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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.35
August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

AFP has updated its Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page with updates and resources on fundraising during a natural disaster. AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee and Greater Houston Chapter President Dawn Koenning also provide their perspectives.

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.

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Top Stories

Why Donor Retention Is a Game of Musical Chairs
From the Fundraising Effectiveness Project Blog, Jay Love talks about key data from the Panel Philanthropy Study and how it can be used to evaluate and increase your donor retention.

Nonprofits Continue to Hire More Aggressively Than For-Profits in 2017, but the Gap is Narrowing
A new study shows that while nonprofits are continuing to hire more aggressively than for-profits in 2017, the gap is narrowing. However, nonprofits are not advancing their talent and culture practices in order to keep up with the competition.

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!

Coming Soon: Help AFP Evaluate Its Educational Offerings!
AFP has partnered with Symphonic Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm to measure the quality, effectiveness and impact of our current education program offerings and to determine the future professional development needs of our stakeholders. Click here for more details and how you can help.

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AFP News

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!

Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Now Available
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to offer the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, LA, April 15-17, 2018. The application process will open September 1–October 31, 2017. Learn more.

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. 11. Look for the official announcement in the coming weeks and let your voice be heard.

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.

Top 3 Reasons to Attend AFP's Leadership Academy
1. You want to energize your fundraising team and learn best practices in leadership development.
2. You are a current, future or aspiring AFP Chapter Leader, striving to be an influencer in AFP and fundraising.
3. You are dedicated to learning the skills necessary to be an effective nonprofit decision-maker.

All current and future fundraising leaders are welcome! Click here to see the full slate of speakers and education topics at the 11th Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy.

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

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