AFP Discussion Threads

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  • We do this through our CRM system Charity Proud. We ... More

  • Just wanted to share the nearly 1,500 response Non-Profit ... More

  • Hi Jennifer, Years back I worked for an organization ... More

  • We use RENXT, and sometimes Constant Contact as well. ... More

  • I would appreciate having this request added to the ... More

  • I totally agree with Mary, as you typically do not ... More

  • Erin: We used Causevox for a virtual peer-to-peer. ... More

  • Hi, Does anyone have experience using two email ... More

  • Hi Diane, Attached is a job description for a position ... More

  • Hi, Jennifer, Here's a couple links to some examples ... More

  • We've used Airmeet for multiple events with 300+ attendees ... More

  • Hello, Your volunteer is eligible to use the IRS rate ... More

  • I have just done a ton of research for this for our ... More

  • Hi Ann: I'd be happy to connect you with our virtual ... More

  • Kate, Mary has it just right. You would hard credit ... More

  • Hi Susan - Given your desire to facilitate a national ... More

  • I worked for the foundation that supported a nonprofit ... More

  • Looking for recommendations for a virtual event platform ... More

  • Hi Melissa, I love the idea of a postcard for certain ... More

  • Reluctant adopters?! I've never heard of such people ... More

  • Do you find the inability to set a start and due date ... More

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    Volunteer Mileage Reimbursement

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  • I like that suggestion. ------------------------------ ... More

  • We are looking to create a position that has a primary ... More

  • I am not sure if this is the appropriate place to post ... More

  • We just went through this process as well.  Our organization's ... More

  • We recommend, first and foremost, that constituent ... More

  • Kate - question: does this donor own his/her company? ... More

  • Hi Koren, Wouldn't it be fine to describe your donor ... More

  • I would love to get thought on this too! ... More

  • Yes, we did this when our ED retired a few years ago. ... More

  • ClickBid is great. Very reasonable prices and user ... More

  • Great explanation Sarah. ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hi Melissa, I love that you are pushing all angles ... More

  • My organization's Executive Director is retiring (date ... More

  • We’re looking for a live auction donation processing ... More

  • I think a follow up postcard is an excellent idea. ... More

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    RE: Finding Funding for a Development Staff Positi ...

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  • We have a donor who remarried after his wife passed ... More

  • Good morning! I have a quick question  - may be a ... More

  • Melissa; We added a postcard last year and had ... More

  • The appeal generally brings in about $30K, depending ... More

  • I've found that our regional community foundation provides ... More

  • I agree with Marianne about the board member being ... More

  • Post cards can be terrific for some things. I usually ... More

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    RE: Finding Funding for a Development Staff Positi ...

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  • A reminder, for those of you interested, a few membership ... More

  • I would want to know how much your YE appeal brings ... More

  • As mentioned that type of grant is exceedingly rare.  ... More

  • This message was posted by a user wishing to remain ... More

  • We are reviewing our constituent codes and are wondering ... More

  • Why only in Fort Myers? ------------------------------ ... More

  • Yes go ahead and explore this with any foundations ... More

  • It's possible that this charter school board has a ... More

  • I have experience with multi-year grant funding in ... More

  • Recommend that they hire outside counsel to assist ... More

  • Hello there, I'd once received a 3-year grant from ... More

  • Hi all, We're thinking of adding a 2nd mailing to ... More

  • Hello, I'm a "try anything once" kind of person, but ... More

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  • I cannot stop laughing over this tooth one!   :-) ... More

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    Finding Funding for a Development Staff Position

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  • Hello, We have a donor that is interested in gifting ... More

  • I have "picked up" failed campaigns that have met and ... More

  • Sara, Would you mind emailing that to me?  That's ... More

  • Hello Everyone, I am in the process ... More

  • Why are you interested in fundraising? What are the ... More

  • Soft credits within married couples are fully allowed. ... More

  • Hi, Susan,   I would think about adding that board ... More

  • When hiring, I found that behavioral questions work ... More

  • As a member of my local chapter's board, I would like ... More

  • Susan, what CRM do you use?  We use Salesforce but ... More

  • Hi Fundraising Friends, I just started working in ... More

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    Advisory Boards

    I am looking to start an alumni advisory board and ... More

  • Susan, Keeping a note about is the only way I'd ... More

  • I'd like to expand this question a bit to consider ... More

  • This is so brilliant, Colleen....years ago we received ... More

  • Does anyone have a sample list of interview questions ... More

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  • Congratulations on the big gift!  I can think of two ... More

