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AFP eWire
Vol.15, Num.8
February 25, 2015

The AFP International Fundraising Conference is Just Around the Corner—Register Now!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program for this important announcement from the AFP Chair and Immediate Past Chair. This message is brought to you by the AFP International Fundraising Conference. Register NOW!

March 2 Deadline to Submit 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 video "selfie") here.

Top Stories

Virginia Fundraiser David Huffine Named 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional
David M. Huffine, CFRE
, vice president for advancement for St. Joseph's Villa in Richmond, Va., has helped raise an estimated $750 million in charitable funds over his career and been named the 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional.

Building Donor Loyalty at the AFP International Fundraising Conference
Long-time fundraiser Michael Rosen, CFRE, talks about Dr. Adrian Sargeant's upcoming session on donor loyalty at the AFP International Fundraising Conference and what fundraisers need to know.

How Much Do Fundraisers Give Back?
When it comes to philanthropy, do fundraisers walk the walk as much as they talk the talk? Take the short survey and let us know much you give back to the community through giving and volunteering. There's a survey for fundraisers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and one for fundraisers in other countries. Deadline is March 20! Thanks to AFP member Joe Matassino for his work in developing the idea and the surveys.

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds.

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Fundraising News

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Donor Survey
The Foundation wanted to know how donors felt about its BE the CAUSE campaign and what it could do better in general. You told us—now here are the results. Thank you to all of the donors who responded, and the Foundation will use the findings to serve you and the profession even better. (AFP Foundation for Philanthropy)

I Love the Charity Sector But I Wish We Had the Guts to Say No to Funders
Confessions of a charity fundraiser—and a warning of the dangers of not standing up for your organization's beneficiaries. (The Guardian)

Giving Is Expected to Rise Nearly 5% This Year and Next, Study Predicts
Philanthropic giving is expected to increase 4.8 percent this year, and 4.9 percent in 2016, exceeding the average rate of growth in gifts since the recession, according to a forecast released Tuesday. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

AFP Top Ten: The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! Read the Top Ten! (AFP)

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

New Special Events FAQ and Online Resources
Need information or have questions on special events? Members now have access to our HUGE FAQ on special events, along with the 2014 Special Events Report AND even more articles through our Special Event Scoop-it Page, all courtesy of The Special Events Management Initiative funded through the AFP Foundation in Philanthropy in part by a grant from the StubHub Foundation, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

AFP Board Approves New Format for the Code of Ethical Standards
The AFP Board of Directors has approved a new format, including a graphic makeover, for the association's Code of Ethical Standards, which members are required to sign ever year as part of their membership. You can also find the Donor Bill of Rights and the eDonor Bill of Rights on the AFP website.

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.
Read the Paper
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Upcoming AFP Webinar:
Is Your Organization Sustainable?
Speaker: Simone Joyaux, ACFRE
(March 4, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Going out of business is mostly a slow thing. You don
't notice. But suddenly you wake up one morning and ... oops. So that's what this new webinar tries to help you do. It's time to notice! Too many nonprofits seem too fragile. Maybe that's okay. Maybe some of these organizations aren't sustainable and don't matter enough to be sustainable. On the other hand .... If you think your organization should continue to serve, then let's talk about sustainability. Register now!


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AFP Career Center Resource for February:

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Don't Sabotage Your Career—Take Control
By Mary Beth Bos, CFRE

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