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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.22
June 1, 2016

A Conversation with Lynne Wester

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston, Amy Eisenstein interviews Lynne Wester, the Donor Relations Guru, about the four pillars of donor relations.

Finalists Selected for National Philanthropy Day® Honors

Twenty-four finalists across six categories, including Outstanding Philanthropist and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, have been announced for the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) third annual National Philanthropy Day® Honors.

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

Today Only! Receive 20% off Fundraising and Nonprofit Management eCourses
Today, June 1, is the final day to receive a 20% off introductory discount on our new slate of 80+ comprehensive eCourses. These courses start at only $63, with course topics including budgeting, capital campaigns, leadership, board management, social media, and much more. Check out the full list today!

Top Ten Fundraising News, Ideas, Stories & Perspectives: Recognizing the Reality of Recognition, Planet Philanthropy, More!
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.

Next Week: AFP and Rice University's Development and Finance Symposium
Join dozens of fellow development and finance professionals to explore the relationship between fundraising and finance next week at the 4th Development and Finance Symposium at Rice University in Houston, TX. You can earn both CFRE education points (8 available) and CPE credits (10.5 available). Learn more about the symposium and register today.

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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.

Get Your Questions Answered from Fellow AFP Members
Need advice or ideas from fellow members? Use AFP's Online Discussion Groups to get answers to your questions or suggestions for a challenge you're facing. Login to the AFP website, then click on Members and then Discussion Groups, and ask away! Recent topics have included contacting donors, sponsorships and silent auction software.

Watch Four Sessions from the 2016 International Fundraising Conference

"Pioneering CEOs From Overhead to Impact," featuring Lynn Croneberger, Andrew Watt, and David Whitehead, is one of four sessions available for download from the 2016 International Fundraising Conference in Boston. Watch this session today, or purchase all four to receive a discount. Click here to see the sessions, including a free preview.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.


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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.

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.


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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for June:

YOUR CAREER: Four Tips To Help You Secure And Prepare For Your Next Job Interview

By Shineece Wallace

Life happens. Sometimes you outgrow a position, or sometimes it outgrows you. Whatever the reason you're considering new employment opportunities, an essential step in your job search is to determine whether the positions you come across are suited to your personality and skill set. Once that's confirmed, you'll be better prepared to secure a job that's tailor-made for you. The following tips will help you get started.

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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