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eWire Volume 13, Number 14
April 2, 2013
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Nikki's Notes:
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Nikki's Notes

2013 International Conference 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!

Conference Spotlight:
Winner, Winner!

Nikki's NotesIf you registered for the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising before January 25, you were entered into a drawing to win one of two iPads being given away! Additionally, if you registered before March 29, you were entered into a *surprise* drawing for a meet-and-greet with Tuesday plenary speaker Bert Jacobs with Life is Good! AND, if you participated in the March Instagram Photo-a-Day Challenge, you had the chance to win a Polaroid camera. Check out the special “Winning” edition of Nikki’s Notes for the revealing of the five winners!

There's still time to join us in San Diego
! And check out the Pre-Conference Brochure!

Social Media Spotlight on the AFP Conference | Top Stories | Fundraising News
AFP Central
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AFP Strategic Partners

Social Media Spotlight on the AFP Conference

2013 ICON appNew and Ready for Download: The Free AFP ICON App! No need to worry about wi-fi connections. Just download the free AFP ICON app for your iPhone, iPad, Android or BlackBerry and you are set for San Diego! Have all the sessions, speakers, exhibitors, social media and more at your fingertips. Plus take and organize your event and exhibitor notes all in one place, and reach out and connect with your fellow attendees! Simply search "AFP International Conference" in iTunes, or visit to learn more about the App and how to download to all devices!

And don't forget - AFP's exclusive mobile site for the 2013 Conference!

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Donor Retention and Engagement Scoring: More Than a Number

April 17, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Imagine if you could predict which donors are unlikely to increase their gift next year. What if you could report on your nonprofit’s most valuable constituents, taking into consider their event attendance, volunteer involvement, social media influence, and donations? Join John Clese and Jay Love of Avectra and learn how fundraising organizations are developing their own engagement scoring programs, and how your organization can begin objectively measuring engagement, too!
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Top Stories

AFP-Rice Symposium

Big Mac® Philanthropy Index to Launch at the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising
The Management Centre (=mc), along with data collected from almost 40 of their colleagues internationally, volunteers from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescents, UNICEF, and YOU (yes, you!), have created the Big Mac® Philanthropy Index. This index will focus on a number of standard measurements of giving and demonstrate how many Big Macs it takes to get there. Read more.

Seven Steps to Getting Started with Google+
Two months ago Marc Pitman shared WHY your nonprofit needed to be on Google+. Now that you (hopefully) are, he’s back to EXPLAIN how to use it to your nonprofit’s advantage! Read more.

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Fundraising News

Highlight the Future of Your Organization in the AFP/Globe and Mail's The Future of Philanthropy Supplement
AFP is partnering with Canada’s The Globe and Mail on a special supplement in May on The Future of Philanthropy, focusing on the next generation of donors, innovation and technology, and corporate and foundation partnerships. Spotlight your young supporters, your partners and how you’re innovating to create impact—by reserving ad space in the new AFP/Globe and Mail supplement, The Future of Philanthropy, by April 16. Read more

AFP Bootcamp

Independent Sector’s Value of Volunteer Time
Independent Sector announces that the 2012 estimate for the value of a volunteer hour is $22.14, a 35-cent increase from 2011. The value of volunteer time provides one way to measure the impact millions of individuals make with each hour they dedicate to make a difference. The release of this important figure comes before National Volunteer Week, which takes place April 21-27, 2013. (Independent Sector)
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 are the top items and ideas from last week you need to know, including stories on how to make the most of your AFP national conference experience (from a 30 year conference veteran!), the secret to a more effective philanthropy, how to build a new nonprofit workforce with millennial leaders, Guy Kawasaki’s top ten social media tips for nonprofits and more!
Read more.

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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.

Speaker Database


Motivation Myth


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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:

Hot Topic: Your Fundraising Career

Fundraisers are people whose jobs involve the acquisition of revenue from private sources for nonprofit organizations. Recent years have seen an explosive growth in the number of fundraisers, with formal education, training and certification opportunities for people who enter the field. Professionals in fundraising do more than just raise money. They build institutions, nurture ideals, and improve and enrich the world. And fundraisers are increasingly in demand. According to U.S. News and World Report, fundraising is one of the top 25 hottest jobs for the future. Click here for more.

Currently there are over 400 jobs listed on our website.
To find one that is right for you, visit

Make Sure To Visit The Resources Section of the AFP Career Center

The AFP Career Center is here to help with all your career needs. New resources and professional services include career tips & articles, professional resume writing, career coaching, and much more! Click here to check out all the new tools to begin improving your career today!

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