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    RE: Mail Opening Process

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous I have a question piggy packing off of this.  I am fairly new at my role as Director of Development and we lack many concrete procedures. When seeking advice, I have been told very different ...

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    Officially, that's how we track it too (Family Foundations = Foundation.) But it gets complicated if one of your major gift officers solicited John Smith and wants (and deserves) credit for that donation. There might be a difference in how you track such ...

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    Thanks so much for your thoughts, Esther.  Yes, this has already been happening a little (several mini-campaigns), which is why we're working on implementing a process guideline and application form.   Thank you for your suggestions. ------------------------------ ...

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    Happy Holidays AFP Family, Something came up today when discussing private family foundations and individual giving. The organization receives charitable gifts from individuals' private foundations and the Foundations are considered the individual ...

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    Hi all. This is an ongoing issue for nonprofits seeking grant funding from private foundations that only give to pre-selected organizations. Often these foundations are small and family-run. If you are a perfect match for funding, but don't know any of ...

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    Hi Phoebe, I just got out of a board meeting where we discussed this. Take a look at this: https://static.gohuskies.com/custompages/nil/NIL.html. If any of it is helpful, I am happy to connect you with the UW representative that we met with. It's a new ...

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