  • This message was posted by a user wishing to remain ... More

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  • Hi Colleen, I love this so much! The title is great! ... More

  • I am so glad to hear that others also have found this ... More

  • Hi Terri, Yes - I always apply a soft credit to ... More

  • Mary -  Thank you for correcting me.  Would you still ... More

  • Hi Terri, I have to disagree with you about DAF's. ... More

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  • The Western PA Chapter is working with Slippery Rock ... More

  • Leslie -  Great question.  I always try and think ... More

  • Hi, Erin.  Sounds like this community has rallied ... More

  • Hi Leslie -- it's a tough question to which, in my ... More

  • Leslie, We give the hard credit for such gifts to ... More

  • Stock gifts are directly from the donor. Think of ... More

  • Hi, Leslie,   Those gifts are hard-credited to the ... More

  • Hi AFP, I'm a little confused about how we record ... More

  • Hello, fellow nature center fundraiser! We have been ... More

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    RE: Are stock gifts "soft credited" or "direct"?

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  • Every year our team publishes an Impact Report highlighting ... More

  • Chris, years ago at an organization, we issued CGAs ... More

  • Hi Susan, Yes, that is exactly what I mean. If ... More

  • Mary, I'm curious about your observation/guidance  ... More

  • Esther,  Your response articulated what I am feeling ... More

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    Picking up a fundraising project that never was co ...

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  • Of course, I'm not suggesting it was an easy decision. ... More

  • Hi Leslie, Such good questions! I went through ... More

  • Hi Erin, I'm happy to help. Although, I'm not that ... More

  • Sounds like an interesting situation. I recommend you ... More

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  • No, I'm not. Planning a  hybrid conference is a whole ... More

  • Yep. I love SmartSheet. Once you learn how to use it ... More

  • Hi Krista, This is something our board just brought ... More

  • I am not our in-house RE NXT expert, but I talked to ... More

  • Alot of our clients use them and are pretty happy with ... More

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    Seeking Advice - Acquisition on the Horizon

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  • Hello, Melissah, If you are receiving the remainder ... More

  • Hi AFP folks, We're embarking on a project to clean ... More

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    RE: Venmo

    Hi Kellie, Our organization has been been using Venmo ... More

  • I'm looking to upgrade my org's online donation portal ... More

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    Advisory Boards

    We are looking to create an alumni advisory board. ... More

  • While I understand the reasoning behind the in-person ... More

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  • Hi Phyllis, I have used Bidding Owl several times ... More

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    RE: No virtual option for AFP LEAD

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  • Thank you for your interest! We received an outpouring ... More

  • I can endorse SmartSheet as well. ------------------------------ ... More

  • Hello -  Great question.  In my 25+ years, I have ... More

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  • Question: did your organization give the donor the ... More

  • Hi Kelly, We use Smartsheet. It is reasonably priced, ... More

  • When I started at my previous organization, I inherited ... More

  • Absolutely!  While not planning to attend myself our ... More

  • Kelly, Salesforce.org has 10 free licenses for nonprofits.  ... More

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    Pledge hell

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  • Hi!  As part of our monthly educational sessions, our ... More

  • Is anyone else completely confounded that AFP is not ... More

  • Hi Chris, I like using Charitable Gift America. Tom ... More

  • We use the free version of Asana and it is totally ... More

  • Following! ------------------------------ Esther Landau, ... More

  • Hi there! Curious here how other organizations code ... More

  • Hi All, Our organization is looking into ... More

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    Project Management Software

    Any suggestions for low cost project management software? ... More

  • We track stock gifts as in-kind, not soft credits. ... More

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  • We recently received the proceeds from a Charitable ... More