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    Beginning Monday, February 27, through Tuesday, March 7, the AFP Connect discussion forums will be unavailable due to AFP's database transition. On March 7, AFP will launch a new membership database. We are undergoing this transition to better ...

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    Sure, happy to! We customize each one to the type of mailing we do.  I've attached one from the end of 2022 that is a letter, as well as one on a self-mailer and one on a postcard that was from a campaign last spring. ------------------------------ ...

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    Hi! If you are near a university or college you can use the free candid.org research for your nonprofit. Just sign up through your Grant Resource Center (free) and you usually get an hour or two blocks where you can download and apply at a later date ...

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    Hello fellow Quad Citizen! I mail our membership reminders one month ahead. There are definitely some who send in their renewals  immediately , which is exactly why I agree with you about the reminders you're getting. If people are getting them months ...

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    Hey Carol, I'm not sure if it would be of interest to your nephew but I know of a non-profit in St. Paul that does some great research based work. They are called HACER (Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research). Below is a link to ...

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    Hi all, I'm the Development Operations Director for a mid-sized organization with 8 affiliates. My organization has a total Development team of around 20 people (give or take a few hires), 10 of whom are with our Headquarters team and 10 of whom are ...

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  • On March 7, AFP launched our new Salesforce-based membership database! For the most part, this transition has been a success, but with any major technology change comes a few bumps in the road, so I want to take a moment up front, to acknowledge those and to thank you for your patience. Converting almost 30,000 members and their data, plus more than 15 years of other data, is a herculean task for sure, but one that was well overdue. We know some of you have experienced difficulties joining/renewing...
  • FRANÇAIS Highlights From 2022 Together, AFP Canada and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada: Led and shared our learnings from the important work of identifying meaningful actions that AFP in Canada can take in response to Truth and Reconciliation. In addition to convening AFP leaders from Canada at both AFP ICON and AFP LEAD, we co-hosted an extremely successful Canadian Leadership Retreat in Montreal with amazing support from the Quebec chapter. We offered AFP members the opportunity...
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