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    We do this through our CRM system Charity Proud. We send direct messages/emails to targeted members through our CRM. The CRM system is integrated with Constant Contact and pulls the emails to push out. What is nice is that we can track on our CRM who ...

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    Just wanted to share the nearly 1,500 response Non-Profit Employment Survey (white paper) from Hallett Philanthropy.... https://www.hallettphilanthropy.com/resources Really interesting takeaways for leaders in charities about what employees, particular ...

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    Hi Jennifer, Years back I worked for an organization that moved from Online Express to Constant Contact. We kept both systems for a 1 year period, phasing all communications into CC during that time. I can see the benefit of keeping OE for record ...

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    We use RENXT, and sometimes Constant Contact as well. Our Communications Department more often uses CC for events and communications outside Advancement (e.g. conferences and admissions communications). Using RENXT (Or Online Express) is nice for fundraising ...

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    I would appreciate having this request added to the daily AFP Open Forum Digest. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. YP Board / Two Qs: Does anyone have a YP Board plan they can share as we look to build up our group? Has ...

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    I totally agree with Mary, as you typically do not have time to call donors to send in company checks to verify whether they are a sole proprietor, corporation, etc. Soft credits are a great way to make sure an individual gets credit, whether or not ...

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