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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.29
July 19, 2017

AFP Calls on Senate Finance Committee to Approve Charitable Giving Incentives

AFP has submitted recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee to strengthen philanthropy in America by creating a universal charitable deduction and expanding the IRA Rollover provision.

Member Spotlight: Joyce Mitchell-Antoine, CFRE

AFP talks with long-time fundraiser, previous AFP board member and past recipient of the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP: Joyce Mitchell-Antoine, CFRE.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Rock It! How to Be a Great Fundraiser and a Great Manager at the Same Time
Five questions with Kishshana Palmer about managing your career, team and life balance, which is the subject of her upcoming webinar on July 24, 2017.

Harassment and Bullying in the Nonprofit Sector
AFP is working with Beth Ann Locke on a survey about harassment and bullying in the fundraising profession and the nonprofit sector. If you've experienced either, please consider completing this survey (which can be filled out anonymously), and the results will be featured in an upcoming issue of Advancing Philanthropy magazine.

House Panel Adopts Measure to Curb Johnson Amendment
The Appropriations Committee voted to keep language in a spending bill that would limit the Internal Revenue Service's ability to investigate houses of worship for engaging in partisan political activity.

AFP Top Ten: Getting That First Meeting, Fundraising Metrics, Storytelling Tips & More!
Need tips on how to do your job better, insight on the latest research, or the latest, coolest ideas from the best minds in the profession? Each week, AFP gathers the top blog posts, videos, articles and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals.
Read more.

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!

AFP News

What Do Past Attendees Say About the AFP Leadership Academy?
"The Leadership Academy was much more than you promised! I loved getting to network with people from all over, especially the people in our region. I am going to host a special session with our board to share all of the fabulous information presented at the sessions. Thank you for an enlightening and educational conference." Check out the schedule and speakers for the 2017 event in Cincinnati, October 12-14!

AFP eCourse: Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization
Learn anytime with AFP's eCourses, in partnership with MindEdge Learning! This course, which offers 3 CFRE education points, will help keep your organization's bottom line looking sharp as you explore strategic and tactical budgeting and how you can use different techniques to handle operating challenges. Click here to register now!

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.

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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