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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.36
September 4, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes

What ISN’T new in AFP's External Relations department? We chat with AFP's Vice Chair of External Relations, Josh Newton, CFRE, on the new awards program, public policy efforts, and more! We also got an exclusive on his recent appointment as president of the University of Connecticut Foundation, including his thoughts on university fundraising!

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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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I Have a Dream: The Art and Science of Aspirational Communication
Doug Hattaway, the opening plenary speaker at the upcoming AFP/SSIR Nonprofit Management Institute, was influenced by the recent 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech. He too has a dream—for you to use the power of evocative language and inspirational leadership. Read more.

Take It From An Experienced Millennial: Asking a Millennial For Money is Difficult
As if you didn’t already know that. But did you know there ARE ways to get through to Millennial donors? Who better to take a cue from than a successful Millennial himself—who, yes, does give. Read more.

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Fundraising News

Dump the Prizes
Contests, challenges, awards—waste of time? If you’re going to do them, do them right—here are some ways to do so...and ways NOT to do so. (Stanford Social Innovation Review) Read more.

[Infographic] Nonprofit Data: What Marketers Need to Know

A recent survey polled more than 500 nonprofit executives to find out the top four most important nonprofit practices and fundraising activities. Download the full report or take a look at the snapshot that highlights how nonprofits are responding to current and future changes in donor retention and acquisition strategies. (Infogroup Nonprofit Solutions) Read more.

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Top Ten: Top 5 Fundraising Ideas from The Next Generation of American Giving
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on focusing on donors and not the charity in your appeals, fabulous nonprofit videos on vine and instagram, the demographics of social media users, and appealing direct mail pieces! Read more.

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

It’s coming...Voting for the 2014 AFP Board Slate!
Keep your eyes peeled because the 2014 board slate voting process will kick-off on September 10 at 9am EST! All members will receive an email with outlined information on HOW to vote, WHY to vote, and WHO you can vote for. So mark your calendar, it’s almost voting day!

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.

Rate A Speaker For Your Chance To Win A Trip To Hawaii!
We are working to create a powerful tool for AFP members to learn about fundraising speakers, but we need your help to make this a success. Please take a moment to write a review of a speaker you’ve worked with. To say 'thank you,' you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes to win a 7-day, all-inclusive trip to Hawaii for two. Search for your favorite speaker to get started: Thank you for your time and input, we look forward to hearing from you!

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
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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're like most nonprofit professionals, you've already noticed the rise of social media and mobile technology as important trends in fundraising. In fact, one in four people fundraising for a good cause will use mobile technology to ask for donations...and will raise MORE money than those who do not. Get fresh data and insights into donor behavior on the web from Claire Kerr, Director of Digital Philanthropy at Artez Interactive.
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AFP Career Center Article for September:

What Should I Do When A Potential Employer Asks For My Salary Expectations?
Find out the answer to this question and much more in the AFP Career Center Resource Section.

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