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Vol.17, Num.9
March 1, 2017

Online Giving to Nonprofit Organizations Reaches a Record High in 2016

Blackbaud's Charitable Giving Report shows that overall giving in the U.S. and Canada was roughly flat, while online giving reached record highs in both countries.

Philanthropy May Be Imperative for the Future of Aging Services

While the current population of Americans over 65 will double by 2060, a new report from Giving USA Foundation questions how aging services organizations will be able to fiscally bear that growth.

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Top Stories

International Fundraising Conference Keynote Speaker, Cleve Jones, Featured in ABC's When We Rise
Cleve Jones—human rights and AIDS activist, and author of When We Rise: My Life in the Movement—is featured prominently in ABC's current mini-series, When We Rise. Tune in to ABC this week, and click here to book your ticket to see Jones in SF.

Action University Summary: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Have you ever wondered how great leaders become great? What is it that great business leaders have that creates the Midas touch and turns everything into gold? Join us for the next ten minutes as we share the secrets of how great leaders inspire everyone to take action. You have to "Start with WHY."


AFP Membership Moment: Advocacy—Who Speaks for You?
Sara Leonard, CFRE, president of the AFP Suncoast Chapter, explains the importance of AFP's work and leadership in advocacy and government relations. Even though she couldn't attend the recent DC Fly-In Day to protect charitable giving, AFP was protecting and fighting for her interests—and those of all charitable fundraisers—on Capitol Hill. Sara encourages everyone to stay informed so you can stay active.

Top Ten: Learning from Year-End Appeals, Nonprofit Videos, Donor Confidence & 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.



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.

AFP Webinar: The Use of Virtual Reality in Fundraising (March 8, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
What is virtual reality, exactly, and how are organizations like UNICEF using it to raise awareness and community engagement? Join Brad Lichtenstein to learn what VR's future could mean for the nonprofit work we do. Register now!

Expand Your Thinking on a Global Level with the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising
Think you've learned all you can about fundraising practice and theory? AFP's International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising will challenge you like no other learning course can over 12 months. Click here to learn more and join us.


Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for March:

Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers?

For many years, the fundraising profession has been a female-dominated profession—at least in terms of numbers. AFP's own membership numbers show a breakdown of approximately 75 percent female and 25 percent male that has been consistent for many years. Click here to read the article.

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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