Click for eWire online
AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.14
April 6, 2016

Survey Results Pinpoint Major Pain Points for Nonprofit Leadership

Most nonprofits are struggling to grow leaders and retain donors, threatening their very existence and the services they provide to the communities, according to a report by the Concord Leadership Group and supported by AFP. Read about the report here, and then a Forbes' article based on the report about nonprofits' relationships with Millennials.

Q&A: Practical Advice to Amp Up Your Mid-Level Program

Fundraisers often focus on getting new donors and cultivating major donors, but don't pay enough attention to the mid-level donor. AFP had a chance to chat recently with Mark Rovner of Sea Change Strategies and Lori Hutson of Planned Parenthood about the care and cultivation of mid-level donors, the subject of their upcoming webinar on April 11 (along with Andrea O'Brien of The Wilderness Society.)

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

New Charity Package Introduced in Senate
Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced a series of charity provisions called The CHARITY (Charities Helping Americans Regularly Throughout the Year) Act, which calls on the Senate to ensure that the "value and scope of the deduction for charitable contributions is not diminished during a comprehensive rewrite of the tax code."

AFP is Proud to Offer 80+ Comprehensive, Affordable E-Courses!
AFP and MindEdge Learning have partnered to offer you online nonprofit management and leadership education. From budgeting, marketing, and capital campaigns to innovation and leadership, we can help lead you and your organization to SUCCESS! You can even earn CFRE education points with a number of these courses. Learn online at your own pace and acquire essential information at an extremely affordable rate. For a limited time, AFP members receive 20% off these powerful online courses. Act now!

Columbus, Ohio Fundraiser Bill Bartolini Receives Founders' Medallion from AFP
Long-time higher education and nonprofit fundraising leader William F. "Bill" Bartolini, Ph.D., ACFRE, of Columbus, Ohio, has been awarded the Founders' Medallion from AFP in recognition of his more than 20 years of service to the Association and its mission to elevate standards and impact of the fundraising profession.

Three Insights that will Change the Way You Do #Nonprofit Work
From Michael Rosen's blog, Nancy Racette, CFRE, principal and chief operating officer at DRi, highlights the "Rebels, Renegades & Pioneers" education track at the recent 53rd AFP International Fundraising Conference.

April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2016 is the 12th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how estate planning—and including philanthropy in your planningcan help overcome those challenges.

AFP Names Dutch Professor Pamala Wiepking as 2016 Emerging Scholar for Work on Defining International Contexts for Giving
AFP has selected Dr. Pamala Wiepking, assistant professor at the Department of Business-Society Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands, as the recipient of the 2016 Emerging Scholar Award.

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 what funders want; how to activate your community to become fundraisers for your organization; how to turn media supporters into donors; connecting with donors on a human level; and three types of social content marketing your nonprofit should have. Learn more.

Back to Top


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

The International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising is Calling YOU!
Looking for education that will allow you to create an organizational environment for impactful fundraising success? The International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF), taught by Adrian Sargeant, Jen Shang and Simone Joyaux, is a rigorous masters-level qualification designed to do just this. Adrian Sargeant took the time to explain what the IADF can offer you. Registration is open through this month only! Click here for more information, or contact Rhonda Starr at or (703) 519-8471.

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.

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.

Upcoming AFP Webinar: Beyond the Buzzwords: Proven Digital Strategies for Fundraising (April 27, 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern)
From Snapchat to Slack to Square, there are a million trendy tools your nonprofit organization could be using to reach your supporters and raise more money. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the amount of buzz in the air? In this fast-paced and fun session on April 27, Claire Kerr will cut through the clutter and talk about which technology trends are making a difference for online fundraising in 2016 and which ones are busts! Register now!

Emerging Fundraisers Academy for Collegiate Members and Chapter Advisors 

AFP's Collegiate Leadership Conference is returning to Orlando, FL on June 2-4 as AFP's Emerging Fundraisers Academy. AFP is pleased to offer a $500 travel stipend, 2 nights of complimentary hotel rooms at the Wyndham, and complimentary event registration for one faculty advisor/chapter liaison and one collegiate chapter leader from each AFP collegiate chapter. Join us in continuing to encourage and aid students in becoming the next generation of philanthropic leaders and professional fundraisers. Apply now!

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!


Back to Top


Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for April:

Finding Talent. Growing Talent. Encouraging Talent.

By Lynn Wester

Did you know that there are about 1 million fundraising positions posted at any given time? Competition for the best people is fierce. To address this issue many of the large higher education institutions are building talent management teams in house to help them discover the best employees and recruit them to their organizations. 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

Back to Top


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

Federal Funding


About AFP

Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s nearly 34,000 individual and organizational members raise over $115 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit

You receive this publication as a benefit of your AFP membership. If you have questions or comments about the content of this email, please contact

If you wish to no longer receive AFP eWire, please visit the My AFP Profile page and select the My Communication Opt-in/Opt-out Preferences link.

Institute of Fundraising UK members please visit the Institute's members only area at and untick the AFP box.

AFP eWire Hard to Read? If the font appears too small, learn how to increase the size.

PLEASE NOTE: If you unsubscribe you will no longer receive AFP eWire nor any other all-member communications from AFP. Removing yourself from this list will NOT remove you from any discussion groups or other AFP newsletters that you have "opted in" to receive.

Association of Fundraising Professionals -
4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203
US: 800-666-FUND (3863) - from Mexico: 001-866-837-1948

Copyright © 2016 AFP