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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.23
June 5, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:

Annie Fritschner, ACFRE on
Fundraising Training Techniques

Nikki's Notes




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Tap Kids for Their Creativity and Passion for Fundraising!
Take a cue from 14-year-old Lulu Cerone, founder of LemonAID Warriors, as she takes you back to why you got involved in fundraising in the first place—for the pure passion and creativity of it. Read more.

How to Hold Onto Your High Performers
Penelope Burk reveals the results of five years' worth of research which found that high staff turnover can be brought under control—with the understanding and direction she provides in this article! Read more.

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Fundraising News

Overhead Costs Pose Dilemma for Charities
What’s more important for a charity to portray for impact—their overhead costs or how their donations are being spent? (Chronicle of Philanthropy)
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New Survey Shows Many Nonprofits Lack Key Investment Policy Guidelines – Lapses Put Institutions at Undue Risk and May Weaken ROI
The Study on Nonprofit Investing (SONI) points to critical lapses in investment policies that could expose nonprofits to unnecessary risk and depress returns on their investments. (Marketwire) 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 handling a donor ‘no’, not giving up as a veteran fundraiser, the 48 heroes of philanthropy, innovative fundraising ideas for the diverse fundraiser, charities cashing in on pop-up concerts and more! Read more.

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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 (Use special AFP Member code: AFP1312)! The code and offer will be active immediately after releaseJune 18and you’ll receive a hardcopy as well as an instantly downloadable PDF. 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 – Only Weeks Left!
The deadline to vote is just weeks 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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What makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? In this book, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos.
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Job Listings/Resources

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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