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Vol.17, Num.19
May 10, 2017

What We Learned (And Left) in San Francisco: The 2017 AFP International Conference

In case you missed the recent AFP International Fundraising Conference, or simply want to relive it (or see if we included your Tweet), we've got photos, videos and tweets from our three-day event in San Francisco.

Related: AFP 2017 Contest Winners!

Fundraising Goes Global—Challenges and Opportunities

AFP brought together 25 CEOs and board members representing 11 different national fundraising associations from around the world for the 8th International Fundraising Summit on Friday, April 28.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Donations to Nonprofits Increased by Three Percent in 2016
Released at the AFP International Fundraising Conference, the latest Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report found that overall donations to nonprofits in the US increased 3% in 2016 while the retention rate of donors decreased slightly to 45%.

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

Conference Session and Speaker Evaluations
If you attended the 2017 AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, please, please—PLEASE—evaluate the sessions you attended. It's critical to ensuring next year's conference is even better!

Join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) for the 2017 National Conference and Leaders Institute (#YNPN17) in Atlanta, Georgia.
#YNPN17 is an annual event that brings together leaders from across the country for three days of networking, professional development, and chapter collaboration. The 2017 National Conference and Leaders Institute, taking place in Atlanta, Ga., is where the most passionate and innovative nonprofit professionals will come to take their careers and leadership to the next level. You have until May 15 to register for the early bird rate!

Why Media Attacks on Fundraising Really Are Ideological
An interesting session from the AFP International Fundraising Conference looked at why fundraising comes under such attack from the media. Anyone who's paid the slightest attention to what has happened in the U.K. during the past two years will be aware of the levels of vehemence these attacks can reach. (The NonProfit Times)

Action University Summary (May 10, 2017): Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek
In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. The answer? Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort—even their own survival—for the good of those in their care.


AFP News

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.

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

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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