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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.24
June 14, 2017

Charitable Giving in the U.S. Reaches $390 Billion

Giving by individuals, foundations, corporations and estates rose by 2.7 percent in 2016 (1.4 percent adjusted for inflation) to reach an all-time high of $390.05 billion, according to Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2016.

Nominations for the AFP 2018 Board of Directors Due June 23!

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 are due June 23!

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Top Stories

AFP Top Ten: Using Data Effectively, Your Personal Brand, Great Donor Tours, Donor Language & 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.

Outstanding Young Professional Spotlight: Jessica Wroblewski, CFRE
Jessica Wroblewski has already earned her CFRE, writes occasionally, has worked as a consultant, and now is the manager of major gifts and planned giving for the YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo. Oh, and she's also one of five fundraisers in AFP's first class of Outstanding Young Professionals!

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.

Congratulations to Our 100% Board Participation Chapters!
Achieving 100% board participation for the AFP Foundations' BE the CAUSE campaign in the U.S. and the Every Member Campaign in Canada means more than just receiving a certificate. It's a symbol of your chapter's support of the fundraising profession and all of philanthropy.

More Than Just a Good PowerPoint—AFP Master Speaker Training
Missed your chance to attend AFP Master Training last month? Ann Rosenfield shares some pro tips to tide you over.

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!

AFP News

What is "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.

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!

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.

It's a Great Day to Take an AFP eCourse!
Check out our wide-ranging selection of on-demand online learning courses. We offer more than 80 courses covering topics like the fundamentals of fundraising, grant writing, board and volunteer development, and many, many more. Click here to get started, and master a new topic today!

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