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AFP eWire
Vol.15, Num.35
September 2, 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 | AFP Central | Job Listings/Resources

AFP Thanks Our Strategic Partners!

AFP would like to thank Blackbaud, Abila and Relationship Science for being Strategic Partners and working with us to advance the fundraising profession around the world. Check out this quick message from Relationship Science's senior account executive, Velma Hutchins. You can find out more about the AFP Strategic Partner Program at


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!

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

Know someone who would make a great candidate for committee service? Maybe you would like to serve on one of AFP's committees? Sign up for 2016 AFP committees now!

AFP Strategic Partners

Education News

Last Chance to Register for 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute
September 9-10, 2015
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Next week's 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute will focus on 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. Register now before it's too late!

Chatting About Donor Retention with John Greenhoe, CFRE
Last year, AFP's most popular webinar was presented by John Greenhoe, CFRE, on discovery calls, so naturally we invited him back to present again this year. The topic for his webinar this year is donor retention, including how discovery calls play a part. We got to chat with John recently about donor retention, discovery calls and how he plans on topping his webinar from last year. Click here to register for his AFP webinar on September 16.

Upcoming AFP Webinar: Creative and Compelling Fundraising Messages for Digital Solicitations
Speaker: Derrick Feldmann
September 29| 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT

The growth of digital solicitations and online giving has outpaced growth in print and direct mail solicitations. Today's digital messages must also differ from the fundraising messages communicated offline. How do you create memorable digital solicitations and messages that inspire action rather than the delete button? This session will help you understand the best ways to craft digital solicitations and how to create messages that inspire your audience to act. Register now!

Save the Dates for 2016 AFP Webinars!
Next year's AFP webinars will be one hour in length, making them easier to fit into a lunchtime learning session. Speakers and topics are coming soon, but here's a sneak peek at webinar dates for the first quarter of 2016. Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Monday, March 7, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016
  • Monday, April 11, 2016
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Speaker Database


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 covers almost every aspect of fundraising and is 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.

Register Now for the 8th Annual Hemispheric Congress!
Please join us in Mexico City for the 8th Annual Hemispheric Congress. 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.

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.

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

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship APPLICATION FORM Now Available!
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to accept applications for the scholarship fund for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference. The deadline for application submission is November 2, 2015. Learn more.

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:
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 September:

The AFP Career Center Database
Have you submitted your resume to the AFP Career Center database? Even if you are not actively looking, you should always keep your resume up to date in our searchable never know when opportunity will come knocking! Login and submit your resume today!

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

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