June 29, 2016
Top Stories/Fundraising News
AFP New Jersey Members: Contact Your State Senator Now!
Your help is urgently needed to persuade legislators to create a new state charitable tax deduction for New Jersey! In addition, the latest AFP Public Policy Update is now available, addressing government relations issues across the U.S. and Canada.
Giving USA: 2015 America's Most Generous Year Ever
Don't forget! AFP members get a 30 percent discount on all Giving USA 2016 products. The annual report on philanthropy found that charitable donations reached an estimated $373.25 billion in 2015, setting a record for the second year in a row.
AFP Top Ten: "Brexit" Issues for Nonprofits, Gift Planning Tips, 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 fundraising goals. Read more.
Atlanta Fundraiser Lisa Kennedy Earns Highest Professional Credential from AFP
AFP has awarded its highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), to Lisa Kennedy of Atlanta, Ga. Read more.
Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada congratulates and thanks those chapters that were among the first to LEAD BY EXAMPLE in achieving 100 percent participation among their board members in the 2016 Campaigns.
AFP Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page
The AFP Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts webpage has been updated with news regarding the recent West Virginia Floods. The page also contains updates on the Fort McMurray wildfires in Canada and resources and links about disaster relief fundraising.
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AFP Central—AFP Programs, News and Services You Need to Know
Adrian Sargeant Discusses the Structure of AFP's All-New Diploma in Fundraising
What topics will be addressed over the course of AFP's Diploma in Fundraising course? Professor Adrian Sargeant explains in his latest video.
AFP Webinar: Nonprofit Videos (on a Budget) that Engage and Retain Donors (July 11, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
In 2016, even the smallest charity on a budget can create a compelling and authentic video that moves the needle for their fundraising goals. In this webinar, Steven Shattuck, vice president of marketing at Bloomerang, will make recommendations for crafting an effective, integrated and low-cost video strategy resulting in content that will resonate with your donors, volunteers and other stakeholders. Click here to register.
Watch "Small Shop Success" from the 2016 International Fundraising Conference
"Small Shop Success," featuring Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, 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.
Save the Date: AFP's 2016 Leadership Academy
Mark your calendars now! AFP's 2016 Leadership Academy will be in Portland, Oregon, October 20-22, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Both chapter management and leadership development will be explored in-depth. Stay tuned for additional details!
Need a Few CFRE Education Points? Check Out Our eCourses!
You have easy access to more than 80 eCourses about 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.
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Job Listings/Grant Resources
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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