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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.27
July 5, 2017

Registration Now Open for AFP's Leadership Academy!

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

2018 Call for Nominations for the U.S. Foundation Fundraising Board

Members and chapters can nominate any qualified candidate who has distinguished himself or herself by serving in a chapter leadership role or has volunteered in service to philanthropy and the fundraising profession. Nominations to serve on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—U.S. are due to AFP International by August 18!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

AFP's "On Fundraising" LinkedIn Page
Have you checked out all of the articles, stories and resources on AFP's LinkedIn page, On Fundraising? Right now there are articles on sponsorships, creating donor relationships, social media and donor naming opportunities. Check out all the resources available, and post your own blogs, thoughts and articles!

Una Osili, Director of Research, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: An Update on Giving
A conversation with Una Osili about key takeaways and insights from the recently Giving USA 2017 report. Will giving in the U.S. hit $400 billion this year? (Philanthropy News Digest)

My Generation: How to Bring Multiple Generations Together in Your Workplace
It's true that generational challenges have always existed. What is different is the increase in the rate and pace of change. Here are some ideas on how to increase your generational awareness and bring people together in the workplace. (Charity Village)

AFP Top Ten: Sponsorship Template Letters, Annual Fund Strategies, Face to Face Fundraising Guide & 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

Only One Week to Register for AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice
AFP's 9-month mid-level learning course, led by Professor Adrian Sargeant, is right around the corner, and we don’t want you to miss out. Register now to join us a journey through all key aspects of fundraising, including the creation of a personalized fundraising audit and plan for your organization! Click here to learn more and join us—registration ends July 12!

Opening Plenary for 2017 Leadership Academy—Justin Maust
The 2017 Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy, is proud to announce Justin Maust as its opening plenary speaker. Maust, a certified speaker, trainer and coach for Lead USA and The John Maxwell Team, will dive into the art of building powerful teams. Don’t miss Maust and the rest of our program, click here to learn more and register!

AFP's 2017 Compensation and Benefits Reports by Position and Function
We hope you've already downloaded your free copy of AFP'
s 2017 Compensation and Benefits Report (one of your member benefits!), but don't forget that there are more reports available! We've broken down specific salary and benefits information for key positions and functions, like "Chief Development Officer" or "Annual Giving," respectively. Check out the full list for purchase 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!

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

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

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To find one that is right for you, visit


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