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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.2
January 13, 2016
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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!

Top Stories/Education News | AFP Central | Job Listings/Grant Resources

The Top Nonprofit Fundraising Resolution for 2016: Improve Donor Retention

Now that the New Year is upon us, many nonprofit fundraising professionals are getting excited to take their efforts to the next level in 2016 and beyond. As we collectively contemplate where to set our sights now that the Holiday dust has settled, Darian Rodriguez Heyman would like to propose what should be just about everyone's top priority: bolstering donor retention.

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE! The International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) for 2016

Challenge yourself, and learn the critical fundraising skills that are needed in today's connected, global philanthropic environment by earning the AFP/IoF International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Education News

IRS Withdraws Substantiation Proposal Thanks to Thousands of Nonprofit Comments
Thanks to thousands of comments from nonprofits across the country, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has dropped its proposal to create a new substantiation form that could have had charities asking for donor's Social Security numbers.

Advance Pricing Discount Ends January 21 for the 2016 International Fundraising Conference!
The 2016 International Fundraising Conference, in Boston from March 20-22, is less than 10 weeks away. New to this year's conference will be a series of provocative educational sessions, highlighting the glories, failures and future of the nonprofit world, called "Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers." CEO and Founder of the Wounded Warriors Project Steve Nardizzi and Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders Laura Liswood are among the speakers. Experience these insightful talks, along with 100 other educational sessions to elevate your fundraising game. Register today at the advance pricing rate to save more than $100!


January 27 Webinar: Fundraising with Mobile
There are now more cell phones than toothbrushes, and as of 2013, smartphones surpassed regular phone sales. But what are the implications for your nonprofit, and how can you quickly yet effectively craft a mobile impact strategy to advance your fundraising, programs and overall work? On Jan. 27, join Darian Rodriguez-Heyman and Matthew Bauer as they highlight how you can maximize your outreach and impact with donors in the mobile era.

Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 53rd International Fundraising Conference, March 20-22, 2016, in Boston, Mass.

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

A New AFP Website Experience Is Coming in 2016!
It's all-systems-go for the long-awaited revitalization of the AFP website. The AFP Strategic Communications team has posted a new landing page at announcing the launch of an anticipated 12-month (phase one) project. This landing page also carries a call for volunteers to sit in advisory capacities on review committees for content, online communities, web policy, technology and user experience. To keep AFP audiences informed of project progress, the page features a timeline mapping out benchmarks. Members and friends can also opt-in to project updates that will be delivered monthly to their inboxes.

"The goal of our project is to build an outstanding website that reflects the breadth and depth of who we are and what we do at AFP," said Morgan Roth, vice president of strategic communication. "It needs to be a platform that engages members, volunteers and donors in our vision, while at the same time, providing for the Big Conversations happening in our sector."

None of that, according to Roth, can be achieved without significant participation and buy-in from the greater AFP community. "We're making this as inclusive and transparent a process as possible," she said. "In addition to recruiting members and volunteers for project advisory committees, we'll be circulating surveys, scheduling town hall calls, and giving members an option to submit ideas through the website. We want to make sure that at the end of the day, the technical and business requirements we identify as project priorities are accurate and truly reflect the way our community wants our website to function."

Questions or ideas regarding the project can be submitted from the landing page, or email directly.

Registration for 2016 Webinars Now Open!
The new slate of AFP Webinars for 2016 has been released, featuring many exciting new changes! We have lowered prices and made our presentations shorter (one hour in length), while maintaining the same level of elite knowledge from fundraising’s top minds. 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 include both live and downloadable versions of the presentations! To check out the 2016 schedule of webinars and to register today, click here.

Save the Date for the 4th Annual Development and Finance Symposium
Returning to Rice University in Texas on June 7-8, 2016, the Development and Finance Symposium is designed to explore the dynamics of having these two offices collaborate, resulting in better-informed business decisions for their organizations. Senior advancement officers and chief financial officers will share their experiences and strategies for effective management, providing insight into how you can create more stability through best practices and advanced operating procedures. Click here for more information.

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising eLearning Course
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 and to purchase the course!

AFP Mentoring

Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for January:

Time and Training: The Two Keys to Sustained Fundraising Success

Exceptional development professionals aren't born; they are made. And exceptional development professionals can't be made overnight. Click here to read more.

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

Currently there are more than 400 jobs listed on our website.
To find one that is right for you, visit

AFP Bookstore

Grant Opportunities, Presented by GrantStation

The following grant opportunity listings—updated weekly—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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