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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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    RE: Board Expectations

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    Always a great question and one which has no perfect answer.  That said, and having had 25+ years experience in independent schools, I found the use of NAIS data to be very useful.  For example, what is the mean percentage of the annual fund donated by ...

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    I understand your concern.  I would echo the statements of others.  My first reaction was, "Do you have a Media Policy?"  Even as the head of the organization, the board chair and you would partner on such a statement, in my opinion. Does your agency ...

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    Sent: 09-30-2020 09:34 AM From: Stuart Mellan Subject: How to Support Each Other When Donors Bully First... don't be disheartened.   There is an old adage... 'if there is no resistance to change then there is probably no change taking place."  Standing ...

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    Hi Anonymous, It's funny that you wish to be anonymous after posting your personal position as head of your organization. That may be all you need to know. That said, this is America where freedom of speech is sacred. If you had personally posted your ...

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    We have a give or get policy and Board giving must be 100% participation to the Annual Fund. We also are in the midst of a capital campaign are are working towards 100% Board commitment to it. I have a strong development chair who solicits Board members ...



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