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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.40
October 8, 2014
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Where will Fundraising take you in 2015? Hopefully to Baltimore, to the world's largest gathering of professionals dedicated to building the charitable sector—"The International Fundraising Conference."

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Nikki's Archives:
Reminder: Tell Us Who Is Your Philanthropic Idol!

Nikki's Notes

The season of giving is nearly upon us, and AFP is making great plans for National Philanthropy Day®. Nikki talks with Andrew Watt, AFP's president and CEO, about NPD and our new "Who is Your Philanthropic Idol" contest.

Last Chance: Vote for the 2015 AFP Board of Directors

Today (October 8) is the last day to place your vote for your 2015 AFP Board—all votes must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST!

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Top Stories

Growth in Charitable Giving Slowing So Far in 2014 But Majority of Charities Still Raising More Halfway Through the Year
Fifty-two percent of charities raised more funds as of mid-2014 than they did as of mid-2013, according to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative's (NRC) mid-year fundraising survey. Read more.

A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation in Southern California Receives Outstanding Foundation Honor
The A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation, located in Irvine, California, and one of the region's philanthropic leaders, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Foundation by AFP. Learn more.


New Resources on Donor Retention, Fundraising Performance Through the FEP
Thanks to a grant from Bloomerang and support from other partner organizations, the new Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) website not only has all of the FEP research reports from 2008 easily downloadable, but also all new measurement tools from the Growth in Giving Initiative. See the FEP resources.

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AFP Webinars

Fundraising News

As Wealthy Give Smaller Share of Income to Charity, Middle Class Digs Deeper
As the recession lifted, poor and middle class Americans dug deeper into their wallets to give to charity, even though they were earning less. At the same time, according to a new Chronicle analysis of tax data, wealthy Americans earned more, but the portion of the income they gave to charity declined. (Chronicle of Philanthropy) Learn more.

National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more.


#GivingTuesday Momentum Builds, Leading Up to December 2, 2014
More than 10,000 #GivingTuesday partners and supporters are joining forces to celebrate #GivingTuesday, participating with a wide range of creative initiatives to inspire their employees, customers and constituents together with the public to support a varied and exciting group of causes.
Learn more.

AFP Top Ten: Documentation—Do, Die or Just Do It!
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including a formula for the perfect online fundraising ask; organizational culture lessons; improving your listening skills; editorial calendar template; how to migrate donor data effectively and more! Read the AFP Top Ten!

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There Is Still Time To Order Your Custom NPD Awards!

Visit the AFP Marketplace for all your AFP gifts and awards. Don
't see what you are looking for? No problem. You can submit a request for custom products, too. Visit the AFP Marketplace today for all your logo merchandise needs!


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

*NEW* AFP Hot Topic: Benchmarks
You asked, so we created. After a number of requests for benchmarking resources, we figured it was time to create one go-to place. Thus the Benchmarks Hot Topic Page was born! Find resources on how to compare your organization with others like yours. Get the fundraising tools you need to calculate your cost to raise a dollar (CTRD), your return on investment (ROI), your donor retention rates and growth in giving ratio. Do it all, with the new Benchmarks Hot Topic Page!

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.

2015 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy
Have you read a good fundraising book lately? Or have you written one that was published between Dec. 1, 2012 and Nov. 1, 2014? If so, here's your cue to submit for a chance to earn the 2015 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy—a $3,000 cash prize and recognition at the 2015 AFP conference in Baltimore! Check out the criteria and details here.

New! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members
A Step-by-Step Primer on How to Obtain Large Government Grants for Nonprofits (Part 4), by Cathy Cessna, RDH, MPA, CFRE & Charles B. Vincent, J.D.
There are many steps to applying for large government grants, each step equally important to securing the funding your organization needs for growth. These papers seek to outline, step-by-step, the general process inherent in obtaining these grants.
Read Part 1 | Read Part 2
| Read Part 3

• Related Resource: AFP Hot Topic Page: Grants
See all Exchange papers and resources
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Upcoming AFP Webinar:

Fundraising Basics
(October 21, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)


Fundraising can be overwhelming and sometimes daunting for the first-timer. Fundraising: The Nuts and Bolts, is designed to provide you with the framework for fundraising, along with the tools you need to be successful. Brian Bonde, ACFRE, will share best practices of fundraising basics and answer fundamental questions you have about where to begin on a successful career. This seminar is designed specifically for individuals who are new to the fundraising profession. Register now!


See the 2014 Webinar Schedule!




AFP Bookstore

AFP Partners with YGS Group for
Marketing and Exhibition Sales and Support

The AFP International network is growing and as part of this ongoing effort—and to ensure that we continue to offer the best products and services to our more than 31,000 members around the world, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has ended our agreement with our previous sales partner, Fox Associates, and has enlisted the advertising and sales expertise of The YGS Group to help AFP effectively manage and grow our media and program assets—and increase our sales volume for the many things we offer here at AFP.

Effective immediately, the YGS Group—a national media sales, print and publications company—will handle the sales and support of AFP assets including the Advancing Philanthropy magazine, AFP
's website, eWire newsletter, and other print and digital products, as well as exhibit booths and conference marketing programs at the Fundraising Conference (formerly the International Conference on Fundraising) and other events and programs.

Natalie DeSoto or Marshall Boomer, Media Sales Representatives with The YGS Group, will be reaching out to you soon to introduce themselves and to provide updated information on AFP
's products and offerings. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Natalie directly at 717.580.8184 or Marshall at 717-430-2223.



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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for October:

Visit the AFP Career Learning Center

The Career Learning Center encourages an integrative career and professional development process that enhances your skill set. Click here for more information.

Related Resource: The AFP Career Hot Topic Page

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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