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Vol.15, Num.34
August 26, 2015

There's Still Time to Register for the 2015 NPMI! 

Only two more weeks until 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!


Now's Your Chance to Serve on a 2016 AFP Committee!

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

You're Invited: AFP IHQ's National Philanthropy Day Honors on Nov. 12 in NYC
AFP International Headquarters will be presenting its 2015 National Philanthropy Day Honors on Nov. 12 in New York City at the historic 92nd Street Y. Come join NPD Honorary Chair T. Denny Sanford, Geoff Canada, Maria Cuomo Cole and six great honorees for a fun and inspiring night. It's free (gifts to the AFP Foundations are encouraged), and to register, click here!


Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Earns AFP's Outstanding Foundation Honor
The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation in Winter Park, Fla., has been selected to receive the 2015 Award for Outstanding Foundation by AFP. The foundation will be recognized at the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Honors event on Nov. 12 in New York City.

Member Query: Memorial Programs
From AFP's Open Forum:
If your non-profit has a memorial program, could you share with us any ideas/strategies on how to enhance and lengthen memorial funds so people give beyond that first week or two? And are there any ideas on how to attract new families who are not initially connected to your organization?
Have any suggestions? Email with your ideas and guidance!

Facebook Rolls Out Its "Donate Now" Button to Nonprofits
Facebook has announced that it is opening up its donate button as an available call-to-action for all nonprofits' pages and linked advertisements. (TechCrunch)

Survey: Education Fundraising Up 5% For 2015
Fundraisers at schools, colleges and universities in the United States estimate that donations to their institutions grew 5.1 percent during the academic year that ended June 30, according to survey results released this month by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). (The Nonprofit Times)

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No Gift Should Be a Suicide Pact—So Drop the Perpetuity Idea
What does "in perpetuity" really mean when enough money comes along? An interesting op-ed from Doug White, director of the master of science in fundraising program at Columbia University. (Chronicle of Philanthropy)

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
Converting activists to donors, and many more topics in this week's Top Ten, including time-saving tips for nonprofit professions; more guidance on event sponsorships; how to maximize the impact of DIY fundraisers; igniting action with a powerful data story; and more!

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

Upcoming AFP Webinar: In It for the Long Haul: How Donor Retention and Major Gifts Can Transform Your Nonprofit
Speaker: John Greenhoe, MA, CFRE
September 16| 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT

Donor transiency is perhaps the single most catastrophic element in today's fundraising world. In this highly-anticipated webinar, John Greenhoe, CFRE, will examine the trend of donor attrition and provide helpful major-gift focused strategies to keep your benefactors. He will share personal experiences and examples from the philanthropy world that illustrate how thoughtful bond-building measures can lead to dramatic increases in donor retention, as well as transformational major and planned gifts. 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!

NEW! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Measure It To Manage It: Metrics for Fundraising—A SMART Practices Report, Ellen Bristol, President, Bristol Strategy Group
You can
't manage it if you can't measure it, but do you know what, how and when to measure stuff? And are you measuring the right things in the first place? In this report, you'll learn how to simplify fundraising metrics, what you can and can’t measure, and why you should bother measuring anything anyway. After all, you really can't manage or improve it if you can't measure it.
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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.

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