April 15, 2015
AFP has the best resources and opportunities for you on a variety of educational opportunities,
no matter your experience level or job responsibility!
Giving USA 2015: The latest study will be released June 16, and AFP members will receive a 30% discount. Rachel Hutchisson and Alan Hutson, CFRE, both members of AFP boards and the board of The Giving Institute, discuss the upcoming study.
Next AFP Webinar: Find High Capacity Prospects Hiding in Plain Sight
Speaker: Rachel Muir, CFRE
(April 29, 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT)
Do you believe you have donors with the capacity to contribute major gifts but who currently aren't? A whopping 40 percent of donors in a recent study admit to being able to give more than they have in the past. But how do you connect the dots? Today's technology allows us to collect and analyze a plethora of data about our donors. How can you leverage it efficiently to find your prospects, deepen your relationship with them and upgrade their giving? Whether you're a one person shop or large organization, you'll walk away with insights to uncover your hidden gems and grow them into major gifts. As a special bonus, participants will receive a free guide of "25 Tools and Tips to Find Prospects." Register now!
North Park University Offers Tuition Discount to AFP Members
North Park University and the Association of Fundraising Professionals have partnered to offer Active AFP members a 40 percent tuition discount for all graduate management courses in North Park's nationally recognized School of Business and Nonprofit Management. Save over $4,000 for a graduate certificate, and over $15,000 for a degree with the AFP discount! To learn more, contact Ida Eriksson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.northpark.edu/sbnm.
2016 Call for Conference Presentations Now Open!
Interested in presenting at AFP's 2016 International Fundraising Conference in Boston, March 20–22, 2016? Submit your proposal now! We're looking for subject matter experts on cutting edge as well as traditional fundraising topics. Deadline is May 6, 2015.
AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning
The popular face-to-face introductory course, the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, is also available as an eLearning course! The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning Course is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This course includes case studies and video segments, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring current information and techniques. Click here for more information.
Vote For AFP IHQ's National Philanthropy Day Honors Awards!
Voting is now open for the AFP IHQ's National Philanthropy Day Honors, awards that recognize the best in philanthropy, generosity, dedication and selflessness. More than 70 video nominations have been received, highlighting outstanding work across six categories—outstanding philanthropist, volunteer fundraiser, corporation, foundation and youth in philanthropy (individual and group). Everyone is eligible to watch the video nominations and vote—up to six votes a day, one vote in each category. Then come back each day and vote again if you want—until the voting period ends on May 1! Learn more, watch the nominated videos, and then vote for your favorites!
Calgary Fundraiser Joan Black Honored for Service to the Profession
Canadian member Joan Black has been honoured by AFP for a lifetime of contributions to the fundraising profession. Read on for details on her award, recently presented at the International Fundraising Conference in Baltimore, Md.
Call for Nominations for the AFP 2016 Board of Directors
Our board must be representative of the finest leaders in the profession, and your input will help make that happen! Do you know great, knowledge, and engaging members who could improve AFP? Do you fit the bill? Please use this opportunity to make your voice heard by submitting your candidate using the nomination form found here.
IOF National Convention: July 6–8 in London
Missed the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Baltimore? Or just want more? The Institute of Fundraisers (IOF) is offering AFP members the same rates as IOF members to its National Fundraising Convention, July 6–8 in London. Just add the code 'SPECIAL' in the membership number field on the online booking form here. But hurry, early bird booking ends April 24 (5 p.m. UK time), so be sure to get the cheapest rate.
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Register Today for the 3rd Annual AFP/Rice University Development & Finance Symposium—Scholarships Available!
When: June 9 & 10, 2015
Where: Rice University, Houston, TX
AFP Members: $495 — early bird AFP Rate $395
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!
BE the CAUSE: Updated and Reinvigorated
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy has updated their BE the CAUSE campaign website with lots of exciting new stuff, including a 2015 promotional videos, FAQs (with MORE video), success stories, ways for donors to tell us why you give, and the 2014 campaign results. Visit the page and support your profession by BEING the CAUSE! 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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