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AFP eWire
Vol.15, Num.28
July 15, 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!

Free Giving USA 2015 Webinar!

Join us July 28, 4–5 p.m. Eastern, for a free Giving USA 2015 webinar, presented by AFP, Blackbaud and The Giving Institute. Dive into the data, trends and tools that can help you improve your fundraising! Be sure to visit to order Giving USA 2015 and get a 30% AFP member discount using code "30AFP."


Top Stories/Fundraising News

Nonprofit Coalition to Press Presidential Contenders to Protect Charitable Deduction
Over the next 16 months, presidential candidates will be grilled on global warming, international trade, and countless other topics. A group of nonprofits, led by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, would also like to keep an issue dear to them on the contenders' minds: the charitable tax deduction. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Donors Take Their Own Sweet Time
It used to be that you'd mail a donor and the donor would mail you back. Increasingly, that's not the case. Donors are "not obedient like they used to be," said Jeff Brooks, creative director of TrueSense Marketing. "Now they have their own methods." (The NonProfit Times)

Online Giving Continues to Experience Double Digit Growth
The Blackbaud Index has reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 1.3% and online giving increased 13.2% for the three months ending May 2015, as compared to the same period in 2014. (Blackbaud)

India Conference on Fundraising in August
The International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation (IWRM) Asia in New Delhi, August 24-27, will include sessions on donor-centric fundraising strategies, payroll giving, innovative media techniques and using television, among many others. IWRM Asia is a leading Asian event for NGOs, focus on building the fundraising capacity of nonprofit organizations. (Resource Alliance)

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!

New Report Examines How Companies Influence Employee Giving in the Workplace
Launched in coordination with The Millennial Project in 2009, The Millennial Impact Report has been tracking and analyzing why, how, and what inspires the Millennial generation to support charitable causes. Download the full report here. (Achieve)

Law to Target Aggressive Fundraising by Charities
Charities in the UK are to be forced to draw up written agreements showing how vulnerable people will be protected from aggressive fundraising tactics, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. Fundraising methods have come under scrutiny since the death of poppy seller Olive Cooke, 92, in May. (BBC News)

AFP Top Ten: Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including how to promote monthly giving in your fundraising appeals; beating the summertime fundraising blues; listening and being flexible; how to forecast fundraising revenue; and more!

AFP Central—AFP Programs, News and Services You Need to Know

Next AFP Webinar: What You Need to Know About Planned Giving When Planned Giving Is Not All That You Do
Speaker: Timothy D. Logan, FAHP, ACFRE
(August 12, 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT)

Planned Giving can be pretty daunting if it is not your primary development responsibility—Estates, Trusts, CRAT's, CRUT's, NIMCRUT's with a flip provision, and more. During this webinar we will look at the most common planned gift types, discuss their properties and look at the donor characteristics associated with each gift. In addition to coming away with the tools to identify the gift planning technique that meets your donors' needs, you will also learn the best way to market these gifts. Register now!

Related Resource: Planned Giving Hot Topic Page

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!

Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
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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Save the Date for the Hemispheric Conference—Latin America
In partnership with Tec de Monterrey, Junta de Asistencia Privada del Distrito Federal (JAPDF) and Universidad ORT Mexico, 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.

AFP Mentoring

Registration Is Now Open for the 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute
September 9-10, 2015
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

The theme for the 10th annual Nonprofit Management Institute is Resiliency: Yourself, Your Organization, Your Society. The concept of resiliency has captured the imagination of growing numbers of people in the field of social innovation. Why do some organizations grow and innovate when others falter? Why are some people able to push forward even in the face of adversity? This year's Nonprofit Management Institute will explore these and similar questions, examining the role that resiliency plays at the personal, organizational, and social levels. Registration is now open!

North Park University Offers Tuition Discount to AFP Members
North Park University and the Association of Fundraising Professionals have partnered to offer Active AFP members a 40 percent tuition discount for all graduate management courses in North Park's nationally recognized School of Business and Nonprofit Management. Save over $4,000 for a graduate certificate, and over $15,000 for a degree, with the AFP discount! To learn more, contact Ida Eriksson at, or visit

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning

The popular face-to-face introductory course, the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, is also available as an eLearning course! The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning Course is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This course includes case studies and video segments, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. Click here for more information.

Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for July:

YOUR CAREER: Make Writing Fun(d), By Lynda McDaniel

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