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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.28
July 12, 2017

Nomination Period Open for Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Youth in Philanthropy

AFP International is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Professional and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. Information about the process, including criteria and the online nomination forms, is available here, and the deadline for both awards is Sept. 15!

Summer Reading—for Fun and Work

Summer is a great time to get caught up on your reading. AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee talks about the books and research he'll be catching up on this summer, and ask what you're reading both in the office and on vacation.

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Top Stories

Deadline TODAY for AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice
If you're ready for a real challenge, and ready to truly take your fundraising career to the next level, you need to join AFP's nine-month blended learning course led by Professor Adrian Sargeant. Blow away your boss, earn your promotion, reach that credential—AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice will take you there. Registration closes TODAY—click here to learn more and register!

Congress Considering Provision to Weaken the Johnson Amendment
The bill would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from spending any funds on determining if a house of worship or its affiliate broke the law. AFP members are encouraged to contact their Members of Congress!

AFP Webinar: Rock It! How to Be a Great Manager and a Fundraiser at the Same Time (July 24, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar, Kishshana Palmer will help you achieve just that! You'll learn how to maneuver around common management pitfalls, how to structure your time and still hit your fundraising goals, and much more. Register now!

Naming Rights: What McMaster University Learned From a Record Donation
The ground-breaking gift to McMaster's School of Medicine, the first medical school in Canada to be named for a benefactor, embodies key building blocks in the successful courting of a major donor: a meaningful long-term relationship and a compelling story to inspire the philanthropist. (The Globe and Mail)

What's New, What's Enduring—The Summer 2017 Advancing Philanthropy
The latest issue of the Advancing Philanthropy magazine is here, and it’s chock full of—well, everything! From nonprofit impact reporting to millennials growing new careers to rising interest in virtual reality to a higher bar for true inclusion, this issue covers new innovations while reminding us why certain ideas and principles endure.

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Join Justin Maust, Robbe Healey, Kishshana Palmer and more for the 2017 Leadership Academy
Presented by the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy, the 2017 Leadership Academy will tackle hot leadership and management topics like team-building, handling ethical dilemmas and emotional intelligence. If you're an up-and-coming fundraising leader or an AFP chapter leader, you won’t want to miss it—register today!

AFP eCourse: Social Media for Nonprofits
Learn anytime with AFP's eCourses, in partnership with MindEdge Learning! This course, which offers 3 CFRE education points, explores the major social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest) as vehicles for nonprofits to reach their members, volunteers, and donors. Click here to register now!

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!

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!

Job Listings/Grant Resources

You Determine Your Destiny!
A recurring challenge faced by many minority fundraisers is how one should plan his or her professional career. Click here to read full article in Advancing Philanthropy.

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