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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.18
April 30, 2013
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Executive Institute Spotlight:
Development and Finance Symposium – Last Day for Early Bird Registration!

Have you registered for the first annual Development and Finance Symposium on June 11-12, 2013? Don’t wait—11:59pm EST marks the end of early bird registration for this event with the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University! Join keynote speaker, Paul Shoemaker, one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the nonprofit sector, among other expert speakers as they bridge the gap between finance and development. Click here for more information, and to register now!


FREE Webinar for AFP Members:
Tap the Power of Crowd-contributing to Leverage Peer Networks for Fundraising, Millennial Engagement and Increase Donor Acquisition! (May 15, 1 – 2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Thanks to the rapid adoption of social media sites and the growing influence of peer persuasion in everything we do, fundraising habits are rapidly changing. While the  rise of social media may occasionally seem daunting, these communication channels offer exciting opportunities to engage Millennials and gather information on donor interests. Join Avectra for this engaging webinar on the rise of social giving, examples of Peer-to-Peer fundraising, an overview of Crowd-contributing and more. Register for this FREE Webinar, today!


Nikki's Notes - Week of April 29-May 3, 2013:
Nikki talks Early Bird Deadlines, Exhibitor Videos, LinkedIn, Free Webinars, and More!

Nikki's Notes

Bonus Nikki's Notes: Meet Our Exhibitors!
Check out special conference editions of Nikki’s Notes as she makes the rounds of the Marketplace in San Diego at the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising. See what the exhibitors and sponsors had to say about their conference experience, and the advice they offer to fundraisers! Click here to view the videos!

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Social Media Spotlight

Spotlight on...#AFPGivesBack
As fundraisers, giving back comes naturally, so why not inspire others to give back by sharing a generous action? And remember, since a picture is worth a thousand words, why not share that “giving back” moment via Instagram? Follow @AFPIHQ on Instagram (we’ll follow you back!) and share your pictures of how you give back on a daily basis, whether it be professional or personal. Make sure to use the hashtag #AFPGivesBack—in turn, we’ll give back by featuring the best, most inspiring photo in eWire and on social media each week!

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Top Stories

Getting Down To the Nitty-Gritty of the AFP International Conference—Via #TheAgSafeExperience
In our first series following the staff of the small nonprofit AgSafe, you were acquainted with each attendee and got a sneak peek into their experience at the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Now that you are acquainted with them, it’s time to learn from them! Use their takeaways to help YOU further your career in fundraising. Read more.

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Help Me, Help You!
Join your fellow fundraisers, nonprofits and AFP Members on LinkedIn and get involved in the discussions! You may find that you can provide direction to a peer, or even learn something for yourself. Scroll through the discussions on AFP IHQ’s official group – On Fundraising.
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Fundraising News

CEOs Key to Fundraising – Report
Key findings from an exploratory study based on Australian research aims to identify the role Australian nonprofit executive directors and boards play in supporting fundraising and development. Involving focus groups, including fundraisers, and a large 60-question online survey, the study determined that the frequent absence of board participation in fundraising was overwhelming seen by fundraisers as a lost opportunity. (Probono Australia)
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After Quake, Donors Shun Aid Groups Run by China
The recent devastating earthquake that struck southwest China has sparked a flood of donations from across the country. However, those looking to contribute are sourcing private charity organizations as opposed to large official groups. Due to previous scandals surrounding large state-run organizations, such as The Red Cross Society of China, smaller private groups are giving them a run for their money—literally. (The New York Times)
Read more.

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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 the ultimate fundraising sin, quick tricks to get more clicks, calls and mailed-in responses, why small donations are priceless, whether medium-sized charities are most vulnerable during the recession and more! Read more.

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

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. Come one, come all—new speakers, veteran speakers, sector-specific speakers, next gen speakers—we encourage everyone to submit in order to make 2014 even better than 2013 (if possible…challenge accepted!) The deadline has been extended to May 7, but don’t wait until the last minute—Speakers, submit today!

Keep Doing the Right Things…Right

If you missed any regular education sessions, 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.

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!

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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.
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Doing Well While Doing Good: Advancing Your Career in Professional Fundraising
(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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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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