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    Welcome to AFP Connect ! We are excited to introduce these online community forums and provide a place for our members to share information and insights, learn more from colleagues on particular topics, and connect with fellow AFP members! Our intended ...

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    RE: Introvert Fundraisers

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous This is such a great conversation- thanks, Nicole, for bringing these questions. One thing that I'd like to point out is that a lot of the work that makes institutional, collaborative ...

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    Hard-Copy Newsletters

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    Does anyone have data or general feelings on the benefit of sending out hard-copy newsletters? I am working on a marketing budget that includes a great deal of investment in online/social media presence and we do an annual hard-copy letter, but I'm considering ...

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    I would be very interested in this as well. Just started a new role as Director of Development and need to complete a comprehensive plan for my department. Lorri McDermott-Holmes Director of Fund Development Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington ...

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    Hi, Medha! As I understand, with a ticket sale to a fundraiser, the portion of the sale that is tax-deductible is the amount above the value of the goods/services received by the attendee in exchange for their purchase. For example, if a guest purchases ...

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    For GAAP accounting Written and Signed Pledges are recorded in Pledges Receivable at their full face amount. Accounting then creates two offsetting accounts: Allowances for uncollectable pledges and Pledge Discount (The present value of a multi-year ...

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AFP Connect! We are excited to introduce new Topic-Specific Interest Communities as well as Affinity Group Communities you can now join! Below are the new communities - to join, simply click on a community link below, or go to the "Communities" tab, select "All Communities" and then search or filter for "Special Interest Communities" or (for the Affinity Groups) "AFP Task Force & Working Groups" to find and join them!

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Online Fundraising
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Special Events

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International Fundraising
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