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AFP eWire
Vol.15, Num.18
May 6, 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!

Top Stories/Fundraising News | Education News | AFP Central | Job Listings/Resources

Couldn’t Join Us in Baltimore?
Check Out Some of Our General Session Presentations!

Princeton Carter Kicks Off 2015 Conference!

Princeton Carter, the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth Philanthropist, welcomed the crowd to the International Fundraising Conference and encouraged them to take youth volunteers and donors seriously.

Maureen Hackett: Embrace Change!

AFP's 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist Maureen Hackett challenged fundraisers in Baltimore to embrace change and also answered that eternal question: how many fundraisers DOES it take to screw in a light bulb?

Top Stories/Fundraising News

AFP Partners with Giving USA
As a Giving USA partner, AFP is excited to present #GivingUSA2015 in June. The report shares philanthropic insights with the nonprofit community. Nonprofits can use these insights to see deeper into philanthropic trends. Visit to find out more, and you can pre-order 2015 Giving USA and get a 30% AFP member discount using code "30AFP." (GivingUSA Foundation)

Science Can Answer Big Questions
AFP is pleased to present an article from the Science in Philanthropy Initiative, focusing on how science, experiments and data can support fundraising and philanthropy. Learn more about the Initiative through this video, and read the article here. (Science in Philanthropy Initiative)

Canada: 2015 Budget—And Its Impact on Charities—Explained
Mark Blumberg presents an overview of the 2015 Federal Budget and how it will affect the charitable sector. The overview is here, and a more detailed analysis is here. (


Peer-to-Peer Thirty: New Initiatives Surge While Many Established Programs Struggle
Peer-to-peer fundraising programs are growing quickly among groups that lead events that fall outside of the traditional run, walk, and ride event model. But a number of longstanding, high-profile programs are continuing to see declines, according to the peer-to-peer fundraising industry's annual roundup. (Peer to Peer Professional Forum)

Case Study: How One Organization Raised over $500K through Millennials
What if the problem with Millennials and fundraising isn't that the generation doesn't care enough to actually give? Rather, it wants to go about it in a different way. Derrick Feldman looks at a successful fundraising campaign directed at Millennials. (Achieve)

Nepal Earthquake: News and Updates
AFP has updated its Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page information on the Nepal Earthquake that occurred on April 25. To stay updated on development related to those relief efforts, check the page, along with AFP's Disaster Relief Blog, frequently.

Top Ten: The State of Relationship Fundraising—A Conversation
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including whether or not your nonprofit really needs a mobile app; building donor loyalty with CRM tools; how to address cyber security risks; engaging the next generation in family foundations; following up on the Underdeveloped survey; and more!

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Speaker Database

Education News

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
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!

Next AFP Webinar: Seven Secrets of Successful Solicitations
Speaker: Anne Melvin, J.D.
(May 7, 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT)

If you want a gift, you have to ask for it! That's easier said than done: people consistently rate asking for money at the top of the list of things they fear most. Whether you're an experienced solicitor looking for some new strategies, or new to the game and seeking help, this session will explore the art of asking for a gift. This session explores real, boots-on-the-ground situations and models what should come out of your mouth for a successful ask. As the great Wayne Gretsky said "You miss 100% of shots on goal you never take." Come learn how to take some new shots! Register now!

Next AFP Webinar: Engaging Your Board in Fundraising for the Small Shop
Speaker: Sandy Rees, CFRE
(May 20, 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT)

In the small shop, fundraising can be a big job. Having a Board that is involved in raising money can make a huge impact and help you raise hundreds of thousands more than you can do alone. Unfortunately, many nonprofit organizations struggle with Boards that are well-meaning but reluctant and inexperienced in fundraising. In this training, we'll uncover the reasons why Board members won't help with fundraising and how to overcome them. You'll learn how to match up the right fundraising activities with the right Board members, and how to give them the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to succeed. You'll get tips for holding them accountable and for providing them the support they need so they can help you raise big money. Register now!

Save The Date for the 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute
September 9-10, 2015
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Theme: Resiliency—Yourself, Your Organization, Your Society
Registration opens in June! For more information, click here.

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, or visit

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.

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

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.

Introducing the AFP Online Mentoring Program
The AFP Online Mentoring Program has been designed for members who are seeking short-term advice on a fundraising topic. This program will help you find an experienced member of AFP with the expertise you need. For more information or to sign up as a mentor or mentee, click here

Nominations Now Open for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Applications for the 2016 AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize are due Nov. 1 to AFP International Headquarters. To be considered for the Prize, works must be published by a commercial publishing house or a professional organization between December 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015. Publications must be based on either applied or basic research. Learn more.

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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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for May:

[Download a PDF of this article!]
A Different Career Trajectory
By Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE

Related Resource: The AFP Career Hot Topic Page

Currently there are over 400 jobs listed on our website.
To find one that is right for you, visit

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