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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.35
August 28, 2013
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How to Grow Your Fundraising With Video Marketing In Five Simple Steps
By now you know how powerful video can be for your nonprofit—it’s proven that video drives both traffic and conversions. Follow these five steps to make sure you, and your viewers, are getting the most out of your video! Read more.

Snail Mail Isn’t Dead—Direct Mail is a Hot Topic on AFP’s LinkedIn Group—On Fundraising
With year-end appeals right around the corner you might be wondering the best way to make your last appeal of 2013. One thing is apparent based on the discussions on AFP’s Official LinkedIn Group—On Fundraising: direct mail is far from dead. Read more.

Related: Direct Response/Marketing Hot Topic Page

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Fundraising News

The Future of the Charitable Deduction
The deduction for charitable contributions is among the oldest and most popular in the tax code. But is the end nigh? If the lobbying churches, universities, hospitals, art museums and other recipients of charitable contributions have anything to do with it—not a chance. (The New York Times) Read more.

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Nonprofit Donor Transparency Law Raises Concern in New York

Nonprofits are fighting New York’s new state law that requires them to disclose the names of donors. Some nonprofits feel it would be detrimental to their donors to publicly release their names—and prevent donors from giving. (Associations Now) Read more.

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Top Ten Things: September Is Boom Time for Donors, Google Says
Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on teaching children about philanthropy, holding your nonprofit board chair accountable, year-end fundraising, mobile tactics for engaging the next generation and crowdfunding! Read more.

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

Register for the 2013 AFP Leadership Academy!
The AFP Leadership Academy is 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 presentations 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.

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

Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Your Name in Lights! The Role of Naming Opportunities for Prospects and Donors
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The Collaborative Organization

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AFP Action University Book Review (Video)—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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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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