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    PayPal alternatives

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    With PayPal's recent fee increase, what are alternatives being used for receiving donations online? Sent from Mail for Windows

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    Stephanie KImmel's response below is insightful. When I was a consulting grantwriter, my fee was dependent on a number of factors. If it was a complicated government grant for which I had to do research and compile budget and other documents, my fee was ...

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    I would be hesitant to assume that adding more programs equates to receiving more donations. Usually asking for more donations equates to receiving more donations. The programs are the reason the donor gives. So, more programs are necessary but not sufficient ...

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    Since they're opting to make an additional donation to cover costs, it's absolutely deductible and they should be recognized for the full amount. If you didn't give them an option and whacked them with a $3.50 fee every time they gave $100, then it wouldn't ...

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    I'd ask your board to create a development committee, especially if you want these folks to raise money and not merely advise. ------------------------------ David Perry Executive Director Blue Ridge Land Conservancy Roanoke VA -------------------- ...

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    RE: Event photos

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    We've only done this kind of thing for minors who are participating in a program we're offering. I think it's reasonable for adults who are attending an event in 2022 to anticipate that their image may appear on social media. If they ask to be excluded ...

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