AFP Discussion Threads

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AFP International Discussions

  • Hi, everyone. We are excited to see so many members ... More

  • We too are trying to launch a planned giving campaign ... More

  • For those organizations that have gone through the ... More

  • Yes, that's right.  Some donors who give at the $25 ... More

  • HI, generally speaking, I would  never send a ... More

  • We've just started building our monthly donor pool, ... More

  • Are there other common traits for the group that you ... More

  • I am registered.  Excited to participate. ------------------------------ ... More

  • ​I'd like to review the planned giving solicitation ... More

  • Our donor database is limited in what type of personal ... More

  • Please send planned giving solicitation letter samples ... More

  • ​I am also interested in examples that can help me ... More

  • Free e-book available to AFP members. For over ... More

  • I would like to see what you've shared as well - my ... More

  • Thanks for letting us know. We'll check that out first ... More

  • I just wanted to throw a heads up to whoever is in ... More

  • One more additional piece on this:  Once someone becomes ... More

  • hi, great question. I always recommend doing the following:  ... More

  • Hi Caitlyn, There is indeed such a thing as thanking ... More

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  • I agree, the data should tell you what your donors ... More

  • Our organization is starting to receive more recurring ... More

  • Hi Lindsay, This is a situation that fundraisers grapple ... More

  • Susan, I hope you'll get some responses from other ... More

  • Christine, are the donors who are bristling ones who ... More

  • Hi Colleagues, Do any of you sell sponsor ad space ... More

  • Recently I (the Annual Fund) and Events realized we've ... More

  • How about something like "Student/Fixed Income"? ------------------------------ ... More

  • If the employee has the legal ability to bind the company, ... More

  • ​American donors wishing to donate to a Canadian charity ... More

  • My organization currently has a member level that's ... More

  • 12-15 face to faces per month and with 95% being new ... More

  • Hi everyone, If you're planning to take the ... More

  • Thanks for this update Michael. It's certainly a useful ... More

  • I love variable gift amounts tailored to what the donor ... More

  • Influencing others and managing has become a critical ... More

  • Not an attorney or an auditor, but it would depend, ... More

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    RE: Gifts to Donors

    I'm not sure on how to end it, but came across this ... More

  • Katie, Your question appears as though you have ... More

  • Are there never any female donors? Or the possibility ... More

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott, Arizona ... More

  • Hello! We are looking for a Major Gift Officer to ... More

  • Hi Leah, Would you mind sending me the dropbox ... More

  • ​Thanks for posting these! ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hello, I also recommend Little Green Light. It is ... More

  • Hello, Our recruiting firm is actively searching for ... More

  • Hello Everyone, I am writing from the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka ... More

