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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.35
August 31, 2016

New FASB Accounting Standards: What Do They Mean for Fundraisers?

Seth Perlman explains what the new standards are and why it's important that fundraisers are familiar with them.

AFP Webinar: The 5 Things You Need to Know to Run a Successful Monthly Giving Program (September 12, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)

In this webinar, Harvey McKinnon and Rosemary Oliver, CFRE, will equip you to start, or continue to grow, a successful monthly giving program for your organization. Learn the best channels for recruiting monthly donors, as well as effective strategies for upgrading gift levels and recovering donors whose gifts decline. Click here to register today!

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

AFP Canada: Take the Survey on Canada's Anti-Spam Law
Parliament is beginning its three-year review of Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) that went into force in 2014. AFP is teaming up with Imagine Canada and other groups on a survey about your organization's experiences with CASL and how it might be improved. Take the questionnaire today!

Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part 2)
Part two of Amy Eisenstein's article on the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts. If you like the article, you can learn more by checking out her new online course.

Max Williams Will Be Closing Speaker at AFP's Leadership Academy
Max Williams, president and CEO of the Oregon Community Foundation, will wrap up AFP's 10th Leadership Academy in Portland, Oregon in October. Join us to hear about initiatives underway to drive change and improve lives through the power of philanthropy. This year, the Leadership Academy is open to all AFP members and non-members. Visit for details.

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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.

The AFP Top Ten: Don't Bother Decorating Your Office, Peer-to-Peer Strategies, Returning a Donor Gift, 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: Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization
AFP offers more than 80 eCourses covering a wide range of fundraising and nonprofit management topics. "Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization" considers the foundations of leadership and examines how to be a successful and effective leader with some skills unique to the nonprofit sector. 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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