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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.16
April 20, 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

AFP International Awards Voting Now Open

The nominations for AFP's 2016 National Philanthropy Day Honors are in, and now it's time to vote for your favorite nominees in six categories: Philanthropist, Volunteer Fundraiser, Corporation, Foundation and CARTER Youth in Philanthropy, Individual and Group. Click here to read the voting guidelines and see the videos. Then click here to vote!

Call for 2017 AFP Association Board Nominations

The AFP Committee on Directorship is calling for board nominations for 2017. Nominations are due June 24 (EXCEPT for chair-elect nominations, which are due June 17). For more information and the nomination form, click here!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Education News

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!

Free Webinar Series Begins April 27

Discover what drives donor loyalty in this webinar series from Abila. Learn preferences across segments like Millennials and high-wealth donors. Get tips to apply to your day-to-day. CFRE credit. Register Now.


20% off Fundraising and Nonprofit Management eCourses for a Limited Time
AFP and MindEdge Learning have partnered to offer you online fundraising and nonprofit management education. As a special introductory offer, we are offering 20% off these courses for AFP members, starting at only $63! From budgeting, marketing, and capital campaigns to innovation and leadership, you have the power to take your organization to the next level. You can even earn CFRE education points with a number of these courses! Visit to see the list of courses and start learning today.

Alan Hutson to Present on "Behavioral Economics" at Development and Finance Symposium
The 4th Annual Development and Finance Symposium, co-sponsored by AFP and Rice University on June 7-8 in Houston, will feature Alan Hutson, Jr., MPA, CFRE, as its keynote speaker. His session "takes the science of decision show how we can influence donors." Don't miss this session or our panels of CFOs and CDOs exploring how to make better-informed business decisions regarding fundraising and finance. Scholarship application forms are due April 29—don't delay! Click here for the event scholarship form, or click here for more event details.


FREE Webinar: Giving in an Election Year

During an election year, nonprofit leaders and fundraisers tend to assume that donors who give to political campaigns will naturally turn away from charitable causes. But is this assumption accurate? Join
Blackbaud on Tuesday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. ET to hear key findings from our breakthrough report, Giving in an Election Year: How Political Giving Impacts Nonprofit Support. You'll get great takeaways to help shape your fundraising efforts during the 2016 election year, an overview of the significant issues facing the sector, and how your organization can engage in advocacy. Register today!


AFP International Announces New Distinguished Fellows Program
Any AFP member with fifteen years in the profession is eligible for nomination as a Distinguished Fellow. Nominations are due June 30. Learn more about these new designations, and the nomination process, by clicking here.

Coming Soon! AFP's Diploma in Fundraising!
You're a fundraiser and you know the fundamentals—but you need to take that next step. Don't just settle for fundraising as your job, make it your CAREER. If you are hungry for that management role, stop putting off your continuing education—become the next recipient of AFP's Diploma in Fundraising. You will grasp ALL aspects of fundraising from planning and marketing to major gifts and managing teams. Coming in May 2016—contact Rhonda Starr at if you are interested.

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-THOLOGY: Special Events and a New AFP-THOLOGY Coming Soon!
If you need help in ramping up your next Special Event, our AFP-THOLOGY contains numerous articles on finding the right event for your organization, multi-channel engagement, creating a budget planning checklist and more! To order, click here. Our next addition of the AFP-THOLOGY, on Donor Retention, is coming soon!

AFP Members Receive Discount for IoF's Fundraising Convention 2016
Thanks to the Institute of Fundraising (IoF), AFP members can enjoy the IoF member discount for the Fundraising Convention 2016, July 4-6 at The Barbican in London. Join more than 2,500 fellow fundraisers at the largest professional fundraising event in Europe. To receive the member discount, contact and use the code AFP2016. For more event details, click here.


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

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.

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!


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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

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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

Federal Funding


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