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Vol.17, Num.17
April 26, 2017

Something for Everyone: The AFP International Fundraising Conference

AFP President and CEO Jason Lee talks about the upcoming International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, April 30 - May 2, and how it offers something for everyone.  

Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation Named Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

Nationwide, one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world, and the Nationwide Foundation have been named Outstanding Corporation by AFP. 


Got App Yet? Download AFP 2017 Now!

Download the AFP 2017 app 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, see what the AFPeeps are up to, and more. Simply search "AFP 2017” in iTunes and Google Play, or check out to learn more and for any technical/downloading issues!

Games, Contests & Badges (Oh My)!

Been on the app? Soon, you can starting earning points and badges for various activities, such as posting status updates, checking into sessions, adding photos, etc., and you can see who's got the most points on the "App Leaderboard" page. But this isn't just for bragging rights—there are prizes to be won! Mark your calendar: The AFP Leaderboard Challenge will officially begin at 8 am Friday (April 28) and conclude at 5:00 pm Tuesday (May 2)! And keep an eye out for new "special" badges honoring our host city's musical icons, as well as other contests! To learn more, visit or view the "Games/Contests/Badges!" page on the app!

Key Conference Information & Links

• Last-Minute Information: Things You Need To Know!
• Handouts (also available within each session on the app)
 Program | Addendum | Fold-out Schedule | CE Tracker

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Free AFP Webinar for Members Only: Career Planning, The Strategic Plan of You (May 10, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
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Four Trends to Follow at AFP's 2017 International Fundraising Conference
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AFP 2017: What You Need to Know
A round-up of the key events, speakers and networking opportunties at the 2017 International Fundraising Conference. (Results Plus)

AFP News

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.

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


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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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