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Vol.16, Num.17
April 27, 2016

What Drives Donor Loyalty? Findings From The Latest Donor Research

For the latest AFP blog, President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, invited Krista Endsley, the CEO at Abila, and a great friend and strategic partner to AFP, to report on the findings from their latest research on donor loyalty.

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!

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

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. Read more.

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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!

Now Available! Watch Four Sessions from the 2016 International Fundraising Conference

Couldn't make it to Boston for the 2016 International Fundraising Conference? Our "AFP Boston Live" Archive gives you a taste of the action. These sessions are some of the very best of the 2016 Conference, with each approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and providing 1.25 CFRE education points! Click here to see the sessions, including a free preview.

AFP International Announces New Distinguished Fellows Program
Nominations for AFP's new Distinguished Fellow and Honorary Fellow designations are now being accepted. The deadline is June 30. Learn more about these new designations by clicking here.

AFP Webinar: Full Speed Ahead! Lessons from the Fast Lane in Taking Your Small Shop to the Next Level (May 10, 1:00–2:00 P.M. Eastern)
Long-time fundraiser, presenter and AFP board member Amy Wolfe, CFRE discusses how fundraisers in small shops can most effectively use their limited human and financial resources for unlimited fundraising success. Click here to register.

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

Last Call for Scholarships for the 4th 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.

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.

Emerging Fundraisers Academy for Collegiate Members and Chapter Advisors 
AFP's Collegiate Leadership Conference is returning to Orlando, Fla. on June 2-4 as AFP's Emerging Fundraisers Academy. AFP is pleased to offer a $500 travel stipend, two 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!

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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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.

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