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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.5
February 5, 2014

This Week on Nikki's Notes:
Magic Mike Does It All!

Nikki's Notes

AFP Board chair appointee, past-chair of the U.S. Government Relations committee, fought on Capitol Hill to #protectgiving, upcoming speaker on healthcare at the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising—is there anything Michael Delzotti, CFRE, doesn't do? He talks about it all on this week’s Nikki’s Notes!




Everyone's a Winner at the Diversity Art Showcase —Deadline Extended to Submit!

We welcome all art, poems, photos and beyond to be submitted for the Diversity Art Showcase at the 51st International Conference on Fundraising, March 23-25, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. All members who submit will be featured in this year's Marketplace! The deadline to submit is February 17!

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Awards Nominations Extended to this Friday, Feb. 7
You still have a few days left to submit your nomination for AFP's new awards program. ANY member can nominate. All you need is a short selfie video explaining how the nominee is changing the world. It's easy. It's fast. It's even fun! Tell us the great stories of the people and organizations you work with that are making a difference! Submit your nomination now!

ICON Teaser: Your Crowd Fundraising Campaign as an Action Movie
Robert Osborne knows that crowd funding is one of the hottest and most innovative methods of fundraising on the scene today—that's why he's presenting the how, when and where of crowd funding best practices at the 2014 AFP International Conference. Find out how crowd funding is really just an action movie—on fundraising.
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AFP's LIVE Q&A Kickoff with Andrew Watt, FInstF Rousing Success
Just listen to what this attendee said, "I thought it was fantastic and have already added the next two sessions into my calendar. If anyone missed it, you should review the archived questions and answers." Well, listen to her! Check out the archived Q&A with Andrew here, and mark your calendar for Feb. 18 for a live Q&A with internationally renowned fundraiser (and 2014 ICON speaker!) Daryl Upsall, FInstF, and March 4 for social fundraising expert (and ALSO a 2014 ICON speaker!) Claire Kerr.
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Fundraising News

AFP Webinars

Two New Reports Confirm Number of Fundraisers, Staff Retention Key to Raising More Dollars, AHP Says
Two new reports by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) show that investing in fundraising personnel provides the biggest impact to healthcare organizations in terms of generating donated dollars for nonprofit hospitals and programs—proving that in order to make money you have to spend money. (Fundraising Success Magazine) Read more.

AFP and The Globe and Mail Partner on "Changing Canada, Changing the World" Supplement
AFP and The Globe and Mail's next supplement on philanthropy, to be published on May 27, will focus on Canadian philanthropic impact at home and around the world. Members have until April 15 to reserve space in this exciting supplement that will be read by more than 3.6 million Canadians. Read more.

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Top Ten: 10 Must-Have Elements for Nonprofit Websites
Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on fixing your donation page to increase donations by 200 percent (it happened!), getting leadership engaged in your employee and volunteer giving program, the cheapest (including FREE) ways to retain donors, a new website that allows you to rate fundraising professionals and how to treat your donors like friends. 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

Call for Participants: Focus Group and Survey on Special Events
Thanks in part to StubHub, which organizes the buying and selling of tickets for special events online, AFP has developed an online survey for special events. If your organization invests in special events and you are proficient in special event planning, implementation and follow-up, we'd greatly value your input in this focus group! Read more.

Deadline Extended for 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. It's not too late to submit—the deadline has been extended to Feb. 15!

AFP Bookstore

NEW! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Using LinkedIn to Uncover New Donors and Board Members, by Ann-Laura Parks, CFRE
LinkedIn is not just a place to look for a job or network for business. It is emerging as a top B2B marketing tool which also happens to make it a great tool for nonprofit prospecting and relationship-building.

Read the paper!
See all Exchange papers and resources

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Lights...Camera...AFP Action University!
AFP Action University Book Review (Video)—Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, by 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)
Learn more about Action University
• Want to discuss Give and Take? Join us on AFP2P!

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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Developing Earned Income Streams For Your Nonprofit
(February 12, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Mazarine Treyz, author of Wild Woman
's Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman's Guide to Social Media, will walk you through the five models of earned income streamsthe different ways nonprofits use them, the pros and cons, and more. Treyz will share multiple examples of how nonprofits use the earned income streams, and how they get that unrestricted money to continue their programs. But not all earned income streams are positive, so Treyz will also show you how to identify those red flags. Master your earned income streams and tune in to this Webinar! 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.
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