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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.31
July 31, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
Nikki talks to AFP International Board Secretary Ann Hale about the next wave of leadership at the AFP Chapter & International levels!

Nikki's Notes

The deadline to serve on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada or the AFP Canada Council is TODAY! Nominate a fellow committee or task force member, or yourself, to lead at the AFP International level.




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Top Stories

Three Pieces to an Engaging Email Campaign
Take a cue from the corporate world and adapt their email programs for your email campaign. Follow Mike Snusz’s lead from Blackbaud and test, measure, build and target! Read more.

Do Organizations Measure and Use Constituent Engagement Data?
It's likely that you don't have time to read yet another report on how today’s nonprofits and associations are managing their constituent, donor and member databut what about an infographic that captures everything in one snapshot? Take a look at Avectra and NTEN's newest survey findings. Read more.

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Grant Professionals

Fundraising News

Chime In To The Nonprofit Fundraising Survey Before It's Too Late!
The Nonprofit Fundraising Survey has become THE biannual fundraising benchmarking tool in the U.S. and Canada. The deadline to complete the AFP co-sponsored survey is August 8, 11:59 p.m., PDT. Take the survey and receive an instant summary of initial results to use for benchmarking right now! Read more.

Member MotionRecognizing AFP Members with New & Exciting Career Achievements
AFP members are always accepting new challenges and exciting career opportunities, as well as receiving accolades for their commitment and service. Here are some job announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions for Summer 2013. 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 how Millennials prefer to give, tips for successful online giving programs, how to use text messaging to engage donors, how to keep appeals simple, how your nonprofit can use Instagram video and more! Read more.

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

AFP’s 2013 Summer Adventures
Between the Canadian Leadership Retreat in Calgary (including a flood AND a stampede), the AFP Summer Board meetings in Washington, D.C., and the addition of three new AFP chapters in Illinois, Missouri and Ohio, it’s been quite the Summer so far! AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, tells the tales.
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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.


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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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