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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.27
July 9, 2014
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This Week on Nikki's Notes:
How Passion Can Take You to The Top!

Nikki's Notes

You can sense it in the way she talks about children—whether they are from the U.S., Europe, Korea and elsewhere—Carolyn Miles' passion for "saving" children exudes in this video. Carolyn is the CEO of Save the Children, which just proves that you can take your passion all the way to the top, and change the world while you're at it. Bringing a whole new meaning to "you'll never work a day in your life if you love what you're doing."




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Top Stories

AFP Blog: An Increase in Giving...But Fair Warning Needed
There's some good (and surprising) news from the latest Giving USA study, but AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, spots a few warning signs for the future.

Syncing for Success
The second annual Development and Finance Symposium was attended by almost equal amounts of finance and development attendees, showing that both departments are more eager to sync-up than ever. So what did they learn, and how have their organizations changed due to the new relationships forged between finance and development? Find out in this recap of the event!

Nomination Period Begins for Chapter Diversity, AFP Leadership Awards
The Charles R. Stephens Award recognizes chapters for their outstanding work in encouraging diversity and inclusion, while the Barbara Marion Award honors an AFP member for his or her volunteer work for AFP and the profession at the local, national and international levels. Nomination forms can be found here: Barbara Marion | Charles Stephens. The deadline for each is Aug. 15.

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Fundraising News

What Makes People Generous: Charity, Empathy, And Storytelling
When given a choice between two causes, donors choose which to support based on the cause's "worthiness." Findings from a new report show that donors sway more towards a cause that fits their moral compass. So how do you know when your cause is "worthy" enough? (Forbes) Read more.

Study Uncovers Record-High Satisfaction with Text Donations
The mGive Foundation has released its annual Text Donation Study showing record-high levels of satisfaction among respondents with text giving. Respondents to the survey chose text giving as their most preferred choice for a making a donation, edging out online donations for the first time. (Charity Digital News) Read more.

Top Ten: Young People Should be at The Forefront of Charity Campaigns
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on creating an app for your nonprofit, what foundations are really looking for in a grant proposal, why you should put yourself in your donors' shoes to better understand (and engage!) them, how to get through that final push for your campaign, what one of the most noted fundraisers says about a career in fundraising and how donors tick—what makes them charitable and empathetic? Find out more, here!

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

AFP and The Globe and Mail to Publish National Philanthropy Day® Supplement
AFP and The Globe and Mail are at it again! Together we will publish a special supplement on Nov. 14 honouring National Philanthropy Day® and the incredible work charities across Canada perform every day. Information about the supplement, including the deadline for reserving ad space, can be found here.

I Give Because...
By now you have probably heard about (and seen) the AFP Foundation's new campaign: BE the CAUSE. (You haven't!? What are you waiting for? Click here!) At the 2014 AFP conference, donors stopped by the AFP Foundation booth to put their best face (and cause!) forward. Check out the pictures and inspiring reasons why these donors give. Want to tell the world why YOU give? Visit the BE the CAUSE toolkit and download the Placecard!

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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article for July:

YOUR CAREER: Ready, Set, Retire?

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