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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.7
February 19, 2014

This Week on Nikki's Notes:
Secrets of the AFP Toronto Chapter!

Nikki's Notes

As the senior vice president of KCI Ketchum Canada, and chapter president for AFP's largest chapter, Susan Storey, CFRE, has A LOT to share about fundraising in the year ahead. Tune in and hear secrets of the AFP Toronto chapter—what they're doing in 2014 that will make them even bigger and better—and how you can take a note or two for your own chapter!




Chime in to AFP's 2013 Year-End Fundraising Survey

We're looking for YOUR input—if you received an invitation to complete the Nonprofit Research Collaborative's 2013 Year-End Fundraising Survey, please participate! You'll be contributing to the most comprehensive fundraising survey conducted annually and help provide a wealth of the data to the profession. Who can say no to that? See what we found last year.

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Top Stories

ICON TEASER: Major Gifts for Small Shops: The Major Gifts Challenge
Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, challenges fundraisers in small shops to spend a measly five hours a week on your annual fund in order to raise significantly more money this year. Just five hours equals more money. Don't believe us? She gives you the tips and tools for how to do it with this teaser for her session at the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising.
Read more.

AFP's LIVE Q&A with Social Media Expert Claire Kerr
We kicked it off with AFP's president and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, and yesterday we chatted with internationally renowned global fundraiser Daryl Upsall, FIsntF. Keeping this chat-train going is social media expert and AFP conference speaker Claire Kerr. On Tuesday, March 4 at 1pm EST, Claire goes beyond the buzz and gives us the whole truth (and nothing but the truth) about social media, mobile technology and fundraising. Dying to ask something? Submit a question now!
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Fundraising News

AFP Webinars

Gifts to Colleges Rose Nearly 10% Last Year
According to a survey released by the Council for Aid to Education, record giving to higher education is back and bigger than ever. With alumni giving more, and innovative ideas drawing big gifts, America's colleges and university took in $33.8-billion in charitable contributions in 2013. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.

CECP's Global Giving Around the World Released
The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) recently released a report based on information collected in 2012, showing the strengths of corporate giving in certain areas of the world. Broken down in three ways—direct cash, foundation cash, and non-cash—the findings capture how current trends will carry corporate giving into the future. (Asian Philanthropy) Read more.

Discuss This Issue With Colleagues on AFP2P!

Top Ten: 50 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on moving past the overhead myth, how to model your donation webpage after the ten best, why (and how!) you should treat your volunteers with care, teaching kids about philanthropy from a very young age and workplace giving programs that encourage employee giving. 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

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.

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.

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.

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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:

Firing Lousy Board Members—And Helping the Others Succeed
(February 27, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

In order to fire non-performing board members you have to define what is good, and what is not so good. You also need to find ways to fire them that don
't cause painto them or your organization. It's a sticky situation, and one that Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, can walk you through. If you have the slightest inclination that a non-performing board member should go, tune in to this Webinar to help prepare you or set you at ease.! Register now!

See the 2014 Webinar Schedule!

Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article for February:

Stand Out by Building
By Marshall Brown

Learn many tactics you can employ to build a truly unique personal brand and leverage it as you pursue career opportunities. Click here to learn more.

Currently there are over 400 jobs listed on our website.
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