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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.13
March 30, 2016


Awards Nominations Deadline THIS FRIDAY!

The deadline for submitting video nominations for AFP International's awards program, the National Philanthropy Day Honors, is FRIDAY, April 1. Anyone can submit a nomination within six categories: Philanthropist, Volunteer Fundraiser, Corporation, Foundation, and Youth (Individual and Group). 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 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.

Report and Blog: The Impact of Political Giving on Charitable Giving

Blackbaud has released a new report about the impact of political campaigns on charitable giving, and AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, discusses in his latest blog the key finding that the 2012 elections did NOT have an impact on charitable giving for most donors.

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

FEP, Giving Database Offers Tools for Donor Retention
Erik J. Daubert, chair of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) and Growth in Giving Initiative, and Jon Biedermann, co-chair of the FEP Donor Software Group, talk about the tools and resources the FEP and GiGi can provide organization to help retain donors better.

39 Ideas From #AFPFC That Will Make You A Smarter Fundraiser in 2016
"Provocative and challenging ideas, smart presenters, and an appreciative, enthusiastic audience who soaked everything up." That’s what Gail Perry said about AFP's International Fundraising Conference. In case you missed it, Gail gives you the 39 best tweets and ideas from the conference.

Social Media Strategies for Special Events...and Everything Else
At the recent International Fundraising Conference in Boston, Lisa Chmiola, CFRE and Josh Hirsch held a session on social media. And people had questions. A LOT of questions. So Lisa and Josh answered them all. Read on for everything you always wanted to know about managing social media, potential hashtags, Facebook, Pinterest and much more.

Early Observations from The Burk Donor Survey
From some of the 25,000 responses to her survey, Penelope Burke looks at why some donors will be giving more this year, why some will be giving less, and what they do before they give.

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!

Scholarships Available for the 4th Annual Development and Finance Symposium
Interested in attending the Development and Finance Symposium, co-sponsored by AFP and Rice University? Scholarships are now available! Join us to hear from panels of senior advancement and chief financial officers, and explore how to make better-informed business decisions for your organization. Our esteemed speakers will include Alan Hutson, MPA, CFRE, Managing Partner of the Monument Group and Senior Consultant of The Management Centre (=mc). Click here for the event scholarship form, or click here for more event details.

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 include why to think of your nonprofit as a magazine; online giving trends; board resources; asking questions to connect with donors; data you should be collecting and tracking; why direct mail is back (again); and the importance of thank-you letters. Learn more.

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

Limited Time Only! Register for the 2017 International Fundraising Conference for $599
Want to get a head start on 2017? Act now to receive a special Super Early Bird Rate for the 2017 International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco—only $599! This offer is only good through March 31, 2016, so you have to act quickly. Visit now!

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.

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.

A Masters-Level Professional Qualification for a Fraction of the Cost!
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 through April 2016. Click here for more information, or contact Rhonda Starr at or (703) 519-8471.

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!


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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.

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