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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.10
March 9, 2016

Special AFP eWire:
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

Deadline March 15 to 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.

A Masters-Level Professional Qualification for a Fraction of the Cost!

Looking for education that will allow you to create an organizational environment for fundraising success? The International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) is a rigorous masters-level qualification designed to do just that. One of the teachers, Adrian Sargeant, explains what the IADF can offer you. Registration is now open through April 2016. Click here for more information, or contact Rhonda Starr at or (703) 519-8471.


Coming Friday, March 11: The AFP 2016 App!
We know you are gearing up for the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston, Ma., in just TEN DAYS! And so are we, getting our new AFP 2016 mobile app—sponsored by Abila—ready for you (and your smart device of choice)! You'll have all the sessions, speakers, exhibitors, and more at your fingertips as you roam the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and create your own personalized conference experience. You will be able to set up a profile, connect with fellow attendees, post updates and pictures to the activity feed and social media, earn points and badges, and more! The AFP 2016 app will be released Friday, March 11, at 9 am (EST). Visit now to learn more about this year's app. Attendees will receive a special eblast on Friday letting you know when and how to download the AFP 2016 app. So mark your calendar and get ready to rev up your fundraising game!

Presenting Sponsor: Blackbaud

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Top Stories/Education News

Clinton Tax Plan to Exempt Charitable Deduction from Cap
AFP applauded presidential candidate Hilary Clinton's plan to exempt the charitable deduction from a 28 percent deduction limit on the highest tax brackets. It is the only plan so far that includes such an exemption.

Next AFP Webinar: Five Simple Strategies to Boost Donor Retention (March 29)
Do you ever feel like you're on a fundraising treadmill? That you're constantly looking for new donors because you aren't keeping the ones you already have? Taking good care of donors, and listening to and respecting them, is how you'll raise more money (and get off that pesky treadmill). On March 29, learn how during this webinar with Shanon Doolittle and leave with actionable steps you can take now to start building more gratifying, long-term relationships with your donors. Click here to register for the webinar today!

Introducing the AFP-THOLOGY: Special Events
Want a quick digest of information on Fundraising Hot Topics? We're creating "best of" anthologies for our most-asked-about topics beginning with Special Events. The Special Events AFP-thology contains articles on finding the right event for your organization, multi-channel engagement, budget planning and more! To order, click here.

AFP Submits Pre-Budget Consultation Brief to Standing Committee on Finance
In its latest submission, AFP calls on Parliament to eliminate the capital gains tax on charitable gifts of private company shares and real estate, and to increase giving by extending the First-Time Donor's Super Credit and establishing a Stretch Tax Credit for Charitable Giving.

Upcoming AFP Webinar: Practical Advice to Amp Up Your Mid-Level Program (April 11)
If you're not investing in mid-level giving, you should be. Whether you're just starting out or looking to up your game, this webinar will be chock-full of action steps you can take to cultivate and steward mid-level donors. Join Sea Change Strategies principal Mark Rovner and Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Lori Hutson for this lively and idea packed session. Register now!

Register Now for 2016 Webinars
Now you can watch our one-hour webinars at an even lower price! We've lowered prices for all 2016 webinars to $79 for individual members and $99 for individual non-members. We've lowered prices for group viewing as well to $149 for AFP member groups and $179 for non-member groups. Want even more savings? Choose any 10 webinars (or all 25!) and receive an even bigger discount, including both live and download versions of each webinar. For more information and to register, click here.

Bonding Fundraising and Finance—The 4th Annual Development and Finance Symposium
Returning to Rice University in Houston 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.

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

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 for more information and to submit your proposal. Proposal submission deadline is May 6, 2016.

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.

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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for March:

AFP 2015 Compensation & Benefits Report

Did you know that AFP members receive the AFP Compensation & Benefits Report free? The report priced at $79 for nonmembers contains full data tables for salaries and benefits across all job positions and factors. It also contains data about how fundraisers view their jobs and the profession. Members can download the free report by visiting the AFP Bookstore at

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

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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.

National Funding

Regional Funding

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