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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.7
February 15, 2017

Intrapreneurship, Data Mining Political Giving, and How to Raise $500 Million

Through a special partnership, AFP members are invited to read Apra's Best of Connections, a compilation of the magazine's most impactful articles from 2016. Apra is formerly known as APRA, the Association of Professional Researchers in Advancement.

Giving Brings Couples Together

Giving and togetherness go hand in hand, according to a new Fidelity Charitable survey of donors who are married or live with a partner, which found that not only do 81 percent of donors make giving decisions as a couple, they also overwhelmingly agree on those decisions.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

Free AFP Webinar for Members Only: Accepting Gifts from Pablo Escobar and Other Ethical Dilemmas (February 27, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Would you accept a gift from Pablo Escobar? Explore different 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.

Nonprofit Research Collaborative Survey Extended to Feb. 19
Haven't taken the NRC 2016 Year-End Fundraising Survey yet, the only survey that looks at different types of fundraising? You can still do so—click here and complete it by Feb. 19.

AFP Webinar: Following the Path to Donor Nirvana: The Six Realizations Approach (February 22, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Rescheduled from February 7, fundraising communications expert Tom Ahern will guide you through his "Six Sacred Realizations of Donor Communications." Register now and start sending the right message.

Toronto Philanthropist Salah Bachir Named International Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Businessman, magazine publisher, patron of the arts and philanthropist Salah Bachir has been named the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Hello @AFPJason!
Are your following @AFPJason on Twitter yet? Our Interim President & CEO has left his old @AFPAdvocacy home behind and is now tweeting up a storm at his new locale (but it's a nice storm, as befits his personality). Give Jason a follow for all the latest AFP developments as well as updates on his own unique adventures!



AFP Education

Registration Ends TODAY for Faculty Training Academy
If you want to become an AFP-certified fundraising trainer, today is your last chance to sign up for AFP's 2017 Faculty Training Academy. Click here to learn more and see if you are ready to train fellow professional fundraisers.

Special Events and Networking Opportunities at 2017 International Fundraising Conference
Attending AFP's International Fundraising Conference isn't all about learning (although that's a pretty good reason to go). Networking opportunities, to catch up with friends and meet new fellow fundraisers, will be plentiful in San Francisco. Click here to see what this year's version of the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers has planned.

Less than 2 Weeks to Sign Up for Fundraising Principles and Practice
The first 2017 cohort of AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice (formerly AFP's Diploma in Fundraising) begins in March, but registration ends on February 28. If you want to put your career on the fast track, join us today.

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.




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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