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eWire Volume 9, Number 23
June 9, 2009
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Invest in Your Future

Fundraising News
Total Annual Giving in Canada Grew By $1 Billion from 2004 to 2007
Senate-Passed NPD Bill Introduced in Canada’s House of Commons
Nonprofits Say Staffing Biggest Challenge for Online Programs

AFP News
San Antonio Businessman Bill Greehey Named 2009 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Member Motion Reminder
Nominations Being Accepted Now for AFP Board of Directors
Nominations Open for AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Board
AFP/APRA Summit: Organizational and Skill Evolution for Changing Times

Register Now for Upcoming Webconferences
Evaluating Your Development Program: How Do You Measure Up? [June 10]
Making the Most of Email Marketing – Presented by Allison Van Diest of Blackbaud
[June 25]

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

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Invest in Your Future
In these challenging times, remember that you and your organization are not at the
mercy of the economy, and AFP membership is a critical way to overcome economic challenges.
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AFP/APRAFundraising News

Total Annual Giving in Canada Grew By $1 Billion from 2004 to 2007
The total amount of yearly charitable giving by Canadians increased by $1.1 billion from 2004 to 2007, reported the Canadian government agency Statistics Canada this week.
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Senate-Passed NPD Bill Introduced in Canada’s House of Commons
Efforts to create an official day for philanthropy in Canada are again gaining traction in Parliament. Read more.

Nonprofits Say Staffing Biggest Challenge for Online Programs
Nonprofit organizations large and small say their online programs are constrained by insufficient staff resources. Read more.

 

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San Antonio Businessman Bill Greehey Named 2009 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Bill Greehey, chairman of NuStar Energy and former CEO and chairman of Valero Energy Corporation, is the recipient of the 2009 Ketchum Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser presented by AFP. 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.

Nominations 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.

Business MemberNominations 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.

AFP/APRA Summit: Organizational and Skill Evolution for Changing Times
As a fundraising leader in your organization, you must be a pioneer in finding new ways to work effectively in today's economic situation—to do more with less. AFP and APRA realize the incredible pressures facing professional fundraisers now, and have brought together innovators who can help you and your team develop new skill sets, reallocate resources and expand professional networks. The event takes place July 28, 2009, at Boston Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston, Mass. Learn more and register today!

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Don’t Miss Two Great Webconferences to Improve Your Fundraising

Evaluating Your Development Program—Presented by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE
June 10 | 1–2:30 pm ET
How does your development program measure up to accepted standards? Are you doing as well as your competition? Is your development program growing or is it stagnant? Does your organization have a philanthropic culture? What tools can help you assess your performance? How do you find the time to "take stock" of your program? These questions and more will be answered in Evaluating Your Development Program: How Do You Measure Up? presented on Wednesday, June 10 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Making 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.

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Special AFP Resources

Free Member Downloads of AFP Ready Reference Series nment, 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:
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