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eWire Volume 9, Number 20
May 19, 2009
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In This Issue

Special AFP Announcement
AFP President and CEO, Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, Starts Blog about Fundraising!

Policy Alert
Obama Administration Continues to Push Proposal to Limit Charitable Deduction for the Wealthy

Fundraising News
Trends: Growth Slows for Online Fundraising in ‘08, Smaller Donations the Culprit
From the Field: Insights About the Leadership Transition Process
Member Achievements: AFP Congratulates New CFRE Recipients

AFP News
Nominations Being Accepted Now for AFP Board of Directors
AFP Canada: Just Days Left to Participate in Globe and Mail Supplement
The Color of Money: A Professional Development Conference for Fundraisers of Color

Register Now for Upcoming Webconferences
Giving Circles and Fundraising in the New Philanthropy Environment
[May 20]

Evaluating Your Development Program: How Do You Measure Up? [June 10]

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

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cfreSpecial AFP Announcement

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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Policy Alert

Obama Administration Continues to Push Proposal to Limit Charitable Deduction for the Wealthy
As Congress turns its attention to healthcare, the Obama Administration indicates it is interested in using the limitation on charitable deductions to help foot the bill for reforms. Read more.

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AFP/Boston CollegeFundraising News

Trends: Growth Slows for Online Fundraising in ‘08, Smaller Donations the Culprit
Online fundraising grew in 2008 thanks to an increase in the number of gifts, but the average gift size among all organizations decreased $15 from 2007. Read more.

From the Field: Insights About the Leadership Transition Process
Having served several organizations as an interim chief executive, John Corwin describes what it is like for an organization to transition to a new leader. He also offers some helpful advice. Read more.

Member Achievements: AFP Congratulates New CFRE Recipients
The following members of AFP have recently earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential from CFRE International. Read more.

 

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AFP/APRAAFP News

 

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.

AFP Canada: Just Days Left to Participate in Globe and Mail Supplement
May 20 is the deadline for reserving space in The Globe and Mail special supplement focused on fundraising and philanthropy and published jointly with AFP. Click below for details and call today to reach out to millions of prospective donors in Canada’s most respected publication. 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.

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Don’t Miss Two Great Webconferences to Better Your Fundraising

AFP/Consultants and Resource DirectoryGiving Circles – Presented by Angela Eikenberry and Jessica Bearman
May 20 | 1–2:30 pm ET
Giving circles are emerging in popularity among groups of donors across the United States and elsewhere as community-based funding vehicles. This presentation will provide information on the giving circle landscape, based on several studies of giving circles, with special attention given to their impact on donor-members and nonprofit funding recipients. Register today for Giving Circles and Fundraising in the New Philanthropy Environment presented on Wednesday, May 20, at 1 p.m. EDT.

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.

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Business MemberSpecial 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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