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Vol.17, Num.15
April 12, 2017

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.


Coming Friday, April 14: The AFP 2017 App!

  We know you are gearing up for the AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, Ca., starting April 30. And we have just the thing to make your conference experience complete—the new AFP 2017 mobile app will be ready for download THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 14! Attendees will receive a special eblast on Friday letting you know how to download and use the AFP 2017 app. So mark your calendar and get ready to rev up your fundraising game!

Make New Friends While Enjoying the Best Food San Francisco Has To Offer!

Seats are still available for the "Dine Around San Francisco" event during the 2017 International Fundraising Conference in the "Local favorites" tier. To learn more, visit, log in to your registration account, and add the "Dine Around San Francisco" option!

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AFP Live! Returns (April 18, 1 PM Eastern): Midlife ≠ 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 ensure 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!

How Do You Manage the Needs and Challenges of Midlevel Professionals?
Looking to blossom in new directions? It's spring. Let the sun in! Whether you are a bright young professional or a wily veteran, you will find a world of wisdom in the half-dozen articles that comprise the Spring 2017 Advancing Philanthropy cover package.

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: Great Prospecting, Getting Donors to Yes & 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.

Action University Summary: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, by Roger Fisher and William Ury of the Harvard Negotiation Project
Like it or not, you are a negotiator. You and everybody you know negotiates every single day. You might be finalizing a deal with a new client, working through a legal matter, or trying to get your kids to clean up after dinner. No matter what you are doing, you can learn a better way to negotiate from the book Getting To Yes. It's called principled negotiation, and it was developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project. Read more.




AFP News

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!

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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