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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.41
October 12, 2016

Capital Campaigns with Gail Perry

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston earlier this year, Amy Eisenstein speaks with fundraising guru Gail Perry about planning and preparing for a capital campaign.

AFP Announces Chapter Honors Recipients

Michael Slaymaker (pictured) is this year's recipient of the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP, while the New York City and California, Orange County Chapters have received the Charles R. Stephens Award for Excellence in Diversity.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

AFP Webinar: Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking (October 24, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
Join Cynthia M. Adams, CEO of GrantStation, and Monique Hanson, Chief Development Officer of NPR, in this fast-paced, information-packed webinar on how to build a grant seeking program for your organization. Click here to register today!

Community Hero: Incredible Youth Inspires Philanthropy in Alaska
Imagine a 10-year-old boy spending his weekends learning Arabic and making postcards for refugees across the world. Meet William Scannell IV, AFP Alaska's 2015 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award recipient.

Deadline for Skystone Research Award Is Nov. 1
Authors of published research works on fundraising and philanthropy are invited to submit a book or monograph of 50 or more pages OR a peer-reviewed article for the 2017 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy, presented by AFP.

Top Ten Fundraising News, Ideas, Stories & Perspectives: The Long Tail of Donor Engagement, Seven Deadly Excuses for Avoiding Philanthropy, 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

Only One Week Until AFP's Leadership Academy in Portland, Oregon!
See who is attending this year's 10th Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, by checking out our attendee list. If you haven't registered, don't wait, click here!

Schedule and Educational Session Speakers Posted for the 2017 International Fundraising Conference
Want to see what's in store for you at the 2017 International Fundraising Conference? Visit and explore the vast list of educational speakers and sessions waiting for you in San Francisco.

Free Webinar for AFP Members Only: Averting the Crisis in Nonprofit Leadership (November 2, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
Provided as a member benefit for AFP members only, Executive Coach and Nonprofit Leadership Expert Marc A. Pitman will share findings of his latest research on recruiting and retaining nonprofit leaders. Click here to register today!

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.


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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.

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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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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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