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April 16, 2013
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Nikki's Notes - Week of April 15-19,2013:
Nikki Talks Icon, Social Media with Darian Rodriguez-Heyman

Nikki's Notes

2013 International Conference in San Diego:
Keep Doing the Right Things…Right!

If you missed Darian Rodriguez-Heyman’s presentation on Fundraising with Social Media at the 2013 AFP International Conference (see Nikki’s Notes with Darian, left), or if you missed any other session, OR if you were unable to attend the conference altogether, don’t fear—Conference Recordings are here! Download the conference recordings of a specific session, a whole track or the entire gamut of regular education sessions from the 2013 ICON. Re-visit your favorite session or tune-in to a session you may have missed, all while receiving CFRE (and some ACFRE!) points! Click here to download.

And to keep you on the right track until next year in San Antonio, we’ve provided some of the most important links and information below to keep you doing the right things right until San Antonio!

San Diego Conference Evaluation Links
Sunday, April 7 | Monday, April 8 | Tuesday, April 9
Evaluation for Tim Logan's Session

Conference Social Media
Twitter | #afpICON | #afpeeps | Facebook | All

Looking Forward to the 2014 ICON:
Calling All Speakers!

2014 San Antonio

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. Come one, come all—new speakers, veteran speakers, sector-specific speakers, next gen speakers—we encourage all to submit in order to make 2014 even better than 2013 (if possible…challenge accepted!) The deadline is April 26—Speakers, submit today!

Social Media Spotlight | Top Story | Fundraising News
AFP Central
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Inspiring behind-the-scenes pics from conference found on Instagram!
For those of you Instagramming your hearts out at conference using #afpICON or #afpmeet, we’ve compiled some of the “can’t miss” pics into one place so you can reminisce over your conference experience, or see what you may have missed out on! Take a look!

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Top Story

University of San Francisco

FY 2014 Budget Proposal to Limit Itemized Deductions, Including Charitable Deductions – Be Prepared to Take Action
President Obama’s FY Budget was released on Apr. 10. His proposal included the 28 percent cap on itemized deductions, including the charitable deduction, for certain taxpayers, as well as the proposal “Buffett Rule” that exempts the charitable deduction from the limitations placed on other itemized deductions by that rule. AFP released this statement in response to the budget. As more information is released, AFP will activate the Engaging Networks e-letter campaign, which will help you send an urgent letter to your members of Congress. Stay tuned!

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Fundraising News

Obama Budget Shows Promise for Nonprofits 
Though some nonprofit advocates were already gearing up to oppose the President’s budget plan released on Apr. 10, some nonprofits are hopeful that the $3.78-trillion 2014 budget will add money to nonprofits that work in education and healthcare. All the while stepping up efforts to reward groups that can provide they are getting strong results in solving social problems. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Read more.

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AFP’s 2013 Awards for Philanthropy Honorees!
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.
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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 recent Facebook and Google+ upgrades nonprofits need to know about, social media demographics, AFP confere
nce notes from a Diversity Fellows winner, the mutual distate for endless appeals, today's young leaders, and more! Read more.

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AFP-Rice Symposium

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.

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Speaker Database

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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

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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