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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.2
January 15, 2014
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This Week on Nikki's Notes:
Time To Make a SHIFT!

Nikki's Notes

Returning AFP International Conference speaker and global fundraising enthusiast Penelope Cagney, CFRE, says that fundraising is indeed making a SHIFT—and it's going global!




Enrich Your AFP International Conference Experience!

Joining us in San Antonio for the AFP International Conference on Fundraising? Arriving a little early and have NO idea what to do with yourself (aside from strolling the River Walk)?
We've got you covered—with one, one-and-a-half and two day pre-conference enrichment workshops! Add these on to your registration and SAVE!

Register today! Everyone who has registered by the Advanced Rate cutoff date of January 17th will be entered into a drawing for one free Apple iPad Mini!  

AFP Awards: Only Two Weeks Left to SHOW Us Your Nomination!

Six categories, three minutes, one amazing individual—nominate now!


Top Stories

AFP Launches International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising
Fundraising is going global, and AFP has you covered with the first truly international, advanced-level fundraising qualification that will be available worldwide and recognized throughout North America and Europe. In conjunction with the Institute of Fundraising and European Fundraising Institute, AFP will offer the first International Advanced Qualification Diploma course at the 2014 International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio. Read more.

AFP Launches AFP Q&A! Internet Chat with President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF
On Wednesday, Jan. 29, AFP brings you a new way to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising—starting with our very own president and CEO. Ask him questions on global trends, public policy, skills and training, and more! Starting NOW—submit your questions today, and tune in on Jan. 29. Learn more.

AFP International Conference Education Session SNEAK PEEK: Journey Deeper Inside the Donor's Brain
With new research out that offers fundraisers and nonprofit leaders insight on how the donor brain works, Leah Eustace, CFRE, MPhil, and Scott Fortnum, ACFRE, MA, thought it was the perfect time for a sequel to their popular 2013 conference session in order to dive even deeper into the donor's brain. Learn more.

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Fundraising News

Phone Forum: Good Governance Makes Sense For Exempt Organizations
This Internal Revenue Service presentation, scheduled for Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. EST, will cover: why public trust is a charity’s greatest asset; the importance of having a knowledgeable and engaged governing board; financial statements and Form 990 reporting; and more! Register now.

Federal Grantees to Get Help With Overhead Costs
Ten percent of Federal grants can now to go nonprofits' overhead costs. It's a start, but there's still a need for more support. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.

AFP Blog: Happy New Year!
In case you missed it, AFP's President and CEO, Andrew Watt, FInstF, gives you some hope for 2014 with a positive outlook based on recent polls and encouraging fundraising numbers from 2013. He reminds us all that we don't have to do more with less, because we have more than we think we do. Read more.

Discuss This Issue With Colleagues on AFP2P!

Top Ten: One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2014
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on thanking donors after the year-end appeals are complete, whether direct mail has a future, the shift in workplace giving, what you should be talking about at board meetings and how the communications department could be the fundraisers' enemy. 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
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AFP Central—AFP Programs, News and Services You Need to Know

AFP Webinars

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!

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 Are Underway—Don't Miss Out!
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!

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.

Read the paper!
See all Exchange papers and resources

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Discuss this Paper on AFP2P!

NEW! Lights...Camera...AFP Action University!
AFP Action University Book Review (Video)—Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, Adam M. Grant. Ph.D.
Emphasis on teams and the rise of the service sector offers givers access to opportunities that takers and matchers often miss. Grant explains his principles of giver success, and with insightful stories explores the costs of giving and how givers can protect themselves, ultimately providing a new perspective on success.

Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Inbound Marketing: The Latest Techniques To Attract More Donors, Volunteers and Others
(January 28, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

'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!

See the 2014 Webinar Schedule!

Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article for January:

Your Career...First Steps
Read the latest Your Career article in the new Winter issue of Advancing Philanthropy here.

Currently there are over 400 jobs listed on our website.
To find one that is right for you, visit

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