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Vol.17, Num.16c
April 19, 2017

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Donors 3.0—"Show Me The ... Diversity?"
Being an inclusive organization is another measure to include in your donor stewardship report. Zaina-Sophie Salibi argues for a pro-active approach to becoming savvy in both the theory and practice of diversity and inclusion.

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.

Top 10 Donor Stewardship "Rules" to Ensure That Your Fundraising Thrives, Part 2
Good donor stewardship is king in successful fundraising. When you treat your donors with respect and help them to feel appreciated, not only will they stay on board, they will feel encouraged, and maybe even compelled, to give more. In part 2 of this article, Mena Gainpaulsingh shares five more ways to build a strong donor stewardship program for your organization.

Canada 150 Profiles: Sahar Vermezyari
As part of the celebration of Canada's 150th, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the nonprofit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada's social sector. Congratulations to Sahar Vermezyari for being included as a featured profile.

How Youth Leadership is Impacting Philanthropy
Have you considered the role that youth could play as ambassadors for your organization? Amy Soden observes that youth leadership may be the key to getting your mission and fundraising messages out to a broader community.

Next Steps: The Fellowship for Inclusion in Philanthropy Looks Forward
Two cohorts of Fellows have embraced and benefited from the learning opportunities offered by AFP's Fellowship for Inclusion in Philanthropy program. Now as program champions and leaders, the Fellow alumni and their mentors will be asking for your support in growing this innovative diversity and inclusion initiative.




Canada Member News

April 26 is the Deadline: Celebrate Your Charity's Impact in The Globe and Mail
Canada's 150th is a great time to celebrate your organization's contribution to the community. Include your charity's achievements in The Globe and Mail's "Philanthropy in Canada" special 2017 supplement.

AFP Banff Compass 2017, May 8-11
This year's theme for AFP Banff Compass is "Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition." It's an intimate, affordable conference in a must-visit location. Read on for more information!

Join us at Fundraising Day on June 8th!
Customize your learning at AFP Greater Toronto Chapter's annual Fundraising Day conference!

Inaugural AFP Canada Board of Directors Announced
The efforts and impact of AFP Canada members will now be linked to the work of AFP International through a new governing body, the AFP Canada Board of Directors.

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

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.

AFP Member Spotlight: Barb Coury, CFRE
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.

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.


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.

Fundraising Quicklinks

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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