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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.47
November 20, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
The Fight for Tax Reform!

Nikki's Notes

With the second annual Fly-In Hill Day upon us, led by the Charitable Giving Coalition, Martha Schumacher, ACFRE, chair of the AFP PAC, talks about the importance and impact of the fight for tax reform.




2014 AFP Conference:
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AFP Blog: National Philanthropy Day®
Philanthropythe need to serve—brings us all together, no matter our backgrounds or cultures. Hear how AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt became a philanthropist, and how on NPD 2013 all of us at AFP honored YOU! 
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NPD Elsewhere In The NewsNational Philanthropy Day: 'The Love That Understands' (Forbes)
Based on the NPD keynote address by Tom Watson, Forbes contributing writer, this article highlights the importance of philanthropy in everyday lifeas a part of the national DNA. Watson reignites passion for philanthropy via inspiration from Benjamin Franklingetting you through those tough fundraising times. Read more!

National Philanthropy Day® Takes the World & Blogosphere by Storm

In its 27th year, NPD introduced a new website, reached nearly 1.5 million people on Twitter, featured a Countdown to Impact Challenge and an Instagram movement to take N-P-D around the world. And YOU helped to honor more philanthropists than ever this NPD. Check out some of the celebrations heard around the world. Read more!

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Fundraising News

Americans Gave Bulk of $1-Million-Dollar Gifts Last Year, Global Study Finds
Americans provided $14-billion of the $19-billion in gifts of $1-million or more made to charity from donors around the world last year, according to a study. That outweighs more than individual donations from China, Hong Kong, the Middle East, Russia, and the United Kingdom. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.

New Sauder Research: Slacktivism—"Liking" on Facebook May Mean Less Giving
New research shows that if people are able to declare their support of a charity via social media—such as a simple "like"—they are less likely to donate to the cause later on. The ease of association with a charity via social media gives people a sense of commitment without actually donating...maybe. (Sauder) Read more.

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Top Ten: A Playbook To Kickstart Your Nonprofit's #GivingTuesday Campaign
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on thanking your donors—the right way, getting through the delete-frenzy of emails and getting your email read, making your executive directors love writing appeal letters (it's possible!), getting your emails to stand out to Millennials and getting back to the basics of fundraising101. Read more.

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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!

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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Robin Sharma provides the keys to to help you get to your absolute best while helping your organization break through to a dramatically new level of success in these wildly uncertain times. Learn how to work with and influence people, regardless of your position, recognize and then seize opportunities, build a great team and become a true leader, and more!
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Accountability and Ethics Can Make or Break your Organization
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Demands for increased transparency and public disclosure has caused nonprofit organizations to report details on what they do and how they do it, including full disclosure of financials. So how does a nonprofit prepare for and please the public? In this webinar, Jim Greenfield will walk you through the steps required to document your organization’s work as a community benefit, along with showing the effectiveness of your nonprofit. Greenfield will help you proudly show your nonprofit’s ethical conduct.
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