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    Each week in October, we'll highlight a scenario involving ethics that fundraisers might face in their day-to-day work. Every scenario has questions that members can discuss and provide us with their feedback. Our fourth scenario involves a number of ...

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    Hi Shannon! In Canada the Facebook Fundraiser donations are processed by the PayPal Giving Fund Canada, which is also who issues the gift receipts via Facebook. Your charity does not have to issue receipts to donors that gave via Facebook.  Regarding ...

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    Kevin, Thank you for your post. I am most interested in seeing your plan.  Evelyn RossettiRyan  evelynrryan@gmail.com ------------------------------ Evelyn Rossetti-Ryan (646)643-0094 ------------------------------

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    I am In exactly this position this year - and would love to see your plan, Kevin. thank you! ------------------------------ Lynn Marshall Development and Communications Coordinator (206)233-0156 EXT 254 ------------------------------

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    Tessitura user here for the past ten years. Since you've used it before, you know that it's initially frightening, and I've heard stories of leadership being scared off after an initial introduction. But once you get into it, you start picking it up fairly ...

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    Yes, it would be wonderful to see some examples of Development plans. Is there any way this can be shared? Thanks, Arlene ------------------------------ Arlene Manankil-Boyce Principle Gifts Manager ------------------------------

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