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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.1
January 8, 2014
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Fundraising News

5 Groups With Big Challenges in the Year Ahead
Five major, well-known nonprofits fight to rebound from scandals in 2013—how will they do it? Follow their journey as they work to revive themselves. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.

Five Predictions for 2014
Fundraising lags, collaborations grow, storytelling is refined, events are everywhere and tax reform continues into the unknown. Get ahead of the curve in these five areas! (Bisnow) Read more.

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Top Ten: Philanthropy Grew in 2013, But So Did Need
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on why joining the blogosphere in 2014 is crucial for your nonprofit, resolving to be more charitable, the power of small (but mighty) promotional products, getting over donor fatigue (especially after the holidays and year-end appeals) and how to engage seniors online (it's not all about the next generation online)! Read more.

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

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AFP Awards: SHOW Us Your Nomination—A Little Over Three Weeks Left!
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!

Now Accepting Speaker Proposals for the 2015 AFP International Conference on Fundraising
New and veteran speakers, young and seasoned professionals, lone speakers or panels—all are welcome and invited to submit one (or more!) proposals to speak at the largest international fundraising conference in the WORLD! Fine-tine your topic, draw up your description, recruit those coveted co-presenters (if needed), and submit to present in Baltimore, Md., March 29-31, 2015. The deadline to submit proposal(s) is April 25, but it's never too early to enter your session and get on the conference education planners' radar. Submit today!

The Winter 2014 Digital Issue of Advancing Philanthropy is Now Available!
This issue of the award-winning magazine features stories on the most important indicators of success in your development office operations (and how to use The Fundraising Effectiveness project to help you measure); how the development staff and leadership at the LIVESTRONG Foundation have overcome and become real champions of fundraising; what fundraisers with two to three years of experience want, need and appreciate about their career in fundraising...and SO much more! Click here to read the full digital issue.

Calling all Artists, Poets, Photographers and Beyond!
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