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Vol.16, Num.42
October 19, 2016

Activist Cleve Jones to Close the 2017 International Fundraising Conference

The 2017 International Fundraising Conference's closing general session speaker will be human rights and AIDS activist, Cleve Jones. Jones, mentored by pioneer LGBT activist Harvey Milk, co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and founded The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

How Do You Measure Success, And What Exactly Is Success Anyway?

Not only can success mean something different to different people, but there are also numerous ways to measure it. The latest issue of Advancing Philanthropy explores all the ways fundraisers and charities can measure and achieve success.

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AFP Webinar: Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking (October 24, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
AFP talks with Cynthia M. Adams, CEO of GrantStation, about her fast-paced, information-packed webinar on how to build a grant seeking program for your organization. Click here to read the interview, and click here to register today!

Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat
Missed Amy Eisenstein's recent webinar on Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat? You can still order the archived webinar and learn from her vast knowledge and experience, and we've got Amy's five questions with AFP for even more insight.



Discover the challenges and complexity of the more technical aspects of a nonprofit organization and nonprofit finance. Learn more in the 2016 Nonprofit Finance Study.

AFP's Pilot CFRE Review Course Launches Next Week
AFP is transforming 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.

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.

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

AFP's Leadership Academy Begins Tomorrow!
AFP's 10th Leadership Academy in Portland, Ore., begins tomorrow, October 20. For last-minute information, click here. If you still want to attend, we have on-site registration available

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.

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 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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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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