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Vol.15, Num.33
August 19, 2015

National Philanthropy Day: AFP IHQ Event Invitations Out Tomorrow

AFP Vice Chair for External Relations Martha Schumacher, ACFRE, IADF, talks about National Philanthropy Day and AFP International Headquarters' second annual NPD Honors event in New York City on Nov. 12. Invitations are being emailed tomorrow. Click here to learn more and register.


Last Day To Complete 2015 NRC Fundraising Summer Survey!

TODAY, August 19, is the deadline to participate in the Nonprofit Research Collaborative's (NRC) Mid-Year Fundraising Survey, the ONLY survey that tracks specific fundraising techniques and their success from year to year. 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.

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!

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

AFP Announces Top Giving and Volunteering Awards: The 2015 National Philanthropy Day Honors
AFP has announced the recipients of its 2015 National Philanthropy Day Honors, including a powerhouse philanthropic couple from Virginia Beach, Va., a world-famous beverage corporation headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and a youth group from Pratt, Kan. The honorees will be recognized formally on Nov. 12 in New York City as part of AFP's global celebration of National Philanthropy Day.


Make Advocacy a Part of Every Board Member's Duty
AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, talks about the importance of board members getting involved in advocacy, a point underscored by this op-ed by Sonya Campion and BoardSource's new campaign, Stand for Your Mission.

Doers, Not Donors (Corporate Support)
The Summer 2015 issue of Advancing Philanthropy is full of great and practical articles for fundraisers, including this one on how philanthropic businesses and charities are effectively working together to meet community needs.

Effective Altruism: Where Charity and Rationality Meet
A new intellectual and social movement—a loosely affiliated group of people who call their effort "effective altruism"—is encouraging donors to think more scientifically about philanthropy and do more analysis and comparison before giving.
(New York Times)

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Charitable Fundraising Salaries Remained Flat in U.S., Grew in Canada
Looking for the most detailed compensation information for fundraisers around? You can order AFP's 2015 Compensation and Benefits Main Report (for free) and AFP's new Job Title Mini Reports ($14.99 each). Ordering information here.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
There's good news about donor fatigue—really! Learn about this and other topics in this week's top ten, including how to get your board to fundraise online; pre-event strategies for corporate sponsorships; getting the donor meeting; using text messaging; and more!

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

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!

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.

¡No te pierdas el evento en procuración de fondos!
Registration is now open for the 8th Hemispheric Congress, coming to Mexico City on September 28-29. AFP, TEC of Monterrey, ORT University and the Mexico City Private Assistance Group have all partnered to bring internationally recognized speakers to Latin America. Some of the most essential elements of fundraising will be discussed, including evaluation and accountability. For more information in English or Spanish, contact Roselena Sandoval Zuria at or Joseph Roadarmel at Click here to learn more and register today!

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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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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