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eWire Volume 12, Number 46
November 13, 2012
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National Philanthropy Day
Top Story: National Philanthropy Day® Celebrates Everyone Involved in Changing the World
National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), officially recognized on Nov. 15, will be celebrated in more than 100 communities around the world with a variety of different events, contests and awards. Learn more.

AFP Strategic Partners

Special Announcement

AFP Awards for Philanthropy Nomination Period Open—Deadline Nov. 30
You or your chapter can nominate an outstanding philanthropist, volunteer fundraiser, foundation, corporation, fundraising professional or youth in philanthropy for AFP’s Awards for Philanthropy, which will be presented during the International Conference in San Diego on April 6. Nominations are easy to follow, can be submitted online and are due Nov. 30! Learn more.

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Fundraising News and Tips

Not Just Onsite—New Education Opportunities Before, During AND After AFP’s 50th International Conference!
Discover all of the new educational opportunities associated with the 2013 San Diego International Conference on Fundraising and how you can enhance your conference return on investment and find success for the future. Read more.

The New York Times Giving Section
The New York Times has published its annual Giving section featuring articles on donor psychology, fundraising events, female philanthropists, the impact of Hurricane Sandy, social impact bonds, the loss of the gift tax exemption and more. (New York Times)
Read more.

Trends Suggest the Unsettled Economy and Election Season Dampen Fundraising
Blackbaud’s latest indexes covering charitable giving and online giving show shows that that charitable giving remained relatively flat through September 2012. Overall charitable giving fell 3.1% and online giving grew slightly by 2.7% in the three months ending September 2012 as compared to the same period a year ago. (Blackbaud)
Read more.

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This Week's "Ten Things You Might Have Missed (and Need to Know)"
There’s so much information online that you’re bound to have missed some of it. Here’s some of the top items and ideas from last week you need to know about and that can help you find success, including stories on donor stewardship, year-end fundraising, donor psychology, donor clubs, social media and regulation.
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AFP Announcements

AFP, Mackenzie Investments Partner to Strengthen Training and Education for Charities, Fundraisers
Canadian fundraising professionals and the charitable sector are about to receive a major boost in training and development, thanks to an initiative funded by Mackenzie Investments, one of Canada’s leading investment management firms, in partnership with AFP. Learn more.

Help Protect the Charitable Deduction: Attend the Charitable Giving Coalition’s Capitol Hill Event
AFP, as chair of the Charitable Giving Coalition, invites its U.S. members to attend the Charitable Giving Coalition’s inaugural Capitol Hill fly-in event, “Protect Giving-DC Days,” on Dec. 4 and 5. Learn more.

AFP Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page (Updated for Hurricane Sandy)
AFP’s Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page provides information not only on how to support relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, but also how charities can raise funds in the current environment and keep track of ongoing news and events. We know that we have many members who work for organizations involved in the relief efforts. If you don't see a resource or organization listed here and would like it posted, please email the AFP Webmaster ( And please follow the AFP Disaster Relief Blog for all relief efforts and developments worldwide. Learn more.

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AFP Member Exclusives

The 80/20 Principle

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AFP Action University Book Review (Video):
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less, by Richard Koch
In 1897, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that the distribution of wealth was predictably unbalanced. Over the years, Pareto's observation has become known as the 80/20 principle. Now, Richard Koch takes a fresh look at the 80/20 principle and finds that the basic imbalance observed by Pareto 100 years ago can be found in almost every aspect of modern life. Whether you're investing in stocks, analyzing company sales, or looking at the performance of a Web site, you'll find that it's usually 20 percent that produces 80 percent of the total result. This means 80 percent of what you do may not count for much. Koch helps you to identify that 20 percent and shows you how you can get more out of your business, and life, for less.

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Speaker Database

AFP Webinar Series


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.)

Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Involving Your Board Members in Fund Development - Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE
It’s your job to help board members do their job in fund development. But who is “you”? The development officer. The executive director. The board chair. The chair of the board’s fund development committee. No one – including your development officer – does this work alone. This is a team enterprise. Volunteers – especially board members – are particularly important.
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Year-End Fundraising...It is Still Not Too Late
Nov. 28, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Many organizations raise a significant portion of their annual revenue dollars during the month of December. This webinar will examine simply and easy ways to maximize and increase year-end contributions through proven fundraising techniques, including email campaign, the Internet and targeted direct mail appeals. Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE is president of Docere Consulting and works with U.S. and international nonprofit organizations.
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Building A Winning Team: Recruiting, Retiring and Refining Nonprofit Boards
Dec. 6, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
"Building A Winning Team" describes the process of developing a great nonprofit board. Sub-titled "Recruiting, Retiring and Refining Your Nonprofit Board", this session includes practical steps in the identification, recruitment and commitment of excellent board members. The session also covers the retirement of inactive or ineffective board members as well as the development and motivation of board members. The webinar will be led by Tom Nisbett, who has 25 years of experience in higher education and the volunteer sector and is president of The Nisbett Group, an organizational consulting firm which provides services in philanthropy, board training, assessment and strategic planning.
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See the 2013 Webinar Schedule!

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Job Listings/Resources

Currently there are over 400 jobs listed on our website.
To find one that is right for you, visit

Make Sure To Visit The Resources Section of the AFP Career Center!
The AFP Career Center is here to help with all your career needs. New resources and professional services include career tips & articles, professional resume writing, career coaching, and much more! Click here to check out all the new tools to begin improving your career today!

About AFP

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