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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.25
June 19, 2013
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Nikki talks with vice chair of the Giving USA Foundation about report findings—watch through the end for a special AFP Member Discount!

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Related: AFP President and CEO gives his take on the Giving USA numbers, arguing that no news is good news.

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Harnessing Your “Asking Style” with the Queen of the Asking Style System
Are you a Mission Controller, Go-Getter, Rainmaker or Kindred Spirit? Andrea Kihlstedt (right) helps you find your inner “asker”, and challenges you to channel your style to excel in “the ask.” Read more.

Guidelines to Ensure Your Nonprofit Isn’t Next on the IRS’s List
An IRS study of colleges and universities spotlights executive pay issues and future examination focus—practical implications for ALL nonprofits are highlighted. Read more.

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Tampa Bay Times, CNN List of “Worst Charities” Cites Extreme Cases, Misses Key Points
AFP’s President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, fires back, releasing a statement in response to the “50 Worst Charities” list developed by the Tampa Bay Times and CNN. Read more.

Related: Huffington Post: 'America's Worst Charities' List Criticized By AFP

Coalition Sends Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Protection of the Charitable Deduction
The Charitable Giving Coalition has sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, urging Senators to protect the charitable deduction in response to the committee’s recent paper on tax reform options focused on the charitable deduction. Read the letter.

Related: Senate Finance Committee Paper on Options of Charitable Deduction

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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 philanthropy lessons in high school, being a sloppy fundraiser, top tech sites for nonprofits, how to (and not to) thank donors and more! Read more.

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Giving USA 2013 Report Released: Special Offer for AFP Members!
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8th Annual AFP/SSIR’s Nonprofit Management Institute—Registration is Now Open!
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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article of the Month:

Informational Interview Etiquette
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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, 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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