March 2, 2016
Submit Your Nomination for AFP's National Philanthropy Day Honors!
Nominations are being accepted for AFP's National Philanthropy Day Honors! Anyone can submit a nomination within six categories: Philanthropist, Volunteer Fundraiser, Corporation, Foundation, and Youth. Nominations must take the form of a short "selfie" video—a person talking to the camera about the impact the nominee has made, no longer than two to three minutes. Nominations are due by March 15, and can be submitted here online at the AFP website. You can find an FAQ here with more information about the program and how to submit nominations.
Blackbaud's Good Takeover Challenge to Boost Fundraising Efforts for AFP Foundations
Members of the AFP can further support AFP Foundations for Philanthropy by participating in Blackbaud's Good Takeover fundraising challenge during the 53rd AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston, Mass., March 20-22.
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LIL' BO-PEEPS: The AFPEEPS TAKE THEIR "PEEPSHOW" TO BOSTON!
Don't look now (...ok, you can look NOW), but the AFPeeps will be bringing AFPeeps U to Boston for the 2016 International Fundraising Conference! These special tutorials will be offered at the AFPeeps Nest (Booth 835) between official conference education sessions, and are specially designed to help you quick-start and enhance your online and social media success! Take one, take them all—we'd love to see you! Best of all—no grades! Don't forget—you can stop by the AFPeeps Nest at any time for all your social media questions. And it wouldn't be a true AFPeeps Nest Experience if there weren't the usual hijinks happening—stop by and see what these Lil' Bo-Peeps are up to this year!
Presenting Sponsor: Blackbaud
Top Stories/Fundraising News
Chatting about Inbound Marketing with Shaun Lynch, CFRE
Wouldn't it be nice if donor prospects simply came to you? That's the premise behind Inbound Marketing where you draw donors in with content that relates to your organization's specific mission while also having a broader appeal to a larger internet audience. AFP had a chance to chat with Shaun Lynch about Inbound Marketing, the topic of his upcoming webinar on March 7 and also about being a polar bear.
Cutting Fundraisers Doesn't Result In Greater Efficiency
Fundraising has always been a challenge, as are most jobs that depend on revenue generation and hitting numbers. But cutting fundraising positions just doesn't make sense, according to The Nonprofit Times' Editor in Chief Paul Clolery.
As Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Grows Up, New Study Finds Biggest Programs Ceding Ground to Smaller Competitors
Most programs at the top of the list of the U.S.'s 30 largest peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns are raising substantially less money for their organizations than they were a decade ago. But those losses are being more than eclipsed by a growing cadre of smaller, but substantial fast-growing peer-to-peer efforts. (Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum, formerly the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council)
Call for Proposals to Speak at AFP's 2017 International Fundraising Conference
Want to present at the largest gathering of fundraisers in the world? AFP is now accepting proposals to speak at the 54th International Fundraising Conference held in San Francisco, Calif., April 30-May 2, 2017. Please visit http://afpnet.org/2017speakers for more information and to submit your proposal. Proposal submission deadline is May 6, 2016.
Survey Indicates Charitable Giving Won't Be Affected By Presidential Election Year
Political giving in this presidential election year won't dampen support for charities, according to the latest survey commissioned by Dunham+Company and conducted by Campbell Rinker. Instead, most donors said they plan to give at least as much as they did last year.
Top Ten Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You Need to Read
Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. This week's posts includes information on corporate partnerships; how to ask for a raise; predicting who your major donors will be; fundraising tips from a six-year old boy and new ways to measure donor experiences. Read more.
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AFP's Canadian National Scholarship Program—Apply Now!
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada offers Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and nonprofit organizations the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. Financial scholarships, up to a maximum of $1000, are being offered to cover registration and travel costs for educational programs at the local, national and/or international level. Click to find out more and apply.
Next AFP International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) Course Starting April 2016
The world's top fundraising researchers have created the most dynamic professional qualification in fundraising. The International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF), taught by Adrian Sargeant, Jen Shang and Simone Joyaux, is a masters-level qualification designed to help you create an institutional environment in which fundraising can flourish. Registration is now open. Click here for more information, or contact Rhonda Starr at email@example.com or (703) 519-8471.
Registration for 2016 Webinars Is 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.
Raise More Money For Your Cause!
Based on expert advice and insights from a variety of respected industry experts, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is an essential text for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, activists, and social entrepreneurs who want to leverage best practices to promote their cause. Built upon the success of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101, this easy-to-digest book provides practical, comprehensive guidance for nonprofit fundraising around the globe. With tips and tools, expert advice, and real-world insights from almost fifty industry leaders, this robust resource addresses the entire spectrum of fundraising. The book is out now—get your copy today!
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.
Bonding Fundraising and Finance—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 to register.
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 afpnet.org 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.
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