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Vol.17, Num.38 September 20, 2017


Nomination Period Open for AFP's Outstanding Young Professionals Honor

AFP International is now accepting nominations for our Outstanding Young Professionals Award, which recognizes up to five up-and-coming fundraisers under the age of 31. Honorees will be recognized at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference.

Register Now for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference!

The wait is over! Early Bird Registration is now open for AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, April 15-17, 2018. The conference returns with three days of fundraising innovation, including a closing keynote presentation from Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Visit to learn more and register today!

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Top Stories

Expanding our Diversity and Inclusion Resources
AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee discusses the new resources and collaborations the association is developing to further diversity and inclusion efforts at the local level and beyond.

Mid-Year Charitable Giving Report: A Positive Response
Lots of good signs for fundraising halfway through the year, including rises in the number of contributions processed, though natural disasters may check growth for some charities. (NonProfitPro)

Nonprofit Leaders and Fundraisers Call for Greater Diversity
Thoughts and advice on how to create more diverse nonprofits and engage diverse donors from top charity leaders. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Nominations for Outstanding Fundraising Professional Extended
The deadline for submissions for AFP's Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award has been extended to Sept. 29.

Charitable Giving Coalition Calls for Universal Charitable Deduction
The coalition, chaired by AFP, submitted comments to the Senate Finance Committee with the theme of "helping American families includes keeping America’s charities strong."

Become a Detective for Good
Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her "detective work" for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts.

Latest Trends Top Ten: Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & 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

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.

"Mastering Major Gifts" Early Bird Registration Closes Today!
Amy Eisenstein's online learning course can take you from development generalist to major gifts master in just 7 weeks!

AFP Webinar: Four Steps to Successful Endowment Building (September 27, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Diana Newman shows you the skills necessary to launch an endowment program or re-engage your volunteers in building permanent assets for your organization's long-term growth.

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.

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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.

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