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eWire Volume 13, Number 1
January 2, 2013
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Start the New Year Off Right:
Invest in Your Professional Development by Attending the 50th International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego— April 7-9, 2013, Presented by Blackbaud

Advance registration ends January 25th—
Register TODAY and AFP members SAVE over $100 off the regular rate!

Worried about the future of philanthropy? Don’t be! Joining us in San Diego will be five young philanthropists who are making incredible change around the world. Collectively, these amazing young philanthropists have impacted the lives of people on six continents and have raised awareness—as well as millions of dollars—for an outstanding array of causes!

Joining us in San Diego will be five young philanthropists who are making incredible change around the world!

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 conference.afpnet.org for more information and register TODAY! See you in San Diego in 2013!

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Charitable Deduction Not Taken Down by the Fiscal Cliff
The charitable deduction was left mostly unscathed by the fiscal cliff negotiations and the recently passed bill. Read more.

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Network for Good

Fundraising News and Tips

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 charity tax breaks, cheap web-based tools for nonprofits, trends for 2013, teaching your kids to be charitable, and more!
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AFP Announcements

2013 Webinar Schedule Now Available
Twenty-two webinars have been scheduled for 2013, covering issues such as transformational gifts, the case for support, donor prospecting, strategic planning, annual giving, fundraising plans, and much more! Check out the full list here and sign up for webinars now. Read more.

Bob Carter Companies to Sponsor Youth in Philanthropy Awards
AFP thanks the Bob Carter Companies for their support and sponsorship of the 2013 William R. Simms Awards for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. Two awards, an Individual and a Youth Group Award, will be presented at The Celebration of Philanthropy at AFP's International Conference on Fundraising, April 6, 2013, in San Diego. Our youth honorees this year were Jeneece Edroff, O.B.C., and Megan and Justin Churchman. Thanks again to the Bob Carter Companies for their support of AFP’s work in encouraging young people to get involved in philanthropy.

Sign Up for the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning Course
The popular face-to-face introductory course, the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, is now available as an eLearning course! The new AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning Course is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This course includes case studies and video segments, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable! Read more.

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AFP Member Exclusives

The Social Era

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AFP Action University Book Review (Video):
11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era, by Nilofer Merchant
The era of social technologies provides seemingly endless opportunity, both for individuals and organizations. But it’s also the subject of seemingly endless hype. Yes, social tools allow us to do things entirely differently—but how do you really capitalize on that? In 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era, social strategist and insightful blogger Nilofer Merchant argues that “social” is much more than “media.” Smart companies are letting social become the backbone of their business models, increasing their speed and flexibility by pursuing openness and fluidity. This ebook offers new rules for creating value, leading, and innovating in our rapidly changing world. These social era rules are both provocative and grounded in reality—they cover thorny challenges like forsaking hierarchy and control for collaboration; getting the most out of all talent; allowing your customers to become co-creators in your organization; inspiring employees through purpose in a world where money alone no longer wields that power; and soliciting community investment in an idea so that it can take hold and grow.

Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
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Don’t Wait! Join AFP’s Member-exclusive Online Social Community Today!
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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:

Transformational Gifts: Using Philanthropic Planning To Partner with Prospects and Advisors
(
Jan. 24, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
With the rise of the "New Philanthropists" (born 1946-present), there has been a significant generational shift in the donor base. In this session, Brian M. Sagrestano, JD, CFRE will share the latest research from his book with co-author Robert E. Wahlers, The Philanthropic Planning Companion: The Fundraisers' and Professional Advisors' Guide to Charitable Gift Planning, exploring why charities and professional advisors must use a collaborative, philanthropic planning approach when working with high net worth donors from these rising New Philanthropists. Special attention will be given to the common elements from philanthropic planning efforts from Princeton, Harvard, the Heritage Institute and others.
Register now.


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