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eWire Volume 9, Number 33
August 18, 2009
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Top Story
Maehara Again Named Among Most Influential Nonprofit Leaders

AFP News
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising from Ammado
Coming Soon to a Browser Near You – The New AFPnet.org!
Reminder: AFP Offices Will Be Closed Last Week of August
Continue the AFP Think Tank Discussion on Leadership and Governance in Your Chapter
NPD Canadian Globe and Mail Supplement Set for Nov. 13
Submit Your Papers to the AFP Information Exchange
Register Today for the Nonprofit Management Institute!
Attend the Hemispheric Congress on Fundraising

Register Now for Upcoming Webconferences
Prospect Research: How to Use Philanthropy Data for the Most Effective Fundraising [September 2]
Keeping the Plates Spinning: Time Management and Goal Setting for Development Professionals [September 17]

Special AFP Resources
Job Listings/Career Opportunities
Your To-Do List for This Week

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Don't Forget to Read AFP President and
CEO Paulette Maehara’s latest blog postings!

Top Story

SSIRMaehara Again Named Among Most Influential Nonprofit Leaders
The NonProfit Times has again placed Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, president and CEO of AFP, among the ranks of the U.S. nonprofit sector’s most influential in its yearly listing: The NPT Power & Influence Top 50. Read more.

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AFP News

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising from Ammado
Ammado, one of AFP’s social media partners, has now introduced new fundraising communities to facilitate not only the sharing of ideas and experiences, but fundraising from friends, relatives and colleagues. Read more.

Coming Soon to a Browser Near You – The New AFPnet.org!
Summertime means blockbuster movies, and this year we’ve saved the biggest and best for season’s end. Read more.

Reminder: AFP Offices Will Be Closed Last Week of August
All AFP offices will be closed Aug. 24-28, and no communications, including AFP eWire, will be distributed that week. For more information, click here.

Continue the AFP Think Tank Discussion on Leadership and Governance in Your Chapter
AFP is pleased to provide a discussion guide and four PowerPoint presentations on “Leadership, Governance and Giving” for use in developing chapter programs on these topics. The materials result from the AFP Research Council Think Tank held in October 2008 in Orlando, Fla. Read more.

AFP/Consultants and Resource DirectoryNPD Canadian Globe and Mail Supplement Set for Nov. 13
AFP will again be partnering with the Canada’s most-read national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, to produce a special supplement on philanthropy and fundraising on Nov. 13. Read more.

Submit Your Papers to the AFP Information Exchange
The AFP Information Exchange, an exclusive benefit for members, offers valuable guidance on fundraising. Two new papers are added each week. Writing an information paper is a great way to provide your unique skills and perspective in a short document (between 750 and 2000 words) that won’t take too much time away from your professional and personal responsibilities. Consider submitting a paper with your own valuable expertise! Read more.

Register Today for the Nonprofit Management Institute!
Best-selling author and popular speaker Heather McLeod Grant will return to the AFP and Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Nonprofit Management Institute this Oct. 6-7. In her talk, McLeod Grant will discuss how social media tools are engendering a new, networked mindset characterized by openness, transparency, decentralized decision-making and distributed action. She will show how nonprofit organizations adapting the networked mindset are finding exciting opportunities to expand their leverage and impact. For the complete 2009 program and to register, visit www.ssireview.org/npinstitute. Don’t miss the early bird deadline: Aug. 27!

Attend the Hemispheric Congress on Fundraising
AFP and Faculdades Integradas Rio Branco will co-host the 5th Hemispheric Congress on Fundraising—Latin America. The Hemispheric Congress is an exciting educational event for all fundraising professionals in Latin America and will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Don't miss this great opportunity to expand your fundraising knowledge this Nov. 6-8 in Sao Paulo! For more information visit, www.fundraising.com.br.

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Don’t Miss Two Great Webconferences to Improve Your Fundraising

Business MemberProspect Research: How to Use Philanthropy Data for the Most Effective Fundraising
September 2 | 1–2:30 pm ET

Philanthropy data is critical to a strategic solicitation with a major gift prospect. This session, by Kathleen Rogers, director of strategic alliances for NOZA, includes research fundamentals, advanced research and data mining/prospect identification (of current individual, corporate and foundation donors/prospects as well as new, external sources). Beginning or 'accidental' prospect researchers will learn how to quickly and easily find philanthropy data. Advanced fundraising professionals will become more efficient and effective researchers. Register today for Prospect Research: How to Use Philanthropy Data for the Most Effective Fundraising on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. E.T.

Keeping the Plates Spinning: Time Management and Goal Setting for Development Professionals—Presented by Marc A. Pitman
September 17| 1–2:30 pm ET

How do you meet your departmental goals when the priorities change daily or hourly? How do you keep all the plates spinning and determine which plates are truly important? When schedules are tight, every unexpected occurrence impacts your entire day. No matter how small the interruption, the ripple effects may be felt throughout your organization! You'll walk away from this session with incredibly practical tools you can use immediately to help you regain a measure of sanity in your work day. Offices of any size will find this helpful! Don’t miss Keeping the Plates Spinning: Time Management and Goal Setting for Development Professionals on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. E.T.

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Special AFP Resources

Free Member Downloads of AFP Ready Reference Series
As a benefit and service to help fundraisers through the current challenging economic environment, AFP is pleased to offer all of its Ready Reference volumes FREE to all members. Click here to download (login required). Hard-copy versions may still be ordered from the AFP Bookstore.

A Survival Kit for Fundraising in a Bad Economy
AFP has compiled a toolkit of resources to advise and guide fundraisers in tough economic times.

AFP's Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers
This toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help you carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position.

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Job Listings/Career Opportunities

Currently there are more than 260 jobs listed on our website. To find one that is right for you, visit http://jobs.afpnet.org/search

Job Seekers:
Access the newest jobs available to development professionals.

Employers/Recruiters:
Reach highly qualified candidates by posting your opening in the AFP Fundraising Job Center

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Hemispheric Congress

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Your To-Do List for This Week

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