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eWire Volume 9, Number 21
May 26, 2009
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In This Issue

Fundraising News
Women Play Prominent Role in Giving
6-Minute Guide to Winning Fundraising Campaigns
AFP Study of Fundraising Effectiveness Gets Boost from Donor Software Firms

AFP News
Nominations Being Accepted Now for AFP Board of Directors
ATTENTION: Changes to AFP's Awards Program
Nominations Open for Foundation for Philanthropy Board
The Color of Money: A Professional Development Conference for Fundraisers of Color
AFP President and CEO, Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, Starts Blog about Fundraising

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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AFP/Boston CollegeFundraising News

Women Play Prominent Role in Giving
A study of charitable giving patterns shows women have a strong influence on their spouse’s giving, while high-income women are using more sophisticated giving methods than men. Read more.

6-Minute Guide to Winning Fundraising Campaigns
Network for Good suggests sparking new life to your online fundraising program with an online campaign, creating a sense of urgency, increasing website traffic and encouraging supporters to spread the word to friends and family. Read more.

AFP Study of Fundraising Effectiveness Gets Boost from Donor Software Firms
Participate in the Fundraising Effectiveness Project and find out how your organization compares to others when the latest report is published in July. Read more.

 

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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.

ATTENTION: Changes to AFP's Awards Program
Nomination forms for AFP’s 2009-2010 awards programs are now available. Nominators should be aware of some significant changes that were made to certain awards categories. 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.

The Color of Money: A Professional Development Conference for Fundraisers of Color
Join AFP, the AFP Greater Philadelphia Chapter and the National Center for Black Philanthropy for the inaugural Color of Money professional training conference—empowering today's fundraising professionals of color. Equip yourself with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to secure funding for your nonprofit organization or charitable cause. This all-day conference will be held at Temple University in Philadelphia on June 24. Click Here for a Scholarship Application. Applications are due June 5, 2009. Click Here to Register. Early-bird registration ends May 28.

AFP President and CEO, Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, Starts Blog about Fundraising!
AFP is pleased to announce that its president and CEO, Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, is starting a blog about fundraising, the profession and AFP. Click below to read Paulette’s latest post on 2009 and how the economy is (and isn’t) affecting AFP and the charitable sector. Visit http://paulettespov.blogspot.com/

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Business MemberDon’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 supporters 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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AFP/APRASpecial 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 (log-in 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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