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eWire Volume 12, Number 38
September 18, 2012
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50th International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego!

2013 AFP Conference!

Registration is now open for the 50th AFP Annual International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego, presented by Blackbaud. Act quickly (before September 28th) to take advantage of the Webinar Six (6)-pack BONUS! Register during the discount registration period, and get up to six (6) select archived webinars for FREE (a $945 VALUE). The webinars are given by top conference speakers! Again, register for the International Conference on Fundraising before September 28th to get the full Six (6)-pack BONUS!

This year, our goal is to engage and re-energize our profession. Join us and be a part of our efforts to create balance, focus on critical priorities, and simplify complexities—we’ll explore what it means to be Doing The Right Things…Right!

Go to for more information and register TODAY! See you in San Diego in 2013!

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Special Announcement

Vote Today on AFP Bylaws Amendment and 2013 Board of Directors
All members are encouraged to vote online regarding two important items: 1) the slate of nominees for the 2013 AFP board of directors; and 2) new proposed bylaws recommended by the AFP Governance Review Task Force. The deadline for voting is Sept. 30, and members can vote here.

Fundraising News and Tips

Connecting With Your Most Loyal and Senior Donors
Kimberly Mackenzie provides some terrific perspective and ideas on connecting with your most loyal donors, understanding how they want to engage and developing a planned giving program. (101Fundraising) Read more.

The Tester’s Dilemma: To Go On, or Give Up?
Ken Burnett reminds fundraisers of the need to continue to test their fundraising ideas, and talks candidly about campaigns he wishes had been tried again. (Ken Burnett Blog)
Read more.

How a $1,000 Gift Was Born
Does your staff know what to say to strangers, should the occasion arise? Tom Ahern provides a great example. (Tom Ahern Communications)
Read more.

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AFP Announcements

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. Learn more.

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.

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

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AFP Member Exclusives

Managing Right

Lights...Camera...AFP Action University!
This Week We Present an AFP Action University Book Review (Video):
Managing (Right) for the First Time, by David C. Baker
Managing (Right) for the First Time is intended as a field guide for first time managers, or for managers who want to begin doing a better job. The author worked closely with 600+ companies and interviewed more than 10,000 employees, then summarized the findings in an interesting and eminently readable form. Read this book and you're likely to understand management and leadership like you never have before, but also learn very practical steps toward becoming a better manager and leader.
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AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
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Make the Connection on AFP2P and Help Fellow Members With Their Fundraising Questions!
AFP2P is AFP's exclusive online social community where you can interact and share your questions—and answers!—with other members. If you have an login, you already belong to AFP2P - simply go to or click "AFP2P" at the top of the AFP website and enter your login. Recent questions to the AFP2P Open Forum cover the confidentiality of fundraising campaign documentation, how to implement donor surveys, and fundraising in the face of financial challenges. Visit AFP2P and share your knowledge! (Learn more about AFP2P.)

The Latest Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Intellectual Capital in the Nonprofit Organization - Harvest Development Group, LLC/Sondra Lintelmann-Dellaripa
The growing power of ideas - as manifested in innovative programs, policies and processes – is the key differentiator for a successful nonprofit organization. This means that the most important resource in your nonprofit is not your donor database, or your special event - it’s the heads that walk through your door every day. These heads make up the differentiator known as Intellectual Capital.
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  Upcoming AFP Webinars:

My Job's Not What I Want it To Be – Should I Fix it or Forget It?
Sept. 25, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
In today's job market, it's difficult to know if you're moving forward in your career or simply treading water. IS there something better out there, or are you just lucky to have what you've got? Understanding the warning signs is helpful, and knowing how to act on them is beneficial not only to your career, but your sanity. Whether you stay or whether you leave, you'll need a battle plan for how to make things better. Valerie Lambert, author of the bi-monthly blog, "Fix It Or Forget It?" will review strategies that she has successfully counseled various clients with over the past several years.
Register now.

How to Turn Your Volunteers (Board and Non-Board Members) into Great Fundraisers
Oct. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Fundraising is about relationships, and yet many organizations overlook their volunteers as potential donors and advocates for the organization. This session, led by Amy Eisenstein, CFRE, will move beyond the traditional practice of utilizing only board members as fundraisers. Instead, it will focus on how many different types of volunteers, including board members, can play an active role in all areas of fundraising, including events, individual solicitation, proposal writing, and direct mail. Amy Eisenstein is the Principal of Tri Point Fundraising and an AFP certified Master Trainer.
Register now.

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