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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.17
April 23, 2013
Columbia University


2013 Conference:
Keep Doing the Right Things... Right!

If you missed any conference session, OR if you were unable to attend the International Conference on Fundraising 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. CFRE (and some ACFRE!) points can be earned! Click here to download.

Deadline Extended to May 7!
2014 Call for Presentations

Calling all speakers! Now that the 2013 conference has come and gone, it’s time to start planning for the 2014 conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 23-25! Encourage speakers that you enjoyed at the AFP conference, and elsewhere, to submit to present in 2014. The deadline has been extended to May 7, but don’t wait until the last minute! Submit today!

University of San Francisco

Social Media Spotlight

We followed an entire nonprofit small shop through the 2013 International Conference on Fundraising! Their tweets and Instagram pictures provided tips and takeaways, as well as behind-the-scenes looks throughout the conference. For some of those top ideas and lessons learned, make sure to follow the series highlighting their journey—first installment found below! You can also access their Twitter and Instagram handles in the series so you too can follow them!

@WolfeAmy: The Team getting ready to kick off #afpicon and share our perspective! #theagsafeexperience #AFPMeet

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Top Stories

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Introducing #TheAgSafeExperience – The Road to the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising
One small shop, one president and CEO, five International conference first timers, one van and an eight hour trek to San Diego—that’s the make-up of The AgSafe Experience! We followed these six ladies, both fundraisers and non-fundraisers, as they travelled, tweeted, instagrammed, attended session after session, networked, presented a session and even filmed with Nikki’s Notes. See what you can learn through their experiences at the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising! Read more.

Follow an AFP Diversity Fellowship Winner’s Blog as He Encourages YOU to Set a Big Hairy Audacious Goal
Tony Spearman-Leach received an AFP Diversity Scholarship to attend the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising and captured what he experienced every day through his blog, including speaking at the conference’s closing session! Follow his blog during his first-ever conference experience and find out what he learned that can apply to your organization. Read more.

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Speaker Database

Fundraising News

Deadline Extended to May 1! 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 May 1.
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501(c)(3) Organizations Must Meet Inspection and Disclosure Requirements
Though tax season has passed, some of you may still be in the thrones of filing. At the least, you should be preparing your files for next year. Here is a document to help you prepare to pass public inspection and ensure you are meeting your quid pro quo contribution disclosure requirements. It’s never too late, or early, to ensure that your nonprofit is up-to-snuff for the IRS.
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Discuss This Topic With Colleagues on AFP2P!

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 that you need to know, including stories on donor centered appeals, what’s more important than funding for fundraisers, why you should demand an ROI for your fundraising, how fundraisers can get more out of LinkedIn and more! Read more.

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AFP-Rice Symposium

AFP Central—AFP Programs, News and Services You Need to Know

Call for Nominations for the AFP 2014 Board of Directors – Two Months left to Nominate!
Don’t wait until the last minute—your involvement will make the nomination process successful. The AFP Board must be representative of the finest leaders in the profession, and your input will make that happen! The deadline to vote is less than two months away on June 21. Click here to nominate yourself, a colleague or invite your chapter to nominate you or a colleague, 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.

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AFP Action University Book Review (Video): Happy Hour is 9 to 5 - How to Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Kick Butt at Work, by Alexander Kjerulf
Happy Hour
Love your job and you'll be more productive, creative and motivated. You'll also be happier in life. Similarly, happy companies find they are more efficient, innovative and make more money than their unhappy competitors. The book is for anyone who wants to be happy at work - whether you are an employee or a manager; a new hire or a grizzled veteran; work in a small startup, a huge corporation or the public sector; it will give you everything you need to make work fun, inspiring and energizing.
Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
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(Tuesday, May 8, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST)

A career in professional fundraising has tremendous opportunities for growth. The rapid expansion in the number of non-profits founded each year coupled with the impending retirement of many experienced fundraisers over next decade will create great demand for talented fundraisers. Now is the time to gain the skills needed and learn to how position yourself to take the next step in your career! Click here to register.

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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.

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