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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.40
October 5, 2016

Research Round-Up!

Check out the latest research on:

• The Fundraising Effectiveness Project's new research on giving to and fundraising by human service organizations. (The Nonprofit Quarterly)
• Planned gifts tend to increase when donors reach 45-50 years of age, based on research from five case-study universities. (IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)
• Half of board chairs state that they did not do anything specific to prepare for their role. (The NonProfit Times)
Delving into research on gift strings: the options you give donors on how much they can give. (Future Fundraising Now)

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

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. Check out the schedule and speakers, and register today for the for the 54th International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, April 30-May 2, 2017. For pricing, schedule and more details, visit

Today is the Final Day for Mastering Major Gifts!
If you want to become a major gifts master, this is your last chance to sign up for Amy Eisenstein's "Mastering Major Gifts." This 7-week online course will unlock your potential. Register today.

AFP Webinar: Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat (October 11, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
In this webinar, Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, will walk you through the 3 essential steps to having a fantastic board retreat, so your board members walk away energized, rejuvenated, and ready to help raise funds! Click here to register today!

October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month
Please join AFP as we partner with The Financial Awareness Foundation in support of improved financial and estate planning. Learn more about the campaign and find resources on talking with and engaging donors in estate planning.


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

See the Full Schedule for This Year's Leadership Academy
AFP's Leadership Academy in Portland, Oregon, is only two weeks away! Thursday, October 20, will feature chapter management education, while Friday and Saturday will provide leadership development training focused on fundraising. To see the full schedule, click here. If you haven't registered, don't wait, click here!

Newly Revised! AFP's CFRE Review Course
To stay up-to-date, AFP is revitalizing the CFRE Review Course into a one-day format. If you are preparing for your CFRE certification and want to join the pilot course in Dallas later this month, click here for details.

AFP Email Discussion Lists Closed; Join AFP's LinkedIn Discussion Groups!
After years of dedicated service, AFP's Email-based Discussion Lists officially closed 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.



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.




Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for October:

Career Learning Center

The Career Learning Center encourages an integrative career and professional development process that enhances your skill set. Click here to view presentations.

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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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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