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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.13
April 2, 2014
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This Week on Nikki's Notes:
Conference Emcee Talks Past, Present and Future of Social Change for Fundraising

Nikki's Notes

Fresh off the heels of guiding us through the 51st AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, we nabbed an interview with emcee Darian Rodriguez Heyman. As co-founder of Social Media for Nonprofits, emcee of our conference and co-founder of new start-up BetterWorld Wireless, he knows a thing or two about social change for nonprofits!




Less Than One Month Left to Submit to Speak at The 2015 AFP International Conference on Fundraising!

Fresh off the heels of a jam-packed conference of great sessions and speakers, we're eager to keep the trend going in 2015, so we're looking for speakers NOW! 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!

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Winner Winner, Apple iPad Mini Dinner! Our 2014 Top AFPICON14 App Winners Are...

Thank you to everyone who made the 2014 ICON App a rousing (and rowdy) success! There were check-ins, pictures, posts and conversations galore. We had a blast following along and we hope you all did, too! There were 10 attendees who certainly had a good time on the App, and because of their ample activity they have won everything from an iPad Mini to a Membership discount to an AFP Bookstore discount! Drumroll here for the winners!



Top Stories

2014 AFP ICON—The Conference That Keeps on Giving!
Whether you were in San Antonio for the conference or following along via the blogosphere, there were some moments, takeaways, pictures and one-liners that really made you SHIFT. This round-up features actual tips and takeaways, moments and snapshots that will keep you tide over until next year in Baltimore! Read more.

Mobile Impact 101
There are four billion cell phones in use on the planet, with 58 percent of smartphone users who can't go an hour without checking their phone. So there MUST be a way to harness the potential of the most popular tool in history for social change, right? Right! Darian Rodriguez Heyman gives you the guidance and tools to make it happen. Read more.

Post-ICON Wrap-UpAll The Things You Didn't Get to Ask 
If you didn't lose! It's impossible for speakers to get to all the questions. Likewise, it's impossible for attendees to get to every session. Luckily, that's what the AFP Q&A is here for! Whether you attended the conference or not, if there's something you're itching to ask a presenter, or you have a follow-up question to their session that you didn't get the chance to ask on-sitepost it here! From March 23-April 11, we're taking your questions and getting them in the right hands. THEN, on Wednesday, April 23 we're bringing you the answers from the speakers themselves. Use us at your middle-manall you have to do is specify the session title and speaker in the topic line and pose your question by April 11. Then tune in on April 23 to not only get the answer to your question, but get the skinny on all of the underlying questions that came out post-conference! Ready, set, ask away!

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AFP Webinars

Fundraising News

What Do The Washington Monument and The Charitable Deduction Have in Common?
Just as it was important to restore the Washington Monument, it's just as important to restore and protect the charitable deduction. Case in point? The renovation of the Washington Monument was partially funded by a generous donor. Without the charitable deduction, we may lose such generous donors. (The Hill) 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.

Discuss This Issue With Colleagues on AFP2P!

Top Ten: The World's Weirdest Fundraisers, From Naked Ziplining to Tater Tot Eating
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on using video as a new and quick form of communication, why it's fun and rewarding to be a fundraiser, how to engage each generation of donors and supporters via social media and mobile, how to sell more tickets to your fundraising event, simple steps to creating an infographic for your nonprofit and inspiration from successful nonprofit online communities. Read more.

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

2014 ICON Conference Recordings
Miss a session you were dying to tap into at the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising? Or miss the conference altogether? That's what the conference recordings are for! Pick by individual session, full track or the entire conference—listen via Mp3, on your computer and even on the go. Bonus: the recordings come with the synced slides from the session (where applicable)! Double bonus? Earn CFRE points just for tuning in! Rack up those points and knowledge today—click here to tune in.

Spring 2014 Digital Issue of Advancing Philanthropy Now Available!
This issue is jam-packed with timely fundraising issues such as the "nonprofit starvation cycle," including details on the continued overhead and watchdog discussions. Plus, tips on a successful marketing plan, outcomes from the most recent Diversity and Inclusion Summit, details (and effects) from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project and guidance for your own development office. See, told you—jam-packed! Get the digital version here.

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!

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.

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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)
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• Want to discuss The ONE Thing? Join us on AFP2P!

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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

Creating a Breakthrough Strategy for Your Nonprofit
(April 9, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Sometimes, no matter how much you plan and no matter how hard you work, things just don’t seem to come out the way you want—time to shake things up! This webinar features a
"breakthrough strategy" to help you work more creatively with your staff, board and volunteers. Drive innovation and inspire breakthroughs in performance—a strong and creative staff and board makes for a strong and successful nonprofit. Register now!

See the 2014 Webinar Schedule!

Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article for April:

YOUR CAREER: After the Interview
By Pamela A. Cook, ACFRE, and Andrew Kaufteil, J.D.

There are myriad articles and books available to assist in interview preparation, many of which people sample questions and answers. However, less has been written about what to do after the interview. Read more.

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

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