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February 2017

Introducing the Young Professional Newsletter

Once a month, we'll have stories, spotlights, Q&A, articles, resources and other items you can use as you dive deeper into the fundraising profession, learning new skills, building your network and finding that perfect job. Let us know how we're doing or if you have ideas for issues or stories you'd like to see. Email

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Cover Stories

Young Professional Spotlight: Nicole Bailey
In every issue of Young Professionals, we'll be talking to...young professionals! Our first member spotlight focuses on Nicole Bailey (right), who's already a consultant and committed to working on her CFRE.




Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy: Melissa Leite
AFP talks with Melissa Leite (left), a 2016-2017 Fellow in AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada's Inclusion and Philanthropy program. Melissa discusses what she's learned from the Fellowship, her role in inclusion and diversity and how she got that first job.






Top Stories

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.

Collegiate Chapter Spotlight: AFP Flagler College Chapter's The Lions' Den
Sierra Aitken, a member of the Flager College Collegiate Chapter, discusses her chapter's food drive project and other events.

AFP Website Resources: Hot Topics
You DO know you have an insane amount of information available to you in over 25 different areas of fundraising, right? Find out more at our Hot Topics.

The (Slightly Insane) Morning Routines of These Top Professionals 35 and Under
An older but still very enlightening piece on what some top professionals 35 and under do for their morning routines. Some interesting themes: the importance of meditation, consistency andstrangely enoughavocado toast. (LinkedIn)

Seven Job Search Resolutions to Help You Be Successful in 2017
Job searching can be hard at the best of times, but it is also something we all have to do at one time or another. Here are some resolutions to help you with your job search in 2017. (Charity Village)

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.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 International Fundraising Conference
1. Expand your network exponentially with access to more than 3,000 fellow fundraisers.
2. Choose from 100+ education sessions to learn exactly what you need to know to grow as a fundraiser.
3. Earn dozens of CFRE education points in a 3-day span (all sessions are eligible).
4. Meet fellow AFP Young Professionals during the Young Professional Happy Hour Reception.
5. Save with a special Young Professional discounted rate of $629.

Need more help? Visit We even have a "Convince Your Boss" tool to get the ball rolling.


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

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