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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.33
August 16, 2017

AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee's Statement Regarding the Events in Charlottesville

AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee discusses the role of fundraising and philanthropy in bringing people together and our association's commitment to respect, diversity and inclusion, and the worth and rights of every individual.

Deadline Extended 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 Friday, August 25!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Introverts in Fundraising: Surviving in an Extrovert Profession
Are you an extrovert, introvert, or more likely, somewhere in the middle? The trick to better fundraising: Discover your strength and build your donor engagement and networking skills from a strong foundation of who you really are.

Why You Need to be Just as Generous as Your Donors
What if a fundraiser's own generosity is as equally important as that of our donors when it comes to fundraising success? Emma Lewzey suggests practical ways of practicing generosity in your workplace.

AFP Webinar: You Can Do It: Research at Your Fingertips (August 23, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar, Annabel Ocubillo, a senior researcher at the University of California, San Diego, will walk you through a few key areas of research available to fundraisers. Click here to learn more and register today!

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!

Latest Trends Top Ten: Texting, Fundraising Nuggets, Writing Captivating Headlines & 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.


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AFP News

Book Your Hotel Room for the 2017 Leadership Academy in Cincinnati
If you haven't signed up for the 11th Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, lock in your spot today for leadership development specifically for fundraisers and the nonprofit world. Rooms in our hotel block are going fast, so register today and book your room!

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: Capital Campaigns
Learn anytime with AFP's eCourses, in partnership with MindEdge Learning! This course, which offers 3 CFRE education points, explores the key terminology and practices surrounding running a successful capital campaign within a nonprofit organization. Click here to register now!

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Job Listings

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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