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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.22
May 29, 2013

Nikki's Notes:

Nikki talks the impact of Advocacy with AFP's Jason Lee!

Nikki's Notes




Attention All Members:
Show Us Your Impact!

't just tell us the impact of your organization's work—show us! AFP is always looking for photos of "philanthropy in action"
for use in demonstrating to the media, government and the public the importance of fundraising and philanthropy. If you have appropriate photos that AFP can use, please send them to

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Top Stories

AFP Philanthropy Supplement Focuses on Youth in Philanthropy, Corporate Partnerships
AFP and the Globe and Mail's latest supplement on philanthropy, published across Canada on May 28, features incredible youth philanthropists, tips on engaging young people and advice and perspectives on corporate sponsorships and partnerships.
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Creating a Fundraising Plan
The dreaded planbut it doesn't have to be! Sandy Rees, author of "Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of Your Dreams" walks you through seven steps to craft your fundraising plan. Read more.

Related Resource: Fundraising Development Plans Hot Topic page 

Good Charities Spend More on Administration Than Less Good Charities Spend
Giving Evidence explores the relationship between charities and their administration costs. The finding? Low admin costs do not signal that a charity is good! (Giving-Evidence)
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Make the New Canadian First-Time Donors Super Tax Credit Work for You
The federal government has approved of a new charitable giving tax credit for first time donors. Professor Ken Wyman has some thoughts on how charities should make use of it. Read more.


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Sage Nonprofit Solutions

our free E-Book: Event Fundraising Best Practices. A must-read before you start planning your event, this 25-page resource guides you through the entire event process.
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Fundraising News

First Measurement of Countries' Philanthropic Freedom - Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity presents Philanthropic Freedom: A Pilot Study
Thirteen countries were scored and compared on their ease of giving based on three main indicators. Find out where they stand! (Hudson)
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Foundation Transparency: What Nonprofits Want
A report by the Center for Effective Philanthropy shows that nonprofit organizations call for greater transparency from the foundations that fund them. (Center for Effective Philanthropy) 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 the wealthy being eager to give, a burst for capital campaigns in 2012, bridging the technology funding gap for nonprofits and foundations, using social media to build fundraising and more! Read more.

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AFP Bookstore

AFP-Rice Symposium

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

Giving USA 2013 Report Available in June: Special Offer for AFP Members!
Giving USA 2013: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2012 is scheduled for release on June 18, and AFP Members are getting 30 percent off! For the first time, when you purchase Giving USA, you will not only receive the printed version of the report, but an instantly downloadable PDF version. Learn more.

Contribute to Advancing Philanthropy!
Have you ever attended the AFP International Conference on Fundraising, heard good ideas at the sessions and then successfully implemented those ideas in your organization afterward? If so, Advancing Philanthropy would like to hear from you. Please contact Jackie Boice at

Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
25 AFP Chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2013 Every Member Campaign (EMC). Join the ranks of your U.S. and Canada Chapter comrades and make your gift today! 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.
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Call for Nominations for the AFP 2014 Board of Directors – One Month Left!
The deadline to vote is less than one month 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, conference Recordings are here! Re-visit your favorite session 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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Upcoming AFP Webinars:
6 Steps to Creating a Written Fundraising Plan
(June 6, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST)

You’ll learn how to follow six simple steps to put together a written plan for raising the money you need in the coming yea—using SMART goals. Learn the importance and process, and even begin creating your written plan during this Webinar with Sandy Rees!
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Online Success Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets - 101
(June 18, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST)

While nonprofit organizations continue to embrace the use of the Internet, the challenge organizations have is not whether they should be using the Internet, but instead HOW they should manage their Internet applications. Ted Hart will walk you through how to improve the management, networking and fundraising of your organization through the use of the Internet!
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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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