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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.21
May 21, 2013

AFP sends its thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the tornadoes in Central Oklahoma, including our chapter members in the region
. The AFP family is here to support fundraisers and charities working on relief efforts, as well as other causes and missions, that are helping restore families and communities after this tragedy

isaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page

AFP Disaster Relief Blog (Ongoing Coverage)

Nikki's Notes:
Nikki talks with Joe about Membership benefits you may not know about, or forgot about!

Nikki's Notes

Giving USA

Social Media Spotlight

Get to Know Avectra
Who better to follow on Twitter than an organization that creates social constituent relationship management technology? Periodically bringing you free Webinars in conjunction with AFP is just one of the ways Avectra supports you—our members. Support them back, and receive daily tips and tricks on how to improve your social CRM!

Stay Wired - Check Out All of AFP's Online Communities!

Show Us Your Impact!

Don’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

Top Stories

Tap Into the Power of Millennials, Peer-to-Peer Influence and Crowd-Contributing – Why You Need To Start Now!
Fresh off the heels of their free Webinar in cojunction with AFP, Avectra talks Millennials—Who are they? What motivates their giving? And how do we reach them? Crowd-sourcing meets Crowd-contributing, and Crowd-funding is born—the pathway to Millennials! Read more.

How Millennials are Different—And What You Should Do!
Just to test your knowledge—on average, how many more friends do Millennials have compared to Baby Boomers? 50 friends, 100 friends, or over 150 friends? Read more.

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Sage Nonprofit Solutions

Download 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. 

Start planning today!


Sage Nonprofit Solutions

Fundraising News

Charitable Giving Coalition Urges Congress to Leave Charitable Deduction Intact
The Charitable Giving Coalition, led by AFP, has sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI), and ranking minority member Sander M. Levin (D-MI) urging Congress to protect the charitable tax deduction as it currently stands. (PlannedGivingDesignCenter)

ProPublica Launches Online Tool to Search Nonprofit Tax Forms
Curious about the federal tax returns for a specific nonprofit? ProPublica launched a free online service, the Nonprofit Explorer tool, which allows viewers to examine nonprofit Form 990 information back to 2001! (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Read more.

Get in Front of 30 Million Donation Decisions
Don't miss out on getting on the GreatNonprofits 2013 Top-Rated List! Gain recognition for your work, get the Top-Rated badge for your website and marketing materials, and be eligible for prizes—like $20,000 in online promotion. Get started today!

Discuss This Topic With Colleagues on AFP2P!

Ten Things You Might Have Missed (and Need to Know)
Here are the top items and ideas from last week you need to know, including stories about foundation transparency, the keys to great fundraising, engaging your board for successful fundraising, the new ‘social media giving day’ and more! Read more.

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AFP Bookstore

AFP Bootcamp

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

Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2012!

Average salaries for fundraisers increased in the U.S. and Canada in 2012 substantially. Read more. AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, blogs about the Compensation and Benefits Survey. 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.

Call for Nominations for the AFP 2014 Board of Directors – One Month Left!
The deadline to vote is just 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)
Learn more about Action University
• Want to discuss Bringing Out the Best? Join us on AFP2P!

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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!
Click here to register!

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!
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!

 AFP Career Center Article of the Month:

Informational Interview Etiquette
By Pamela Cook, ACFRE, and Andrew Kaufteil, J.D.
During your working life, it is important to plan and carefully evaluate how your next position fits into your long-term career goals. Informational interviews can help focus your career path, identify experiences you should obtain, help chart your next steps, build valuable relationships and, if used effectively, be one of your best career-planning tools. Click here for more.


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