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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.33
August 14, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
Nikki talks with AFP's President and CEO, Andrew Watt, FInstF, about the ever-popular topic of the charitable deduction. What does Andrew think about the 'blank slate'?

Nikki's Notes

To dive deeper into Andrew's thoughts on the charitable deduction—and to go BEYOND the charitable deduction—check out his latest blog post.




Deadline Alerts!
Nominate your chapter for the Charles R. Stephens Excellence in Diversity Chapter Award or yourself or an AFP colleague for the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP—but do it fast, as the deadline is Friday at 11:59 pm EST.

Contribute to THE biannual fundraising benchmarking tool for the U.S. and Canada—the Nonprofit Fundraising Survey! The extended deadline expires tomorrow at 11:59 pm PDT, so contribute your nonprofit's information TODAY!

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Top Stories

We Crossed the "Bridge" and Found a Ton of Nonprofit Takeaways on The Other Side
Among a sold out conference with more than 1,500 attendees, 70 education sessions, and more than 110 companies exhibiting in the Solutions Showcasethere were bound to be a ton of takeaways! Revel in the how-to's, leadership and inspiration gained from the 2013 AFP DC/DMA Bridge conference. Read more.

NRC Fundraising Survey and Results!
All U.S. and Canadian members are encouraged to participate in the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s Mid-Year Fundraising Survey. The survey is short, focusing on mid-year results along with donor retention and the annual funds.

The NRC’s 2012 Fundraising report pinpoints strong development plans, good leadership and special events as key factors for success last year. The report also contains numerous fundraising tips drawn from survey participants.

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Fundraising News

Next Gen Donors—The Future of Jewish Giving
In a first-of-its-kind study on inter-generational Jewish issues and Jewish Philanthropy, 21/64 and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy examines how younger generations of Jews being less involved in formal religious practice will affect the Jewish philanthropy community. (Next Gen Donors) Read more.

The Next Generation of American Giving
In a new report released on the charitable habits of generations X, Y, Baby Boomers and Matures, Blackbaud reveals the multichannel preferences and charitable habits of each of the generations. (Blackbaud) Read more.

Discuss This Issue With Colleagues on AFP2P!

Top Ten Things: Is Your Nonprofit Resonating with Millennials?
Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on month-to-month giving programs, free or nearly-free online tools for your nonprofit, how to evaluate and strengthen your board of directors and how to create a compelling video to tell your nonprofit's story! Read more.

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

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.
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.

Your Customer Creation Equation

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AFP Action University Book Review (Video)—Your Customer Creation Equation: Unexpected Website Formulas of The Conversion Scientist™, by Brian Massey
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.
Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
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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
...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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See the 2013 Webinar Schedule!

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.
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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