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AFP eWire
Vol.15, Num.2
January 14, 2015

Special AFP eWire:
Fundraising Fast Track - AFP's Educational Opportunities

AFP has the best resources and opportunities for you on a variety of educational opportunities, no matter your experience level or job responsibility!

Nominate Today for AFP's
National Philanthropy Day Honors!

You work with outstanding philanthropists, volunteer fundraisers, corporations, foundations and young people every day. So nominate one for AFP's National Philanthropy Day Honors! Learn more here and submit your video nomination (just a short "selfie" video—no bells and whistles) here.

AFP International Fundraising Conference—Advance Registration Deadline is Jan. 30!

There are less than 75 days until the AFP 2015 International Fundraising Conference in Baltimore! Register before Jan. 30 and enjoy great savings. So don't hesitateregister today!

2015 AFP Webinars:
Registration Now Open!

Looking for a great lunchtime education session? How about one that offers 1.5 CFRE Continuing Education credits? Experts in the fundraising field talk on a wide variety of topics. Each webinar is worth 1.5 CFRE Continuing Education Credit. For more information and to order click here.

Upcoming AFP Webinar:
Integrating Planned Giving into Your Campaign/Major Gifts Program
Speaker: Brian M. Sagrestano, JD, CFRE
(January 28, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Brian will focus on how changing generational cohorts have created a need for non-profits to move to an integrated, philanthropic planning process when working with top level prospects, utilizing annual giving, major/campaign gifts and gift planning tools to meet donor needs while maximizing philanthropy.
Register now!

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

Registration Now Open for the 3rd Annual AFP/Rice University Development & Finance Symposium
When: June 9 & 10, 2015
Where: Rice University, Houston, TX
AFP Members: $495 — early bird AFP Rate $395
Non-Members: $695

Want to create a strategic advantage for your charity? Develop a strong relationship between your fundraising and finance departments. In this outstanding and highly-rated symposium, senior advancement officers and CFOs will share their experiences and strategies for effective management, and participants will learn more about the complexities of both roles from these practitioners and scholars. The Development and Finance Symposium is co-sponsored by AFP and the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University. Click here to learn more and register!

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.


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Fundraising News

How to Build a Philanthropic Culture
It’s all the buzz, this thing called "philanthropic culture." But what is it exactly? And how do you get one? Philanthropic culture-building requires thought leadership, values-based interactions and a strategic, intellectual and sometimes difficult process. Find out more in our feature article in the 2015 Winter issue of Advancing Philanthropy. (AFP)

*New* Hot Topic: Diversity and Inclusion
Our last Hot Topic, Benchmarks, has already received rave reviews. Now AFP has gathered tons of resources for our newest Hot Topic: Diversity and Inclusion—not just what these term means, but how to apply them to your organization and your fundraising. (AFP)


The AFP Top Ten: Making—and Keeping—Major Gifts and New Year's Resolutions
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including how corporate philanthropy improves employee performance; the biggest stories of 2014; five things to do with curated content; 10 Steps to a Nonprofit Online Engagement Campaign; and more! Read the Top Ten! (AFP)

AFP Bookstore

NEW! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members
The Role Of Annual Giving Societies In Your Organization, by Wendy Scardino, CFRM (AMPERAGE Fundraising Advisers)

Giving societies are an important tool for building donor relationships and ensuring the financial growth of an organization. This white paper discusses how to start a giving society and integrate that society into the everyday work of your nonprofit.
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AFP Strategic Partners

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AFP Career Center Resource for January:

[Download a PDF of this article!]
Don't Sabotage Your Career—Take Control
By Mary Beth Bos, CFRE

Related Resource: The AFP Career Hot Topic Page

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