48% of Charity Leaders Say Foundations Are Oblivious to Their Needs, Says Survey
Nearly half of nonprofit leaders who completed the survey claim that foundation supporters are blind to the biggest challenges charities face, including the rising demand for services, training leaders and deploying new technology. (The Chronicle for Philanthropy) Read more.
Four Charts That Should Scare the Nonprofit Sector
"Mind blowing" charts that summarize the effect that the culture of nonprofits have on the people who work in them—surprising results show a huge decline in people applying for nonprofits since 2005. (Quartz) Read more.
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Top Ten: 5 Quick Ways to Humanize your Email Marketing
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on creating more donor-center thank you letters, social media before, during and after an event and USPS updates for direct mail! Read more.
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AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Application form—NOW AVAILABLE!
AFP has raised funds for ten diversity scholarships for the 2014 conference—and now is your chance to earn one! Spread the word—the deadline to submit is October 31. Learn more.
2014 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy
Have you read a good fundraising book lately? Or have you written one that was published between Dec. 1, 2011 and Nov. 1, 2013? If so, here's your cue to submit for a chance to earn the 2014 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy! Check out the criteria and details here.
Call for Campaign and/or Year-End Appeal Magic!
If you recently completed a successful fundraising campaign (of any kind), or if you've got a killer year-end appeal that is extremely...appealing—tell us about it! Send us a short summary of the campaign/appeal, your organization, elements of success, and even key challenges you faced, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, chime in to our LinkedIn discussions about campaigns and year-end appeals!
Member Motion—Recognizing 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 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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