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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.8
February 22, 2017

AFP Position on Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

The Trump Administration and some members of Congress are discussing the repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in partisan, electoral politics. AFP stakes out its position, opposing repeal on a number of grounds.

100 Years of Giving DC Fly-In Day on Capitol Hill

Chris Griffin, AFP's professional advancement coordinator and guest blogger, reports on the success of our Capitol Hill Day to defend the charitable deduction. Then you can check out the official Charitable Giving Coalition release about the day.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

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.

Action University Summary: First Break All The Rules
Over the last twenty years, managers have come to realize that competitiveness depends on being able to find and keep talent. To keep talent, you first must break all the rules, according to Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. Take ten minutes to find out why and what great managers do differently.

Top Ten: Demystifying Data, Rage Donations, Donor-Centered Charities & 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.

Canadian Members: Save the Date—AFP Seeks Your Input!
On Friday, February 24th, 2017, a short survey will be sent to all Canadian members of AFP. The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes and although we know your time is valuable, we would greatly appreciate your participation. So be on the look-out for an email this Friday with the survey details, along with a link to the questionnaire. Thank you in advance for your participation!



Upcoming AFP Education Courses

"Donor Retention: A Self-Assessment Workshop" featured at 2017 International Fundraising Conference
Formerly known as "Planning to Keep Your Donors," this full-day workshop, April 29 in San Francisco, will help you focus on keeping your existing donors and use the Fundraising Fitness Test to help maximize your efforts. Click here for more information and to register.

Only 6 More Days to Sign Up for Fundraising Principles and Practice
This 9-month, blended learning course for mid-level fundraisers covers all aspects of fundraising, including theory, and will put you on the fast track to an upper-management role. Registration ends February 28. Join us today.



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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