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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.34
August 21, 2013
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Nikki talks with a young professional who is the steward coordinator at George Washington University—find out what entices young professionals to come to YOUR event, and what they're looking to gain.

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The Collaborative Organization


The Collaborative Organization: A Strategic Guide to Solving Your Internal Business Challenges Using Emerging Social and Collaborative Tools
By Jacob Morgan

Organizations that embrace social and collaborative technologies and strategies stand the best chances of succeeding; those who don't will fail. In this guide, Jacob Morgan provides the information, insight, and strategic framework you need to use emergent collaborative software behind your company's firewall to solve business problems, unearth new opportunities, and drive innovation.
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The Bridge Conference Takeaways Continue
There were just too many insights, how-to's, free samples and guidance to fit into one article—part two of the 2013 Bridge Conference takeaways offers full presentations, secrets to reactivating lapsed donors, how to engage the Hispanic giving market, the most important aspects in planning a fundraising budget and more! Read more. | Read Part One

AFP Youth in Philanthropy Chapter Spotlight—AFP Alaska Chapter
Learn how the AFP Alaska Chapter transitioned from simply awarding a Youth in Philanthropy Award each year to implementing an AFP Youth in Philanthropy program. On their road to engaging youth in philanthropy, they found seven key lessons that may encourage you to create your own AFP Youth in Philanthropy program. Read more.

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Fundraising News

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Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs
With so many nonprofit blogs roaming the blogosphere, it's hard to narrow which ones you should really be following. AFP is thrilled to have our blogs—Recent News of Note and Youth in Philanthropy—be featured among the top 150! (Top Nonprofits) Read more.

Opinion: Charitable Dollars Go Further in Cases of Extreme Poverty
Will your donation go further and make a larger impact if given to a low-income African family opposed to an art museum? A cost-benefit analysis shows the true colors of a donation. (New York Times) Read more.

#STARTARYOT Challenge shows the possibility of impact by linking a related donation opportunity to every article. For five weeks (August 19-September 24), will hold the #STARTARYOT Challenge on CrowdRise, helping nonprofits gain awareness, recognition, and of course, donations—while striving to double the most recent CrowdRise Challenges that raised millions. (Crowdrise) Read more.

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Top Ten Things: 25 Situations Only Nonprofit People Can Understand
Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on direct mail, raising money in a changing world, donation page design, nonprofit hashtags to follow and year-end fundraising! Read more.

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

Register for the 2013 AFP Leadership Academy!
In its seventh year, the AFP Leadership Academy continues to be a members-only event that enriches your career and enhances your leadership skills. Geared towards chapter leaders and administrators, the 2013 Leadership Academy will help you build the bridge to stronger leadership with plenaries on professional advancement with Adrian Sargeant, membership, marketing and communications, and a featured opening session with the former CEO of McDonald’s USA, Edward H. Rensi! Register now.

New Ratings and Reviews Feature in the AFP Fundraising Consultants & Resource Directory
AFP is delighted to announce the addition of a ratings and reviews functionality on the Fundraising Consultants & Resource Directory. AFP members now have a powerful tool to learn about industry-specific vendors, and vendors have access to the voice of customers. To write a review, go to and search for companies you work with in the search box. Click the stars next to the company name to share your feedback. All reviewers who submit reviews prior to September 30, 2013 will be entered to win a trip for two to Hawaii!

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.

NEW! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Your Name in Lights! The Role of Naming Opportunities for Prospects and Donors
Whether you're working on a small or large campaign, capital or annual, providing a list of naming opportunities helps close gifts.
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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.

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