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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.36
September 6, 2017

Why the NRC Fundraising Survey Is SO Important (And Why You Should Take It Now!)

AFP talks with Melissa Brown, manager of the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC), about what the profession is learning from the NRC and why all fundraisers should be taking the current NRC survey. Deadline is THIS Friday, Sept. 8.

Keys to Keeping Board Members Engaged: Interview with Rachel Muir

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference earlier this year in San Francisco, Amy Eisenstein interviews internationally recognized nonprofit founder and thought leader Rachel Muir about board engagement.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Full Speaker Lineup for 2017 Leadership Academy
The 2017 Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, provides leadership development opportunities from inspiring and informative speakers from around the country. Check out the full list and register today to join us October 12-14 in Cincinnati!

AFP Webinar: Storyliving: Creating Transformational Donor Engagement Experiences to Inspire Major Gifts (September 18, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar, Tammy Zonker—recently named one of America's Top 25 Fundraising Experts—discusses donor persona identification and cultivation, and how you can inspire donors to be passionate about giving. Click here to learn more and register today!

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!

Nomination Period Open for AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Authors of published research works on fundraising and philanthropy are invited to submit a book or monograph of 50 or more pages OR a peer-reviewed article for the 2018 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy. Deadline is Nov. 1.

Latest Trends Top Ten: Telephone Fundraising, Donor Attrition, Changing Donor Behavior & 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

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.

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 is open September 1–October 31, 2017. Learn more.

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

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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