  • We are a little non-profit in Florida. We host an annual ... More

  • I am working with an organization that is looking at ... More

  • At our fundraising luncheon, we have several levels ... More

  • ​A Development Officer has a discovery portfolio of ... More

  • Good morning - if you wouldn't mind, I would love to ... More

  • hi, YES, you definitely want to include a reply envelope. ... More

  • hi, yes, the typical approach is to have the donor's ... More

  • Jeanne, Oftentimes, the board's questions arise because ... More

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    Gifts to Donors

    The nonprofit I work with has a practice of honoring ... More

  • Does anyone know if this feature has any integration ... More

  • My organization has participated in the World Bank's ... More

  • Hi, There are a lot of good, cloud-based membership ... More

  • We are planning an annual appeal and a snail mailed ... More

  • Following. I did find this though. To integrate ... More

  • ​I would like a copy of the webinar when available! ... More

  • We handle these the same as Jeff.  We have a form for ... More

  • Hi Leah, It sounds like you have been inundated with ... More

  • Perhaps a discussion is needed to educate the Board ... More

  • I would think the biggest criteria would be how much ... More

  • Hi Jeanne, Sorry to hear your situation. Has the board ... More

  • Moira, Your top level could be Presenting Sponsor ... More

  • I also work with foster families and youth. I am the ... More

  • Hi - I have a question on the response form suggestion. ... More

  • I've love that link too! toni@humanesocietymiami.org ... More

  • We have a $2.9 million budget and I am the only development ... More

  • Could you please send me the drop box link.  Thanks ... More

  • We do the same thing for a multi-part event (it usually ... More

  • ​I'd love to see a copy as well! ------------------------------ ... More

  • I had a similar experience. Hired pt administrative ... More

  • I would recommend Salesforce - the NPSP version. It ... More

  • I've had to work really hard with my director of operations(he ... More

  • I would appreciate it if you could send me the sample ... More

  • I would wonder how they define "organic" something ... More

  • Hi Moira - Good for you to be planning now! It's really ... More

  • Hello! I am currently recruiting for my open Assistant ... More

  • would love a copy as well. Thank you for sharing.mg@InspirationRanch.org ... More

  • Hi everyone, I've received hundreds of requests for ... More

  • Hi Leah Thanks so much for sharing this! If not too ... More

  • Have certainly worked at organizations with development ... More

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    Alexa Donations

    Has anyone signed up for the new Alexa Donation feature? ... More

  • Riverbend Community Mental Health is planning a month ... More

  • ​I would love a copy of the link to sign up for the ... More

  • On the question I sent for posting, could you add the ... More

  • I'm looking for insights about recruiting and hiring ... More

  • ​I would like information or a copy of that webinar ... More

  • I would agree with Rebecca's comments. I will also ... More

  • In response to Q1 & Q2 revenue reports that fell short, ... More

  • Aloha, everyone! What are the best practices regarding ... More

  • If it isn't too late, I would greatly appreciate copies ... More

  • I have an opening on my team! Looking for someone ... More

  • Leah, I too would love to have copies.  My e-mail is ... More

  • Hi Folks,  Assuming you have determined you are not ... More

  • Interesting question. is there a source that would ... More

  • Thank you! ------------------------------ Jill Vassar ... More

  • I would love to have some examples as well! My email ... More

  • I think that the adoption of the Higher Logic community ... More

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  • Greetings: I have always been instructed that it is ... More

  • I wonder why an employee couldn't make a pledge for ... More

  • I'm jumping on the bandwagon.  I'd love to have the ... More

  • I would appreciate seeing a job description with these ... More

  • We recently completed a 3.5M project and ran a capital ... More

  • We use Kindful. It has worked great for us. ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hi All: Besides my full-time position, I'm on the ... More

  • We send three print newsletters each year they are ... More

  • We recognize in-kind donations nearly the same as donations...with ... More

  • I would guess that a regular employee cannot make a ... More

  • You might consider making the stewardship committee ... More

  • Not sure if this is what you are looking for, this ... More

  • Whenever I'm asked about the pros and cons of a charity's ... More

  • I, too, would love to see those letters, thank you! ... More

  • Hi Dana, Here's an article I wrote about the ROI ... More

  • ​We are looking to hire a Director of Development.  ... More

  • We are looking for the OLD version of the AFP Code ... More

  • Is it permissible for an employee to make a pledge ... More

  • Wonder if anyone would be willing to share their social ... More

  • I am advising a nonprofit that needs to upgrade its ... More

  • We sold tickets to our 125th Anniversary Gala as well ... More

  • ​Greetings! I am currently researching and looking ... More

  • I would love to have a copy of that webinar, if possible! ... More

  • ​We used to use Stelter but I found that all the articles ... More

  • Hi Leah, If you could send me a link to the dropbox, ... More

  • Yes, we are promoting via FB, Instagram and boosting ... More

  • ​We are looking at revising our job description for ... More

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    RE: Stelter for PG

    I am building PG program from scratch and considered ... More

  • When asking for materials to be sent to an individual, ... More

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  • I would like to see those too! Thank you, Margo Mbuckley@ymcaokanagan.ca ... More

  • Hello Crystal, I would also love to see your letters. ... More

  • In a recent position I held, a culture of endowment ... More

  • Hi Zoe, I send my print newsletter out separately ... More

  • Your assessment seems spot on. I think there was some ... More

  • Would appreciate the share as well. ------------------------------ ... More

  • I'd love the dropbox folder as well, if possible. Thanks ... More

  • Leah, I too would appreciate receiving a copy of those ... More

  • Is there an average cost to using one of these services? ... More

  • ED, Thanks for the suggestions. Our NPO's clients are ... More