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    RE: Mail Opening Process

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    We were told by our auditors that we can't have the person who enters the donations into the database have editing access to the mail log. This is the dilemma we are running into. We need 2 spreadsheets with data that is entered at different time variable ...

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    RE: Mail Opening Process

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    We were told by our auditors that we should be opening up the mail every day, date stamping what is in each envelope, and recording it in a mail log daily. That seemed a little extreme to me, but they are our auditors so we need to listen to them. ------------------------------ ...

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    This is one really good reason that development people need to be out and about in their communities. I know that has been darn near impossible in recent years but - depending on the size of the community - being active and networking can often bring ...

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    Hi all-  Our EOY mailer seems to be doing worse this year than last year's mailer. Is anyone else having similar results? Thanks for any input! ------------------------------ Dana Hammond Cold Spring NY (845)265-3638 EXT 111 ------------------------ ...

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    Named Fund Conundrum

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Hello professional hivemind,  I have a "what would you do" question to ask from the safety of anonymity. We recently had a beloved program participant pass away and her family generously ...

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    I just posted an article on my website about how many Holocaust Survivors have given back in gratitude for having been spared. Having been raised by a Holocaust Survivor whose mother survived Auschwitz, this story had a special meaning for me. The post ...

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