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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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    I've seen a few events that had virtual cocktail parties prior to the event with a high profile person and people who donated at a certain level were invited to the party. ------------------------------ Francy Bennett Development Director (907)632-1681 ...

  • Posted in: Special Events

    Hi, everyone.  Quick question: How are you determining the non-deductible portion of a sponsorship for a virtual event? If sponsors are receiving advertising through your event (e.g., a crawler with their logo or a 60-second video to kick-off the event), ...

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    RE: Appeal Letters

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    Our organization sends two out a year, one for the annual fund and one for the end of year.  That is a big reduction from what we used to do, but more effective. The annual fund one is timed to go out as close to the beginning of our fiscal as possible ...

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    I agree. ------------------------------ Ana Schulz Director of Development La Posada Providencia Saint Louis MO ------------------------------

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    We have a Twitter account, in addition to Facebook, Instagram and You Tube. We take full advantage of all except Twitter.  I'm interested in knowing if other organizations are active on Twitter and if so, how do you use it? And, has it been successful?  ...

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