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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.37
September 13, 2017

In light of the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma; the earthquake in Chiapas, Mexico; and wildfires across North America, the AFP staff hopes all members of the AFP and fundraising communities—and those they serve—are safe and protected. We are proud to serve you and support your efforts to improve our world and provide critical services to those in need.

FRIDAY Deadline for Outstanding Professional, Youth Award Nominations

Members and chapters have until Sept. 15, this Friday, to submit 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.

2018 Board of Director Voting Open Now!

All members will have until October 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET to vote on the proposed slate of nominees for the 2018 AFP board of directors.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report.

What’s Your Rapid Response Plan?
Natural disasters. Important Legislation. Or simple situations that suddenly turn into major controversies. Rapid response is largely not about day-of planning, it's about how you can prepare when you're in a moment of (relative) calm. (Sanky)

VIDEO: Meghan Cummings Invites You to Cincinnati for the 2017 Leadership Academy
The chair of the 2017 Leadership Academy Host Committee invites you to join her for three days of leadership development and management training opportunities. Don't miss the 2017 Leadership Academy, brought to you by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Click here to register now.

Nonprofits Fear Sting of Tax Reform
Charities in the U.S. not only have concerns about changes to the charitable deduction, but also how a larger standard deduction and lower individual rates will erode giving. (Bloomberg BNA)

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!

Latest Trends Top Ten: Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & 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

"Mastering Major Gifts" is Back! Early Bird Registration Now Open
Unlock your true major gift fundraising potential with Amy Eisenstein's "Mastering Major Gifts" online course. You can go from development generalist to a major gifts master in just seven weeks! Sign up by September 20 to receive the early bird rate; to register, click here.

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.

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 seven easy-to-follow modules. From marketing and relationships to securing the gift and management, we've got the basics covered for you!

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Job Listings/Grant Opportunities

Millennials Growing A Successful Career in Fundraising
Every day, there are publications offering the newest formula to manage millennials in the workplace. But what does it actually look like to be a millennial in today's nonprofit workforce? Click here to read full article in Advancing Philanthropy.

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

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