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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.49
December 7, 2016

AFP Announces Young Professionals Honor

AFP will recognize five young professionals (under the age of 31) at the International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco. Find out how to nominate a great, up-and-coming fundraiser for this new honor!

Long-Time AFP Staff Member to Head the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy

Lori Gusdorf, CAE, who has been with AFP for more than 25 years, has been named Executive Vice President of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Changing Fundraising. For Good.
The Commission on the Donor Experience in the U.K. was initiated in 2015 in response to public concerns about fundraising. More than 25 different reports are now being submitted with a variety of ideas and guidelines. Commission leaders Giles Pegram and Ken Burnett comment on what they'd like to see most change.

New Report Warns of Increasingly Top-Heavy Philanthropy
A new report, "Gilded Giving: Top-Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality," from the Institute for Policy Studies and Inequality, raises the specter of a philanthropic sector dominated by wealthy mega-donors, their foundations, and donor-advised funds.

AFP Webinar: Cold Calling and Prospecting for Development Officers (December 13, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
In this webinar, Armando Zumaya, a thirty-year development veteran who still cold calls everyday, will show you how to engage prospects that every other development officer wants to sit down with. Click here to register today!

SE United States Wildfires (Gatlinburg) Fundraising Disaster Page
AFP has updated its Disaster Relief and Fundraising page with updates on the series of wildfires in the Southeastern United States beginning in October and continuing through November and December.

AFP News

Adrian Sargeant Explains Why You Should Strive for the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising
AFP’s International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) is not for the faint of heart, but it will revolutionize the way you think about fundraising. Let Professor Adrian Sargeant explain; watch the video now. And click here to learn more!

Why Should You Attend the 2017 International Fundraising Conference?
With education and networking you won't find anywhere else, you can't afford to miss the 2017 edition of the world's most influential fundraising conference in San Francisco. For a full breakdown of why you should attend, plus tools to help you convince your boss and spread the word, click here.

Seeking the Next Generation of Development Officers
AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice (formerly the Diploma in Fundraising) is a rigorous, nine-month education course with challenging assessment, designed to prepare you for the next step of your fundraising career. Become a leader of tomorrow by registering today. Click here to learn more.

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!


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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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