New Donor Retention Study!
Donor retention is critical to success, of course, but what are the benchmarks and how are charities doing in comparison to each other. AFP, through the Nonprofit Research Collaborative is taking the first-ever systematic look at the connection between donor retention and fundraising results through a new survey. Please participate, and you'll receive a copy of the resulting report before it's released to the public.
Visit here to begin the survey: http://nonprofitfundraisingsurvey.org/?s=afp
The survey is open through Sept. 7 and takes about 15 minutes to complete. To make things easy, the questions do not ask for specific amounts or values.
Fundraising News and Tips
Why Social Media Matters: Networking and Engagement
Networking is the new professional currency in our increasingly connected world, says Beth Kanter, and successful charities are changing their mindset to emphasize social media, openness, engagement and authenticity. Read more.
Register for the 2012 Nonprofit Management Institute
Rich Enclaves Are Not as Generous as the Wealthy Living Elsewhere
The nation’s most-generous ZIP codes aren’t its richest. And when large numbers of rich people live in one neighborhood, their giving is even more likely to drop to well below average rates. (Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.
IRS Tax-Compliance Workshops
The Internal Revenue Service is offering a series of one-day workshops for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations. Each workshop will explain what 501(c)(3) organizations must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations. This popular introductory workshop is especially designed for administrators or volunteers who are responsible for an organization's tax compliance. Registration is now available: http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=234956,00.html
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The Faces of the Next Generation of Fundraising Leaders
The AFP Next Generation Committee is requesting your help in obtaining photos to use on the Young Professionals website page. If you are a young fundraising professional (age 30 or under) or if you know people who could be the face of the new generation of AFP’s leaders, we would like to use your photo. We are looking for individual photos, group pictures and action shots that show young professionals engaged in their work and making an impact. Photos can be sent electronically in .jpg or .eps format. For more information or to submit photos, please contact Pat Bjorhovde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFP Kaleidoscope: Change in Definition, Change in Focus
It’s not enough to focus only on recognizing differences. We have to welcome and include those differences if we are going to best reflect and represent fundraising, philanthropy and all of society. That’s why, according to Wayne Steer, director of fund development for Fresh Start Recovery Centre in Calgary, Alberta, and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, AFP has moved to change its definition of diversity in fundraising. Read more.
And check out the latest Kaleidoscope newsletter
Sign Up to Serve on AFP’s Committees
Know someone who would make a great candidate for committee service and help steer the direction of your community? Would you like to serve on one of AFP's committees? Now is your chance to do so! To sign up today, click here.
Canada Globe and Mail to Publish NPD Supplement on Nov. 16
The Globe and Mail, which reaches nearly one million readers across Canada, will be publishing in partnership with AFP a special supplement about National Philanthropy Day®. The supplement will highlight donors, volunteers, corporations and foundations across Canada involved in philanthropy, and AFP members can receive special rates on advertising. To learn more, click here.
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