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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.32
August 9, 2017

AFP Conference Education Committee Reviews Record Number of Proposals

AFP's Conference Education Advisory Committee has reviewed a record 559 proposals to present at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference and made tough decisions about which sessions will be offered next year in New Orleans.

It's Summer! Try a Porch Party to Open Doors and Cultivate Prospects

Pulling donors or new prospects together socially is a wonderful strategy for fundraising. Porch parties are easy to pull off. They "feel" attractive to donors because they are casual and informal.

Deadline Aug. 11 for Diversity, Leadership 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 this Friday, August 11!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

The Privilege of Being a Fundraiser
Cathy Mann talks about one of the most unique aspects of being a fundraiser: the gift of bearing witness to someone's pain—and how it can affect your professional work.

How We Do Things Around Here
Another great article in AFP's latest Advancing Philanthropy magazine, focusing on psychology, personality and the workplace using the Meyers-Briggs Types Indicators. Read this article, then check out the full magazine.

AFP's Canadian National Scholarship Program—Apply Now!
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada offers to Canadian fundraising professionals financial scholarships, up to a maximum of $1000, covering registration and travel costs for educational programs at the local, national and/or international level.

Latest Trends Top Ten: Donor Segmentation, Better Fundraising Letters, Building a Culture of Appreciation & 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

AFP Leader William Madison "Bill" Moran Passes Away
William Madison "Bill" Moran, ACFRE, a long-time AFP member and leader who served as chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, died at home peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family, on July 28, 2017. He was 69 years old. Read more.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel at the 2017 Leadership Academy
An exciting addition to the schedule for the 2017 Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion panel. Tanya Odom will lead a discussion with Krishan Mehta, Miranda Millard, Birgit Smith Burton and Ralph Lee. Click here to learn more about each of these speakers, check out the full Leadership Academy schedule, and register 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: Fundamentals of Fundraising Modules
Learn anytime with AFP's eCourses! AFP's popular introductory course, the Fundamentals of Fundraising, has been broken up into 7 easy-to-follow modules. From marketing and relationships to securing the gift and management, we’ve got the basics covered for you! Click here to take a course now!

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

Currently there are more than 400 jobs listed on our website.
To find one that is right for you, visit


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