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Vol.17, Num.22
May 31, 2017

Congress Can Enact a Tax Provision that Would Expand Charitable Giving

The Charitable Giving Coalition, chaired by AFP, is calling on the Senate Finance Committee and the Secretary of the Treasury to support a universal charitable deduction that would be available to all taxpayers.

New Study: Donors Are Much Less Generous Than They Think

A new national study shows most American charitable donors severely overestimate the percent of their household income they give to charity. Most also believe that, as donors, they're part of a select group, seriously misjudging the proportion of Americans who give to charity.

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How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership: Get Comfortable with Discomfort
"Despite the evidence that systems and structures are leading to the isolation of people of color in nonprofit organizations, there still seems to be a hesitance to talk explicitly about racism in the sector," writes Sean Thomas-Breitfeld of the Building Movement Project. Here he discusses the "nonprofit racial leadership gap."

Charitable Receipting: Do's and Don'ts for Canadian Registered Charities
There are a lot of common misunderstandings about charitable receipting. This article provides some helpful reminders and useful tips for fundraisers and registered charities. (Charity Village)

AFP Webinar: Launching a Successful Legacy Program (June 5, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Ligia Peña, CFRE will explore how to engage supporters at a more personal level in order to inspire them to leave a legacy and change the world. At the end of this session you will leave thinking: "I wish I'd started a legacy program 10 years ago!" Register now!

Early Bird Ends TODAY for Mastering Major Gifts with Amy Eisenstein
Unlock your true major gift fundraising potential this summer with Amy Eisenstein's Mastering Major Gifts online course. You can go from development generalist to a major gifts master in just 7 weeks! Sign up by May 31, TODAY, to receive the early bird rate; to register, click here.

AFP Top Ten: Streaming Live Events, More Emails, Resiliency and Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
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

AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice Returns
Our 9-month, mid-level learning program, featuring Professor Adrian Sargeant, returns in July. The program offers deep guidance in donor behavior, fundraising planning, marketing, managing and more. To learn more about the program and enroll, click here.

Save the Date for AFP's 2017 Leadership Academy
AFP's Leadership Academy is coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, October 12-14, 2017. Mark your calendar now to join us for ground-breaking leadership development and AFP chapter management training.

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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