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    Hi everyone,  It has been very heartening to see the AFP family come together in this Open Forum to support each other, both professionally and emotionally, as we deal with the COVID-19 crisis. The knowledge and advice that we've seen provided has really ...

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    Hi Stan,  In addition to my day job, I am also a board member for an organization that feeds children in Bangladesh and the Philippines (thrive-global.org). Originally, the organization was entirely volunteer-led, and we made sure to communicate to donors ...

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Looking for feedback from anyone who has used the FreeWill platform for planned giving. Has it been worth the expense? What has donor reaction been? Etc. Thanks!

  • I began as the first Development Director for my organization 17 years ago.  Our organization was about the size you are now and my starting salary was $50,000 back then. But, I did have over 15 years experience and the org. had a grant to hire a dev. ...

  • Hi, Sorry for chiming in late. We recently held a "Make the Most of Your AFP Membership" virtual event for new members and members who wanted a refresher. It was a one-hour meeting with some networking at first. I invited other Board members and members ...

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May 1, 2020 - Please Be Sure To Read Our Latest Notice - AFP Open Forum Guidelines For Posts Regarding External Events, Discussions And Materials

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Welcome to 
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!

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New Special Interest Communities:

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