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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.23
June 7, 2017

The Sizable Impact of High Stakes Asking: Interview with Kent Stroman

At the AFP International Conference in San Francisco, Amy Eisenstein talked with Kent Stroman, president of the Institute for Conversational Fundraising, about "high stakes asking" and helping donors accomplish their philanthropic goals.

Nominations Now Open for AFP Charles Stephens/Barbara Marion Awards

The Charles R. Stephens Award for Excellence in Diversity is a chapter award which spotlights outstanding diversity and inclusion programs, while the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP recognizes individual AFP members who have contributed their time, talent and treasure to AFP on the local, regional, national and international levels. Deadline for nominations for both awards is August 11!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Canada: AFP/Globe and Mail Philanthropy Supplement
AFP has partnered with the Globe and Mail on a supplement with articles that focus on Canada's culture of compassion and becoming a fundraiser, as well as features highlighting the work of charities across the country. Click here to read the print edition or see the articles online.

Building Movement Project Releases Report on Racial Leadership Gap in Nonprofits
The Building Movement Project (BMP) has released a new report, Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, which analyzes why the nonprofit sector has so few leaders of color.

AFP Top Ten: Writing the Appeal You Want Vs. The One Donors Want to Read; Time to Retire the Self-Mailer & More!
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 Webinar: Using Neuroscience to Improve Your Fundraising Results (June 20, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar, Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, AdvDip, explores some key principles that influence behavior—and how fundraisers can apply those principles to donors. Don't worry! You don’t have to be a scientist to understand and use this stuff. Register now!

What are "Fundraising Principles and Practice"?
Learn more about AFP's comprehensive 9-month, mid-level learning program from Professor Adrian Sargeant in this video. The course returns next month, so sign up now to supercharge your career! To learn more about the program and enroll, click here.

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!

AFP News

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.

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.

Job Listings/Grant Resources

Opportunity Awaits...
Have you updated/posted your resume lately? You never know when opportunity may knock. Visit the AFP Career Center to update your profile today!

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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