AFP eWire for May 12, 2009 | Volumn 9, Number 19
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eWire Volume 9, Number 19
May 12, 2009
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In This eWire Issue

Fundraising News
Charitable Fundraising Salaries Decrease Slightly Across North America
"Dean" of American Fundraising Brakeley Jr. Dies at Age 93
Certified Fund Raising Executive Program Receives Distinguished Accreditation

AFP News
Nominations Being Accepted Now for AFP Board of Directors
AFP Award Nominations Now Being Accepted - Forms Due July 15
Deadline Extended to Advertise in Special Canadian Supplement
Member Motion Reminder
AFP/APRA Summit: Organizational and Skill Evolution for Changing Times

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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Charitable Fundraising Salaries Decrease Slightly Across North America
Salaries for charitable fundraisers in the United States and Canada decreased from 2007 to 2008, according to the latest AFP Compensation and Benefits Study. Read more.

"Dean" of American Fundraising Brakeley Jr. Dies at Age 93
George A. Brakeley Jr., a national leader in the philanthropic and fundraising consulting communities, died of natural causes on May 1 in Naples, Fla. Read more.

Certified Fund Raising Executive Program Receives Distinguished Accreditation
CFRE International’s Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) program has been granted accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Read more.

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AFP/Boston CollegeAFP 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 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.

Deadline Extended to Advertise in Special Canadian Supplement
Act now to reach a wide cross-section of donors and constituents by advertising in the premier yearly report on philanthropy from AFP and Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. Deadline for reserving ad space has been extended to May 20. Read more.

AFP/Boston CollegeMember 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 phrase “member motion” in the subject line.

AFP/APRA Summit: Organizational and Skill Evolution for Changing Times
Join AFP and APRA in a collaborative summit that will inspire professionals to come together and explore new, creative ways to retool and rethink fundraising in today's changing times. 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 Upcoming 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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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 (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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Join Us May 14 for "Selling Major Event Sponsors in Tough Economic Times"
Join GTAA, AFP-IHQ, and AFP Washington DC Metro Area Chapter for "Selling Major Event Sponsors in Tough Economic Times" on May 14, 2009, at the AFP Learning Center.
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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

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