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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Dear Friends,  I was given the task to help a Performing Arts Board draft a fundraising letter but I thought I would do my research to confirm their 501c3 status.  I did not find them in ...

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    RE: In-Kind Donation Tracking

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous I am still a rookie when it comes to in-kind donations. I help unload if there are large volumes, but others handle the form. I sense that donors get tired of filling out the form. They want ...

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    Alexander, yes the US Internal Revenue Service recommends a professional appraisal for any donated item or gift greater than $5000.  Under that, the donor can call it. ------------------------------ Charles Birdie President Lead2Succeed 703-554-9016 ...

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    Great, I hope your event is very successful :) ------------------------------ Alexander Lapa Salesforce Partner for Nonprofits alex@dryadconsulting.com ------------------------------

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    Thanks Alexander and Charles. To provide clarity, donors are purchasing Christmas gifts from a list that is provided by the family. The gifts will be wrapped before we get them, so we won't know the value unless the donor tells us or provides a list of ...

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    The majority of major performing arts centers have migrated to Tessitura.  While some development staff are not completely sold on its fundraising functionality, it is the best option in the arts for a fully integrated CRM.  I like its prospect management ...

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