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    Absolutely, have two people doing it. Not that two people couldn't make a mistake or commit fraud, but the odds are a lot lower than with one person. I got recruited to help with that a couple times at my former agency when the donations manager was out ...

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    Ughhh, I feel your pain! I recently received an email from a nonprofit that misspelled the name of a company that's donating parking space for an event at the nonprofit. I hope that company doesn't see the flyer. Given that your (soon to be ex-) agency ...

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    HI Emily, My first question is whether you have the mailing addresses of these 30,000 individuals? If they are program alumni, a letter appeal would probably work better than an email. Emails are just too easy to ignore. You might want to start ...

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous I'm the Director of Development with an organization and today is my last day.  I'm very careful to proofread my emails, copywriting, mailings, and posts, therefore have produced end results ...

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    At my last organization and also current organization, we saw the best acquisition results through digital marketing. My previous organization was larger and paid an outside consultant; my current organization just started using Feather because we wanted ...

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