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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.44
November 5, 2014
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Special AFP eWire:
Fundraising Fast Track - AFP's Educational Opportunities 
AFP has the best deals on a variety of educational opportunities, no matter your experience level or job responsibility! 

Upcoming AFP Webinars

Growth in Giving/Fundraising Effectiveness Project
Presented by Erik J. Daubert, MBA, ACFRE
(November 18, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

The Growth in Giving Initiatives/Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) is an excellent example of your AFP working to improve and enhance philanthropy in your organization. Learn how to use this information to understand and positively affect your fundraising program. Understanding donor and gift retention and utilizing this information to change the behavior of you and your donor will help you to raise and retain more donors and contributed funds. Register now!

Small Shop Success: Building Something from Nothing—Starting a Well-Rounded Development Program
Presented by Amy Wolfe, MPPA, CFRE
(December 10, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Has your organization decided it's time to "take on fund development"? Are you taking the reigns of a development department with little to no structure? If you find yourself at square one, this webinar is for you! In this session we will explore the critical core elements of a fund development program, how best to establish realistic timelines for implementation, determining what you can handle and where you need help, and how best to set you and your team up for success. Register now!

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AFP Spotlight: What Does It Takes To Become A CFRE?

AFP Spotlight

Hear CFRE International President and CEO Eva E. Aldrich, M.A., CFRE discuss with Chris Griffin of the AFP Professional Advancement Department the best steps to take to become a certified fundraising executive!

Increase Your Chances On Becoming A CFRE ... Take The AFP CFRE Review Course!

The AFP CFRE Review Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is a two-day, intensive program the purpose of which is to provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components based on fundraising experience at the five-year level. The course was developed for intermediate-level fundraising professionals who want a quick and comprehensive overview of fundraising principles. Get started today!

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

Have the Conference in the Palm of Your (Virtual) Hand—Check Out AFP's Conference Recordings!
Miss out on an education session (or all of them) at the 2014, 2013 or 2012 AFP International Conference, or just want to relive the experience and build your knowledge database? AFP is here for you! We have the conference audio recordings of a majority of the regular education sessions available for purchase as CD-ROM, streaming, and now as podcasts for your mp3 player! Remember: All recordings contribute CFRE points towards your certification/re-certification! For more information/to order click here.

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course Is A Great Foundation For New and Seasoned Fundraisers!
This course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising Program and the First Course and is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non profit organizations face every day. For a schedule of when and where the Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is being offered click here.


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New! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members
A Step-by-Step Primer on How to Obtain Large Government Grants for Nonprofits (Part 5): Logicl Models, 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.
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• Related Resource: AFP Hot Topic Page: Grants
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Top Stories

Houston Donor, Volunteer and Community Leader Named North America's Outstanding Philanthropist
Maureen Hackett, an innovator in Houston and U.S. philanthropy for more than 30 years, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Read more about Maureen!

Nominate Your Colleague for AFP's Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
In Baltimore at its International Fundraising Conference, March 29-31, 2015, AFP will recognize one member as its Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Will it be you? A colleague? One of your chapter's past honorees? Nominate today! Deadline is December 17!

Social Media for...Everything!
AFP's next Q&A session is tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 6 @ 1 pm EST) and it tackles social media! It's everywhere, we're using it for everything, and we have a guest expert that knows everything—or can at least point you where to look if she (on the off chance) doesn't! Ritu Sharma, CEO and co-founder of Social Media for Nonprofit and general session speaker at last year's AFP conference, will share her expertise and perspective on all things social media. Events, campaign, ice buckets, outreach and retention—submit your questions NOW!

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Fundraising News

Today's Philanthropists are Younger, More Ethnically Diverse
Donors today tend to be younger and more diverse, according to a study released by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC). (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Time to Vote: Who is your Favorite Philanthropic Idol?
THANK YOU for sending us your National Philanthropy Day® selfies! We have been amazed and inspired by the videos you have submitted about the people and groups that have most inspired you! Now it's time for you to vote for your favorites! Check out the selfies, be inspired, and then vote using the form you'll find after the videos!


Most Popular Resource Center Hot Topics:
The Top 10 of '14...So Far!

A popular member benefit, AFP's 28 comprehensive Hot Topics pages—developed by the Resource Center based on the most popular searches and requests—respond to members' most pressing professional needs. The following is a list of the 10 most visited Hot Topic pages this past Summer. We hope you find them beneficial!

1. Annual Fund
2. Capital Campaigns
3. Development Plans
4. Boards and Volunteers
5. Case for Support
6. Samples, Forms and Documents
7. Donor Relations/Stewardship
8. Benchmarks
. Fundraising Basics
10. Job Descriptions

To view the complete list of Resource Center Hot Topics, please visit (login required) or simply go to the
"Browse By Topic" pull-down menu you'll find in the search box area on every page.

Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for November:

In Transition
By Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE

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

About AFP

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