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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.36
September 7, 2016

The Habits of Successful Fundraisers

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston earlier this year, Amy Eisenstein speaks with Shanon Doolittle, donor champion and chief strategy officer at Shanon Doolittle + Co., about the habits of successful fundraisers and what they mean in practice.

Philanthropy in Action

Urban Gateways was founded over five decades ago to address the lack of artistic exposure in Chicago-area schools, especially in the inner city. The organization believes the arts to be an essential part of a well-rounded education and strives to provide high-quality art experiences with professional artists to Chicago's youth, their families and their communities. Click here to see more Philanthropy in Action stories!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Donor-Centric = Diversity & Inclusion
Every fellow in AFP's Fellowship in Diversity and Inclusion program has to write a blog and share experiences, thoughts and insight. Check out all the posts here, and be sure to read this great blog about how Matina Singh realized that being donor-centric means being diverse and inclusive.

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!

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Application Form Now Available
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to open the application process for the scholarship fund for members of diverse communities to attend the 2017 AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco.

AFP Board Voting Coming Soon!
All AFP members will have the chance to vote on the slate for the board of directors for AFP International starting Sept. 19. Look for the official announcement in the coming weeks and let your voice be heard.

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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!

The AFP Top Ten: The New Collection Basket, Year-End Giving, Propositioning Your Donors, 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

Bill Toliver to Lead Opening Plenary Session at AFP's Leadership Academy
Bill Toliver, founder and executive director of The Matale Line, will lead off AFP's 10th Leadership Academy in Portland, Oregon in October. With "The Future of Fundraising," Toliver will walk us through the new role of the "fundraiser" at the dawn of the information revolution, and outline a new frame of reference that will help all of us not only embrace change, but lead it. Visit for details.

AFP Member Exclusive—Mastering Major Gifts with Amy Eisenstein
AFP members get the first chance to sign up for Amy Eisenstein's next running of the acclaimed Mastering Major Gifts course. Space is limited, so sign up now to secure your spot! Mastering Major Gifts is an online, video-driven course for those who want to raise major gifts in a BIG way. Click here for more details and to get started today.

AFP eCourse: Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development
AFP offers more than 80 eCourses covering a wide range of fundraising and nonprofit management topics. "Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development" guides you through the in's and out's of managing boards and volunteers to ensure that your nonprofit gets the support it deserves. 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!

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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.

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.

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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for September:

Your Career: On The Right Path

By Pamela A. Cook, ACFRE and Andrew Kaufteil, J.D.
Click here to read the latest career focused article from Advancing Philanthropy magazine!

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.

National Funding

Regional Funding

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