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Vol.17, Num.38YP 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.

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.

Register for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference for only $629!

As an AFP Young Professional member, you can register for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference for only $629, now through November 1st! You don't want to miss the premier event for professional fundraisers in New Orleans, April 15-17, 2018.

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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.

Free AFP Member Webinar: Getting the Most Out of Your Fundraising Effectiveness Project (October 12, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
This workshop, free for AFP members, will focus on the latest from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project and how you can put this data to raise more funds!

What I Learned as a First-Time Development Director: Tips from the Trenches
Okay, the article does refer to "reading the newspaper" and not "scouring the Internet," but these timeless tips are well worth your read. (The Fundraising Authority)

How to Strengthen Your Resume
Even if you aren't looking for a job right now, updating and strengthening your resume is always a good idea. (Hilborn)

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)

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

Become the Next Great Fundraising Leader—Join Us at Leadership Academy
AFP Young Professionals can register for only $299 for 2 days of leadership development with a fundraising focus. Learn about topics like Career Planning, Ethical Dilemmas, Leading Change, and more.

"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!

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.

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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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