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March 19, 2013
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Nikki's Notes:
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2013 International Conference
on Fundraising in San Diego:

San Diego Nights: The AFP After Dark Party!

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

AFP Conference Spotlight: Emmanuel Jal

A Name & Story You Won’t Soon Forget – Emmanuel Jal: From Child Soldier to AFP International Conference Speaker
The name Emmanuel Jal may not be as widely known to you as some of our other general session speakers for the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, but that won’t make his story of “lose” and “win” any less powerful. Using hip-hop to tell the tale of life as child soldier, Jal proves that being born into a “losing” situation doesn’t mean you can’t persevere and “win” in the end, all the while helping others. Read more about Ja
l's story! 

Go to for more information and register TODAY! And be sure to check out the new 2013 San Diego Pre-Conference Brochure!

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

AFP Strategic Partners

Social Media Spotlight

AFP-Rice Symposium

AFP and Facebook
Hey—ever hear of this newfangled thing called "Facebook" ... apparently it's pretty popular or something.... All kidding aside, AFP has established a solid presence on Facebook over the years. In addition to our AFP and AFP Canada Facebook pages, we have a special Facebook page for the AFP 2013 San Diego Conference. And don't forget the AFP National Philanthropy Day page - NPD is just around the corner! Come by and see what's going on!

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Top Story

Joining the Force of 80 Million Strong – The Millennials
Based on the sheer numbers alone, Derrick Feldmann, CEO of Achieve, finds a majority of his work revolving around millennials, the next generation of donors. As the largest generation thus far (80 million), the millennials have a hand in shaping the nonprofit world as donors, activists, consumers, volunteers, and even board members and fundraisers. Read more.


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Fundraising News

Georgia Brother and Sister Honored with International Youth Philanthropy Award
Carter and Olivia Ries, brother and sister from Fayetteville, Georgia, who have created plastic recycling programs being used in schools across the U.S. and are committed to conservation and endangered species efforts, are the recipients of the 2013 Bob Carter Companies/William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group. Read more

What Is The Watchdog Watching?
This week the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that members of the Direct Marketing Association are working on an official protest against the watchdog Charity Navigator. At issue is Charity Navigator’s decision to challenge a longstanding accounting practice to count some of the money nonprofits spend in the course of fundraising as ‘program costs’ rather than ‘fundraising costs’.
(Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.

Members: Discuss this topic with colleagues on AFP2P!

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 are the top items and ideas from last week you need to know about and that can help you find success, including stories on creating a successful nonprofit career path, a naïve twitter pledge that resulted in a huge donation to charity, a one-stop-shop page for helpful fundraising links, how to attract young people to your nonprofit and more!
Read more.

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Speaker Database

AFP Central

Do You Have Two or Three Years of Fundraising Experience?
If you have two or three years of fundraising experience, Advancing Philanthropy would like to hear from you for an upcoming “Your Career” article. At this stage of your career, what are your greatest challenges? What resources do you feel you need in order to be more successful and to do your job more effectively? What are the highs and lows of your job? What would make your job better? Please email Jackie Boice at

2014 Call for Presentations – The Deadline is Fast Approaching!
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!

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.

Motivation Myth


Lights...Camera...AFP Action University!
NEW! AFP Action University Book Review (Video):
The Motivation Myth: The Simple Yet Powerful Key to Unlock Human Potential and Create Inspired Performance and Achievement, by Mattison Grey & Jonathan Manske
Most people believe praise, appreciation, and compliments are great ways to motivate and inspire people. That is a myth, says Mattison Grey and Jonathan Manske. Fortunately, there is an alternative: acknowledgement. This communication tool is the cure for underperformance, lack of self-confidence, and ineffective motivation techniques. Acknowledgement effectively produces the results—increased performance, motivation and inspiration, and improved self-confidence—these other communication tools try to accomplish but do not.

Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
Learn more about Action University
• Want to discuss The Motivation Myth? Join us on AFP2P!

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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Digging Deeper for Lifetime Value
April 11, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
The day to day fixation on campaign level reporting belies what's going on deep in your program. Underlying the top level results can be big surprises - both good and bad - lurking in the depths of your data. Hear examples of organizations who have analyzed their data, know what their true donor value and return on investment is and been able to adjust strategies accordingly.
Register now.

The Power of Planning: Building a Strategic and Long Term Development Plan
April 23, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Fund Development should be a core function of your organization and of your organization’s long term strategic goals. Yet, we often focus our development planning on the short term, e.g. the Annual Development Plan. And while we typically begin to plan for the next year based on the previous year’s projected results, we don’t often look at development planning through a strategic and long-term focus. Where do we want to be in 3-5 years with our fund development program? How does this dove-tail with where our organization is going? This session will cover how to make that mental and planning shift in our thinking from year-to-year to longer term outcomes and grow philanthropic revenue.
Register now.

See the 2013 Webinar Schedule!

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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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