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The Nonprofit FAQ: Management: Policies

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Can there be a separate board dedicated to fund raising?
In some situations, a group that does nothing but fund raising may be a very useful approach.
How should we thank an anonymous donor?
Obviously, the donor's name isn't published anywhere. But other ways of saying 'thank you' may be appropriate.
Should volunteers be asked to make financial contributions?
A veteran fundraiser thinks so. And offers advice about how to make such requests.
What policies are needed in a development department?
Policies are needed to provide guidance to staff and backbone for the organization when dealing with (usually very welcome) donations.
What policies should we have about planned giving?
Organizations and donors both need a framework; this item links to some examples.
Who should process incoming donations?
Organizations often tussle over which department should open the envelopes that might contain donations. Strong arguments can be advanced to support the differing views.