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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.46
November 13, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
Diversity and the 2014 Strategic Plan!

Nikki's Notes

Not only is Don Baker dishing on what's next for the Diversity and Inclusion Summit Task Force, but he's also giving a taste of what we can expect from the innovative 2014 Strategic Plan under president-elect Pat Feeley's leadership.




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Te Informa

The Fall 2013 issue of Te Informa is now available! This newsletter, entirely in Spanish, is targeted towards the community of fundraisers in Mexico, Puerto Rico, US and throughout Latin America. You can sign up to receive this newsletter by visiting the Publications tab on the website. ¡Te esperamos!

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AFP Blog: Communicating Ethics—One Person at a Time
With charities under the microscope, it is time to rally your fundraising team around ethics. AFP President and CEO, Andrew Watt, FInstF, wonders how we—as a fundraising community—can change the tone on ethical issues.
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AFP International Conference on Fundraising—Education Session Sneak Peek
Laura Fredricks gives you a sneak peek into her session—The 5 ASKing Traits—which she'll premiere for the first time at the 2014 International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio. Find out if you're a Domineering Demander and how to hone your ASKing trait! Read more!

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Fundraising News

No More Charity: But Do Markets Deliver For Africa's Poorest?
A loyal donor to African charities changes his tune and stops giving to those African charities—but doesn't stop helping Africa or believing in charities. He simply thinks there is a place and point for charities, and alleviating poverty isn't one of them. (Forbes). Read more.

As Corporate Giving Bounces Back, Six Things Nonprofits Need To Know
Nonprofits are finally getting good news, and corporate giving, in particular, is almost back to pre-recession levels. However, it comes with a cost—converging trends are shaping how the returning funds will be allocated—which will be largely dictated by donors. (PhilanthropyJournal) Read more.

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Top Ten: How Nonprofits Are Blowing It With Their Future Source of Revenue
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on crafting donation appeal emails that will always convert, how to make the most with the donors you currently have, determining who will be asking for your year-end appeals, downsizing your direct mail—literally, and getting into the Christmas giving spirit. 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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Scholarships for Doctorates in Philanthropy
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy have joined forces to offer the Ernest W. Wood Fellowship—a research prize of $10,000! This award will support fundraising research in the areas of major gifts and capital campaigns and will be recognized at the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Texas. Apply now—the deadline to submit is Dec. 3!

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AFP's 2012 Annual Report
Reflecting on 2012 and looking forward to the future, AFP looks at change and impact through advocacy, education and collaboration. Check out the new style (with standout infographics!) and hear from CEO and President Andrew Watt on how YOU—fundraisers—are helping us change the world. Read the report.

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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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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

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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