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Vol.17, Num.3
January 18, 2017

100 Years of Giving DC Fly-In Day is Feb. 16!

The Charitable Giving Coalition is hosting an important lobbying day on Capitol Hill to ensure any tax changes protect giving incentives. AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee invites you to participate.

Nominate Outstanding Young Professionals by Jan. 27

Nominations are due next Friday, Jan. 27, for AFP's Young Professionals Honors. We'll recognize five up-and-coming fundraisers at our International Conference in San Francisco. Learn more and submit your nominee here.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

How Making the Ask—Whether You Find It Exciting, Excruciating or Engaging—Can be Effective
If you dread the very thought of asking people for money, you're not alone. Learn how to target the right prospects for your cause, discover what motivates their philanthropy, and develop a plan for each conversation in the digital Winter 2017 issue of Advancing Philanthropy. Read the article online.

Charitable Giving Will Grow More Than 3.5 Percent in 2017 and 2018, Study Predicts
Health and education giving will see higher increases, according to The Philanthropy Outlook 2017 and 2018, from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and consulting firm Marts & Lundy.

AFP Webinar: Building a High Revenue Major Gift Program (January 30, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
Join Gail Perry, CFRE, to learn what it really takes to raise the major gifts your organization needs so badly. You'll discover the 5 major hurdles that stand between you and major gift success. Click here to register today!

AFP Top Ten: Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy, More on the Overhead Myth, Storytelling, 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.



AFP News

Only 2 More Weeks of Advance Pricing for the 2017 International Fundraising Conference
The world's largest conference for professional fundraisers is coming to San Francisco, April 30-May 2, but you only have a couple weeks to save hundreds on registration! Advance Pricing ends February 1, click here to register!

Buy 10 AFP Webinars and Save $191
When you purchase 10 AFP webinars, you save big. When you purchase every 2017 AFP webinar, you save even more—more than 50% off! Hear the latest best practices from fundraising's experts during your lunch hour, and receive one CFRE education point with each. Click here for our bundle options.

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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for January:

New Year...New Opportunity

Have you updated/posted your resume lately? You never know when opportunity may knock. Visit the AFP Career Center to update your profile today!

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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