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  • Hi everyone,  It has been very heartening to see the ... More

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  • Our strategy for our year-end appeal is to focus on ... More

  • Hi Michelle, Would you be willing to share the language ... More

  • My organization is ready to establish a "real" endowment ... More

  • Afternoon! We are holding a virtual fundraiser in ... More

  • Hi, Sophie, Question about state solicitation registration ... More

  • Hi, Terri.  I attended a virtual mixology / cooking ... More

  • Hi everyone--we are renewing our PA state registration ... More

  • Hello - this is my first time actually engaging and ... More

  • Hello-  We are going to create a giving circle and ... More

  • We used Crowd Compass. It integrates with zoom and ... More

  • Hi Tracy, great question! I do not send appeals to ... More

  • Hey John! Your newspaper appeal sounds like United ... More

  • hi great question.  Yes, I recommend you appeal to ... More

  • Thanks Catherine! ------------------------------ Jennifer ... More

  • Do you solicit your monthly donors for year-end gifts ... More

  • Hi All- We provided a cooking demo during ... More

  • Natalie, your event sounds like a fantastic experience. ... More

  • We are a veteran non-profit and have a resources tab ... More

  • Hi Terri,  This resource may be helpful to you. It ... More

  • All great suggestions so far, which I would also echo. ... More

  • We're looking into him a little more. Before we share ... More

  • I attended two virtual conferences recently and the ... More

  • How many appeals should an agency run simultaneously? ... More

  • I suggest you focus time and money on your current ... More

  • Hi Terri, I am involved in two organizations that ... More

  • I am in agreement with Megan's response. It sounds ... More

  • We are hosting our first online cooking class on November ... More

  • Hi all - Last year (2019), Nike doubled their company ... More

  • Hi Megan, Sharing this article about virtual sponsorships ... More

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  • You should certainly look into your local Community ... More

  • hello Any chance you can share the name of this person? ... More

  • Hi Christina: We have 6 people in our department and ... More

  • Hi Everyone, I hope that this message finds all of ... More

  • I agree with Gary that the big drawback with the "wallet ... More

  • If I'm understanding you correctly, you're wondering ... More

  • Liberty's Kitchen in New Orleans has transitioned their ... More

  • I participated in a virtual event that included a cocktail ... More

  • Greetings: Transitioning this year from an in-person ... More

  • We used Sched to host a conference this summer. All ... More

  • Hi, We conducted an online cooking event, with live ... More

  • I just supported one of my clients on their transition ... More

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  • He can either write a personal note to his friends ... More

  • I would write the letter/appeal and open support for ... More

  • Hi, all! After many years of bequests being the only ... More

  • My organization is currently investigating how to transition ... More

  • I have held lots of virtual events since March and ... More

  • We have to provide the exact documentation you are ... More

  • Thank you for the support and examples. What great ... More

  • Hello All - my organization is looking to do a virtual ... More

  • I have a donor who has recently set up a scholarship ... More

  • Hi there Colombe! I'd be interested in following the ... More

  • David, Noted... poor choice of words... We'll just ... More

  • Tracy, This is very helpful, and the experience ... More

  • So we held our virtual event in June after postponing ... More

  • Hello everyone!  Thank you all so very much for your ... More

  • Hi Barbara, I chose to stay the course with three mailings ... More

  • First, you can buy from a database company a list of ... More

  • Of course you would never want guilt donors into something ... More

  • Appreciate all the efforts to make DAF's more accessible. ... More

  • Good observation about passive response. Good for us ... More

  • Hi friends -  I wanted to let you know that we're ... More

  • I used a number 9 that I designed recently to gather ... More

  • Yes!  Found the free DAF widget and put it in a client's ... More

  • I agree with Peggy. You'd be better off hiring a consultant ... More

  • Good thoughts Thank you John ------------------------------ ... More

  • Ask for references ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hi Colombo! You are wise to question this! Sounds ... More

