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Vol.17, Num.14
April 5, 2017

AFP Honors Five Outstanding Young Fundraising Professionals

AFP is proud to announce its first group of Outstanding Young Professionals, fundraisers under the age of 31 who have already shown exemplary work in raising funds, inspiring donors, helping manage campaigns and giving back to the profession.

 New FEP Supplement Finds Donor Retention Continuing to Slide

Despite a net increase in revenue and donors, the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s (FEP) 2016 Donor Retention Supplement found that overall donor retention continued its nine-year slide and now rests at 46.1 percent. Learn more about the research and tools to increase your donor retention.

Coming Soon—The Free AFP 2017 App!

 We know you are gearing up for the AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, Ca., starting in a just a little over three weeks! And so are we, getting our new AFP 2017 mobile app ready for you (and your smart device of choice)! You'll have all the sessions, speakers, exhibitors, and more at your fingertips as you roam Moscone West and create your own personalized conference experience. The AFP 2017 app will be released Friday, April 14. So mark your calendar, and until then check out and get ready to rev up your fundraising game!

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Top Stories

On Equal Pay Day, The Good News and Bad News
Lisa Skeete Tatum talks about Equal Pay Day (April 4) and notes that the reasons the gap exists are complex and daunting, but by breaking down the problems into "bite sized" actionable steps, we can continue moving forward with intention and with results. (Forbes)

AFP Live! Returns (April 18, 1 PM Eastern): Midlife Crisis—A Discussion of the Needs of Mid-Level Career Fundraisers
Much attention is often paid to the recruitment of entry-level professionals, but fundraisers approaching the middle of their career need to be proactive and be sure their needs are met. Here's your chance to ask experts David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE questions about your mid-level career. Read their article, submit your questions now, and then tune in on Tuesday, April 18, to have them answered!

AFP Webinar: Getting to Know You: Donor Surveys for the Win! (April 19, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
From crafting questions to choosing a delivery method, Shanon Doolittle will impart the know-how you need to create and send a donor survey. Register now!


April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2017 is the 13th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how estate planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges.

The AFP Top Ten: Use of Images and Words in Fundraising, Charitable Wedding Registries & 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.




AFP News

Call for Nominations for the AFP 2018 Board of Directors
AFP needs your help—in identifying the next great leaders of our association. Nominate a colleague, someone you admire or even yourself to serve on the AFP International Board of Directors. Nominations due June 23!

Call for AFP's Second Class of Distinguished Fellows
The Distinguished Fellows program and Honorary Fellows program (for those who are not members of AFP) spotlights individuals who have made significant leadership contributions to the philanthropic and fundraising professions, and who will continue to advance AFP's mission and vision through their volunteer and advisory work. Nominations are accepted through June 30.

Want to Be a Speaker at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference?
Our 2018 Conference call for presentations is now open! If you would like to present at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference, April 15-17 in New Orleans, click here to learn more and submit. If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Mayo at


Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for April:
Fostering Success For Midlevel Fundraisers
By Lynda McDaniel
Midcareer. For professional fundraisers, it's the perfect time to reflect on what you've learned so far and consider future opportunities. Click here to read the full article in the new Advancing Philanthropy Spring 2017 issue!

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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