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Vol.16, Num.48
November 30, 2016

Despite Uncertainty, Philanthropy Must Persist

So you've had a couple of weeks to digest the election. Elizabeth Kohler Knuppel and Lori Rassati are on opposite sides of the political aisle, but have come together to remind us that right now, philanthropy is more important than ever.

How to Avoid a Disastrous Political Debate with Donors

Michael Rosen discusses how to handle conversations with prospects and donors when they bring up the election, especially if they voted for the person you did not support.

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

Impact of the Presidential Election on Charities, Fundraising
A round-up of stories and perspectives on what the election may mean for the charitable sector:
With Republican Wins, Comprehensive Tax Reform More Likely (Independent Sector)
Trump Win Might Push More Onto State NPOs (The NonProfit Times)
Trump's White House Victory Could Spell Money Woes for Charities (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Philanthropy in the Age of Trump: Six Predictions (Inside Philanthropy)

Federal Judge Suspends Overtime Rule Changes (The Nonprofit Quarterly)
The long-anticipated changes, which had been scheduled to take effect December 1, would require paying overtime to most workers making less than $47,476 a year, roughly double the current wage threshold. Read more.

AFP Webinar: State of the Sector Review and 2017 Forecast (December 5, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
This webinar pulls together the data from AFP's annual State of the Sector report and puts it into a conversational framework, highlighting the key trends and ideas of 2016 and also forecasts what to be looking out for in 2017. Click here to register today!

2017 AFP Webinars Now Available!
Check out our newly-posted list of 22 webinars, including sessions like Following the Path to Donor Nirvana, The Use of Virtual Reality in Fundraising and Using Neuroscience to Improve Your Fundraising Results. Click here to register today!

AFP's Diploma in Fundraising is now "Fundraising Principles and Practice"
Formerly the Diploma in Fundraising, AFP's new Fundraising Principles and Practice is a nine-month, mid-level program designed to prepare fundraisers for a management role in the sector, providing an overview of all key skills and a deep-dive into fundraising theory. Join our 2017 cohort.

Registration Now Open for the 2017 International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising
If you're tired of the same old thinking in your organization when it comes to fundraising, and you are seeking a challenging course to open your own mind, learn more about the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising today. Click here to learn more!

AFP Top Ten: Donor Communications, Top-Heavy Philanthropy, 2017 Trends, 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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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for November:

Your Career: Good>Better>Great

How many organizations have invested significant time and money in developing a strategic plan that ends up in a drawer until someone says, "We need a new strategic plan"? Too many. Click here to view article.

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

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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