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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.29
July 20, 2016

Storytelling vs. Storyliving

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston earlier this year, Amy Eisenstein speaks with Tammy Zonker, founder and president of Fundraising Transformed, about how to take storytelling to the next level of storyliving.

30th Fundraising Day in Maryland Conference

Members of the AFP Maryland Chapter celebrated the 30th Fundraising Day in Maryland Conference by talking about why they love doing what they do. (Thanks to Zinnia for providing the video as a gift-in-kind to the AFP Maryland Chapter).

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

AFP Southern Arizona Chapter Youth in Philanthropy: Seventh Grade Success Story
Two weeks ago, the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Subcommittee challenged members and chapters to start YIP activities on the local level. The AFP Southern Arizona Chapter shares its success story here.

The AFP Top Ten: Blackbaud Index, Influencing Donors, Grant Seeking Myths, 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.

AFP Webinar: Strategic Doing: Making Plans that Impact (July 27, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
Tired of talking about strategic planning and ready to move on to the next step? In this webinar with Benjamin Mohler, ACFRE, learn how to simplify the strategic planning process so that your organization can finally focus on action and impact. Click here to register.

Thursday Deadline to Register for AFP's Diploma in Fundraising
The deadline for AFP's all-new Diploma in Fundraising is Thursday, July 21. Register NOW to join us for a 9-month deep dive into all aspects of fundraising, taught both in-person and online, designed to prepare you for a senior management role. Click HERE to watch the video from instructor Adrian Sargeant, and to register now, visit

Download the 2016 Compensation & Benefits Report Today
The new AFP 2016 Compensation and Benefits Report is out, with new data for both American and Canadian fundraisers. See the trends and get your version of the report today.

Now Available: 2016 Compensation & Benefits by Position and Function
Looking for a deeper dive into salaries and benefits of fundraising professionals? Position and Function Reports offer you even more data than the primary AFP report, with information related to specific job titles and functions, like Chief Development Officers and Annual Giving. Click here to see the full list of reports.


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

Nominations Now Open for AFP Charles Stephens/Barbara Marion Awards
The Charles R. Stephens Award for Excellence in Diversity is a chapter award which spotlights outstanding diversity and inclusion programs, while the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP recognizes an individual AFP member who has contributed his/her time, talent and treasure to AFP on the local, regional, national and international levels. Deadline for nominations for both awards is Monday, August 15!

Canada: AFP and The Globe and Mail Partner on NPD Supplement
AFP members in Canada can advertise in the 2016 National Philanthropy Day in Canada supplement, published by AFP and The Globe and Mail. Click here for more information about the supplement that will be published on Nov. 15. Get involved by Oct. 4!

2016 Leadership Academy Registration—Now Open!
The 2016 AFP Leadership Academy is a two and a half day event featuring advanced leadership development opportunities and AFP chapter management training, designed to enrich your career. There are an abundance of networking experiences available giving you the opportunity to share best practices with your colleagues. Space is limited, so register early!

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

AFP Career Center Resource for July:

YOUR CAREER: Visit The AFP Career Center

Have you posted/updated your resume on the AFP Career Center? You never know when opportunity may knock. Visit the AFP Career Center today to post your resume and find out all the resources at your disposal.

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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Regional Funding

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