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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.8
February 26, 2014

This Week on Nikki's Notes:
Recruiting New Members With Coffee, Tea,
Happy Hour & Fun!

Nikki's Notes

One of the largest AFP chapters, the AFP Maryland Chapter, uses free networking events that are themed anything from "Under 30's" to "Health and Human Services Fundraising." Sometimes there's coffee and tea, sometimes it's a happy hour, but it's always free, fun and inviting! See how you can adopt their format for your own chapter or organization to bring in new members and donors!




Less Than One Week Until Claire Kerr (@snotforprofit) Gets REAL!

All this talk about social media, mobile technology and fundraising...but what's the REAL deal? Social media expert Claire Kerr (@snotforprofit) is answering all of your questions and gives the whole truth (and nothing but the truth) on how it impacts nonprofits. Submit your questions NOW, and tune in on Tuesday, March 4 at 1pm EST for AFP's live Q&A chat with Claire!

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Countdown to Conference!
AFPeeps U: Get Your Social Media Learning On in San Antonio!

The AFPeeps are proud to again present AFPeeps U at the AFP International Conference! These special tutorials will be offered at the AFPeeps Nest between official conference education sessions, and are designed to help you quick-start and enhance your online and social media success! Take one, take them all—we'd love to see you! Best of all—no grades! Don't forget—you can stop by the AFPeeps Nest (Booth 493) at any time for all your social media questions. And make sure to visit us Monday during Marketplace Madness (MadNEST!) for some fun sessions, games, giveaways, and more!
See what's planned!

AFP Conference

Top Stories

AFP Blog: Measuring Our Impact Locally
President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, travels all over the world and experiences diversity not only in fundraising and philanthropy, but also in how fundraising and philanthropy are taught and supported. But no matter where he goes or what the philanthropic culture looks like, the key is always the same: value is created locally.
Read more.

ICON TEASER: The Development Committee WorkbookManaging Your Volunteers to Success
We all know that sometimes it's just easier to do yourself, BUT, you really can train your volunteers to be an extension of yourself and support your organization's mission and goals. AFP International Conference speaker Michele Berard, MBA, CFRE, gives a sneak peek into her session where you'll create a workbook to help you manage your volunteers. Read more.

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Fundraising News

AFP Webinars

Opposites Attract at the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising
She's short, he's tall. She's young, he's...not as young. She's relational and open, he's analytical and reserved. Nonetheless, they both have a passion for excellence in fundraising and are deeply committed to investing in the success of others. That, and they'll both be presenting at the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio! (Kent Stroman) Read more.

Boards and Public Displays of Disaffection
As an extension of your organization, your volunteer board members have the ability to enhance the public's perception of your organization...or cause people to turn their nose up. Make sure your board members understand how their behavior in public can reflect on your organization. (Nonprofit Quarterly) Read more.

Discuss This Issue With Colleagues on AFP2P!

Top Ten: How Do I Get My Development Officers Out of the Office to Meet with Donors?
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on using social media to raise more money for your nonprofit, what an expert fundraiser has to say about your questions on cultivating donors, how to raise more money at your next special event, whether you should be using infographics and how much time your nonprofit should really be spending on social media. Read more.

Free Webinar on Social Donor Management

On March 19th, learn how to leverage social media to identify donor capacity and willingness to give. Join EverTrue for a free webinar on the emerging field of social donor management.

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

Have You Submitted Your 2015 AFP International Conference Session Proposal Yet?!
Sure, we're counting down to the 2014 AFP Conference in San Antonio, but it's never too soon to start planning for the 2015 conference in Baltimore! We’re getting a head start and we urge you to do the same—submit to present at the 2015 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, March 29-31, 2015! Presented before? Great, we'd love to see you again! Itching to submit for the first time? This is your year! Fine-tune your topic, draw up your description, recruit your co-presenters (if needed), and submit by April 25!

The 2nd Annual Development and Finance Symposium is Coming SOON!
Hosted by AFP and the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University, the Development and Finance Symposium is returning for a second year. Developing a strong relationship between your fundraising and finance departments can result in better-informed business decisions for your organization. It's an important relationship that you do not want to dismiss. Learn how they can work together on May 13-14 at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies—register today!

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.

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.

AFP Bookstore

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
Submit your paper

NEW! Lights...Camera...AFP Action University!
AFP Action University Book Review (Video)—The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan
You want fewer distractions. The demands of work and family result in second-rate work, missed deadlines, and lots of stress. In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, stay on track and master what matters to you.

Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
Learn more about Action University
• Want to discuss The ONE Thing? Join us on AFP2P!

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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

TOMORROW: 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. It's a sticky situation, and one that Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, can walk you through, in addition to providing all sorts of insights, tips and guidance on board development and relations! 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.
To find one that is right for you, visit

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