eWire Volume 13, Number 6
February 5, 2013
Social Media Spotlight
@AFPIHQNikki on Twitter
She may be new to twitter, but she’s not new to AFP! @AFPIHQNikki has been with AFP for almost five years, working with speakers and subject matter experts to help bring members the knowledge and skills they need to do the right things…right! Now, as Senior Communications Specialist, Nikki will be bringing you snippets of that knowledge (in 140 character or less, of course) to keep you in the loop and engaged with the fundraising community. And if 140 characters just don’t do it for you, check out Nikki’s Notes, where she’ll bring you up to speed via video!
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Getting to Know Your Future Nonprofit Leaders
A new report from 21/64 and the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy shows a behind-the-next-generation look at the future leaders of philanthropy and how their giving differs–and remains the same–from their parents and grandparents. Read more.
How Fundraisers Can Successfully Use Video
Video has traditionally been relegated to that gala centerpiece and staple, reinforcing good work, pulling at heart strings and opening wallets of a room full of loyalists. Well, it’s time to think outside the ballroom! Read more.
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You’re Never Too Small-Shopped to Believe in Fundraising
Despite a new study showing that charities are having a hard time finding, filling and retaining development directors, Andrew Watt, FInstF, AFP's CEO and President, inspires a little hope and encouragement for affected organizations. To help your small organization prevail, you just need to have a strong fundraising infrastructure, embrace fundraising with the resources you've got, and simply believe in fundraising. (The AFP Blog) Read more.
AFP Texas Legislative Action Day – Empowering the Nonprofit Voice in Texas Policy
On January 29, over 50 AFP members from six of the twelve chapters in Texas, met at the state's capitol in Austin to participate at the AFP Texas Legislative Action Day, themed Empowering the Nonprofit Voice in Texas Policy. The goal was simply to raise the awareness and educate legislative offices that AFP members were available to provide expertise on issues relating to fundraising, philanthropy and tax exempt organizations. Read more.
Charitable Giving Linked to Higher Stocks, Not Lower Taxes
The stock market has risen 5% year to date, and that helps drive philanthropic giving more than fears over ending the charitable deduction discourage it, a U.S. Trust wealth strategies advisor told AdvisorOne. (AdvisorOne) Read more.
Members: Discuss this topic with colleagues on AFP2P!
Your colleagues are asking about how to fundraise with another not-for-profit on a major capital campaign, how to conduct a raffle with a substantially donated prize, whether it’s a good idea to allow local nonprofits to use an organization’s facilities for their events, and how to manage e-communications with donors. Share your expertise and get in on the discussion to help your peers! Have a question? Post it in AFP2P and we’ll direct your peers to help YOU!
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 using special events to raise more money for your nonprofit organization, 19 ways to engage your nonprofit’s Facebook fans, creative ways to personally thank your nonprofit supporters, Bill Gates’ 2013 annual letter, a social media policy for your nonprofit, and more! Read more.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Google+ for Nonprofits - Marc A. Pitman
The nonprofit space keeps getting noisier. You need all the help it can get to be heard! Google+ significantly helps.
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