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AFP eWire
Vol.15, Num.31
August 5, 2015

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Fundraising Fast Track - AFP's Educational Opportunities

AFP has the best resources and opportunities for you on a variety of educational opportunities, no matter your experience level or job responsibility!

Education News | Top Stories/Fundraising News | AFP Central | Job Listings/Resources

Don't Miss The Lineup of Great Speakers at The 2015 NPMI

Registration is open for the 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute, taking place September 9-10, 2015, at Stanford University! The theme this year 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. Click here to see the lineup of speakers and to register!

AFP Strategic Partners

Education News

Planned Giving With Timothy Logan, FAHP, ACFRE
More and more it seems, fundraisers are expected to develop and utilize integrated and multi-channel campaigns rather than having a singular focus like say annual fund or planned giving. We had a chance to chat with Timothy Logan, FAHP, ACFRE about this trend and what would make the perfect Planned Giving App.

Related Resource: Planned Giving Hot Topic Page 

Want more information about planned giving? Timothy Logan will be leading the next AFP webinar on August 12 (1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT): "What You Need to Know About Planned Giving When Planned Giving Is Not All That You Do." Logan will discuss common planned gift types and their properties, and will look at the donor characteristics associated with each gift. Whether you run a one-person shop with planned giving responsibilities or you're a major gift officer looking for a blended gift, this session will help you understand the essential elements of planned giving. Register now!

Upcoming AFP Webinar: The Campaign Prequel: Success Begins Before the Campaign Plan
Speaker: Matthew Cottle, CFRE
August 25 | 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT

In our challenging post-Great Recession environment, more organizations are considering campaigns to expand programs and create budget stability. The competition for donor attention means these organizations must engage in careful planning even before considering a campaign. It starts with an assessment and understanding of the organization's capacity for fundraising. It also requires a clear understanding by the board and staff about the rigors and demands of a campaign. Register now!

AFP's Archived Webinars Are Now More Affordable!
You told us you wanted webinars to be more affordable and we listened! AFP's extensive library of archived webinars cover almost every aspect of fundraising and are now available at a considerable discount. Not only do you still receive 1.5 credits of CFRE Continuing Education credit and can watch at your convenience but now they're much more affordable! You'll find the list of archived webinars here!

Registration Now Open For 8th Annual Hemispheric Congress!
Please join us in Mexico City for the 8th Annual Hemispheric Congress event. The event will take place on September 28 & 29, 2015. Please follow link to view event website and registration page: The Price is $135.00 for AFP members and $170.00 for non members. Please contact Rhonda Starr (703.519.8471 or or Joe Roadarmel (703.519.8489 or for further information about this exciting event.

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.

Free BlackBaud Webinar: Technology and the Evolution of the Nonprofit Sector: Time for Change
Tuesday, August 18 | 1:00 p.m. EDT
From watches that are smarter than computers to infants who use tablets better than their parents, technology is shaping our culture. In order to be successful as a nonprofit, you have to understand how technology is changing and how that change impacts your constituents. Join our upcoming webinar to hear how technology is creating a shift in the nonprofit sector and the tactics you can employ today at your organization to stay ahead of the change. Register now!

Speaker Database

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Andrew Watt Named to NonProfit Times' Top 50
Not to brag, but we're awfully excited to have AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF named to The NonProfit Times' Top 50 Power and Influence. Congratulations to all on the list, including Diana Aviv, Emmett Carson, Tim Delaney, Brian Gallager, John Graham and Henry Timms.

Great Speakers Lined Up for AFP IHQ's National Philanthropy Day Honors
The event is shaping up—with speakers like philanthropist Maria Cuomo Cole and educator and activist Geoff Canada set to appear, along with six of the most inspiring honorees from across North America. Your invitation to attend is coming soon! Learn more here.

Participate in the Nonprofit Research Collaborative's (NRC) Mid-Year Fundraising Survey
The NRC is the ONLY survey that tracks specific fundraising techniques and their success from year to year, while also diving into other aspects of fundraising. Take fifteen minutes to complete this survey, which looks at how your organization is doing in its fundraising so far and what trends are impacting your success.

AFP's Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada and Mackenzie Investments are teaming up to offer Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and non-profit organizations the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising.

Time Is Running Out To Make Your Charles Stephens & Barbara Marion Awards Nominations!
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!

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

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.

NEW Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Count Documented-Intentional-Personal-Interactions (DIPIs) on the Way to Fundraising Success, By Jim Eskin, Executive Director, Alamo Colleges Foundation, Inc., District Office of Institutional Advancement
This paper provides a simple approach to ensure a laser-like approach on non-stop interaction with donor prospects, recognizing that such interaction plays an essential in driving gift income results.
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Donor Relations & Stewardship Hot Topic Page
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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for August:

Developing an Effective Network
Networking is a skill set for overall career and life success. Yet many of us don’t think about it until we are in a job search. The relationships that we build over our lifetime serve as both short- and long-term investments. Click here to view a video from the AFP Career Learning Center.

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

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