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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.33
August 17, 2016

Donor Recognition: Creating a Special Gift for a Key Donor

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston earlier this year, Amy Eisenstein speaks with Karen Singer, principal and artistic director of Karen Singer Tileworks, about donor recognition and stewardship.

Philanthropy in Action!

Ana and Vlade Divac was founded in 2007 in Serbia to provide aid to civilians, especially refugees and their housing challenges. This photo gathered national representatives of the four main religions in Serbia, along with the leader of the foundation, who sent messages to the Serbian people, encouraging them to support refugees coming through the country.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Visualizing the Overhead Costs Issue
AFP President and CEO Jason Lee discusses an interesting new graphic that might change how donors think about overhead costs



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.

AFP Webinar: Corporations and What They Want (August 31, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
In this webinar, Rachel Hutchisson of Blackbaud will provide the point-of-view of a corporate social responsibility professional who is on the receiving end of asks, and will explain what companies value in today's competitive world. Click here to register.

Community Heroes!
Throughout the year, we'll be featuring our international awards honorees, as well as local chapter winners and people and organizations that are making an impact in our communities. This week we honor Samantha Fahy, volunteer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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The AFP Top Ten: How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, 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: Introduction to Grant Writing
AFP offers more than 80 eCourses covering a wide range of fundraising and nonprofit management topics. "Introduction to Grant Writing" explores how grant writing fits into an organization's fundraising strategy, and outlines the six stages of the practice while highlighting best practices. Click here to register today.

Download the 2016 Compensation & Benefits Report Today
The new AFP 2016 Compensation and Benefits Report is out, with new data for both American andCanadian fundraisers. See the trends and download your free copy of the primary report today. For a deeper dive into salary data for specific job titles, click here to check out our Reports by Position and Function.

Newly Designed AFP Consultants Directory Is Here!
The latest technology for finding expert resources and services is now available to fundraising professionals. AFP, in partnership with MultiView, has officially launched our completely redesigned online directory, the AFP Fundraising Consultants and Resource Directory. Take a few minutes to check out the Directory and all of the new features that make it easier than ever to find the products and services you need.

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!


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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

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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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