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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.13
March 29, 2017

American Red Cross Fundraiser Barb Coury Named 2017 CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Barb Coury, CFRE, regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the state of Indiana, has been named the 2017 CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

AFP Member Spotlight: Eileen Heisman

Eileen Heisman, ACFRE, president and CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, talks about her career, growing donor-advised funds and her love of illiquid assets!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

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!

Creating Gender Equality in the Charity Sector
Lizzi Hollis talks about the challenges and opportunities in improving the inclusivity of the philanthropic workplace, particularly focusing on gender, and working to create better leadership, workplace culture, confidence and recognition for a more diverse and equal charity sector. (SOFII)

Text Messaging as a Fundraising Tool
Text can be a powerful ally to charities and nonprofit organizations. Not only can texting help you to raise funds, but it can also be valuable in doing other forms of outreach and communication to donors and stakeholders, as well as volunteers and paid staff.

Study Reveals Communications Gap Between Mid-Level Donors, Nonprofits
A new fundraising study shows that many mid-level donors fall into a communications "black hole," forgotten by the organizations they faithfully support, according to a press release by NextAfter.


Deadline is March 31 for Submissions to the Diversity Art Showcase
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.

The AFP Top Ten: Don't Thank Your Donors, Actigiving, 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

Deadline Friday for AFP's International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising
This 12-month, high-level learning program will have you rethinking philanthropy and 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 hear about the program from students themselves, and then click here for more details.

"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.

So Much Networking, So Little Time!
Even 3 full days isn't enough time to chat with all 3,000 fellow attendees at the 2017 International Fundraising Conference. Add a dozen education sessions to keep you busy? Forget it. That's why we set up events like First Timers Welcome and Affinity Networking, Marketplace Happy Hour sponsored by World’s Best Wine, and 50 Summers of Love—The AFP After Dark Party to facilitate networking, maximizing your time. Click here to see our full schedule, including networking opportunities.


Job Listings/Grant Resources

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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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