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Vol.15, Num.39
September 30, 2015
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2016 International Fundraising Conference Registration Now Open!

AFP 2016 Boston Conference

Early bird registration for AFP's 2016 International Fundraising Conference is now open! Plan to join us in Boston on March 20-22, 2016, for three days of listening, learning and laughter among the greatest thought-leaders in fundraising and philanthropy. AFP members save $300 during the early bird registration period—take advantage now! Learn more and register!


Nominations Open for AFP's Outstanding Fundraising Professional Honor!

Nominations are now being accepted for AFP's Outstanding Fundraising Professional. It's our most important honor, recognizing an outstanding practitioner. Maybe it's a colleague or someone in your chapter. You can submit online, and the deadline is December 4.

Last Chance to Vote for AFP's Board of Directors

It's voting time! Yep, we're a year early in the U.S., and a few months before elections in Canada. But it's time to exercise your right to vote for the slate of AFP's board of directors for 2016. Using the information provided in the email you received last week, click here to spend a minute and vote before midnight October 2!

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

You Ask Your Donors for More Money All the Time—Why Don't You Ask Your Boss?
You have been going through training to be the best development professional you can be. You have learned all about asking the right person for the right amount of money at the right time. But are you ready to ask your boss for the right amount of money for you?

Related Resource: The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report

Who Are You Again? Fundraising as an Outsider
Suppose you are a blond, white, non-Jewish woman from Wyoming and fundraising for a Jewish organization or a Korean-American male working with senior citizens on setting up planned giving programs. How do you deal with the surprised looks you may get when first meeting with these prospective donors?

Trump Tax Plan Mixed on Charitable Giving

AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, responded to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, which would keep the charitable deduction intact while preserving the Pease Limitation on gifts from wealthy donors.

It's The Picture Not The Frame
The tragic picture of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned child on a Mediterranean beach, is a vivid testament to the power of images to generate passionate responses. It has transformed the narrative around the world but also challenges our own 'rules' not to use images of those who are dead and our concerns about images that might have an impact on the dignity of those portrayed. (SOFII)


IOF Ban Selling of Donor Data as Part of Latest Code Amendments
The Institute of Fundraising has announced a ban on the selling of donor data to third parties as part of a number of changes made to its Code of Fundraising Practice. The changes were made in response to the Fundraising Standards Board’s interim report in June, which recommended the Code be tightened in a number of areas. (Civil Society)

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
It’s time to change the way you communicate with donors, and many more topics in this week's Top Ten, including seven drivers of donor loyalty; creating a visual case for support; four key lessons in charitable giving through bequests; words that will make or break your subject lines; and how to turn first-time visitors to your website into long-time donors. Read more.

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

Maria Cuomo Cole to Speak at 2015 National Philanthropy Day Honors
Maria Cuomo Cole—philanthropist, activist and nonprofit leader for the homeless, as well as an Emmy-award winning and Academy Award-nominated filmmakerwill serve as the opening speaker at the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Honors, held by AFP, on Nov. 12 at the 92nd Street Y at 7:30 p.m. To learn more about her, click here. To register to attend the NPD Honors event, 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 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

Upcoming AFP Webinar: Social Media and Ethics in Fundraising
Speakers: Dave Tinker, CFRE & Lisa M. Chmiola, CFRE
October 14 | 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT

You finally got your organization to start using social media on a regular basis. However, this openness of sharing online may have given you too much information and now puts you and your nonprofit in an ethical conundrum. What do you do? Through this interactive session, learn how simple tools like the AFP Code of Ethics and simple social media guidelines can help you steer clear of ethical situations on social media before they happen. Register now!

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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