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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 there folks, Wondering if anyone has a best practice for this situation. Our school requires 45 hours of volunteer time for each family every year. If they don't hit the mark, we bill them for the amount of time they did not volunteer They are allowed ...

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    Good Evening, I am working on a major gift proposal for an endowment request. I have done numerous program and operating requests but this will be more first endowment request. Does anyone have any tips on specifics that needs to be included in an endowment ...

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    On Friday, AFP issued a press statement about the various ethical issues involved in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, including gift acceptance, vetting of major donors and supporting fundraisers in the donor cultivation process. Read the Statement ------------------------------ ...

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    I have been using GuideStar for some time without charge as well, and I can get a foundation's 3 most recent 990's, but the FDO reports are much more helpful for me, as they give a profile, with focus and program areas, other foundations that match the ...

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    Also interested and following. ------------------------------ Katie Carr Development & Communications Coordinator (413)628-4485 EXT 5 ------------------------------

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