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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.20
May 14, 2013
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AFP Compensation and Benefits Survey:
Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2012

Average salaries for fundraisers increased in the U.S. and Canada in 2012, with 66 percent of respondents to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2013 Compensation and Benefits Study reporting salary increases of up to 10 percent.
Read the Survey's Findings!

AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, blogs about the Compensation and Benefits Survey.

Read Andrew's Post!


Nikki's Notes:

Nikki talks with Michael about AFP shirts and the 2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey!

Nikki's Notes




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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, including examples of Peer-to-Peer fundraising, an overview of Crowd-contributing and more.
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Scott Fortnum

Social Media Spotlight

Meet the AFPeeps! This Week: Scott Fortnum
If you happened to stumble upon the AFPeeps Nest in San Diego at #AFPCION, you probably thought to yourself, "Who is that savvy, cool fellow dropping that social media knowledge on us?" Most likely, you were referring to Scott Fortnum, MA, ACFRE, one of our OPs (Original Peeps) and an integral part of our Canadian AFPeep flock (Ontario, represent!). Scott is the executive director of The Living City Foundation, which has raised almost $40 million for conservation work in the Greater Toronto Area. Scott is also a highly regarded speaker, and likes to focus on the impact of social media on relationship building in fundraising. Follow Scott on Twitter to discover the latest news and tips to enhance your fundraising efforts (as well as his latest Jeep adventures), and be sure to check out all the AFPeeps online!

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Top Stories

#GivingUnderTheInfluence, aka, How to Influence the Next Generation of Giving
On April 24, four panelists gathered at America’s Charities #GivingUnderTheInfluence Symposium to discuss their views on employee engagement in a digital culture. Hear what these baby boomers, Gen X’ers and Millennials had to say—surprisingly, they were on the same page! Read more.

The Role Policies Play in a Culture of Philanthropy
Policies contribute to the culture of philanthropy by helping to create a respectful and transparent relationship between people in your organization and donors. Here are six essential policies that your organization should have, along with samples. Read more.

Related - AFP Hot Topic Page: Samples, Forms & Documents

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Fundraising News

Resurgent Asia – The Return to Historical Normal (Part 1 of 2)
Usha Menon, an internationally renowned fundraising consultant, talks about the 2013 International Conference on Fundraising, how fundraising has evolved in Asia, and a review of the new book by Bernard Ross and Penelope Cagney.
Read more.

Member Motion—Recognizing AFP Members with New & Exciting Career Achievements
AFP members are always accepting new challenges and exciting career opportunities, as well as receiving accolades for their commitment and service. Here are some job announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions for Spring 2013.
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 you need to know, including stories about a successful 14-year-old fundraiser, an eight step budgeting process for your nonprofit, 10 crowdfunding sites for nonprofits, three things that will make your fundraising work and more! Read more.

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

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.

Lights...Camera...AFP Action University!

NEW! AFP Action University Book Review (Video): Bringing Out the Best in Others!: 3 Keys for Business Leaders, Educators, Coaches and Parents, by Thomas Connellan
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.
Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
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• Want to discuss Bringing Out the Best? Join us on AFP2P!

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Upcoming AFP Webinars:
ACFRE Approved!
Navigating Change: The Three Stages of Board Engagement
(Thursday, May 23, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST)

As members of your fundraising team, board members may be unengaged, passively engaged or fully involved. During this session you will explore your role and responsibilities in engaging and involving those board members, along with implementation strategies to enable you to become an effective advocate and fundraiser for your organization. Join Robbe Healey, MBA, ACFRE, past-chair of the AFP Board of Directors, and explore the three stages of board engagement! Click here to register!


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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