AFP eWire for July 14, 2009 | Volumn 9, Number 28
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eWire Volume 9, Number 28
July 14, 2009
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In This Issue

AFP Deadline
AFP Award Nominations Due July 15

Fundraising News
New Report Measures Nonprofit Brands
Many Donors Not Overwhelmed by Charity Communications
Parliament Passes Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act

AFP News
Call For How-To Papers
Nominations Being Accepted Now for AFP Board of Directors
Nominations Open for Foundation for Philanthropy Board

Register Now for Upcoming Webconferences
A Blueprint for Fundraising Success in Any Economy – Presented by Kent Dove [July 23]
Creating a Successful Fundraising Culture: Twelve Tools for Motivating Your Board [August 12]

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

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AFP Deadline

SSIRAFP Award Nominations Due July 15
Nomination forms for AFP’s 2009-2010 awards programs are available on the AFP website and due to the AFP International Headquarters on July 15. Read more.

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Fundraising News

New Report Measures Nonprofit Brands
The YMCA of the United States has the country’s top nonprofit brand—estimated at $6.4 billion—according to the Cone Nonprofit Brand 100. Read more.

Many Donors Not Overwhelmed by Charity Communications
Most donors don’t feel as if they are receiving too many communications from charities according to a new survey released recently at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention in London. Read more.

Parliament Passes Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act
The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, which may force many charities to change their governance structure and documents, received Royal Assent on June 23, 2009. Read more.

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AFP Member Testimonial

Why AFP?

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

AFP News

AFP/Consultants and Resource DirectoryCall for How-To Papers
If you’re interested in writing and want to help your colleagues and give back to the profession, consider developing a short information paper for AFP’s Fundraising Resource Center. Read more.

Nominations Being Accepted Now for the AFP Board of Directors
AFP is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to serve on its 2010 board of directors as a district director or as an at-large director. Forms are due on or before July 31, 2009. Read more.

Nominations Open for AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Board
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is now accepting nominations for chair-elect (due July 10) and for officers and directors (due July 24). Read more.

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Don’t Miss Two Great Webconferences to Improve Your Fundraising

Business MemberA Blueprint for Fundraising Success in Any Economy – Presented by Kent Dove
July 23 | 1–2:30 pm ET

Veteran fundraiser Kent Dove will describe and detail a comprehensive, integrated development model that has allowed numerous nonprofits to create programs that have grown exponentially and been able to sustain that growth over time. Learn how to apply techniques to build solid relationships with donors that provide annual, special major, planned and capital gifts over time and permit nonprofits to maximize their private giving potential. Register now for A Blueprint for Fundraising Success in Any Economy: Creating a Sustainable, Comprehensive Development Model presented Thursday, July 23 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Creating 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.

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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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Hemispheric Congress

Job Listings/Career Opportunities

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Your To-Do List for This Week

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