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Vol.17, Num.39
September 27, 2017

Following A Plan, Plus Four Donor Identification Methods, Key to Finding Major Gift Success

A new study has some critical insights for major gift fundraising, including that charities are most likely to cultivate and receive major gifts when they follow a plan—regardless of what the plan actually is.

How to Get "Unstuck" In Your Professional Life: Q&A with Leadership Academy Keynote Speaker Valorie Burton

We often get stuck in our professional work because fear keeps us from acting like we should. Valorie Burton talks about getting unstuck and making the change you want to see.

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AFP Webinar: Strategic Planning for Maximum Fundraising Success (October 4, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Martha H. Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF, (AdvDip) and Bob Carter, CFRE, discuss how to create and leverage your strategic plan to motivate your staff team, engage your Board, and inspire your donors. Click here to learn more and register today!

Free AFP Member Webinar: Getting the Most Out of Your Fundraising Effectiveness Project (October 12, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
This webinar, free for all AFP members, will focus on the latest from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project and how you can use the data to raise more funds. Click here to sign up today.

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

Leadership: How to Create a Loyalist Team
The highest-performing teams trust each other without reservation and assume positive intent, put the team agenda ahead of any personal agenda and hold each other accountable. Here's how to create them. (Skip Richards)

Disaster Fundraising—How Your Nonprofit Should Respond
How to talk to donors after natural disasters, especially if your organization isn't involved in relief efforts. (Fired Up Fundraising)

Latest Trends Top Ten: Sponsorship Packages, Philanthropic Advisors, PSAs, Special Event Ideas & 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.


AFP News

Only 2 Weeks Until the 2017 Leadership Academy!
Leadership development and chapter management training await you in Cincinnati at the 2017 Leadership Academy, brought to you by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. If you're a current or future AFP Chapter Leader, or you want to master the latest and greatest methods in nonprofit management, register today and join us!

Have YOU Registered for AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference Yet?
Registration is OPEN for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans. Take advantage of more than 90 education sessions over three days, two inspirational keynotes, and one unforgettable experience with thousands of fellow fundraisers. Register now through November 1 to receive the Early Bird Rate!

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.

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.

October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month
Please join AFP as we partner with The Financial Awareness Foundation in support of improved financial and estate planning. Learn more about the campaign and find resources on talking with and engaging donors in estate planning.

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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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