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eWire Volume 9, Number 26
June 30, 2009
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In This Issue

Policy Action Alert
Help AFP Fight Proposals That Would Limit Charitable Deductions

Fundraising Tools and Tips
Unlock Deeper Engagement—Get Your Donor's Email Address
Understanding the Value of Multichannel Fundraising
Nonprofits' Most Missed Marketing Tool—Email Signatures

AFP News
Know an Outstanding AFP Leader? Submit a Nomination for the Barbara Marion Award
Contribute to Advancing Philanthropy
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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Policy Action Alert

AFP/Consultants and Resource DirectoryHelp AFP Fight Proposals That Would Limit Charitable Deductions
The White House continues to press for harmful limits on charitable deductions to fund healthcare reforms. AFP urges you to contact members of Congress immediately to oppose these measures. Read more.

Fundraising Tools and Tips

Unlock Deeper Engagement—Get Your Donor's Email Address
Nowadays, having lasting contact with donors and supporters means having their email address. Getting an email address, however, requires doing more than just asking for it. Consider what’s in it for the donor. Read more.

Understanding the Value of Multichannel Fundraising
An email campaign can be a great supplement to direct mail fundraising efforts, even if people still donate via the mail. Read more.

Nonprofits' Most Missed Marketing Tool—Email Signatures
Email signatures (a.k.a. sig lines) are powerful, low-cost, high-return marketing tools (a virtual business card or ad) for your foundation or organization. Learn how to make your sig line work for you. Read more.

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AFP News

Business MemberKnow an Outstanding AFP Leader? Submit a Nomination for the Barbara Marion Award
Do you know someone who has exhibited outstanding leadership to AFP or the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy? Nominate him or her today for this distinguished honor. Nominations are due to AFP July 15. Read more.

Contribute to Advancing Philanthropy
For the 2010 Advancing Philanthropy we are looking for people who have interesting ideas and good contacts for article interviews. This would not involve any great time commitment on your part—just excellent suggestions! Please contact Jackie Boice at jboice@afpnet.org if you are interested.

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

Maximize Fundraising Through Your Website – Presented by Allan Pressel
July 8 | 1–2:30 pm ET

Learn how to plan and build a website which 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

Currently there are more than 200 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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Your To-Do List for This Week

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