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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.12
March 22, 2017

We've Come a Long Way...and We Still Have a Long Way to Go

AFP Chair Ann Hale and AFP Chair-Elect Martha Schumacher reflect on women in the fundraising profession and the challenges and opportunities they face.

AFP Member Spotlight: Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE

She's been in fundraising for 25 years, an AFP volunteer for 23 and a recipient of our Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership. AFP talks with Susan about her career arc (starting out in sports broadcasting!) and working in smaller shops where one has to do it all.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Dr. Lilya Wagner Wins AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize for Work on Diversity in Philanthropy
AFP has awarded the 2017 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy to Dr. Lilya Wagner, Ed.D., CFRE, for her outstanding book, Diversity and Philanthropy: Expanding the Circle of Giving.

AFP Statement on President Trump's 2018 Budget Blueprint
AFP President and CEO Jason Lee expresses the association's concern over the potential indirect impact that the lack of funding for many federal departments and agencies in President Trump's budget blueprint could have on fundraising and philanthropy.


Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca.

Have a Passion for Helping Youth and Developing Youth Education Curriculum?
The AFP Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) committee is updating the AFP YIP K-12 curriculum to include digital content, self-guided lessons and stand-alone modules for chapter, partner and member use. This is a project-based volunteer effort that will include phone meetings and commitment to advance the project's completion. The original curriculum creators and experts in YIP are a part of the project and will help develop a working framework. We need you! Contact Taryn Gold at

Action University Summary: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
When we see the world's most successful people, it's easy to assume that they were blessed with some otherworldly talent. But remember: Albert Einstein famously said that "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." In the book Grit, Angela Duckworth makes the case that the difference is a combination of passion and perseverance—or, as she calls it, grit. And it literally means the difference between your success and failure in life. 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: High Touch Philanthropy—How You Can Raise More with "Concierge Service" to Donors (April 4, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Beth Ann Locke will show you how to navigate motivations and expectations with very wealthy donors, and explore how to deepen and strengthen you donors' relationships to your charity. Register now!

Deadline Next Week for AFP's International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising
This 12-month, high-level learning program will have you rethinking philanthropy, and will give you the tools to revitalize your organization's attitude towards fundraising. And now North Park University offers graduate credit toward their Master of Nonprofit Administration for Diploma graduates! Click here to here about the program from students themselves, and then click here for more details.


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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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