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Advancing Philanthropy July / August 2012

Ideas & Strategies from the Association of Fundraising Professionals


Are We There Yet?

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This Month's Articles:

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14  ARE WE THERE YET? [Download the PDF of this Article]
How the path of professionalism in fundraising sometimes involves taking the road less traveled
By Lilya Wagner, Ed.D., CFRE, and Tyrone Freeman, Ph.D. candidate


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Features

18  PERFECT MATCH [Download the PDF of this Article]
How finding the right fundraisers for the right jobs is not as simple as you may think
By Mary Ellen Collins 

24  A HOLISTIC APPROACH
How fundraising skills and the right touch in building relationships create the perfect balance
By Paul Lagasse 

30  ONGOING LEARNING
Practical, academic and multidimensional educational considerations for your career

 

36  PAY, PERKS—AND MORE [Download the PDF of this Article]
Highlights of the AFP 2012 Compensation and Benefits Study
By Cathlene Williams, Ph.D., CAE

Columns

2 PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Engaging the Next Generation


Departments

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

12  TECHNOLOGY
Data Bytes or Data Bites? Using Data Efficiently for Planned-Giving Programs
By Katherine E. Swank, J.D., and Lawrence C. Henze, J.D. 

44  MANAGEMENT TRENDS [Download the PDF of this Article]
Improving Your Board’s Fundraising Quotient
By Julia Ingraham Walker

48  BEST BETS
One Bite at a Time
By Amy Wolfe, MPPA, CFRE 

50  YOUR CAREER
Engineering Your Career
By Angela D. Seaworth, ACFRE 

52  WHAT’S WORKING
Community Focus Can Yield Leadership Gifts
By Todd Cohen 

54  PHILANTHROPIC PLANNING
Uncollected Pledges—What Is Normal?
By Dee Vandeventer, CFRE, M.A., Justin Tolan and Dr. Gayle Pohl 

57  DONOR RELATIONS
Stick to Your Goals, Achieve Your Dreams
By Lynda McDaniel 

61  AP RESOURCES
Your Fundraising Resource Marketplace 

62  AFP CENTRAL
Goings-on at AFP 

64 ONE-ON-ONE
Claudia A. Looney, FAHP, CFRE

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