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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.21
May 25, 2016

May 26 Webinar with Gail Perry: How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect

Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26.

So Much to Choose From in San Francisco

In his latest blog, AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, talks about the amazing response AFP received from its call-for-presentations for its 2017 International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Top Ten Fundraising News, Ideas, Stories & Perspectives
Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. Read more.

Call for Photos for Philanthropy in Action
Show us the impact your organization is making through a photo! Submit it to, and we’ll post the most exciting and impactful pics, along with information about you, your organization and your cause. Photos can feature programs, service recipients or anything else related to your organization.

AFP Member Discount Now Available for Giving USA Products
AFP members get 30 percent off on all 2016 Giving USA products. Click here for more details and to get the member code to use.

Only One More Week to Receive 20% off eCourses!
Our 80+ comprehensive eCourses are 20% off for AFP members through June 1. Check out the list today, and learn about budgeting, capital campaigns, leadership, board management, social media, and much more.

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Coming to Houston on June 7-8: AFP and Rice University's Development and Finance Symposium
Join us at Rice University to explore the bond between fundraising and finance, including "The CDO-CFO Partnership" from Ronald J. Schiller, founding partner of the Aspen Leadership Group and the chief development officer of its Philanthropy Career Network. Learn more about the symposium and register today.

2016 Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Program
The Standards for Excellence Institute is now accepting applications to participate in its Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Training workshop in October in Baltimore, Md. Application deadline is July 1, 2016. Learn more.

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). Click here!

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

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.

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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 "AFP Boston Live" sessions and earn 1.25 CFRE education points per session. Click here to see the sessions, including a free preview.  

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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Regional Funding

Federal Funding


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