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Advancing Philanthropy Winter 2015

Ideas & Strategies from the Association of Fundraising Professionals


Creating a Culture of Philanthropy!

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This Month's Articles:

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16 THINK. SAY. DO.
It is all the buzz, this thing called “philanthropic culture.” Everyone wants it, but what is it exactly? And how do you get one? A philanthropic culture is most certainly desirable, but not so easy or quick to achieve. You must build such a culture.
By Karla A. Williams, M.A., ACFRE

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Features

24 SEE THE LIGHT
How a culture of philanthropy in your organization can make a difference in morale, board motivation and donor retention
By Paul Lagasse

32 ESSENTIAL ASSETS
How board members can provide critical pieces to creating your organization’s philanthropic culture How to create volunteer connections that work
By Mary Ellen Collins

 

Columns

4 PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Championing the Sector

 

Departments

6  WORTH A LOOK
Some of the latest stories and updates affecting nonprofit professionals

14 INCLUSIVENESS
For Diverse Communities, Giving Circles Strengthen Involvement in Philanthropy Ethics

40 LEADERSHIP
Unlocking the Dynamics of the Role of Governing Boards in Fundraising
By Paul J. Taylor

44 COMMUNICATIONS [Download a PDF of this article!]
No Magic—Just Magical Alignment
By Lilya Wagner, Ed.D., CFRE

50 PUBLIC POLICY
AFP Public Policy: The Next Level

52 BEST BETS
The Major Gifts Challenge (Eating the Frog Is Necessary)
By Amy Eisenstein, MPA, ACFRE

55 MANAGEMENT
It’s Not Rocket Science: Back to the Basics of Nonprofits’ Sustainability
By Adam Goldfarb and Jeffrey M. Goldfarb

58 GIFT PLANNING
Hilda’s Suitcase
By Norma Cameron, CFRE

60 WHAT’S WORKING
Paralysis by Overanalysis
By Shiree Skinner, MBA, MNM

62 TECHNOLOGY
Forgetting About “Big Data”: Leading Advancement Services for the Real World
By Bo Crader

64 PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT
Prospect Research With Limited Resources
By Laurie Porter

66 RESEARCH
So Much Data!
By Melissa S. Brown and Andrew Watt, FInstF

70 YOUR CAREER [Download a PDF of this article!]
Don’t Sabotage Your Career—Take Control
By Mary Beth Bos, CFRE

72 DONOR RELATIONS
A Great Synergy
By Lynda McDaniel

75 AP RESOURCES
Your Fundraising Resource Marketplace

77 ONE MORE THING

80 ONE-ON-ONE
Penelope Cagney, M.A., CFRE

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