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    Hi! Our organization completed its annual Gala thursday. It's a corporate focused event i.e. corporate sponsorship with them filling the tables with employees. About 70% profession based vs 30% service / support companies. Very few individuals attend ...

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    You can expect an event planner to take care of all logistics for an event, such as handling the various contractors (venue, rentals, AV, etc.) and run the event that night.  They also are involved with helping you design your creative, scripting the ...

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    Thank you, Julie. I appreciate your candid assessment of RocketRez. We are using Salesforce as our CRM so I'm not sure it will be a problem. RocketRez is working with Salesforce to directly integrate, but in the meantime, we will do daily data dumps. ...

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    As a follow up, I learned from our rep that they've discontinued Elevate, which facilitated recurring donations, so she has introduced us to an integration consultant who is going to help us make a decision on this.    ------------------------------ ...

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    Solid feed back.  These are the type of experiences and 'breakdown' of result that I am looking for-frankly speaking-some of my inquiry is very much related  to MY plans to move ahead in my role as efficiently and successfully as possible.  I don't ...

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    Absolutely thank your board members for their annual gift. My preference is a handwritten note from the ED/CEO, who is the only staff person of the board. Given how many organizations struggle to get their board members to give, absolutely thank ...

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Latest News from AFP

  • In honoring the outgoing board members of 2023, we invited them to reflect on their memorable experiences as AFP volunteers and impart valuable advice for our incoming leaders.In our spotlight on outgoing board member Juliana M. Weissbein, CFRE, associate director of development operations at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she illuminates her journey from attending young professional gatherings at the NYC chapter to ascending to the AFP Global board. Along this remarkable path, Juliana...
  • First, thank you to the many donors to the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy. AFP has three foundations located in the U.S., Canada (EN, FR) and Mexico all raising funds for the fundraising profession and their role in the broader philanthropic sector.What’s the difference between AFP Global and the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy? I’ve been asked that many times. The way I like to think about is that AFP Global thinks about its members first. Of course, they serve the broader profession, but as...
  • FRANÇAISAFP Canada past chair, Ken Mayhew, president and CEO of William Osler Health System Foundation, is featured in the recently released new book co-authored by celebrated Canadian journalist Peter Mansbridge and Mark Bulgutch.The book, How Canada Works: The People who Make our Nation Thrive, showcases Canadians and their chosen profession through first-person accounts. A chapter aptly titled “The Fundraiser” showcases Ken and provides insight into his work in the philanthropic sector.Giving...

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