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    Hi Krista,  This is something our board is considering.  I would appreciate being added to the lists to see samples.  Thank you so much!  Elizabeth Underwood Executive Director  New River Conservancy  elizabeth@newriverconservancy.org ​ ------------------------------ ...

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    Hi Kendra, We always do an annual report and have a print version and a digital version. We're a mid-sized national nonprofit, and we've found our bigger donors and corporate partners (and prospects) want to see something like this and ask for it regularly. ...

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    I'm a big fan of new donor welcome packets and encourage my clients to include AFP's Donor Bill of Rights. Great way to welcome folks to the family and start building a relationship. ------------------------------ Victoria Prevatt ------------------ ...

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    Hi Laura - In my experience, I have found the most success with defining roles by their key accountabilities.  So if I have only two roles for a team, I hone in on what the top 5 responsibilities are of each person in that role.  Start with the final ...

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    Oh wow, thank you for clarifying Patty. I must've misunderstood and there definitely is a lot of misinformation out there about this topic so I'm happy you said something. ------------------------------ Ana Bankert Director of Development (916)265-3966 ...

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    A couple of clarifications about RMDs: RMDs aren't a situation where people over 72 can withdraw money from their IRAs, it's that they must. Those people are long past the age (59.5) where they were allowed to take money from IRAs without penalty ...

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