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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.46
November 19, 2014
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Nikki's Notes:
Meet Miles of Scarves, Our
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Group!

Nikki's Notes

After AFP's inaugural National Philanthropy Day Honors event on Nov. 15, Nikki chats with our Bob Carter Companies/Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group honorees: Miles of Scarves for MS, from Henrico, Va.

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!

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National Philanthropy Day: Honorees Everywhere
Not only did AFP hold its first National Philanthropy Day Honors program on Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C. and honor six outstanding philanthropists, but the association also announced the winners of its Who Is Your Philanthropic Idol video contest. Check out all the honorees at the NPD official website.

Related Resource: AFP NPD Blog

Check Out The Globe and Mail Supplement!
AFP and The Globe and Mail collaborated to produce this year's National Philanthropy Day supplement in Canada. Read the entire supplement here!

Long-Time Wisconsin Charity Supporter Earns Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Doug Ziegler, of West Bend, Wisconsin, who has been supporting charities and community organizations for over 60 years, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by AFP International Headquarters!

Joy McKee Becomes ACFRE Number 102
In October, Joy McKee, manager of annual and special giving at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, became the 102nd person to earn ACFRE certification. Read more about Joy!


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What the 2014 Million Dollar Donor Report Can Tell You
According to Jay Love, if you are seeking major gifts of any size or nature, especially a mega-gift of a million dollars or more, you should read the Million Dollar Donors Report every year. (bloomerang: Jay Love)

Fundraising Guidance: How to Approach Donors in a Vulnerable Circumstance
How charities approach people in a vulnerable circumstance is of real importance and every situation and individual will be different. (The Guardian UK)
Read more.

Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP invites members everywhere to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 52nd International Fundraising Conference, March 29-31, 2015, in Baltimore, Md. (AFP)

AFP Top Ten: What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! Check out the Top Ten!

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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!

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.

New! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members
A Step-by-Step Primer on How to Obtain Large Government Grants for Nonprofits (Part 6): The Budget, 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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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for November:

In Transition
By Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE

Related Resource: The AFP Career Hot Topic Page

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