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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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    Superb follow up! Hits all the regular points--are our records correct, do we have correct contact info--but then acknowledges how the world has changed and offers flexible options.  While a call can be a good option, it can be hard to get a live voice, ...

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    We have created a software release specifically to help virtual fundraising.  we have complied tips on how beat to do a virtual fundraiser and what works vs doesn't work.  Here is the URL to some tips. I can also help answer some questions if you ...

  • Hi! We just put out the appeal last week - we had it come from the Board President and I created a PS we did not show the ED that asked for a note on the back of the remit to put into a binder for her retirement.  I now have to reach out to the 125 donors ...

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    I got rave reviews (and a LOT of pledges collected) from this one: I'm writing to thank you for being a STRONG supporter of The Matriots PAC, and to compare notes with you. My records show I sent an email invoice, and then one in the mail, in the ...

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    Right now, we are planning a hybrid event for our November fundraising gala (usually around 300+ people)--a small in-person event with a coinciding virtual event. The small in-person event would allow us to practice social distancing, and the virtual ...

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May 1, 2020 - Please Be Sure To Read Our Latest Notice - AFP Open Forum Guidelines For Posts Regarding External Events, Discussions And Materials

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