Memorial Health Foundation announces $5M gift!


This is the kind of thing that keep me doing what I do!! Congratulations to my little lambs  at Memorial Health Foundation who work their magic to make things like this happen.  You help make the world a better place for Savannah’s children and families!

Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your much greater work!

SandySmile

What a great way to say thank you!! #blkbre #annualgiving

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I just LOVED this clever idea shared by the folks at The Annual Giving Network from Humboldt State University! I will definitely be sharing it with my private school and higher ed little lambs! Check out the clever name they’ve given to their group of student callers 🙂

Would you know the best way to track these hand written Donor Acknowledgement Letters in the Raiser’s Edge?

Keeping you on the Leading Edge,

SandySmile

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Timely acknowledgement is not optional! #blkbre #afp @charityclarity

Timely acknowledgement is not optional! #blkbre #afp @charityclarity

Even though I’m a Raiser’s Edge consultant and not a fundraising consultant in the purest sense, I’m often asked about recommended best practices for things like gift processing and especially, the acknowledgement process. Having spent over a dozen years working intimately with non-profits of all types to maximize their use of the Raiser’s Edge, I’ve picked up a few things along the way, so I was thrilled when my good friend Marc Pitman shared this post by Clare Alexrad, J.D., CFRE, on the topic of achieving timely acknowledgement of gifts. She provides hard evidence from reliable industry experts like AFP to make her case about the impact and importance of timely acknowledgement. I really like what she has to say.

Take a look and let me know if you agree.

Keeping you on the Leading Edge,

SandySmile