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Vol.16, Num.34
August 24, 2016

Austin High School Graduate Named CARTER Outstanding Youth Philanthropist

Archer Hadley, a 19-year old high school graduate who has cerebral palsy and uses a power wheelchair—but hasn't let any of those challenges stop him from raising over $100,000 for disability access and awarenesshas been named the 2016 CARTER Outstanding Youth Philanthropist. Read the article then check out this video made by Archer and his friends.

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. Read an interview with Rachel on this vital topic, and then be sure to register for this webinar!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts
One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course.

Mastering Major Gifts with Amy Eisenstein
AFP has teamed up with Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, to bring you Mastering Major Gifts, an online, video-driven course for those who want to raise major gifts in a BIG way. Over 7 weeks, learn to be a master of major gifts from the comfort of your home or office. Click here for more details and to get started today.

AFP Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page: Louisiana Floods
Everyone at AFP wishes the best for those affected by the recent floods in Louisiana, and AFP has updated its Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page with news and updates on the situation, as well as ways to help.

Public Policy: The Shifting Boundaries of Nonprofit Regulation and Enforcement (The Nonprofit Quarterly): Cindy M. Lott, who has worked with both the state and federal charities regulation and enforcement community, sees a shift occurring in nonprofit oversight, portending a larger shift in the sector overall.

The AFP Top Ten: From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, 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 and Canadian 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.

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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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