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eWire Volume 13, Number 15
April 9, 2013
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Social Media Spotlight on the AFP Conference

Have You Been Following #afpICON? Of course you have, right? That's how you've stayed on top of the latest developments and session advice pouring out of the AFP 2013 International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego! The #afpICON Twitter hashtag is just one of the core tags (including #afpmeet, #afpeeps and #afpspeaker) that enhance all aspects of your AFP membership. And it's a great way to find and follow new colleagues who can assist and help build your professional career. Join the discussion!

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Top Stories

Nonprofit Research Collaboration (NRC) Study Released on April 8!
Charitable funds increased at 58 percent of US and Canadian charities surveyed about 2012. These results mark the first time since 2006 that significantly more than half of survey respondents showed growth in funds raised. The study from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative shows clear connections between thanking and engaging donors and meeting fundraising goals. The full report with recommendations, along with a press release on the survey, for action is available here. Read more.

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Donor Retention and Engagement Scoring: More Than a Number

April 17, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
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AFP Announces Awards for Philanthropy
A generous couple in Saskatchewan; an outstanding family foundation supporting causes around the world; a volunteer legend in Vancouver; a fundraising pioneer in Wisconsin; a dynamic brother-sister team in Georgia; an inspiring newspaper project in Calgary; and a heroic young woman in Minnesota are all recipients of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2013 Awards for Philanthropy. Read more.

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The Big Mac Philanthropy Index Released
During the AFP International Conference on Fundraising on Monday, April 8, Bernard Ross with The Management Centre (=mc) released the findings from the first Big Mac Philanthropy Index. Check out the headline results here. For more information on this study go here. (ManagementCentre)

Members: Discuss this topic with colleagues on AFP2P!

Ten Tweets You Might Have Missed (and Need to Know)
The informative one-liners from speakers were flying at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Here are ten that were tweeted and are sure to help you in your fundraising efforts!
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AFP Central

2014 Call for Presentations
Now that the 2013 conference has come and gone, it’s time to start planning for the 2014 conference in San Antonio, TX, March 23-25! Encourage speakers that you enjoyed at the AFP conference, and beyond, to submit to present in 2014. The deadline is April 26—Speakers, submit today!

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

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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