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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.25
June 21, 2017

71 Percent of Fundraisers See Overall Incomes Rise as Salaries Remain Flat

The percentage of fundraisers reporting increases in overall income has increased for four consecutive years while salaries have generally remained static over that time, according to the AFP's 2017 Compensation and Benefits Report.

Special Post: Read AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee's thoughts on the latest Report!


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!

Nomination Deadline for AFP's Distinguished Fellows is June 30!

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.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Orange County Chapter Earns Charles Stephens Diversity Award
With the nomination period just announced for the Charles R. Stephens Award for Excellence in Diversity, it's time to check in with one of our honorees from last year: the AFP Orange County Chapter. And to submit a nomination for your chapter, click here.

Why Fundraiser Job Titles Stink and Cost You a Lot of Money!
Dr. Russell James has new research about which fundraiser job titles inspire more engagement, connectivity, and giving. While it might be safe to say that many of us love our job titles, Dr. James uncovered some reasons to believe that perhaps we shouldn't love them so much. (Market Smart)

At Last, Jeff Bezos Offers a Hint of His Philanthropic Plans
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has issued a "request for ideas" on how to direct his fortune toward philanthropic causes, but he's more focused on short-term, immediate impact ideas than long-term plans and resolutions. (The New York Times)

AFP Webinar: 10 Secrets to Optimizing Your Online Donation Process (July 12, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar, Steven Shattuck will examine 10 simple, research-backed fixes that any fundraiser can make to their online donation process. You'll leave with the confidence that your donation pages and forms can convert any visitor into a donor – and retain that donor for years to come. Register now!

AFP Top Ten: Large Boards, Managing Your Time, Donor Recognition Opportunities & 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 News

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!

Learn From the Best: AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice
If you want to master all key aspects of fundraising, why not learn directly from the experts? Professors Adrian Sargeant, Jen Shang, Stephen Pidgeon and Ian MacQuillin bring you an intensive 9-month course designed to prepare you for upper-management. To learn more about the program and enroll, click here.

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


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