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Vol.17, Num.6
February 8, 2017

Togetherness, the Foundation of Philanthropy

Our role as fundraisers is to bring peopleeveryonetogether to help create stronger communities and improve the quality of life for all people. And we do mean everyone. There are no caveats, no limitations.

Last Day To Register for the DC Fly-In Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill!

We need your help in defending the charitable deduction and ensuring any tax changes this year protect giving incentives. Learn more about the 100 Years of Giving DC Fly-In Day on Feb. 16 from AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee, and then register today!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Free AFP Webinar for Members Only: Accepting Gifts from Pablo Escobar and Other Ethical Dilemmas
Would you accept a gift from Pablo Escobar? At the end of this webinar, you will be prepared for scenarios that raise ethical issues in everyday fundraising. This member benefit is made possible by the generous support of the Claudia A. Looney, CFRE, Fund for Ethics in Fundraising and the AFP Foundation. Click here to register.

AFP Webinar: Small Shop Success: Building Your Development Dream Team (February 15, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Amy Wolfe, President/CEO of AgSafe, will show you how to assess your "Dream Team" needs, and how to search for, identify and hire the ideal development staff member. Click here to register today.

12 Ways to Make 2017 Your Nonprofit's Best Year Yet
Nonprofits on Facebook is a portal with a number of resources on how to best use the social media platform for fundraising. Start with this list.

Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
BoardSource, AFP and others have announced a new framework for measuring and talking about fundraising. Read what AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee has to say about it, learn three tips for using the new tool and then download this great new resource.

Higher Ed Spends More, Bring In Less
The NonProfit Times reports that three-quarters of college and university endowments increased spending to support their mission—by an average 8.1 percent—last year following another weak year for investments returns.



AFP Education

Full 2017 International Fundraising Conference Schedule Posted
With more than 100 education sessions available, the 2017 International Fundraising Conference provides training on any fundraising topic you can imagine. Click here to check out the list of sessions, conference schedule and more.

New "CFRE Refresher" Pre-Conference Workshop at 2017 International Fundraising Conference
Do you need a refresher before taking the CFRE exam? AFP’s full-day CFRE Refresher is a newly updated workshop designed to review the six fundraising knowledge domains, as well as key principles and concepts. Click here for more information and to register.

Looking for a Promotion to a Management Role?
Start with AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice course. Formerly AFP’s Diploma in Fundraising, Fundraising Principles and Practice gives you the skills, theory and plan to prepare you for a senior-level role in your organization. Click here to learn more.

Fundraising Education for Senior-Level Fundraisers
We know that members crave more senior-level education opportunities. AFP's International Diploma in Fundraising course delves into the "why's" of fundraising and makes you rethink philanthropy. Join us and think like a true fundraising expert.




Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for February:

Career Considerations

Read the latest career article from the Winter 2017 Advancing Philanthropy magazine titled "Why Do You Want Me to Do That?" by Robert E. Fogal, Ph.D., ACFRE. Click here to read the article in the digital magazine.

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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