  • Hello Colombe, We're on the AFP open forum so I'm ... More

  • Hi Sara, We have never used a DAF Widget for a client, ... More

  • Hope you don't mind me chiming in here Mia... We recommend ... More

  • We just added DAFwidget to our website as it was more ... More

  • Sorry Casey - In case this is a repeat:-my computer ... More

  • Hello all!  I recently had an individual reach out, ... More

  • Hi Sara- I invented the DAFwidget (found at www.dafwidget.com ... More

  • Hi Jennifer, A few years ago I was a founding executive ... More

  • Hi John, Interesting that you don't see non-profits ... More

  • Hi Laurel - can you clarify your question? ... More

  • Hi Sara, I've not heard of the DAF Widget before, ... More

  • Thank you, Natalie! This is helpful and makes perfect ... More

  • Hi! Our gala is in December, and we reduced our goal ... More

  • Hi John, do you know the reasons why organizations ... More

  • I am curious to see folks' response rates for waiting ... More

  • Hi Barbara, It looks like you've got some really good ... More

  • Hi Erica,  Though not the same, we use 1% for the ... More

  • Laurel, Most organizations send multiple appeals throughout ... More

  • Tyler, A Kos Kut remittance envelope works well bound ... More

  • Can you A/B test it with your mailing list to see what ... More

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  • Thanks so much! ------------------------------ Brenda ... More

  • Thank you so much, Leah! ------------------------------ ... More

  • Thanks so much, Leila - super helpful. ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hi Barbara, Data from Neon One show that 53.8% of ... More

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    Hi all - searched on this but didn't see any posts, ... More

  • Hi Amanda, I'm working with my clients on a combination ... More

  • Here's a case statement recently done for a client ... More

  • Good afternoon  I am looking for some professional ... More

  • Hello - I am creating our Organization case as well ... More

  • What is a good response to a direct mail appeal? ------------------------------ ... More

  • Wondering if anyone has experience with either of these ... More

  • Hi Brenda, I'm also a case writer and am a member ... More

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  • Hello Leila, Thank you for sharing your work.  I love ... More

  • Looking for a template that would be filled out by ... More

  • Liz, I think the best advice here is to remain focused ... More

  • I'm a case writer. You're welcome to look at some of ... More

  • My fall newsletter has both - I tried to make sure ... More

  • About 6 months ago, we began incorporating both a link ... More

  • I'm a new Mid-Level donor Manager with gifts from $1,000 ... More

  • I am a trustee of a small non-profit that does not ... More

  • Donna, we have done a mix of masks and no masks in ... More

  • Hello, I need to perform a website audit for a non-profit. ... More

  • Hello! I'm a new Director of Development for a soon-to-open ... More

  • I am working with a client who is considering using ... More

  • Thanks everyone for your input. Rachel - I appreciate ... More

  • Hi Liz! We do a social media push to sign up for our ... More

  • Hi Amanda,  Many organizations are scenario budget ... More

  • We just had our virtual gala last month. It is hard ... More

  • Hi everyone! I am currently working on putting together ... More

  • Hi All, In addition to fundraising for my national ... More

  • Fellow Members from All Chapters,  AFP Triangle ... More

  • Working on marketing materials for a Grateful Family ... More

  • Thank you! I appreciate these. More

  • Hi, Sue! I have a couple of gift-in-kind acknowledgement ... More

  • We raised a little bit more with our virtual gala. ... More

  • We have posted our newsletters on social media with ... More

  • Rebbeca Truax, MBA, CFRE Interim CEO RVH Foundation ... More

  • Do anyone have a gift-in-kind acknowledgment that you ... More

  • I have a similar problem with my ED.  It's true that ... More

  • Thank you everyone! This is all great advice. I truly ... More

  • I am investigating matching gift software because our ... More

  • Long gone are the days of sending out just one year ... More

  • Hi, Kenyetta, If you are looking for part-time data ... More

  • In addition to NEDRA, take a look at Apra: www.aprahome.org. ... More

  • Hi, Kenyetta,   We have a Blackbaud Pro BCre on our ... More

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  • This is kind of a strange year.  I do not think many ... More

  • NEDRA (New England Development Research Association) ... More

  • We are creating a budget for all of 2021.  Conservative ... More

  • Good question. I've been running fourth quarter annual ... More

  • Hi Liz, We have added a request to the bottom of our ... More

  • Hi Barbara, I think it really depends on your audience ... More

  • It is always up to the donor, not the organization, ... More