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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.49
December 4, 2013

AFP's Diversity and Inclusion eWire Edition

This Week On Nikki's Notes:
AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter's
New Faces of Fundraising Program

Nikki's Notes

AFP member Meghan Cummings talks about the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter's "Charles Stephens Excellence in Diversity Award"-winning-winning program:
New Faces of Fundraising




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AFP Awards Now Open for Submission—Via VIDEO!

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. Nominations must be in by Jan. 31, so start recording!

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Top Stories

AFP Awards: Raising the Next Generation of Diverse Fundraisers
The AFP Greater Cincinnati chapter took it upon themselves to "raise" individuals with their program: New Faces of Fundraising. Learn how your organization and your chapter can replicate this award-winning program. Read more!

Brazil: A Great Potential in Fundraising

Though fundraising is seen positively in Brazil, there is little to no training and tangible information for budding fundraisersuntil now. Brazilian fundraiser Custodio Pereira talks about how the AFP First Course in Fundraising, paired with the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, was translated to Portuguese and offered for the first time in Brazil.
Read more.

An Inside View of the Diversity and Inclusion SummitA Renewed Sense of Excitement
James Phelps, ACFRE, of the AFP Diversity and Inclusion Committee, takes you through the Diversity and Inclusion Summit that was held in October in Pittsburgh, Pa.what issues were brought to the table and how to move forward. It will leave you with a renewed hope for the future of diversity and inclusion! Read more!

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Fundraising News

To Alienate or to Advance?
A video to celebrate 220 years of alumni associations does a nice job of highlighting moments in alumni history, but begs the questionwhere is the diversity? This article offers a few strategies to ensure that institutions are diversifying their programs. (Inside Higher Ed) Read more.

Nearly Three Quarters of Household Charitable Giving Goes to Organizations with Religious Ties, New Study Finds
Ground-breaking research by Jumpstart and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy expands our understanding of religious influences on giving. Donations to religious congregations represent about 40 percent of household giving nationally. (Chron) Read more.

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Top Ten: 7 Steps to More Online Donations This Holiday Season!
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on how foundations do (or don't) use social media, how to thank your donors like you mean it, the to-do list to follow in order to grow in 2014, information on giving trends for the fourth quarter of 2013 and tons of marketing tips to help you refresh your marketing efforts in 2014! Read more.

Thanking Chapter Leaders for Their Service?

If your chapter needs an award or plaque to thank leaders for their service as they roll off the board at the end of the year, check out the AFP Marketplace. Don't see what you are looking for? No problem. You can submit a request for custom products, too
! Visit the AFP Marketplace today for all your merchandise needs!

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

Calling all Artists, Poets, Photographers and Beyond!
All AFP members are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 51st International Conference on Fundraising, March 23-25, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. The deadline to submit is February 1! Get the submission form.

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 PhilanthropyOne Week Left to Apply!
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.

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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Your Customer Creation Equation

Lights...Camera...AFP Action University!
AFP Action University Book Review (Video)—The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life, by Robin Sharma
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
(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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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article for December:

Avoiding Career Obsolescence
An outside-the-box look at how the U.S. workplace and job market are changing and what those changes mean for association professionals. Visit the Career Learning Center to learn more.

Currently there are over 400 jobs listed on our website.
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