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eWire Volume 9, Number 24
June 16, 2009
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In This Issue

Have you read the new Blog from AFP's CEO? Read "Paulette’s Point of View" today!

Fundraising Tools and Tips
Writing Effective Newsletters, Online and Off
How NOT to Get Results With a Fundraising Letter
Take the "Numb" Out of Numbers

AFP News
AFP Award Nominations Now Being Accepted - Forms Due July 15
Nominations Being Accepted Now for AFP Board of Directors
Nominations Open for AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Board
Member Motion Reminder
Major Donor Fundraising — Innovation and Creativity on a Shoestring

Register Now for Upcoming Webconferences
Making the Most of Email Marketing – Presented by Allison Van Diest of Blackbaud
[June 25]

Maximize Fundraising Through Your Website – Presented by Allan Pressel [July 8]

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

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Leadership

Have you read the new Blog from AFP's CEO?
Read "Paulette’s Point of View" today!

CFREFundraising Tools and Tips

Writing Effective Newsletters, Online and Off
Learn what makes newsletters valuable, both in hard copy and email, and what makes someone want to read your newsletter in the first place. Read more.

How NOT to Get Results With a Fundraising Letter
Direct mail veteran Mal Warwick describes five things that hurt the success of a fundraising letter—and explains how to avoid them. Read more.

Take the "Numb" Out of Numbers
Sometimes numbers alone just don’t cut it. What are the tangible results? What does a million dollars really mean for our community? Find out how to use metaphors to bring your statistics to life. Read more.

 

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AFP News

AFP Award Nominations Now Being Accepted - Forms Due July 15
AFP offers a number of awards for exemplary work in philanthropy and fundraising. Act now to nominate an outstanding fundraiser, philanthropist, corporation or foundation. Read more.

AFP/Consultants and Resource DirectoryNominations Being Accepted Now for 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.

Member Motion Reminder
Changed jobs recently? Accepted a new challenge? Received an accolade for your work and accomplishments? Let your colleagues and AFP know! Simply send your current AND new job information (including city and state/province), or information about your recognition, to ewire@afpnet.org. Please include the words "member motion" in the subject line.

Major Donor Fundraising—Innovation and Creativity on a Shoestring
Meet and learn from an international audience of fundraising practitioners, major donors, financial advisors and consultants at this February 2010 seminar in London. With a global selection of speakers and delegates from such locations as North America, Europe and Asia, this year’s conference will examine innovation and creativity in major donor fundraising and how this can be achieved on a shoestring budget. Click here to learn more!

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Don’t Miss Two Great Webconferences to Improve Your Fundraising

Business MemberMaking the Most of Email Marketing—Presented by Allison Van Diest of Blackbaud
June 25 | 3-4:30 pm ET

There's simply no faster or more cost-effective way to reach out to
As a benefit and service to help fundraisers through the current challenging economic envirosupporters and keep your organization top of mind than through a well-organized and managed email marketing program. This session will highlight proven messages to help you inspire action from your email recipients, as well as tools to help you plan, develop, launch and manage a successful program. Don’t miss Making the Most of Email Marketing: Optimizing Your Message for Today's Medium presented Thursday, June 25 at 3 p.m. Eastern.

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.

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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:
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