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  1. Richard Freedlund said:

    I am a big supporter of inkind donations, particularly for special events. While serving on a Board for a local nonprofit, I targeted specific inkind donations from businesses and individuals, successfully lowering the cost of having the event, and the items which were auctioned off increased the net results of the event. More should actively seek inkind donations and increase the sustainability of the donor relationships. Inkind donations also are a great entry for donors for future stewardship.

    June 8, 2011
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  2. Richard – I completely agree. Also, when companies donate in kind to local organizations, they are able to develop stronger customer relationships. The companies are able to develop these relationships because they are making a concerted effort to invest in the community they belong to and therefore they are investing in their customers’ community. It can really all come full circle.

    Thanks for your comment and great blog, Emily!

    June 8, 2011
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