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eWire Volume 13, Number 10
March 5, 2013
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Special Feature:
American Philanthropy: Lost in the Politics of the Sequester

President & CEO, Andrew Watt, FInstF, talks about the high-stakes game of sequestration, and how it’s being played out between the White House and Congress, and Democrats and Republicans. One side seems certain to lose: America’s nonprofit sector. For additional information on the sequestration and charitable deduction, scroll down to Fundraising News! Read more.

AFP After Dark Party: San Diego Nights! - Monday April 8, 2013, 9-11 pm. DJ Dancing Cash Bar Light Snacks!

Social Media Spotlight | Top Stories | Fundraising News | AFP Central
Job Listings/Resources

AFP Strategic Partners

Social Media Spotlight

Meet the AFPeeps! This Week: Peter Drury
As amply demonstrated in one of this week's top stories below, Peter Drury is no stranger when it comes to establishing clear, precise lines of communication and information to boards. That's why this director of development at Seattle-based Splash will be speaking at the AFP conference next month on the management dashboard and fundraising communications. But his biggest honor (of course!) will be proudly wearing the gold and blue AFPeeps logo as he helps man the Marketplace's AFPeeps Nest in San Diego. Peter and all the rest of the AFPeeps will be ready and available to help you with all your social networking and online communication questions - learn more about the AFPeeps here!

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Top Stories

Blackbaud Publishes npEXPERTS, New (Free!) eBook Featuring Online Marketing Insights for Nonprofits
Twenty nonprofit experts from around the sector share best practices in online marketing and fundraising in a FREE new eBook. Check out the full eBook here. Among those twenty experts is AFP’s own chief marketing officer, Scott Pearl, who provides insight on Online Fundraising in Integrated Marketing. For a breakdown on the eBook and the contributing nonprofit experts, check out Blackbaud’s press release!

What Did You Just Say!? Learn How to Communicate So Your Board Understands You!
You’re a fundraiser in a corporate world and you’re having a hard time communicating to connect the two. Peter Drury, director of development at Splash, an AFPeep and returning speaker at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising will help you create a dashboard to guide you in communicating with your board, as well as a thesaurus to make sure the communication is understood by all parties! Read more.

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Fundraising News

AFP Statement for The House Ways and Means Committee – Hearing on Tax Reform and Charitable Contributions
The full written statement for the record that was presented by Andrew Watt, President and CEO of AFP, before the House Ways and Means Committee on Feb. 14, 2013, on tax reform and charitable giving contributions. Read the statement

The Charitable Giving Coalition: Protecting America’s Strong Tradition of Giving
The Charitable Giving Coalition, a coalition of nonprofit organizations and association chaired by AFP, also submitted comments to the House Ways and Means Committee on tax reform and the impact of the charitable deduction on giving and philanthropy. Read the statement

Feds Should Unlock More Private Wealth For Public Good
The single, most effective step for the government to take is to expand the capital gains tax exemption to include gifts of private company shares and real estate. Removing this barrier to charitable giving would unlock more provate wealth for public good. (TheHillTimes - Ottawa, Canada)
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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 making an effective online donation page, a young fundraising talent essay winner, an inspiring TED talk for publishers, using infographics to produce fundraising results and more!
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Speaker Database

AFP Central

Call for AFP Member Motion
Changed jobs recently? Accepted a new challenge? Received an accolade for your work and accomplishments? Let your colleagues and AFP know! Simply send your current AND new job information (including city and state/province), or information about your recognition, to Please include the phrase “member motion” in the subject line.

Calling all Artists, Poets and Photographers!
Diversity ArtWe invite AFP members everywhere to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 50th International Conference on Fundraising, April 7-9, 2013, in San Diego, CA. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist or poet, you are warmly invited to participate. Fundraisers are a diverse group – their diversity unites them and thus makes the art showcase even more beautiful and meaningful!

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, Texas, 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!

Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Getting Your Board Members to Give, Get or Get Off - Ellen Bristol
Of all the questions we get asked about board service, this one is probably the most frequent: How do I get my board members to donate money? A member of an effective board once told me he and his fellow board members run the board on what he called the "3G Philosophy - Give, Get, or Get Off!" This report explores a way to frame the conversation about your board's give-or-get policy so that you can gain consensus from all board members and come to a satisfactory conclusion.
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Analyze and Identify: Three Steps to Understanding Your Prospects and Supporters
March 7, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
This webinar is focused on the beginning stages of the fundraising cycle and the necessary steps an organization should take for identification and qualification of a prospect or suspect. We will cover the basic principles and steps around prospect research, data mining and predictive modeling.
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Raising Support from Millennials: How to Raise Support from Younger Donors
March 19, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Using research from over 10,000 Millennials (age 20-30), Derrick Feldmann will guide you through what motivates Millennials to give to nonprofit organizations. He will discuss how to create customized campaigns and engagement programs to raise awareness and support from Millennials through online, direct mail, email, and event based approaches.
Register now.

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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article of the Month:

Are We There Yet?

How the path of professionalism in fundraising sometimes involves taking the road less traveled.

By Lilya Wagner, Ed.D., CFRE, and Tyrone Freeman, Ph.D. candidate,
Advancing Philanthropy-July/August 2012

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