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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.26
June 28, 2017

Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month

To commemorate Pride Month, AFP talked with LGBTQ members about their experiences in the fundraising community, working with donors and boards, and what advice they have for fundraisers of all backgrounds.

The Next Wave in Fundraising Collaboration

AFP President and CEO Jason Lee discusses three considerations for nonprofits looking to work together to raise funds.

Nomination Deadline for AFP's Distinguished Fellows is Friday!

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 Friday, June 30.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Ten Secrets to Optimizing Your Online Donation Process for Maximum Dollars Raised and Retained
Learn a little about Steven Shattuck, how fundraising is a family affair for him, and what he'll share in his upcoming webinar on mobile giving and donor retention.

2017 Leadership Academy—Registration is Now Open!
Presented by the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy, the 2017 Leadership Academy lands in Cincinnati, Ohio, to bring leadership development opportunities and AFP chapter management training to all fundraisers. Leadership Academy isn't just for AFP chapter leaders anymore—register today! Click here to learn more about the Academy.

More Giving, More Benefit For All
Jim Eskin, government relations chair for the AFP San Antonio Chapter, writes an op-ed on the universal charitable deduction being pushed by AFP, the Charitable Giving Coalition and others. (San Antonio Express-News)

Holding the Line Vs. Piling On: A Surprising Look at the "Trump Effect" on Giving
Pollsters found that Democrats and Republicans alike are expressing a renewed interest in charitable giving—but for quite different reasons. (Inside Philanthropy)

AFP Top Ten: Millennial Giving, Creating Urgency, Getting Major Donor Visits & 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

Sessions for AFP Chapter Leaders and Collegiate Members at Leadership Academy
Are you a current or aspiring AFP chapter leader, or a collegiate member? We have education and networking just for you on Thursday, October 12, at the Leadership Academy in Cincinnati! To learn more and to see the full schedule of events at the 2017 Leadership Academy, click here.

What Will You Gain from Fundraising Principles and Practice?
"I absolutely loved this program. I learned an immense amount about best practices based on fundraising research literature, which I wasn't even aware existed until this course." That's how one graduate reflected on her experience with the Fundraising Principles and Practice program. What will your experience bring you? Learn more and join us!

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 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!

Job Listings/Grant Resources

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