This Week on Nikki's Notes:
AFP/Skystone Partners Honor 21st Research Prize Winner
There's a reason that Skystone Partners has supported the AFP Research Prize for 21 years. Alisa Smallwood, senior consultant with Skystone Partners, discusses the importance of fundraising research and congratulates this year's winner—Noah Drezner—on this week's Nikki's Notes.
Three Weeks Left to Submit to Speak at The 2015 AFP International Conference on Fundraising!
SHIFT in San Antonio was great, and we're eager to keep the trend going in 2015. We need speakers NOW for the 2015 AFP Fundraising Conference, March 29-31, in Baltimore! 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!
Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, YouTube—You Name It, We're There! Check Out All of AFP's Online Communities!
Collaborative Campaigning—Can We Be Friends Through Collective Impact?
At the recent AFP International Conference on Fundraising, Andrea McManus, CFRE, led a session on how to make a collaborative campaign actually work. Here, in her own words, are highlights of that workshop which focused on a case study of the RESOLVE campaign in Calgary. Read more
. Why Being A Mentor Is Good For Your Health
Once again science gives us proof. Heather Wardle, CFRE, shares how your day-to-day stress can be counterbalanced by a compassionate activity, such as mentoring. Read more. Ethics Is Not A Game Of Jeopardy
Dealing with an ethical conflict is no laughing matter. However, taking a lighter approach to the subject may make the issues easier to talk about with colleagues, board members and volunteers. Ligia Peña, CFRE, and Leah Eustace, ACFRE, share their approach to discussing and solving ethical dilemmas in fundraising. Read more. Who Are These People? Tips For Moving Beyond The General Public
How well do you know your stakeholders? Are you communicating to the right audience? Danielle Johnson, an interactive strategy consultant for Blackbaud, gives tips for identifying the demographics of the people you most want to engage. Read more
Canadian Member News
Changing Canada, Changing The World: Special National Report In The Globe and Mail And GlobeandMail.com
AFP is excited to be working again with The Globe and Mail to launch a special integrated, multi-media project on "Changing Canada, Changing the World." Read on for more information on how to get involved. The deadline for reserving ad space is APRIL 15!
AFP Canada Has A New Home On The AFP International Website
Your AFP membership gives you access to a network of like-minded professionals and a wealth of professional development resources. Now Canadian members have access to an AFP Canada homepage, to recognize and further develop the unique contribution of Canada's fundraising community. Learn more.
Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and the fundraising profession. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? Check out the toolkit!
Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out this infographic on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives.
Webinar: "What Canadian Donors Want" Available Online
If you haven't read the report or downloaded the fact sheets, don't despair. Now the webinar presentation on "What Canadian Donors Want" is available for download.
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New Chapter Formed In British Columbia
At the most recent AFP board meeting in San Antonio, the newest AFP chapter in Canada was chartered: the British Columbia, Okanagan Chapter. Learn more.
Measuring Impact, The Donor's Perspective, And More: Fundraising Day In Toronto—May 28
What do donors want? How do we truly measure our organizations' impact? Those questions and more will be answered at Fundraising Day in Toronto, May 28. Learn more.
Prime Minister Of Canada Recognizes National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is April 6–12 this year, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked the occasion with comments about the importance of philanthropy and volunteering. Learn more.
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The Stormy Tweet That Drove Up Donations For Nova Scotia's Homeless
The Province Of BC Proclaims April As Social Enterprise Month
Canada Post Measures To Support Charities
New Estate Donation Rules
Canada's Anti-spam Regulation Will Be In Force This July. Will You Be Ready?
We Are A Lot Like Our Neighbours
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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! Also, click here to view a Special Nikki's Notes with Angela Seaworth, ACFRE of Rice University discussing why you can't afford to miss this year's Development and Finance Symposium!
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 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 http://jobs.afpnet.org/search.
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