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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.19
May 7, 2013
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Nikki's Notes:

Nikki Talks Board Nominations and More!

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Social Media Spotlight

Spotlight on ... @emthesooner
An aspiring AFPeep, Emily Mapes is one to follow on Twitter! As a former president of the AFP OK, Sooner Collegiate Chapter, a nonprofit professional and development coordinator at CASA OK, Mapes offers an entertaining, witty and informative feed of information. Check out her story about the road from AFP collegiate chapter president to development coordinator and how AFP fostered her journey in this week’s top story below!

We challenged you to post your pictures of giving back on Instagram and Twitter – and you accepted the challenge! Keep posting, giving back and inspiring—and maybe you’ll be featured in the next eWire! Make sure to use the hashtag #AFPGivesBack.

This week’s spotlight goes to @AgSafe – Thanks for giving back & sharing with us!

@AgSafe: AgSafe employees cleaning up #tuolomeriver for #lovemodesto project #afpgivesback


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Top Stories

Getting to Know Emily Mapes – From AFP Collegiate Chapter Member to Development Coordinator, Thanks to AFP Connections
We sit down and chat with Emily Mapes about her passion for fundraising, how and why she got involved with AFP (starting in college!) and how her nonprofit dreams became a reality. Check out this intimate Q&A and see how you can benefit from Mapes’s experiences (and at the ripe age of 23!). Read more.

The AFP International Conference Sparks The Fundraiser Within— Wrapping Up with #TheAgSafeExperience
Join the AgSafe team as they reminisce over their first experience at the AFP International conference! In this last series with the AgSafe team, they talk about life after conference, how it has impacted them and their careers, and why they’re channelling their fundraiser within. Read more.

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Fundraising News

Taxation Committee Releases List of Reform Proposals for Charities, Philanthropy
The IRA Rollover, the non-itemizer deduction and the conversion of the charitable deduction into a tax credit are just some of the proposals included in the Joint Committee on Taxation’s report on the House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform Working Groups.
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Google Search Results Now Prominently Feature Nonprofit Google+ Pages
And yet another reason why your nonprofit can not ignore Google+: Google Knowledge Graph, which now prominently features information about nonprofit organizations on the right-hand side of Google Search results. Data is pulled from multiple sources including Wikipedia, GuideStar and of course Google+ Pages. (NonprofitOrgs)
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Audits Show Widespread Underreporting of UBI
Unreported unrelated business income in higher education was found in almost every case examined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As part of a multi-year project on tax-exempt colleges and universities. The IRS selected 34 of the 400 institutions for examination because their questionnaire responses and Form 990 reporting indicated potential noncompliance in the areas of unrelated business income and executive compensation. (The Nonprofit Times)
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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 with tips to creating a successful monthly giving program, how the next generation is thinking outside of the box for successful grant seeking, Google’s new app for philanthropy, lessons from a giant in philanthropy and more! Read more.

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

2014 Call for Presentations – Deadline TODAY!
Calling all speakers! Today’s the last day to submit to speak at 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 portal to submit will close at 11:59pm EST—Speakers, submit today!

Call for Nominations for the AFP 2014 Board of Directors – Less than 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!

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.

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Bringing Out the Best in Others
How birth order affects personality is always a hot debate, and Connellan smartly turns the discussion into a business how-to book, noting that standout achievers tend to be firstborn, as they enjoy the richest blend of positive expectations, extra responsibilities and frequent feedback from his or her parents. Use those three factors to motivate your staffers—treat them all as "firstborns" with unlimited potential, essentially—and you'll boost their output.
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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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