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eWire Volume 9, Number 27
July 7, 2009
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In This Issue

Fundraising News
Donor Numbers and Revenue Per Donor Shrink in First Quarter '09

AFP News
Advancing Philanthropy Wins Prestigious Publication Awards
AFP Award Nominations Due July 15
Call for How-To Papers
Member Motion/Accolades: May-June 2009
Nominations Being Accepted Now for the AFP Board of Directors
Nominations Open for Foundation for Philanthropy Board

Register Now for Upcoming Webconferences
Maximize Fundraising Through Your Website – Presented by Allan Pressel [July 8]
A Blueprint for Fundraising Success in Any Economy – Presented by Kent Dove [July 23]

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

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Fundraising News

SSIRDonor Numbers and Revenue Per Donor Shrink in First Quarter '09
Not only is the United States seeing a drop in donor numbers since their peak in 2005, but the economy also has left those donors giving less. Read more.

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AFP News

Advancing Philanthropy Wins Prestigious Publication Awards
Advancing Philanthropy received two Awards for Publication Excellence from APEX, one of the top awards programs that recognize excellence in publications work by professional communicators. There were almost 4,000 entries submitted, and Advancing Philanthropy won in the categories of Magazines & Journals (print over 32 pages) and in PR, Publication Information & Public Service Writing for "That’s Entertainment—and More," an article on how to reach your audience through educational and entertaining media that appeared in the November/December 2008 issue.

AFP Award Nominations Due July 15
Nomination forms for AFP’s 2009-2010 awards programs are available on the AFP Website and due to AFP international headquarters on July 15.

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.

Member Motion/Accolades: May-June 2009
AFP members are always accepting new challenges and exciting career opportunities, as well as receiving accolades for their commitment and service. Here are some job announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions for May-June 2009. 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 MemberMaximize Fundraising Through Your Website – Presented by Allan Pressel
July 8 | 1–2:30 pm ET

Learn how to plan and build a website that not only has a lot for the user to see, but a lot for the user to do as well. Consider the impact of a site that offers online donations, event tickets, membership dues, e-store purchases, affiliate marketing, even in-kind donations, planned gifts, investment donations and much more. Register today for Forty Ways to Maximize Fundraising Through Your Website presented Wednesday, July 8 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

A 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.

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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

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