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Vol.17, Num.16
April 19, 2017

AFP Member Spotlight: Barb Coury, CFRE

Barb Coury

Barb Coury, CFRE, is regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the state of Indiana. Oh, and she’s ALSO our CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Learn about her career, her secrets to fundraising success, and why she loves working at the Red Cross.

It's a Small World: Customizing Fundraising Strategies for Global Audiences

Over the past five years, Kiwanis Children's Fund, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International combined have raised more than a billion dollars in nearly 30 currencies from donors in over 200 countries. So, together they have more than a few good ideas for customizing fundraising strategy to appeal to diverse domestic and international audiences.


Got App Yet? Download AFP 2017 Now!

Download the AFP 2017 app (click here if you missed the special eblast about conference online activities and social media) and have the conference at your fingertips! Create your own personalized schedule, set up your profile, connect with fellow attendees, post updates and pictures to the activity feed and social media, and more. Simply search "AFP 2017” in iTunes and Google Play, or check out to learn more!

Lunchtime Learnin' With The AFPeeps!

Hungry for some social media savvy? The AFPeeps got you covered! Once again, the AFPeeps will be bringing AFPeeps U to San Francisco for the 2017 International Fundraising Conference! These special sessions (click here or check the app for the complete line-up) will be offered at Learning Lab 1 in the Marketplace during lunch each day of the event, and are specially designed to help you quick-start and enhance your online and social media success! And don't forget—you can stop by the Peeps Nest in the AFP Hub (Booth 435) in the Marketplace at any time for all your social media questions.

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AFP Webinar: Investing in Major Gift Fundraising: Make it a Priority! (April 26, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Kay Sprinkel Grace, FAFP, consultant, author and speaker, will share her strategies for keeping major (and planned) gifts a priority program—and how to involve your board and non-development staff as partners in building revenue. Register now!

AFP Live! Recap: Midlife Doesn't Equal Midlife Crisis: A Discussion of the Needs of Mid-Level Career Fundraisers
Did you miss our AFP Live! discussion Tuesday with experts David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how fundraisers approaching the middle of their career can be proactive and ensure their needs are met? No worries—you can now read the archive of all submitted questions and their instructive, deeply knowledgable answers! Have a follow-up question for Dave and Lisa? Send it along and we will answer and add it to the archived chat!

Attention Collegiate Chapters: Partner with The Financial Awareness Foundation in April and Beyond
To help celebrate Financial Literary Month, AFP is working with the Financial Awareness Foundation to offer partnership opportunities with our collegiate chapters—a great way for chapters to reach out to other students and develop programming about financial awareness and literacy.

Creating an Open-Hearted Space for Conversations
How do you start a workplace conversation about equity and diversity? Beth Ann Locke and Jen Love advocate for emotional intelligence and an open-hearted approach.

Pre-Conference Workshops in San Francisco Still Available!
Both one-day and two-day workshops, focusing on critical topics like "Donor Retention" and "The Future of Fundraising," are available as an alternative to the International Fundraising Conference, or as an add-on to your conference registration! Click here for more information and to register.

The AFP Top Ten: Mid-Level Donors, Using a Gift-Range Chart, How Not to Leave Your Donors
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

Free AFP Webinar for Members Only: Career Planning, The Strategic Plan of You (May 10, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
As professional fundraisers, we spend a lot of time planning. Events, strategic plans, development plans, all get our attention. Does your career planning get as much attention? Join Vern Snyder for a look at career planning. Click here to sign up now!

Make New Friends While Enjoying the Best Food San Francisco Has To Offer!
Limited seats are still available for the "Dine Around San Francisco" event during the 2017 International Fundraising Conference in the "Local favorites" tier. Click here to learn more!

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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