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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.38
September 21, 2016

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

It's time for all AFP members to vote on the 2017 AFP Board of Directors Slate, as presented by the Committee on Directorship.

Effective Nonprofit Boards

From the AFP Conference in Boston, Amy Eisenstein speaks with Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv. Dip, and fundraising consultant extraordinaire, about her favorite subject: good governance and effective nonprofit boards!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Broadening Who We Are—And Our Impact
Tough questions are being asked of the fundraising profession and charitable community, and AFP interim President and CEO Jason Lee says that AFP needs to broaden its membership and approach to effectively handle the challenges of today.

AFP Webinar: Understanding How and Why Millennials Give (September 29, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
In this webinar, Derrick Feldmann and Michelle Cline will review the latest research and findings from the Millennial Impact Project, a comprehensive study of Millennial cause engagement since 2009. Click here to register today!

FREE Webinar! Big Data, Magic, and Unicorns: How Data-Driven Nonprofits Get Better Fundraising Results

Join Steve MacLaughlin, director of analytics at Blackbaud and author of Data Driven Nonprofits, for a FREE webinar to learn how data is shaking up nonprofit fundraising and relationship building and the key steps you should take to reveal the value hidden in your database. Register now.

You're Invited to the 2016 Independent Sector Conference

AFP is proud to be an official partner of the 2016 Independent Sector Conference, New Frontiers, Nov. 16-18. Through tomorrow, September 22, you can save $300 per registration with Summer Sale rates plus an additional discount of $500. Click here to register now and save!

How Well Do Human Services Organizations Do at Fundraising, Compared to Other Charities?
The latest research from Giving USA and the Growth in Giving Initiative (an AFP collaboration) shows how human service organizations are catching up to other types of charities in their fundraising.

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The AFP Top Ten: Getting Your Welcome Email Right, Data-Driven Nonprofits, 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

Coming Soon...AFP's 2017 International Fundraising Conference!
We know you've been waiting, and we're happy to announce that registration is opening soon for the 2017 International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco. Mark your calendar now for April 30 - May 2, 2017, and check next week to register!

AFP Email Discussion Lists To Close; Join AFP's LinkedIn Discussion Groups!
After years of dedicated service, AFP's Email-based Discussion Lists will officially close on September 30. We thank everyone who participated and submitted questions and answers to assist your fellow fundraisers! But never fear—AFP's LinkedIn Discussion Groups are here to continue building your professional knowledge base! To learn more about these LinkedIn Groups, visit the AFP Online Communities page.

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.

Mastering Major Gifts—Early Bird Rate ends September 28
You can receive $300 off Amy Eisenstein’s ground-breaking 7-week online course, "Mastering Major Gifts," but only through September 28. Unlock your full fundraising potential and start clearing those big-time donations. Hurry, space is limited! For more information and to receive your discount, click here.

Yes That Means You! All AFP Members Invited to the 2016 Leadership Academy
Did you hear? AFP's 2016 Leadership Academy is open to all AFP members this year! If you're looking for leadership development opportunities, come hear from some of fundraising’s leading change agents and expand your networking, October 20-22 in Portland, Ore. Check out the full schedule and list of speakers at

APRA's 2016 Fall Symposium: Advancing Leaders
Join APRA for their Fall Symposium: Advancing Leaders, this November 3-4 in Alexandria, VA. This unique event was created to give executives and decision-makers the opportunity to debate the future of philanthropy, enhance your personal leadership style and network with the best our industry has to offer. The early bird discounted rate has been extended for AFP members through next Wednesday, September 28. Register with code "AFPEarly" 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.

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