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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.19
May 11, 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

Deadline May 13 to Vote for AFP's National Philanthropy Day Honors!

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!

Coming Together for the Profession, the Community

AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, discusses the horrific fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and how the fundraising profession there is coming together to help those affected (including AFP members). For more information, visit the AFP Disaster Relief page.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Education News

Next AFP Webinar: How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
On May 26, Gail Perry, CFRE, helps you handle this all-important moment with major donors. You will learn how to set objectives, things to look for and avoid, and how to best follow-up. Make the most of your big opportunity! Register now.

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Richard K. Martin, CFRE, to Speak at 4th Annual Development and Finance Symposium
Richard Martin, chief advancement officer at Samaritas and the recipient of the AFP Chair's Award for Outstanding Service, oversees every aspect of external relations for the $120 million human services organization. Register now to see him next month in Houston!

20% off Fundraising and Nonprofit Management E-Courses for a Limited Time
AFP and MindEdge Learning have partnered to offer you 80+ comprehensive, affordable online fundraising and nonprofit management courses. Act now!

Don't Let the Excitement from the 2016 International Fundraising Conference Wear Off!
In case you were in Boston and missed a few sessions—or couldn’t attend at all—we have four sessions for you to check out! Purchase one or all four sessions at a discount, and you can receive 1.25 CFRE education points for each. Click here to see the sessions, including a free preview.

Coming Soon! AFP's Diploma in Fundraising!
You're a fundraiser and you know the fundamentals, but you need to take that next step. If you are hungry for that management role, stop putting off your continuing education. Become the next recipient of AFP's Diploma in Fundraising, and you will grasp ALL major aspects of fundraising. Contact Rhonda Starr at if you are interested.

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 products.

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

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.

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!

Introducing the AFP-THOLOGY: Special Events
The Special Events AFP-thology contains articles on finding the right event for your organization, multi-channel engagement, budget planning checklist and more! To order, click here.

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. 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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