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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.40
October 4, 2017

The New Fundraising Rules You Need to Know

As a fundraiser, you probably know the 80/20 rule: About 80 percent of your gifts will come from approximately 20 percent of your donors. But the Fundraising Effectiveness Project now provides newer, more accurate rules for fundraisers to use: 76/4, 89/14 and 96/33.

Focus on Your Nonprofit's Impact: Interview with Nick Fellers

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference earlier this year in San Francisco, Amy Eisenstein talks with Nick Fellers about focusing on your impact and communicating it effectively.

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Top Stories

"Big Six" Tax Reform Framework Needs More Incentives to Protect Giving, America’s Charities
In response to the new tax Framework released last week, the Charitable Giving Coalition—chaired by AFP—released a statement that the plan falls short of the mark for America's charities.

AFP IHQ Professional Development Evaluation Project
Earlier this week, AFP members should have received an email from Symphonic Strategies, our professional development evaluation partner, asking for participation in a survey about our professional development offerings. (If you didn't receive it, please check your junk mail/spam folder.) Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey. The survey will close on Tuesday, October 10 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, and thank you in advance for your participation!

Leadership Academy Begins Next Week in Cincinnati—Register Today!
The 11th Leadership Academy, brought to you by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, provides leadership and management training specifically for fundraisers! Join us October 12-14 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Click here to learn more and register, time is running out!

Collecting Stories from Your Donors
Simone Joyaux talks about one of the most important activities you can do as a nonprofit: inviting a donor to share her feelings about giving to you. (SOFII)

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.

AFP Webinar: The Capital Campaign: How to Prepare for the 59th Minute in Your Busiest Hour (October 17, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Vivian Smith, CFRE, shares the key elements of preparing for your next capital campaign. She’ll discuss the standard feasibility study, "Go/No Go" benchmarks, and more. Click here to learn more and register today!

Latest Trends Top Ten: Cultivating Major Donors, Virtual Nonprofit Meetings, Upgrading Year-End Donors & 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

Bryan Stevenson will be Closing Keynote Speaker at 2018 International Fundraising Conference
You won't want to miss the man that Desmond Tutu has called "America's young Nelson Mandela," delivering his powerful closing address at AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference. Click here to learn more about Bryan Stevenson, and register today for the world’s largest conference of professional fundraisers.

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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