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eWire Volume 13, Number 5
January 29, 2013
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Your AFP Video Preview for the Week of January 28, 2013

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2013 International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego:
Grammy Award Winning Musician, Education Activist, Movie Co-Producer and…
AFP International Conference Speaker!

John LegendJohn Legend may have won nine Grammy Awards for his musical talent, and he may have just co-produced a documentary with Brad Pitt, Russell Simmons and Danny Glover, but he’s much more than a musically and film-inclined celebrity. He’s also an education activist and philanthropist who believes that access to quality education is the next civil rights battle. Come hear his story—and his songs—in San Diego! Read more about John Legend!

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! And be sure to check out the new 2013 San Diego Pre-Conference Brochure!

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Social Media Spotlight


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Conference Central

2013 San Diego!Show a Little Donor-Love in Your Case for Support
Tom Ahern, one of the world’s top authorities on donor communications, will be presenting in San Diego. But you can get a preview of his lessons—and some valuable advice and guidelines—in his upcoming webinar on February 5th on donor-centric fundraising. Learn more.

2014 Call for Presentations – Live!
Interested in one of those coveted speaking slots at AFP’s International Conference on Fundraising? Submit a proposal to present at the 2014 conference in San Antonio, TX, March 23-25. We’re looking for sector specific, experience level tailored, concise session descriptions. New for 2014: Enhance your proposal with a video showcasing your presentation skills. The deadline to submit is April 26, 2013, so get started now! Learn more.

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.

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Fundraising News

OPM Plans to Shake Up Charity Program Raise Concerns about Reduced Donations
The Office of Personnel Management wants to shake up the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the charitable-giving system for federal employees, but in the process the agency could risk losing donors and reducing contributions. (Washington Post) Read more.

Deductible? Really? Most Taxpayers Flub Donation Reporting
You can donate to charity in cash or in kind and either way claim a tax deduction. Many taxpayers prefer giving in kind since the deduction is based on the market value of the item. If the property is appreciated—say stock or real estate—you never have to pay tax on your gain. But you might be surprised to learn that most taxpayers fail to report their non-cash contributions correctly. (
Forbes) 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 being overloaded on social media, five reasons why you should fundraise in January, how to do disaster relief right, the mistakes to avoid if you want a nonprofit job, and the giving patterns for 2013.
Read more.

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AFP Central

Participate in the 2013 Nonprofit Fundraising Survey
If you received an invitation for the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s 2013 Nonprofit Fundraising Survey, PLEASE complete the survey as soon as possible. The survey is the most comprehensive survey in the profession and provides valuable analysis and benchmarking data. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Michael Nilsen, AFP vice president, public affairs, at

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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Writing a Fabulous Case for Donor Support
Feb. 5, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
In this revealing session, one of North America's most experienced case writers shares his secrets for properly selling your projects, programs, endowments, initiatives, buildings, renovations, and bright ideas. At the conclusion of this session, participants will know why the typical “elevator speech” is really a ride to nowhere, how to tell a story quickly and effectively, and how to answer the "Big 3" questions donors will have. Presenter Tom Ahern is considered one of the world’s top authorities on donor communications. He is the author of four well-received books on the topic and delivers dozens of workshops internationally every year.
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What Great Boards Do at Their Board Meetings – And What They Don’t Do!
Feb. 21, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Board meetings are the core of corporate governance. Designing them. Ensuring adequate preparation. And making sure you talk about the right stuff the right way. Learn from Simone Joyaux, “one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector.”
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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article of the Week:


Highlights of the AFP 2012 Compensation and Benefits Study

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