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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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    RE: Development office budget

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Does this 1:5 ratio include the cost of salaries for development office staff? Or is it limited to the development activities they do to raise the funds, like direct mail campaigns, CRM platforms ...

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    Here is our Gift Acceptance Policy. ------------------------------ AL, North Admin ------------------------------

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    I hope you have a great board! Where do they work and does that business invest in the community? We have several of our programs sponsored by several of the businesses where our Board members work. Where do you bank? Is your money in several banks? What ...

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    Dear friends, I am in my first year as Director of Development at a small Quaker boarding school in Eastern Iowa.   My instincts have been honed by my own alma maters, but this year is new for us all.  We have achieved the same modest, less than $500,000, ...

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    My organization is moving from Raisers Edge to SalesForce, and our data team has not been pleased with the options shared via Conga and Apsona. Do any SalesForce users have other recommendations or advice? Thank you, in advance, for your feedback. ------------------------------ ...

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