Assess Your Year-End Appeals—Are You Doing Them Right?
With your appeals sent out and sitting in email inboxes around the world, it's the perfect time to ask yourself these two questions and evaluate the success of your appeals—as well as planning ahead for 2014! Read more!
Small But Mighty Diversity Efforts
Size doesn't matter when it comes to the efforts to make a more diverse philanthropic world. The AFP Miami Chapter gives guidance to all small chapters and organizations, proving that they too can make a difference in diversity and inclusion in philanthropy. Read more.
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"I am the Charitable Deduction" YouTube Channel and Petition Drive
As the charitable tax deduction faces unprecedented threats, the Charitable Giving Coalition charges YOU with reaching lawmakers about the need to #protectgiving. Through a campaign on a YouTube channel and a petition drive on Change.org, you can make a difference in the future of the charitable deduction! Act now.
Controlling Overhead: Finding an Unpaid Nonprofit CEO
Have you ever seen a CEO's resume say, "Will work for free"? Likely not. George Weiner, Chief Whaler of WholeWhale.com, fights the notion that a nonprofit CEO's salary, and other means of overhead costs, are the main factors that deciphers a nonprofit's efficacy. (Huffington Post) Read more.
Nonprofits Say New Proposed IRS Rules Would Hamper Their Advocacy Efforts
Proposed IRS rules applying to social-welfare groups could eventually funnel down to nonprofits—especially those with social-welfare branches that bridge the gap to political campaigns. Nonprofits worry that the rules will be a threat to their grass roots efforts. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.
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Top Ten: 2013 #GivingTuesday Recap!
In its second year for the US, and its first year for Canada and many other countries, #GivingTuesday shatters records, inspires communities and benefits millions. Here is a round-up of some of the top stories coming out of 2013's #GivingTuesday! Read more.
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AFP Awards: SHOW Us Your Nomination—New Process for 2014
For the first time in 2014, the AFP Awards program is going viral! There are six awards up for nomination—all you have to do to nominate an outstanding nominee is submit a three-minute (or less) video by January 31. The honorees will be recognized at AFP's 2014 National Philanthropy Day® celebration! Learn more!
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 campaign—and everything in between! Register today—and don't forget to bundle and save!
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.
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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Upcoming AFP Webinars:
Inbound Marketing: The Latest Techniques To Attract More Donors, Volunteers and Others
(December 28, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)
It's a tough competition in online marketing these days, but Allan Pressel, CEO of PowerSite123, is prepared to tailor the online marketing experience for your nonprofit. Start 2014 off on a renewed online fundraising note with techniques like search engine optimization, pay-per-clicks, blogs, articles, websites, landing pages, calls to action and more! You'll learn how to build and maintain an interactive website designed to convert visitors into donors, event attendees and overall followers of your nonprofit. Nonprofit management, board members, fundraisers and consultants—you can't afford to miss this Webinar and fall behind the online fundraising game. Register now!
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