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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.50
December 14, 2016

The Future of Fundraising at the AFP International Conference

What does the future hold for nonprofits and fundraising? AFP sat down with Steven Shattuck, chief engagement officer for Bloomerang, to discuss the implications of new fundraising tools, trends and innovations, and his upcoming conference workshop session on this very issue.

Know Any Great Fundraisers?

AFP is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award and our new Young Professionals Award (honoring up to five young fundraisers). Nomination deadlines are Jan. 13 and Jan. 27, respectively. Submit your nomination today!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Canada: AFP Submits Comments on Political Activities by Charities
In its comments, AFP calls on the Canada Revenue Agency to modify its language to encourage charities to get involved in the public policy process and make it easier to use their front-line experience and expertise to help develop important laws and regulations.

Charitable Giving Coalition Sends Letter to President-Elect Trump
The Charitable Giving Coalition, co-chaired by AFP, has asked President-Elect Trump to not only keep the charitable deduction in any of his tax reform proposals, but to consider an "above the line," non-itemizer deduction to further increase giving. Click here for a copy of the letter.

AFP Top Ten: #Giving Tuesday Results and Perspective, Generational Engagement, E-News Subscribers & 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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Reward Yourself this Holiday Season
What's the best gift a fundraiser could ask for? How about entrance to the largest and most influential conference for fundraisers in the world? Click here to learn more about the 2017 International Fundraising Conference and register today.

Your Path to a Fundraising Management Role
AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice (formerly the Diploma in Fundraising) provides you the tactical and leadership skills necessary to take the next leap in your fundraising career. You'll also receive 24 CFRE education points. Register today!

Re-Shape Your Thinking: AFP's International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising
Gain an entirely new perspective of philanthropy by engaging in AFP's yearlong International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising. You won't look at fundraising the same ever again, and you'll even receive 45 CFRE education points. Learn more today.

AFP's Faculty Training Academy: March 30-31, 2017 in Arlington, VA
Offered for the first time since 2014, AFP's "train the trainer" program will prepare you to effectively instruct the next wave of fundraising's key contributors. Learn more and join us in March!

The Return of Mastering Major Gifts with Amy Eisenstein
Go from Development Generalist to Major Gifts Master in 7 weeks! That's the promise of Amy Eisenstein's Mastering Major Gifts online course. Plus you can earn 35 CFRE education points. Get started now!


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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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