October 7, 2015
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Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
Nine AFP members are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. Registration is now open to begin the process for the 2016 International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising! To learn more about the IADF and how you can be part of the 2016 class, click here or contact Rhonda Starr at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 519-8471.
Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, "with great power comes great responsibility." Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14.
Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. And click here to learn how the FEP's Growth in Giving Measurement Tools can help your organization raise more money!
Upcoming AFP Webinar: How to Raise Major Gifts—The Right Way
Speakers: Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE and Adrian Sargeant, Ph.D.
October 28 | 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar will highlight the findings of a brand new research project on how small and mid-sized nonprofits can successfully raise major gifts. We will break down the findings into concrete steps and identify best practices nonprofit organizations can use to raise major gifts in more effective and efficient ways. Join us to gain genuine insight into the world of major gift fundraising, and get the truth about myths surrounding major gifts. Register now!
NYN Media to Host Nonprofit TechCon: RSVP Now for Early Bird Rates!
New York Nonprofit Media will host Nonprofit TechCon, a day dedicated to addressing the impact of technology on the healthcare, human services and educational organizations in New York on December 10th at Fordham University, Center for Nonprofit Leaders. Hear from industry experts, participate in discussions following the panels, network with colleagues and discuss how technology benefits the nonprofit community! Speakers include Minerva Tantoco, New York’s Chief Technology Officer, and the Senior Advisor to the CTO at the White House! Early Bird Rates Expire October 15th! To RSVP and for more information, click here!
2016 AFP Webinars—Registration Coming Soon!
Next year's AFP webinars will be one hour in length, making them easier to fit into a lunchtime learning session. A new pricing structure will accompany this change, so stay tuned for details coming soon! Here is a look at AFP's webinars for the first quarter of 2016. All webinars begin at 1:00 PM (Eastern):
- Tuesday, January 12, 2016: Getting Started in Charitable Giving
Presenters: Brian Sagrestano, J.D., CFRE and Robert Wahlers, CFRE
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016: Mobile Fundraising
Presenter: Darian Rodriguez-Heyman
- Thursday, February 11, 2016: Money Wellness: Unleash the Power to Big Gifts
Presenter: Laura Fredricks, J.D.
- Tuesday, February 23, 2016: Storytelling for Fundraisers
Presenter: Tom Ahern
- Monday, March 7, 2016: Sponsorship
Presenter: Ny Whitaker
- Tuesday, March 29, 2016: Donor Relations
Presenter: Shanon Doolittle
- Monday, April 11, 2016: Accelerating Fundraising through Communications
Presenter: Sarah Durham
- Wednesday, April 27, 2016: TBD
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.
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 email@example.com or visit www.northpark.edu/sbnm.
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National Estate Planning Awareness Week is Around the Corner!
October 19-25 will mark the 7th Anniversary of National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Please join AFP as we partner with The Financial Awareness Foundation and other leading nonprofit associations, companies, government agencies and others in celebrating, supporting and participating in the 2015 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Movement. This is a great opportunity for fundraisers to wear their "donor advocate" hat and talk with supporters about their personal financial and estate planning. Find resources on talking with and engaging donors in estate planning and what it can mean for your organization!
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.
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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AFP Career Center Resource for October:
Please Sir, I Want Some More
By Lynda McDaniel
As the economy rebounds, many nonprofit organizations plan to add jobs, according to the 2015 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey™ results produced by Nonprofit HR. And the news gets better: Salaries are on the rise, along with increased benefits for those jobs. Click here to read more.
Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page
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