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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.30
July 26, 2017

How to Pivot with Difficult Donors

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, Amy Eisenstein talks with Anne Melvin, director of training at Harvard's Central Fundraising Office, about working with difficult donors.

Young Professional Spotlight: Kayleigh Stampfler, CFRE

AFP interviews Kayleigh Stampfler, one of our first class of Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got started in fundraising and advice she follows to be successful.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

The Philanthropy World is Frightened That Trump's Tax Plan Is Going to Slow Donations
A recent survey by Schwab Charitable reports 45% of its current donors and financial advisors are likely to reduce their annual giving if Trump's proposed tax reforms—which reduce charitable deductions on taxable income–take effect in 2018. (Fast Company Online)

What's New in Nonprofit Impact Reporting?
Steven Shattuck explores what impact reporting is and why it is so essential to donor retention. Log into the latest Advancing Philanthropy online and read this and many other outstanding articles.

Millennials Aren't Job-Hopping Any Faster Than Generation X Did
Millennial workers, those ages 18 to 35, are just as likely to stick with their employers as their older counterparts in Generation X were when they were young adults, according to recently released government data. (Pew Research Center)

A Millennial's First Day at Your Nonprofit
Jason Dorsey, co-founder and Millennials and Gen Z researcher at The Center for Generational Kinetics, discussed generational perception and divides in the workplace at a recent conference. (The NonProfit Times).

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!

Latest Trends Top Ten: Unique Thank-You Ideas, Facebook Interviews, Donor Fatigue & 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.

AFP News

Media Training and Mindfulness Highlight New Topics for 2017 Leadership Academy
The 2017 Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, features exciting learning opportunities for unique management skills essential to fundraising. Take a look at our full schedule for the 2017 Leadership Academy, and see what you can learn with us in October!

AFP Webinar: Metrics Matter: How to Measure and Grow Major Gifts (August 1, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar, major gifts expert Amy Eisenstein will teach you what and how to measure, as well as how to set appropriate long and short term goals for your major gift program. Register now!

AFP eCourse: Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization
Learn anytime with AFP's eCourses, presented in partnership with MindEdge Learning! This course, which offers 3 CFRE education points, explores the foundations of leadership and examines how to be a successful and effective leader, including the skills unique to the nonprofit sector. Click here to register now!

AFP's 2017 Compensation and Benefits Reports by Position and Function
Interested in salary and benefits data specific to job titles like Fundraising Program Manager, or specific to functions of fundraising like Special Events? Check out the full list of Compensation and Benefits Reports for purchase. If you're hiring at your organization, or looking to take the next step of your career, you can't afford to miss this valuable information.

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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