AFP eWire for August 11, 2009 | Volumn 9, Number 32
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eWire Volume 9, Number 32
August 11, 2009
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Top Story
A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste

AFP News
Spreading the Wealth: Florida Chapter Brings Two Others to Life
Coming Soon to a Browser Near You – The New AFPnet.org!
AFP Now on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and ammado!
The AFP Information Exchange: Your New Member Benefit!
Register Today for the Nonprofit Management Institute!
Reminder: AFP Offices Will Be Closed Last Week of August

Register Now for Upcoming Webconferences
Creating a Successful Fundraising Culture: Twelve Tools for Motivating Your Board [August 12]
Prospect Research: How to Use Philanthropy Data for the Most Effective Fundraising [September 2]

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

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SSIRA Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste
There's nothing like being in a mess to get an organization focused on fixing things, writes Chip Grizzard. The fundraising veteran offers advice on ramping up fundraising efforts while others choose to cut back. Read more.

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AFP News

Spreading the Wealth: Florida Chapter Brings Two Others to Life
AFP welcomes its newest chapter—the AFP Florida, Greater Polk County Chapter. It is the second new chapter this year to be formed with the guidance of the AFP Florida, Suncoast Chapter. 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.

AFP Now on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and ammado!
Now you can get in touch with AFP and fellow members with four popular social networking sites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and ammado. Get interesting and fun updates about AFP and fellow members and connect with fundraisers from around the world! Read more.

Lynn Trojahn

AFP Member Testimonial

"My AFP relationships have broadened my understanding of philanthropy, particularly as it is practiced in cultures other than my own."

Alice Ferris explains why AFP membership is indispensable for her career in fundraising. Read Alice's testimonial.

AFP/Consultants and Resource DirectoryThe AFP Information Exchange: Your New Member Benefit!
Have you checked out your newest member benefit yet? AFP has just posted more free papers for members from your peers to the new AFP Information Exchange on subjects including online fundraising, encouraging philanthropy during a recession, mergers and acquisitions, and annual board appeals. Each week, AFP will publish two new papers highlighting the knowledge and experience that only your colleagues can provide. The AFP Information Exchange is an exclusive benefit for AFP members only. Take a look today! 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.

McLeod Grant is one of many excellent presenters scheduled to speak at the event. For the complete 2009 program and to register, visit www.ssireview.org/npinstitute. Don’t miss the early bird deadline: Aug. 27!

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.

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Don’t Miss Two Great Webconferences to Improve Your Fundraising

Business MemberCreating a Successful Fundraising Culture: Twelve Tools for Motivating Your Board
August 12 | 1–2:30 pm ET

Why are so many volunteers and staff members reluctant to participate in approaching prospects and donors? How can board chairs, development committee members, nonprofit CEOs and professional fundraising staff lead their board teams to own -- and even enjoy -- the essential and ultimately rewarding work of major gifts fundraising? In this practical train-the-trainer session, Carole V. Rylander, CFRE, will address the needs of nonprofit leaders who want to increase volunteer and staff participation in approaching and engaging prospects and donors. Register now for Creating a Successful Fundraising Culture: Twelve Tools for Motivating Your Board on Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. E.T.

Prospect 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.

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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:
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Your To-Do List for This Week

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