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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.30c
Canada - 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




Free Webcast: The Psychology of Giving!
It’s not too late! Access the free webcast, "The Psychology of Giving." Originally broadcast live from AFP Banff Compass, this national webcast was sponsored by Mackenzie Investments and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada.

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Top Stories

The Inclusive Fundraiser’s Tool Kit
Walk the talk of diversity. Follow these ten tips, gleaned from AFP’s Inclusive Giving Project, and become more inclusive in your fundraising efforts. Read more.

Canadian Leadership Retreat
Even a flood couldn’t stop a stampede of fundraisers from attending the recent Canadian Leadership Retreat in Calgary. Read more.

Why Won’t They Reply To My Email? Using the Right Technologies to Communicate with Younger Donors
How are you communicating with youthful volunteers? Maybe you need to get more "in their space." Jenny Mitchell gives you some great ideas on how to do that. 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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Member News

What Does it Mean to Be a Mentor?
Are you a mentor? Are you a mentee? What has the mentoring experience meant to you? Mentoring programs are alive and well in AFP chapters across the country, and we’re looking for stories to share the impact of the experience. Share yours with us in a future issue of AFP eWire Canada.
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AFP’s National Scholarship Program—Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the "right" time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship?
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Community News

CRA Helps Canadians Find The Right Charity
Breaking news: the Canada Revenue Agency is tweeting about charities and the information they submit on their T3010 forms. Legal expert Yvonne Chenier shares how social media will be used more in the future to spread the news about Canadian charities and what they are up to.
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Calling All AFP Members—Nominations Are Open!
Influence the focus and direction of AFP by nominating leaders for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada and the AFP Canada Council. Act now—the deadline for nominations is July 31, 2013.
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National Philanthropy Day® Media Supplement
The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2013 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day® on November 15. This is a marketing initiative you can leverage for use with donors and volunteers alike.
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Fundraising Quicklinks

When do fundraising costs matter? It depends...

Enter your annual report in the annual voluntary sector reporting awards

How green is your event?

Resources for board governance and planning

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AFP Bookstore

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

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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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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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Developing a Multichannel Grateful Patient Program to Identify Major Donor Prospects
(August 8, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST)

Developing a grateful patient program requires more techniques than simply adapting the traditional Higher Ed Annual Fund models. You must create a multi-channel approach, and Tim Logan, ACFRE, and Brian Truitt Hervey, CFRE, will teach you just that!
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How to Incorporate Online Giving Into Your Annual Fund…And Track It
(August 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST)

With online giving being all the rage these days, you must adapt it for your annual fund…and while you’re at it, you’d better track it, too! Valerie Lambert will teach you the importance of coding and tracking your appeals, share successful online giving techniques that boosted other annual giving programs’ breadth and ultimately convince you why you need online giving as an annual fund tool!
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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.

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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