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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.39
September 28, 2016

Registration Now Open for the 2017 International Fundraising Conference
The door is open to the largest and most influential gathering of professional fundraisers in the world. Register today for the 54th International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, April 30-May 2, 2017. For pricing, schedule and more details, visit

New Pre-Conference Workshops Highlight 2017 International Fundraising Conference
In response to member feedback, we are proud to offer "Leadership Development for Fundraisers," "The Major Gift Challenge," and "The Future of Fundraising" in conjunction with the 2017 conference. Visit for details.

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

Election in the Spotlight, But Policy Discussions Continue
The presidential election is hogging the spotlight, but important public policy work is continuing in Congress and elsewhere. Interim AFP President and CEO Jason Lee gives you the rundown.

Five Questions with Derrick Feldmann: Understanding How and Why Millennials Give
Ahead of his Sept. 29 webinar with Michelle Cline on Understanding How and Why Millennials Give, Derrick Feldmann talks with AFP about how Millennials view and value giving. Click here to read the interview and then click here to register!


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The AFP Top Ten: Year-End Fundraising
This week, we're featuring 10 (actually 12!) articles we've collected from across the Internet about that exciting but often dreaded topic: the year-end campaign. Read more.

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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.

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AFP Central—AFP Programs, News and Services You Need to Know

AFP Vision and the Next Generation of Fundraisers Featured at Leadership Academy
At AFP's Leadership Academy, October 20-22 in Portland, Oregon, AFP Chair-Elect Ann Hale will guide a panel featuring two AFP collegiate members and two AFP young professional members. Join us to hear this unique perspective of up-and-coming fundraisers and other leadership-focused discussions. Register today!

Early Bird Rate Ends Today! Become a Major Gifts Master
Today only, receive $300 off Amy Eisenstein's ground-breaking 7-week online course, "Mastering Major Gifts." Start securing MAJOR gifts, not just major gifts. And did we mention space is limited? For more information and to receive your discount, click here.

APRA's 2016 Fall Symposium: Advancing Leaders

Join APRA for their Fall Symposium: Advancing Leaders, 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. The extended early bird rate for AFP members expires TODAY. Register with code "AFPEarly"!

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.


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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!

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

Federal Funding


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