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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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    Hi Marie, Some of the things you want to look at when you are finding the right fit for a direct mail company: Size--do they have clients that are the same size as your medical center--can they relate to you, your team, and your leadership; Market--do ...

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    Stock transfers are great! If your org has no track record of receiving stock gifts, there may be no precedent or acceptance policy established. The usual policy for nonprofits is to sell the shares as soon as they receive them. Your finance department ...

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    Check with your president, treasurer, board chair ------------------------------ John Carpenter Development Counsel (617) 638-4570 ------------------------------

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    RE: Board Fundraising Ideas

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Thank you very much, great ideas!

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    Thanks everyone! We took all your good advice into consideration and settled on an engraveable photo-cube box for each of the trustees. We will insert photos of the children's education program that their foundation supports! ------------------------------ ...

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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!

If your question doesn't fall into one of these new communities, then be sure to post it in the Open Forum!

New Special Interest Communities:

Boards & Volunteers
Direct Response/Marketing
Donor Relations/Stewardship
Fundraising Policies
Online Fundraising
Planned Giving
Software/Technology Recommendations
Special Events

New Affinity Group Communities:

African American
Animal Welfare
Arts & Culture
Association Foundations
Food Banks
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)
International Fundraising
Public Radio/TV
South Asian
Special Events
Young Professionals
Small Nonprofit
Youth in Philanthropy
Zoos & Aquariums

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