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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.45
November 6, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
Campaign Do's and Don'ts!

Nikki's Notes

As you plan your year-end appeals, take the advice of Tycely Williams, director of major gifts with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, who shares campaign do's and don'ts, and how to overcome campaign woes.

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Top Stories

Boost Your Year-End Fundraising with #GivingTuesday
Blackbaud walks you through the steps to leverage your year-end fundraising campaign with the #GivingTuesday movement.
Learn more.

Year-end Appeal Checklist
Starting right about...NOW, you should be setting goals for your mailing, solidifying your plan and getting ready to launch your year-end campaign. Use this comprehensive checklist to make sure you have all of your 2013 year-end ducks in a row. Read more!

Year-end Tips That Never Get Old
They may be oldies, but they're certainly still goodies! Take a cue from your fellow AFP members on the dates that they find best for year-end and holiday appeals. And don't stop there—find out why past AFP chair Alphonce Brown, ACFRE, says it's never too late to join the year-end bandwagon (even well into December!)

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Fundraising News

Last Chance to Register for the Charitable Giving Coalition Fly-In Event on Nov. 20
Congress needs to hear from YOUa constituent who can enthusiastically explain the impact of charitable organizations on our communities is invaluable. We invite you to attend the Charitable Giving Coalition Fly-In event on Nov. 20 on Capitol Hill. RSVPs must be received by Friday, Nov. 8—click here to view the invitation and agenda.

Exhibition celebrates 800 years of philanthropy in the City of London
The Museum of London gives an ode to Philanthropy with an exhibition that explores the city of London's history of charitable giving. (UKFundraising) Read more.

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Top Ten: The Best of Year-end Fundraising
This week's top ten features tips, samples, checklists, timelines and more—all revolving around the year-end appeal! Learn how to stand out from the crowd with your year-end campaign, how to make the most of your website during an appeal, how to warm your donors up to the year-end appeal, how to produce your strongest year-end email campaign yet and more! Read more.

Save The Date For The 7th Hemispheric Congress on Fundraising Latin America!

The Congress will take place on January 22nd, 2014 in Mexico City. In partnership with Tec de Monterrey, the AFP Hemispheric Congreso is the premier educational event on fundraising in Latin America. This program is for individuals associated with organizations looking to develop fundraising capacity in Latin America and Mexico For more information, visit here.

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AFP's 2012 Annual Report
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

TOMORROW! Effective Campaigns: The Design, Content and Delivery of
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(November 7, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Email fundraising has risen in popularity by 20 percent over the last year alone. And email is more than just a creative design and a discussion forum for your cause—it
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Corporate Engagement—Beyond Charity: A Focus on Social Partnerships
(November 19, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Learn the basics of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), including the most recent data and examples of CSR. Take a look at the many ways corporations engage with nonprofits, and learn about social partnerships and how to build positive foundations for those partnerships.
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