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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.34
August 23, 2017

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ALERT: Be Aware of Fraudulent Emails that Appear to Use AFP Addresses
AFP has been made aware of emails being sent to members about a fundraising project for an ill child named Tony using AFP's logo and official looking email addresses. Please be aware that these emails are not approved by or in any way related to anyone at AFP. To be clear, AFP has NOT authorized the use of the AFP name or trademarks for this purpose. Email addresses were created that look like official AFP emails, but they are not legitimate AFP email addresses. AFP is investigating the source of the messaging.

Take the NRC Summer Survey Focusing on Connecting to Different Generations

Is your organization strategically appealing to different age groups? What are other nonprofits doing to reach Gen Z, Millennials, Boomers, and "Mature" donors? The Nonprofit Research Collaborative seeks data and stories that will illuminate what is working in charitable fundraising. Take the survey, which is open now through September 1.

Valorie Burton will be Closing Keynote Speaker at 2017 Leadership Academy

The bestselling author, Emmy-nominated television host, and Certified Personal and Executive Coach will speak on Saturday, October 14, to our audience in Cincinnati, Ohio. There are still seats available for the 11th Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Click here to learn more and register now!

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AFP Webinar: Aligning the Boss's Expectations with the Realities of Fundraising (September 5, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar, Nancy Racette discusses what nonprofit leaders think about development, what we can do to manage expectations, and how to communicate to employers what we need to fundraise effectively. Click here to learn more and register today!

Meet the Donors: Some "Who'd-Have-Thought-It" Insights on What Donors Really Think
From the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention in July, Ken Burnett talks about chairing a panel of donors and hearing their thoughtful insights and advice to charities. (Ken Burnett)

Thousands of Faith Leaders Ask Congress to Protect Johnson Amendment
More than 4,000 religious leaders have signed a letter urging Congress to maintain the Johnson Amendment, a law barring pulpit politicking that President Trump has vowed to gut. (Religion News Service)

Latest Trends Top Ten: Donor Stewardship Across Generations, Writing Video Scripts, Welcome Emails & 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

Deadline THIS FRIDAY 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 Board Voting Coming Soon!
All AFP members will have the chance to vote on the slate for the board of directors for AFP International starting Sept. 5. Look for the official announcement in the coming weeks and let your voice be heard.

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/Grant Opportunities

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

Grant Opportunities, Presented by GrantStation

Check out the latest issue of GrantStation Insider to find the latest grant opportunity listings! GrantStation is an essential tool for efficiently connecting grantseekers with accurate information about a wide range of grantmakers. Learn more about GrantStation.


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