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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.31
August 3, 2016

Rural Fundraising and What's Ahead for AFP

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston earlier this year, Amy Eisenstein speaks with Ann Hale, AFP's chair-elect, about the future of AFP, as well as her own fundraising efforts in a smaller, rural area in Alaska.

AFP Webinar: Engage Your Board in Fundraising (August 9, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)

In this webinar, Sandy Rees, CFRE, will explain why some board members shy away from fundraising, and how you can give them the tools, skills and knowledge they need to help you raise big money. Click here to register.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Nominations Due August 15 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!



Increase your online fundraising results with the new Ultimate Guide to Online Fundraising and online fundraising webinar series. Learn more in the Abila Online Fundraising Resource Center.


Tips for Taking AFP into the Classroom
The Youth in Philanthropy Subcommittee (YIP) has challenged members and chapters to start YIP activities in their communities. Karen Shibiya, CFRE, provides some great insight and ideas on how to get started with local schools.

Pokémon Go! Ways to Use the Online Phenomenon In Your Fundraising and Outreach
The new online app—game? Culture? Way of life?—is sweeping the world—as well as nonprofit media outlets and blogs everywhere.
Pokémon the Opera? How Nonprofits Have Made the Game Their Own (The Nonprofit Quarterly)
You Can Use Pokémon Go To Raise Money For Charity (The Huffington Post)
Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Go for Nonprofits (Stratus Live)
How Syrians Are Using The Popularity Of Pokémon Go To Draw Attention to Children's Plight (The Washington Post)

The AFP Top Ten: Taxing Nonprofits, Major Gifts Red Flags, Fun-Sun-Donor Love, 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.

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

AFP eCourse: Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization
AFP offers more than 80 eCourses covering a wide range of fundraising and nonprofit management topics. "Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization" explains the functions of nonprofit budgeting, the different types of budgets typically used by nonprofit organizations, and how to create and employ them in your organization. Click here to register today.

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!

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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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for August:


The continuing saga of the AFP Compensation and Benefits Study, by Cathlene Williams, Ph.D.
This year the story of fundraising professionals' income, benefits, hopes, fears, goals and challenges will keep you engaged, inspired and motivated. Click here to read more.

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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