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October 2, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes

As we kickoff the 7th annual AFP Leadership Academy—the event for YOU, our AFP members and leaders—we check in with one of AFPIHQ's leaders, Joe Goepfrich, vice chair of Membership, about what's in store for the membership department, and ultimately, YOU.


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Last Chance to Advertise in The Globe and Mail National Philanthropy Day® Supplement!

AFP is again partnering with The Globe and Mail to publish a special supplement on Nov. 14 honouring National Philanthropy Day® and the incredible work charities across Canada perform every day. Special nonprofit advertising rates are available until tomorrow, Oct. 3! Learn more.

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Top Stories

How Does Your Organization Define "Success" in Social Media Fundraising?
Are you measuring the impact that social fundraising has on your campaign? Ask yourself these three questions to assess the impact of your activities on social media. Read more.

AFP Blog: Benchmark Your Results as Fundraising Slowly Improves

Understanding trends is important, but what ultimately matters is datathe information that helps you make an informed and educated decision. AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt talks about the importance of data and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. Read more.


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Fundraising News

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Call for Charity Fundraising Expertise
Charity experts in China are seeking more training courses and a national qualification system to boost fundraising. As a growing industry, fundraising is still very new in China and people with a professional background are very rare. It's time to change that. (China Daily USA) Read more.

India Forces Companies to Start Charitable Giving
India still struggles to provide reliable basic services to a majority of its citizens, trapping hundreds of millions of them in poverty. The head of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs explains to AFP how they are changing that by demanding that the country's richest firms to help. (Hindustan Times) Read more.

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Top Ten: The Great Philanthropy Disruption
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on smarter and more effective emails, 100 social do-gooders you MUST follow in 2013, how to pass on your love of philanthropy through generations and how much email you should really be sending (and when!). Read more.

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

Early Bird Registration Available NOW for the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising!
Get ready to change the way you think about the AFP conference. On March 23-25, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, you will SHIFT your way of thinking, realize new perspectives, and refocus on the best practices in our profession. Early bird registration ends on October 25—Register TODAY!

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Application form—Less Than One Month Left!
AFP has raised funds for ten diversity scholarships for the 2014 conferenceand now is your chance to earn one! Spread the wordthe deadline to submit is October 31.
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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 Or, chime in to our LinkedIn discussions about campaigns and year-end appeals!

NEW! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Plugging Into The Necessities For Your Nonprofit
This white paper by ME&V points out basic principles a nonprofit development director should remember when starting or revising a development program. While some of the ideas pertain especially to new organizations, the lessons on planning, budgeting and assigning responsibility are important considerations for nonprofits of all ages.
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AFP Action University Book Review (Video)—The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz
Don Miguel Ruiz was born into a Mexican family of traditional healers, became a surgeon in adulthood, then underwent a near-death experience that made him reexamine his life, his beliefs. A series of four "agreements" are detailed: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. It's the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering.
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:
Annual Fund and Major Gifts Partnerships: Pipeline Management and Donor Maximization
(October 10, 1:002:30 p.m. ET)

Though these seem like two different fundraising entities, Mike Delzotti and Chris Kasavich will show you how the relationship between annual and major gifts can not only exist but create successful joint campaigns. Learn how to turn your annual donor into a major donor! Click here to register.

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FREE WEBINAR: Spam Law—Recent Legislation and its Impact on Canadian Fundraisers and Charities
(October 28, 1:002:30 p.m. ET)

Canadian fundraisers: prepare yourself and your nonprofit for the forthcoming Canada Anti-Spam Legislations (
"CASL"), expected to come into force in 2014. CASL will regulate commercial activities conducted through all electronic means and impose certain requirements on all fundraisers and charities that participate in electronic messages ("CEMs"). Don't be left in the dark—click here to register for the free webinar!

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