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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.32
August 7, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
Nikki nabs The Nonprofit Times' vice president and editorial director Paul Clolery minutes after the 'Power and Influence Top 50' list is released! See what he has to say about AFP's President and CEO Andrew Watt making the list!

Nikki's Notes




Calling All Nonprofits for Your Input!
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Top Stories

Capital Cause—Causing a Bright Future of Philanthropy
Kezia Williams may be a Millennial but she already has ten years of fundraising under her belt and has founded a successful nonprofit geared to engage young philanthropists. Get tips and tricks from a Millennial in the field on how to create a bright future of philanthropy—today! Read more.

Nonprofit Times' 16th Annual 'Power and Influence Top 50' List is Released, Featuring AFP's President and CEO, Andrew Watt, FInstF!
Featuring organizations running the gamut from small shops to some of the largest, this list captures today's leaders in the nonprofit sector, including AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF! Read more.

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Network for Good

Fundraising News

State Department Creates Office for Global Faith Outreach
Making history—a new office on global religious outreach is launched by the State Department in efforts to engage with religious leaders and communities worldwide. This first time venture with international faith groups has been long sought after by religious activists. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.

Senators' 'Blank Slate' Submissions Trickle Out
The deadline to submit a suggestion to the 'blank slate' has come and gone—which senators weighed in, and which kept confidential? Learn who is (or isn’t) contributing to the 'blank slate' and get a synopsis of what the senators are proposing. (The Hill) 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 the overhead ratio and how to get past it, what young donors are looking for in your nonprofit, how to implement a mobile strategy for your nonprofit, a look inside the makings of a special event and more! Read more.

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

Only A Little Over A Week Left To Nominate!
The deadline to nominate yourself or a colleague for the Charles R. Stephens Diversity Award or the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP is next week—August 16. Nominate now, before it’s too late!

The Summer 2013 AFP Youth in Philanthropy Newsletter is out!
It's been a busy year leading up to the summer for AFP’s Youth in Philanthropy! Find out more about their adventures, including a trip to Korea, new resources created for chapters and leaders, and how you'll need to grab your comfortable shoes (along with other tips) to create a successful Youth in Philanthropy program.
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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.

Your Customer Creation Equation

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Your Customer Creation Equation shows you how to truly achieve real results from your website. By walking the reader through five online formulas ("customer creation equations"), Brian Massey reveals how to determine the best formula your own particular business or organization structure and how to optimize it for stellar results.
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

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
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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article for August:

Just Deserts: Highlights of the 2013 AFP Compensation and Benefits Study
By Cathlene Williams, Ph.D.

Currently there are over 400 jobs listed on our website.
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