  OneCause is driving the future of fundraising...
  •   ENGLISH L’Association des professionnels en philanthropie au Canada (AFP Canada), la plus importante communauté de professionnel.le.s en collecte de fonds au pays, est heureuse d’annoncer qu’elle a conclu un partenariat avec BrookGlobal pour 2023. « Nous sommes extrêmement reconnaissants du soutien de BrookGlobal envers la profession de collecte de fonds », a déclaré Jennifer Johnstone, présidente d’AFP Canada. « En plus de faire un retour comme commanditaire principal de notre Réception rouge...
  •   FRANÇAIS The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Canada, the largest community of fundraising professionals in the country, is excited to announce its partnership with BrookGlobal for 2023. “We are extremely grateful for BrookGlobal’s support of the fundraising profession,” said Jennifer Johnstone, chair of AFP Canada. “Not only is BrookGlobal returning as the presenting sponsor of our Red & White Reception held at AFP ICON, but they have expanded their partnership to include an online...