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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.30
July 24, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
Nikki talks to AFP International Board Chair Bob Carter about AFP today, tomorrow & beyond!

Nikki's Notes




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Mitzvah Monday: A One-Day Fundraising Initiative
Using digital channels such as social media and online giving, the second annual Mitzvah Monday campaign increased new donors by 70 percent! Learn how they did it and what you can use in your own organization. Read more.

Attention Small Nonprofits—Donors Screening Services Are More Tangible Than You Think
Expanding on a conversation from AFP’s official LinkedIn group, On Fundraising, David Unger chimes in to convince small shops that donor screening services are within their reach. Read more.

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Fundraising News

Blogging a Priority for Marketers in 2013
In Social Media Examiner’s 2013 study, Social Media Marketing Industry Report: How Marketers Are Using Social Media to Grow Their Business, blogging surpassed the 2012 report’s front runner Google+ as the top marketing tool. (Nonprofit MarCommunity) Read more.

Four Reasons Introverts Can Be Successful Fundraisers
Don’t count yourself out as a fundraiser just because you’re an introvert. Andrea Kihlstedt of Asking Matters shows you how introverts can use that angle to their advantage. (New York Blog-Foundation Center). 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 arts and cultures charitable groups rebounding from the recession, the new normal for “the ask”, how the White House is seeking ways to use volunteers, frustrated donors on mobile devices 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 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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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.

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