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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.43
October 26, 2016

Ann Hale to Serve as AFP Chair for 2017

The slate of directors has been approved for 2017, and Ann Hale, CFRE, chief development officer for the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, has been selected to serve as chair.

Boo! Early Bird Rate For 2017 Conference Expires This Monday (Oct. 31)

You only have a few more days to save hundreds on the most influential fundraising conference of the year. Click here to register today!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Politics and Policy in the U.S., Canada
AFP President and CEO Jason Lee talks about some of the big policy proposals in both countries that would affect the rights of charities to interact with their governments, and fills members in on what AFP has been doing lately in the public policy arena.

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Application Forms Due Oct. 28
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to offer the application process for the scholarship fund for members of diverse communities to attend the 2017 AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco.

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.

It's Time to Protect Your Family and Your Future
Through our partnership with the Financial Awareness Foundation, AFP is pleased to present this sample article on estate planning you can share with your donors and other supporters.

AFP Top Ten: Million Dollar Events, Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, Targeting Lost Donors, 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

Cleve Jones, Human Rights and AIDS Activist, to Speak at the 2017 Conference
Cleve Jones, author of the new memoir When We Rise and subject of an upcoming ABC TV mini-series, will be the closing general session speaker for the 2017 International Fundraising Conference. For more details about Jones and the conference, click here.

AFP's Refreshed CFRE Review Course—Pilot this Friday
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 on Friday, click here for details.

(NEW DATE!) Free Webinar for AFP Members Only: Averting the Crisis in Nonprofit Leadership (November 14, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
Provided as a 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!

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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