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AFP eWire
Vol.15, Num.45
November 11, 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!

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The 2015 NPD Honors Is This Thursday!

It's here! Celebrate National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 12 in New York City with AFP International and six amazing honorees, including a dedicated volunteer fundraiser from San Diego who supports the most vulnerable in our society. Learn more about our honorees at the NPDLove website and make sure you follow the celebration on Twitter#NPDHonors

Chatting about Small Shop Fundraising with Ligia Peña

We don't need to tell you this, but the struggle of the small shop is real! We recently got to chat with Ligia Peña about the challenges and rewards of working in a small shop and her upcoming webinar, "Ten Ideas to Elevate Your Small Shop Fundraising Plan." And click here to register for the November 18 webinar.

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Upcoming AFP Webinar: The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
Speaker: Jill A. Pranger, ACFRE
December 10| 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT

As fundraising professionals, we are expected to know how to talk with a potential donor, how to ask them for a major gift, and how to get them to "yes." But, this may not be a skill we were born with. The good news is that it can be learned, and what we are doing already can be improved. This session will explore interacting with your prospective donor, stating your case, asking for a gift, encouraging your prospective donor to talk, the importance of listening, what to listen for, and how to respond. We will also look at donor motivations, objections, and overcoming those objections. Here's to enhancing what you know and exploring what you don't—register now!

Registration for 2016 AFP Webinars Opens Next Week!
We asked for your feedback on our webinars. You told us what you thought, and we listened. And starting in 2016, we've lowered prices and made our presentations shorter. Webinar fees for individuals will be $79 for AFP members ($99 for non-members), and webinars will be one hour in length. We've lowered prices for groups as well, to $149 for AFP member groups ($179 for non-member groups). Plus, we're also including new pricing for bundles of 10 webinars—as well as a special price for all 25 webinars in 2016 that includes both live and downloadable versions of the presentations!

We are very excited about the changes for 2016, and look forward to you joining us often! For more information about AFP webinars, click here. Information and registration for 2016 webinars will be posted in AFP eWire next week.

Register by December to Earn Your International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) in 2016
Are you an advanced fundraising practitioner looking for that next step in your career to differentiate yourself from your peers? The International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) is a global masters-level qualification designed to do just that, and to help you create an institutional environment in which fundraising can flourish. Registration is now open, and faculty members Adrian Sargeant, Jen Shang and Simone Joyaux are ready to help you along the way. For more information, click here or contact Rhonda Starr at or (703) 519-8471.

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 can you still receive 1.5 credits of CFRE Continuing Education credit and 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 or visit

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

Register NOW For The 2016 International Fundraising Conference!
Registration is open for the 2016 International Fundraising Conference, coming to Boston in March 2016! Among the conference's inspirational speakers will be Kofi Annan (pictured), Chairman of Kofi Annan Foundation / Secretary-General of UN. Register now at the advance pricing rate to receive a discount of $150 off the regular member rate! 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.

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! Deadline is November 13!

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 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/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for November:

Networking for Job Search and Career Success

The important role of networking in successful career self-management and how best to use it in a job search and during the business day. Click here to read more.

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

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Grant Opportunities, Presented by GrantStation

The following grant opportunity listings have been provided by GrantStation from the latest issue of GrantStation Insider. GrantStation is an essential tool for efficiently connecting grantseekers with accurate information about a wide range of grantmakers. Learn more about GrantStation.

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