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Advancing Philanthropy Summer 2015

Ideas & Strategies from the Association of Fundraising Professionals


What Does It Mean for You and Your Organization?

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This Month's Articles:

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14 RETHINKING PHILANTHROPY [Download a PDF of this article!]
These are days of innovation in social problem solving. A playing field that used to be dominated by traditional public charities funded by selfless gifts of largess working quietly has changed. There seem to be as many bankers as social workers on the playing field. Do you understand that field and the rules?
By Susan Raymond, Ph.D.

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Features

22 ACCESSING THE NEW PHILANTHROPY
Donor-advised funds—cursed or celebrated—are here to stay, so how can you work to most effectively take these assets into account?
By Kay Sprinkel Grace 

28 DECIPHERING DAFs
How the simplicity of donor-advised funds may be creating complex issues for fundraising professionals
By Paul Lagasse

38 DOERS, NOT DONORS
How philanthropic businesses and charitable organizations are effectively working together to meet community needs
By Mary Ellen Collins

44 THE ABCs OF THE AFP SALARY SURVEY
Highlights from the 2015 AFP Compensation and Benefits Study—from A to Z!
By Cathlene Williams, Ph.D.

Column

4 CHAIR’S REPORT
Reflecting the World

Departments

6 WORTH A LOOK 

50 BEST BETS
The Value of Cross-Sector Partnerships
By Bruce Burtch 

54 RESEARCH
Large Gifts, Major Impact
By Melissa S. Brown

59 MANAGEMENT
Managing Millennials to Leverage Their Strengths|
By Arminda Lathrop, CFRE 

62 FUNDRAISERS WITHOUT BORDERS
Turning Staff and Board Members Into Passionate Fundraisers
By Dr. Khaled Fasih, MBA

66 YOUR CAREER [Download a PDF of this article!]
Make Writing Fun(d)
By Lynda McDaniel

70 COMMUNICATIONS
Argumentation and the Art of Persuasion
By David Tinker, CFRE

73 WHAT’S WORKING
How Would Sherlock Ask?
By R. Daniel Shephard, CFRE

75 TECHNOLOGY
Eureka! Data-Driven Nonprofits Find Gold
By Steve MacLaughlin

77 AP RESOURCES

78 ONE MORE THING

80 ONE-ON-ONE
Karen Brooks Hopkins


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