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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.48
November 27, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
Protect Giving—DC Day!

Nikki's Notes

AFP's general counsel, Jason Lee, provides a recap of the second annual Protect Giving—DC Day. The highpoints, the fight ahead and how YOU can help!




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AFP Awards: SHOW Us Your NominationNew Process for 2014 
For the first time in 2014, the AFP Awards program is going viral! There are six awards up for nominationall you have to do to nominate an outstanding nominee is submit a three-minute (or less) video. The honorees will be recognized at AFP's 2014 National Philanthropy Day® celebration! Read more!

The Second Annual "Protect Giving Day" Invites You to Be the Charitable Deduction

Hear how more than 200 individuals, representing over 140 organizations, flooded the Hill with their stories of impact to help preserve the charitable deduction. Highpoints, success stories, videos and morewe've got the inside scoop. Plus, learn how you can help!
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AFP Blog: Giving Tuesday
As a proud supporter of Giving Tuesday, and cosponsor of Canada's inaugural Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to continue the season of giving by joining the movement on Dec. 3. There are tons of ways that charities, companies and other organizations are getting involvedand it's never too late to join! Read more!

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Fundraising News

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Relief of Typhoon Victims
Following major disasters, it is common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Here's what the IRS is telling taxpayers and potential donors as they support the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. (IRS) Read more.

2 Key Senators Come Out Against Changing Charity Deduction
Two key senators offer a "game-changer"a letter that calls for separating the charitable deduction from other breaks that are on the chopping block through an overhaul of the tax code. They are seeking additional signatories to support the fight against the proposed cap on the charitable deduction. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.

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Top Ten: Countdown to Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3)!
We're less than one week out from Giving Tuesday! To help you gear up for the movement sweeping the U.S., Canada, and across the world, here are some tips, inspiring stories and last minute planning, including a playbook to a successful Giving Tuesday campaign, how to involve corporations with your campaign, how to prepare your online giving portal, what to do on ACTUAL Giving Tuesday, how to thank your supporters and more! Read more.

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

2014 AFP Webinars Now Open for Registration!
The 2014 AFP Webinar line-up offers everything from the latest marketing techniques to help you secure more donors and volunteers, to insights on what makes Millennials give, to a play-by-play on how to create and run your first major gifts campaignand everything in between! Register todayand don't forget to bundle and save!

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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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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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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Accountability and Ethics Can Make or Break your Organization
(December 11, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

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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