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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.29
July 17, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
Nikki talks to Andrew Watt about his recent travels, the upcoming Board Meetings and what’s next for AFP!

Nikki's Notes




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Top Stories

Your New Year’s Resolution for July: Two Hours Per Week and Five Simple Steps for Small Development Shops to Achieve Major Gift Success
It’s time to resolve to be successful in raising major gifts, and you don’t need to wait until New Year’s Eve to make the resolution! Follow these five steps to start NOW. Read more.

Related Resource: Major Gifts Hot Topic Page

Fundraising Peers Weigh-In on What To Do With Lapsed Donors...And More!
AFP’s official LinkedIn group, On Fundraising, provides a learning experience for you and your peers. Simply ask, answer and learn! See what nearly 20 of your peers had to say about lapsed donors—how to handle, what to do and where to go from here. Read more.

Related Resource: Donor Relations/Stewardship Hot Topic Page

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Fundraising News

Grant Professionals

Charities Urge Congress to Scrap Changes to Federal Charity Drive
Proposed changes to the federal charity drive come under-fire by charities that fear that changes could “devastate” the campaign. (Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.

Time to Diversify Your Fundraising
Finding the right mix of revenue diversification for a particular organization can be tricky, but the latest Advancing Philanthropy offers you all the guidance you’ll need to find the correct mix of financial resources to help your cause thrive in the future. The summer issue also focuses on AFP’s latest Compensation and Benefits Study, innovation and prospect research. Read the Summer Digital Issue of Advancing Philanthropy.

Discuss This Issue With Colleagues on AFP2P!

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 Millennials changing the face of charity, 21 things you can stop wasting your nonprofit’s time on, how to build an awesome case for support, why high fundraising costs are complicated, why there’s such a high turnover for fundraisers 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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Talk Less, Say More

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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 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.
Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

What’s Wrong with Your Fundraising And How You Can Fix It
(July 24, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST)

Based on the upcoming book by Ellen Bristol and Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, this webinar will take an in-depth look at YOUR fundraising efforts and access whether they’re workingor not. Attendees will take part in their own individual Leaky Bucket Assessment and receive confidential results immediately to help improve their fundraising efforts!
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See the 2013 Webinar Schedule!

Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article for July:

Moving Onand 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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