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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.18
May 4, 2016

A Conversation with Kumi Naidoo

Amy Eisenstein talks with AFP 2016 International Fundraising Conference keynote speaker, Kumi Naidoo, former executive director of Greenpeace International, on the challenges fundraising and philanthropy face in the future.

AFP International Awards Voting Now Open

If you haven't voted yet for AFP's 2016 National Philanthropy Day Honors, the deadline is May 13. Click here to read the voting guidelines and see the videos. Then click here to vote!

AFP Strategic Partners

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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Deadline Approaching: Call for Proposals to Speak at AFP 2017
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.

Full Speed Ahead! Lessons from the Fast Lane in Taking Your Small Shop to the Next Level
Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of Agsafe and presenter of our May 10 webinar, talks small-shop fundraising and how to prioritize when faced with many great ideas and limited resources.

AFP Members to Get Discount on Giving USA 2016
AFP is again partnering with The Giving Institute on Giving USA, the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving. Click here to learn more about the discount on Giving USA 2016 products.

AFP Urges Members to Oppose California Bill 2855
Despite changes being made to the bill, AFP continues to oppose California Assembly Bill 2855, and encourages members to contact their state Assembly members.

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

AFP is Proud to Offer 80+ Comprehensive, Affordable E-Courses!
For a limited time, AFP members receive 20% off of online nonprofit management and leadership education courses, brought to you by AFP and MindEdge Learning. Act now!

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 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.

Now Available! Watch Four Sessions from the 2016 International Fundraising Conference
Couldn't make it to Boston for the 2016 International Fundraising Conference? You can watch four of the best sessions through our AFP Boston Live archive and earn 1.25 CFRE education points. Click here to see the sessions, including a free preview.

The 4th Development and Finance Symposium is in Just One Month!
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. Don't miss this session or our panels of CFOs and CDOs exploring how to make better-informed business decisions regarding fundraising and finance. Click here for more event details.

Emerging Fundraisers Academy for Collegiate Members and Chapter Advisors 

AFP's Collegiate Leadership Conference, designed to encourage students to become the next generation of fundraisers and philanthropic leaders, is returning to Orlando, Fla. on June 2-4. Travel stipends, along with complimentary registration and rooms, are available for collegiate leaders and faculty advisors/chapter liaisons. Apply now!

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.

AFP Members Receive Discount for IoF's Fundraising Convention 2016
AFP members can enjoy a special discount for the Fundraising Convention 2016, July 4-6, in London—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 May:

YOUR CAREER: Think Bigger About Philanthropy

By Lynda McDaniel

Every virtue has a flip side, however. Risk avoidance in a constantly changing world can lead to stagnation. Challenges such as climate change, shaky economies and shifting demographics demand creative solutions, which is why a growing number of fundraisers are asking, "How can we think bigger about philanthropy?" 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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