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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.18
May 3, 2017

Fewer Charities See Increased Fundraising Results, Meet Fundraising Goals in 2016

Sixty percent of responding charities in the U.S. and Canada reported raising more from charitable gifts in 2016 compared with a year earlier, according to a new report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC).

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! 

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May 19 Deadline to Get $599 Super Early Bird for AFP New Orleans
If you missed San Francisco—or are so invigorated that you can't wait for the next conference—then register super early for the 2018 AFP International Fundaising Conference in New Orleans and receive super savings. Our Super Early Bird rate is $599 ... but only if you register by May 19!

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

Charitable Giving Coalition Sends Letter on Trump Tax Plan
In response to President Trump’s tax plan, the Charitable Giving Coalition, led by AFP, sent a letter to Republican House Ways and Means Committee members, encouraging them to safeguard the charitable deduction as they consider their own tax proposals.

AFP Webinar: Wired Boards: Driving Hi-Tech Innovation from the Boardroom (May 23, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern)
John Dawe, CNP, CFRE, examines how top performing nonprofit organizations use technology as an accelerator to drive best-practice governance, foster innovation, improve strategic decision making, and build relationships


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.

Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource:
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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