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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.19
May 14, 2014
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This Week on Nikki's Notes:
Insights on 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study

Nikki's Notes

Average salaries up? Down? And what about that persistent gender gap? AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, weighs in on all of the data and what it means for you and the fundraising sector.




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Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
AFP's 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study shows that more than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012. See the top findings from the report here! (AFP Members can access the full report for free here!)

AFP Blog: The Salary Gender Gap
AFP’s new Compensation and Benefits Survey is released today, and AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, addresses the persistent gender gap in fundraising salaries and what the profession can do about it.

Four Current Annual Giving Trends and How to Incorporate Them into a Fundraising Plan
Trends are fleeting, but it doesn't mean that you shouldn't jump on the bandwagon while they're hot! These four annual giving strategiescrowdfunding, research, direct marketing and stewarding donorswill help you refresh your annual giving program this year. So read along and get trendy! Read more.

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Fundraising News

Lack of Women in Top Roles Hinders Nonprofits, Female Nonprofit Workers Say
As the latest AFP Compensation and Benefits Study shows, the gap in gender salaries in the nonprofit world continues. Female representatives from the nonprofit sector say that donations from women suffer due to the lack of women in board and leadership roles. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Read more.

Nonprofits and Segmenting for Effective CommunicationA New Infographic
The key to effective messaging is to personalize, segment and repeat! This study of nonprofit communications shows how and why nonprofits are segmenting their messaging to donors. (Sofii)
Read more.

Top Ten: 7 Things Every Nonprofit Should be Sharing on Social Media
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on how making 'the ask' is like the game Operation (and how to execute it), an unconventional social media plan for your nonprofit, which reports you should be paying attention to (and creating), how to get the creative juices flowing with a walking meeting, the new-age annual report and why you absolutely MUST get more creative with direct mail. Read more.

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AFP Career Center Article for May:

YOUR CAREER: After the Interview
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