Endings and Beginnings

Regardless of where your organization is in terms of your fiscal year, you can’t ignore the fact that the calendar year is quickly coming to a close. And even if your fiscal year doesn’t end for another 6 months, you might consider that yourdonors’ fiscal year – the one determined by the IRS – ends on December 31st.

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Inoculations (It's about your data, I promise)

As part of my preparations for a service learning trip to a faraway place, I recently scheduled a trip to the Travel Clinic. There I received vaccinations for a whole host of unpleasant illnesses. While ruminating over the state of my arm and all its new holes, along with the greatly increased number of pills I will be ingesting over the next several weeks, I began thinking of how a little bit of discomfort now will prevent serious discomfort in the future and how this can apply to databases.

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Gift Entry Time-Saver

Do you find yourself entering the same bits of data over and over when entering donations? If so, there are a couple things you can do to save yourself quite a bit of time.

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Fun in the Sun?

On the day I am writing this, it reached 63 degrees here in our corporate headquarters in Rochester MN. Why is this news, you ask? Because it’s the first week in December and snow is far more typical at this time of year. That must be why they call it ‘Tropical Minnesota.’

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