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Vol.16, Num.42c
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.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Trends in Corporate Fundraising
Is it time to review your approach to corporate fundraising? Melissa Leite reviews three trends in corporate fundraising with a reminder of the positive impact successful corporate partnerships can have on your organization.

AFP Youth in Philanthropy Curriculum Launched in Calgary
Derek Fraser is excited to share the launch of AFP's Youth in Philanthropy curriculum with Calgary-based Youth Central. Here's how AFP is teaching a younger generation how to "Make a World of Good."


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.

Not So Frequently Asked Questions
Do you know the types of organizations that are included on the "other qualified donees" list? Daniel Brunette provides a few fun facts on those other entities that can issue receipts and receive donations.

Why Getting Married Has Made Me a Better Fundraiser
There are a lot of similarities between executing a fundraising campaign and planning a wedding! Hava Goldberg shares some common sense tips on ways to enjoy the process and be happy with the outcomes of either event.

Passion is a Fundraiser's Fuel
Is your passion for the cause getting in the way of your fundraising success? In this article, Jenny Mitchell gives you some new ways of looking at your passion for your work.

When Arts and Money Mingle: The Three Challenges that Fundraisers in Arts Nonprofits Face for Avoiding Philanthropy, More!
Small shop dynamics, membership programs and the case for support are just a few of the aspects of fundraising for an arts organization that Betty Xie discusses in relation to her experiences working at Toronto's Reel Asian International Film Festival.

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Canada Member News

Trillium Foundation's CEO Inspires Diversity Fellows on Inclusion, Leadership, Tenacity
"Interrupt the status quo" is one of the mantras that Ontario Trillium Foundation CEO Andrea Cohen Barrack shared at the summer social for the 2016 Fellows of the Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship, along with her thoughts on leadership, growth and perseverance.

Gaining Actionable Insights For Your Charity
Now available! The 2015 What Canadian Donors Want user-friendly data template. Read on for more information.

Call for Participants in Canada—Share your Diversity Story!
Share your diversity story by participating in an exciting digital media project being organized by a Fellow in the AFP Inclusion and Philanthropy program.

Save the Dates in 2017! Upcoming AFP Conferences
It's better to plan ahead. Here are some important professional development dates to include in your calendar!

Public Policy Update: Opportunities to Contribute to Public Policy and Public Debate!
Take note of these opportunities to participate and have your voice heard. Whether the topic is political activities by charities or the impact of CASL on the nonprofit sector, your perspective matters!

Fundraising Quicklinks

Canaries in a Coalmine or Opportunistic Job Hoppers?

Digital Trends Affecting Canadian Nonprofits Today

Seven Policies Your Volunteer Program Must Have

Four Myths about Young People and Nonprofit Work

Simple Steps to Increase Your Charity's Transparency

Is a Gift in a Will to a Fake Name Valid?

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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, OR, 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.


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.

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