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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.28
July 10, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:

Nikki talks to NaTanya Lott about what’s new at AFP in Public Affairs, including the open nominations for the 2014 awards!

Nikki's Notes

Nominate Now!
It’s time to nominate for the
Charles R. Stephens Diversity Award
and the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP!




AFP Action University Book Review (Video)
Talk Less, Say More: Three Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen,
by Connie Dieken

Talk Less, Say More

Talk Less, Say More is a revolutionary guide to 21st-century communication skills to help you be more influential and make things happen in our distracted, attention-deficit affected world. It's full of specific tips and take-aways to ensure that you're fully heard, clearly understood, and will ignite positive action in any business or social situation.
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Top Stories

The Very Best Guidance on the Annual Fund!
Want to raise more money with your annual fund? AFP’s new brief provides the very best ideas and guidance, compiled from twenty different scholarly sources and research (Members Only - Login Required). Read more.

Related Resource: Annual Fund Hot Topic Page

A Quick Reminder on Why Trust Matters
It’s more important than ever to invest in ethical fundraising—personally and institutionally. Janice Gow Pettey, Ed.D., CFRE, chair emeritus of AFP’s Ethics Committee, reminds us of why public trust and ethics matter. Read more.

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Fundraising News

India to Lead the Way on Corporate Social Responsibility Requirements
New legislation expected to be approved at the end of 2013 will position India as a leader in corporate social responsibility. Take a look at what India will require of corporations and what similar requirements might begin arising soon in other countries. (Asian Philanthropy Forum) Read more.

Kickstarter in Canada: Friend or Foe?
Announced on June 27, the New York City-based Kickstarter will join the ranks of Canada’s current 45 operational crowdfunding platforms. Will it just “over-crowd” the market, or set the bar? ( 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 creative ways to engage donors (and charities), using a little psycho-therapy on donors, freshening up your website for the best first impression, 21 things you can stop doing, nonprofits weighing in on the ‘50 Worst Charities’ list and more! Read more.

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

AFP and The Globe and Mail to Publish National Philanthropy Day® Supplement
AFP is again partnering with The Globe and Mail to publish a special supplement on Nov. 14 honouring National Philanthropy Day® and the incredible work charities across Canada perform every day. Information about the supplement, which will be published on Nov. 14, can be found here.

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 for July:

Moving On—and Avoiding Ethical Potholes
By Alex Comfort

Suppose you leave a development job because you accepted another position at a nonprofit organization in the same community or region. What can you expect, and what should you avoid, personally and ethically? 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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