eWire Volume 12, Number 39
September 25, 2012
Deadline Sept. 30 for Voting 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
Nonprofit Organizations with Active Fundraising Boards More Likely to Meet Goal
In a research first, the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC), of which AFP is a founding member, finds a direct association between active fundraising by nonprofit board members and the organization meeting its fundraising goals. Read more.
LinkedIn as a Multi-Dimensional Fundraiser’s Resource
Are you using LinkedIn as a fundraising tool? Wait, you didn’t know all of the functions LinkedIn has to help you in your fundraising?!? Paul Nazareth fills you in on some helpful LinkedIn tools. Read more.
3 Ways Nonprofits Build Success with Social Media
Nice blog that provides specific examples of organizations doing an effective job of using social media. (Vivid Image) Read more.
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Avectra to Sponsor 2012 Leadership Academy in Houston
AFP is proud to announce that Avectra is partnering with the association to sponsor its Leadership Academy meetings in Houston, Oct. 18-20. “Avectra is proud to sponsor this year's AFP Leadership Academy,” said Richard Davis, chairman and CEO of Avectra. “Our partnership with AFP is a success because of our mutual desire to support leaders within the AFP community with programs to enrich their career and enhance their leadership skills.” Chapter leaders can still register for the Leadership Academy.
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.
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AFP Member Exclusives
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.
• Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
• Learn more about Action University
• Want to discuss Managing (Right)? Join us on AFP2P!
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 afpnet.org login, you already belong to AFP2P - simply go to p2p.afpnet.org 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.
• Read the paper!
• See all Exchange papers and resources
• Submit your paper
• Discuss this Paper on AFP2P!
Upcoming AFP Webinars:
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.
The Planned Giving Toolbox
(Oct. 23, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
The Planned Giving Toolbox is a detailed training discussion illustrated with case studies that will provide a simple introduction or refresher of traditional and non-traditional planned giving tools and strategies to address the needs and concerns of your donors. This presentation will break down planned giving vehicles, often viewed as "too complex," to provide you the confidence and ability to generate more immediate gift and planned giving opportunities with your donors. Greg Hammond, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and Certified Public Accountant, has counseled hundreds of individuals and families on drastically reducing their taxes, preserving wealth, increasing net worth, charitable and estate planning, and building a legacy.
See the 2012 Webinar Schedule!
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