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Vol.15, Num.25
June 24, 2015

2015 Nonprofit Management Institute
September 9-10, Stanford, CA

Shannon Thompson, publishing and marketing director of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, discusses the upcoming 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute. Move beyond just fundraising and learn important leadership and strategic skills that will improve your fundraising and your career. Register now!

What's The Word? Let AFP's "Top Ten Things You Missed" Fill You In!

What's everyone saying online? It’s a lot—almost too much at times. Keep track of the most important—most interesting, most insightful, most helpful—blogs, articles, new and highlights with AFP's weekly Top Ten Things You May Have Missed. This Week: How to Apply Giving USA, nine rules for ethical donor prospect research, and more!

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Nominations Now Open for AFP Charles Stephens/Barbara Marion Awards
The Charles R. Stephens Award for Excellence in Diversity is a chapter award which spotlights outstanding diversity and inclusion programs, while the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP recognizes an individual AFP membership who has contributed their time, talent and treasure to AFP on the local, regional, national and international levels. Deadline for nominations for both awards is August 14!

Canada: Data Reveal Fewer Young Canadians Are Making Donations
While overall donations in Canada have been climbing, new research also reveals some worrying trends for charitable organizations, including fewer Canadians giving and fewer young Canadians participating. (The Globe and Mail)

IRS Advisory Panels Calls for Review of Charity Form 990, Mandatory E-Filing
The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT), of which AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FinstF, is a member, has recommended that the Internal Revenue Service institute mandatory electronic filing of the Form 990.

AFP Mentoring

Record Giving and Growth, But Still Stuck at Two Percent GDP
AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, provides some perspective on the results from the latest Giving USA research, including how quickly giving has returned to pre-recession levels.

Charitable Giving Coalition Presidential Letters

The Charitable Giving Coalition, which AFP co-chairs, has sent letters to all currently declared candidates for President, encouraging them to focus on issues related to giving and philanthropy, and urging support for preserving the full scope and value of the charitable deduction. Read the letter.

A Closer Look at the Online Fundraising Impact of #GivingTuesday

Blackbaud has released a #GivingTuesday Trends Report, providing online giving trends from more than 4,300 nonprofit organizations representing $55.6 million in online fundraising since 2012 that took place on #GivingTuesday.(Blackbaud)

AFP Top Ten: From Figures to Fundraising: How to Apply Giving USA
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including how to allocate a marketing budget to your social media strategy; the president's role in a fundraising campaign; using volunteers to beta-test your organization; nine rules for ethical donor prospect research; how to nurture happy fundraisers; and more!

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Philanthropic Culture is Mission Driven, by Michele Brock, MBA, CFRE

A culture of philanthropy encourages giving from all prospective donors. It leads to donor satisfaction, retention and an overall stronger connection. This is good for fundraising, but even more than that, great for the mission of the organization and those it serves.
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Next AFP Webinar: Win Win Win: Build Deeper Relationships With Your Corporate Partners Through Cause Marketing
Speaker: Tania Little, CFRE
(July 15, 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT)

Learn how cause marketing can help mobilize community and build new opportunities to deepen your relationships with your corporate partners. Using case studies we'll explore why this tool is relevant as part of your fundraising strategy and how to create a win-win-win relationship for your organization, your partner and your mission. At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Define cause marketing including the size of the market and why it is a valid marketing tool; (2) Understand the steps to integrate cause marketing into your fundraising program; and (3) Know how to identify prospects that are using Cause Marketing. Register now!

Registration Open for the 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute
September 9-10, 2015
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Theme: Resiliency—Yourself, Your Organization, Your Society

AFP & Stanford Social Innovative Review (SSIR) present an intensive two-day institute that immediately equips nonprofit leaders with new ways of looking at strategic issues and critical knowledge and skills. Registration is now open!

Save the Date for the Hemispheric Conference—Latin America
In partnership with Tec de Monterrey, AFP presents the Hemispheric Congreso, September 28-29, in Santa Fe, Ciudad de Mexico, D.F. Congreso is the premier educational event on fundraising in Latin America, designed for individuals associated with organizations looking to develop fundraising capacity in Latin America and Mexico. Plenary sessions will address topics of strategic importance to the sector (such as major donors, micro finance and social impact) while skills-based workshops will be provided to address core fundraising techniques. Click here for more information or call 800-666-3863.

Nominations Now Open for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Applications for the 2016 AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize are due Nov. 1 to AFP International Headquarters. To be considered for the Prize, works must be published by a commercial publishing house or a professional organization between December 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015. Publications must be based on either applied or basic research. Learn more.

Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for June:

Ace Your Next Fundraising Job Interview With These Easy Tips
You already know the drill when it comes to basic preparations for your upcoming job interview: gathering examples of successes, describing how you handle failure and challenging co-workers, and knowing what to say when they ask you about your weaknesses. But as a fundraiser, there is additional, specific preparation you should do that will set you apart from other applicants and will allow the organization to better understand what you could bring to the role. Click here for more.

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