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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.23
June 8, 2016

Andrew Watt Departs Association of Fundraising Professionals

After a decade of service, Andrew Watt, FInstF, steps down as president and CEO of AFP and Jason Lee takes the reins of the association.

A New Beginning

Jason Lee, AFP's interim president and CEO, discusses his love of the association and his plans for the fundraising community moving forward in 2016.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

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!

Chatting about Social Justice with Simone Joyaux

Issues of equality surrounding race, gender and sexual orientation have come increasingly into focus over the last three years. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Simone Joyaux about how social justice fuels philanthropy, the topic of her upcoming webinar on June 13.

Top Ten Fundraising News, Ideas, Stories & Perspectives: Donors Don't Want Their Gifts Spent on Overhead...Or Do They?
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.

Now Available! AFP's Diploma in Fundraising is the Next Step of Your Career
You're a fundraiser and you know the fundamentals—but you need to take that next step. AFP's new Diploma in Fundraising will give you the theories, skills and fundraising plan packaged in a comprehensive 400-hour, 9-month blended learning program. Click here for details.

AFP Webinar: The Future of Fundraising: How Digital Technologies and Strategies Will Create Your Next Gen Development Operation (June 28, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
Digital fundraising has become a critical channel for all nonprofit organizations, large and small. Michael Greenberg, Senior Executive VP of Ruffalo Noel Levitz, will explore the elements of a next generation development office, from a technology and strategy perspective. Click here to register.

Need a Few CFRE Education Points? Check Out Our eCourses!
You have easy access to more than 80 eCourses directed towards fundraising and nonprofit management. Take a look today to see how you can expand your professional skillset, and you can even earn CFRE education points along the way. Click here to see the full list of available eCourses.

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.

Coming Soon! AFP's 2016 Compensation and Benefits Report

Drawn from a regular survey of AFP membership in the U.S. and Canada, AFP's Compensation and Benefits Report takes a comprehensive look at salaries and benefits in the fundraising profession. The 2016 report will be released later this month, but AFP members can download the 2015 report here for free.


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

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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.

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 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

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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