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Vol.16, Num.30
July 27, 2016

Philanthropy in Action!

North Star Youth Court in action! North Star Youth Court has a mission to reduce juvenile crime while promoting restorative justice and alternative dispute resolutions, resulting in a safer community. To that end we participate in projects that will benefit the youth and families in our Fairbanks, Alaska community. This picture shows our youth group delivering 150 care bags, which they packed themselves, to social agencies in our town.
- Jazzanne Gordon-Fretwell, Executive Director, North Star Youth Court

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AFP Webinar: Engage Your Board in Fundraising (August 9, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
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Advancing Philanthropy Article: Once Upon a Time
From the Summer 2016 issue of Advancing Philanthropy, Paul Lagasse talks about how storytelling can motivate donors to support your nonprofit without being asked. Read the article in PDF, then check out the rest of the online magazine here.

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

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!

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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for July:

YOUR CAREER: Visit The AFP Career Center

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