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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.26
June 26, 2013
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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business,
by Patrick M. Lencioni


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Top Stories

2013 Giving USA Report Leaves Nonprofits On The Fence About Hopes For The Future
A panel consisting of representatives from NPR, Campbell & Company and the Chronicle of Philanthropy take a “first look” at the 2013 report and discuss how the report will look in 2014. Read more.

Aligning Fundraising and Accounting: The Inaugural Development and Finance Symposium
An inside look at the first Development & Finance Symposium, including tips on how you can better meld your finance and development teams. Read more.

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Fundraising News

Giving USA 2013—What the Experts Are Saying
Stay abreast of the feedback surrounding the recently released Giving USA report—see what the experts are saying about the results!
Giving USA – Charitable giving grew in 2012, albeit modestly
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philathropy – Giving USA: Charitable Donations Grew in 2012, but Slowly, Like the Economy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy – Donations Barely Rose Last Year as Individuals Held Back
Nonprofit Quarterly – Giving USA 2013: Giving Coming Back Slowly and Different After Recession

Constant Contact - Fundraising Digest Weekly – Why the long faces over $316 billion in American Giving? Not High Enough?

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NPMI (Stanford)

Chris Van Hollen: IRS Rules To Be Challenged In Court
Representative Chris Van Hollen and two campaign finance watchdog groups plan to sue the IRS to challenge regulations that allow nonprofit groups to be involved in politics if they’re “primarily” devoted to a social welfare purpose. (Huffington Post) Read more.

Camp Warns Against Capping Charitable Breaks in Tax Rewrite
Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, objects to a proposal by President Obama that would limit the benefit for tax breaks, including charitable contributions. (Bloomberg Businessweek) 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 donation forms that will help improve online fundraising, personalizing emails, getting ahead in major gifts, the boom in online giving and more! Read more.

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

8th Annual AFP/SSIR’s Nonprofit Management Institute—Registration is Now Open!
AFP and the Stanford Social Innovation Review are pleased to announce the 2013 Nonprofit Management Institute program—"Pioneering Change in Our Networked World,” Sept. 10-11, 2013, on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, CA. For more information and to register, please visit

Member Motion—Recognizing AFP Members with New & Exciting Career Achievements
Let us know about your announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions!
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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, 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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