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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.47
November 26, 2014

Nikki's Notes:
Meet Princeton Carter, Our
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Individual!

Nikki's Notes

After seeing a homeless veteran, Princeton Carter was moved to action. Now he's our Bob Carter Companies/Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Individual honoree. Nikki caught up with him after our National Philanthropy Day Honors event.

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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Isabel Allende to Speak at 2015 International Fundraising Conference
Isabel Allende, the celebrated Chilean-American novelist, memoirist, and advocate for empowerment of women and girls worldwide, will speak at AFP's 2015 International Fundraising Conference in Baltimore, Md., March 29-31. Learn more | Register now!

#GivingTuesday: Dec. 2, 2014
As millions prepare for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the #GivingTuesday movement continues to grow, combining the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities.

Stumped About Fundraising Ethics? AFP Can Help You
Most members probably think the AFP Ethics Committee exists mainly to prosecute and punish perpetrators who violate of the Code of Ethics. But according to the chair of the committee, Jay Love, that is only a small part of the committee's work.

Related Resource: AFP Ethics Hot Topic Page

Fall 2014 Issue of The Steward Available
Read about the news from the AFP foundations, including AFP's 2014 Special Events Report, funded by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy through a grant from the StubHub Foundation, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation; and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada's support of a Public Awareness Communications Toolkit through a grant from the Winnipeg Foundation.

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Fundraising News

Let's Put an End to Restricted Giving
It's time to stop the practice of making gifts with lots of string attached, writes Felix Oldenburg with Ashoka. (Forbes)

Measuring Fundraising Performance vs. Fundraiser Performance—Part One
Simone Joyaux exhorts fundraisers to educate their bosses and boards about what to measure in terms of fundraising performance vs. the performance of the organization. (Nonprofit Quarterly)

Conference Research: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project—along with the AFP Ontario, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP Ontario, Ottawa Chapter—coordinated a series of twelve workshops for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these communities in Ontario. These are the research papers that resulted from those workshops.

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: Seven Steps to Becoming a Stronger Fundraiser
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it's the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; 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.
Read Part 1 | Read Part 2
| Read Part 3 | Read Part 4 | Read Part 5

• Related Resource: AFP Hot Topic Page: Grants
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Starting a Well-Rounded Development Program
(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 hosted by Amy Wolfe, MPPA, CFRE 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.
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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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