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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.31
August 2, 2017

Wealthy People Give to Charity for Different Reasons Than the Rest of Us

New research suggests that wealthy individuals are more likely to give money when presented with a request that appeals to their sense of independence and self-reliance, while people with less money respond better to requests that emphasize social connection and community.

Moving Fundraising Forward in the UK

AFP International Chair Ann Hale, CFRE, traveled to the Institute of Fundraising's annual conference in the UK and gives us her thoughts on the conference and how the profession is recovering from a series of controversies.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Why We Need to End The Culture Of "Cultural Fit"
When it works well, cultural fit can be a great thing, allowing organizations to create a working culture that bonds diverse people around shared values. When it is used incorrectly, it is another way to discriminate and perpetuate the status quo while absolving people of the guilt and enabling them to rationalize terrible, thoughtless hiring and management practices. (Nonprofits with Balls)

Black Women's Equal Pay Day
With the salary gap issue still prevalent in fundraising, July 31 marked Black Women's Equal Pay Day, when black women’s pay in 2016 and up to this day in 2017 equals what white men made in 2016 alone. Here’s an article about the pay gap that debunks three myths about black women and salaries. (Economic Policy Institute)


A Woman's Guide to Thriving in Fundraising
Vanessa Chase Lockshin has put together a document featuring six principles for creating a fundraising career you love, along with fundraising and life advice from over 30 women in the profession.

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!

Latest Trends Top Ten: Facebook Engagement, Emotional Intelligence & 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.
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AFP News

Who's Attending the 2017 Leadership Academy?
More than 100 fundraisers so far are joining us in Cincinnati for the 2017 Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Which of your colleagues are going? Who can you connect with? Check out the up-to-date list of attendees here, and join them by registering for the event today!

AFP Webinar: Mission Possible: Get in the Door & Get What You Came For (August 16, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar with Anne Melvin, you will learn principles from the latest research in social psychology and human dynamics. These principles will help you make effective donor visits, leading you to a 'yes' and the gift you need. Register now!

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 eCourse: Introduction to Grant Writing
Learn anytime with AFP's eCourses, in partnership with MindEdge Learning! This course, which offers 5 CFRE education points, explores the relationship of grant writing to an organization's strategy for fundraising, outlines the six stages of grant writing, and highlights grant writing best practices. Click here to register now!

What Should Your Salary Be?
Be sure to download the 2017 Compensation and Benefits Report for the latest data on salary in the fundraising sector. If you want a deeper dive into specific jobs, check out our list of Compensation and Benefits Reports by Position and Function.

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.

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

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