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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.16
April 23, 2014

This Week on Nikki's Notes:
Why the Second Development and Finance Symposium is for Everyone—Even YOU!

Nikki's Notes

Our first Development and Finance Symposium last year, hosted by AFP and Rice University, was sold out—showing just how critical the relationship is between a development officer and a finance officer. This year, CFOs and CDOs will again be challenged to ask all of those questions they’re afraid to ask back at the office. Angela Seaworth, director at the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University, talks about the importance of the event, and ultimately the relationship between CFOs and CDOs.




Deadline Extended to Submit to Present at 2015 ICON!

Now there are no excuses NOT to submit to present at the 2015 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31—the deadline has been extended to May 5! If you were in the middle of finalizing your proposal, or on the cusp of deciding whether to submit or not, here's your chance to enter the running to speak at next year's conference. See what kind of proposal's will stand out above the rest.

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Top Stories

IRA Rollover Provision Included in Senate's EXPIRE Act
The IRA Charitable Rollover provision, which allows donors age 70½ and older to exclude from their taxable income any IRA funds up to $100,000 that have been withdrawn and transferred to a charity when filing a tax return, is one step closer to being reinstated back into law. Find out how you can help Congress approve the provision!

Related: Read AFP's Written Comments for the House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on the Benefits of Permanent Tax Policy for America’s Job Creators (April 21, 2014)

Today's Chief Development Officer is Expected to be a Sophisticated Financial Strategist and Planner
Getting the whole team to support your chief development officer is essential to your organization's success. That's why, at the second AFP/Rice University Development and Finance Symposium, Ronald J. Schiller will be covering the importance of building a strong CDO-CFO partnership. Here, he gives you a sneak peek, PLUS a list of tools for aspiring CDOs. Read more.

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Fundraising News

At the Top Tier, Charity Fundraisers Earn $500,000 or More
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's recent study of fundraisers' compensation shows more than two dozen fundraisers at nonprofits earn more than $500,000, with at least two making $1-million or more. The study also shows that colleges and hospitals tend to pay the most. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Read more.

New Blackbaud Index to Track Charitable Giving in Canada
Blackbaud has recently launched The Blackbaud Index Canada, tracking charitable giving in the Canadian nonprofit sector, which represents one of the country’s biggest industries. The new index draws data from 276 organizations that raise a total of $600 million to $700 million a year, accounting for approximately seven percent of the Canadian market. (Blackbaud) Read more.

New Publication Date for Special National Report in The Globe and Mail—Changing Canada, Changing the World
Due to popular demand, the special report has been moved to a new publication date to give members more opportunity to be involved! AFP and The Globe and Mail's special supplement, to be published on June 13, will focus on Canadian philanthropic impact at home and around the world. Members now have until May 2 to reserve space in this exciting supplement that will be read by more than 3.6 million Canadians!
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Discuss This Issue With Colleagues on AFP2P!

Top Ten: Americans Want To Give Back With Their Purchases—Not With Charity
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on getting your nonprofit CEO on social media, updating your website through some spring cleaning, using video to tell you nonprofit story (and tug at some heart strings!), checking to see if your donation webpage is as easy as Amazon's one-click accessibility and whether the time spent on Facebook is beneficial for your nonprofit or not. Read more.

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

Call for Nominations for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy 2015 Board of Directors—Two Months left to Nominate!
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy board of directors is seeking nominations for positions beginning January 1, 2015. Your input and participation in the nominating process will insure that the foundation board is representative of the finest leaders in the profession. Don't wait until the last minute—the deadline to submit nominations is less than two months away: June 20th. Click here to nominate yourself, a colleague or invite your chapter to nominate you or a colleague, today!

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.

Join AFP and Celebrate National Estate Planning Awareness Week
Over 120,000,000 Americans do not have an updated estate plan to protect themselves and their families. With proper knowledge and planning, future generations will have a more secure future. That's why AFP and The Financial Awareness Foundation are again forming a strategic relationship in the U.S. to help support and promote improving financial awareness and financial literacy through National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Join us! Read more.

Spring 2014 Digital Issue of Advancing Philanthropy Now Available!
This issue is jam-packed with timely fundraising issues such as the "nonprofit starvation cycle," as well as 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.

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

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Upcoming AFP Webinars: TOMORROW!

Development From the Donor's Perspective
(April 24, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Not all donors are the same, and certainly all don
't fit into your development strategies—so how do you reach those donors? Jim Anderson and Alice Ferris, ACFRE, will help you identify ways to motivate those "different" donors and tap in to how they want to give, all while evaluating your current fundraising strategies that may need to be revitalized. It's a new day and fundraising-age—time to learn how to live in it! 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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