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eWire Volume 10, Number 44
November 2, 2010
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This Week's Free AFP Information Exchange Paper:
Donor Community vs. Donor Network: Don't Confuse the Two – Achieve LLC/Derrick Feldmann

Donor networks and donor communities have a lot of power in fundraising strategies, but they also have distinct differences. Understanding those differences will help you develop a successful strategy for tapping into their power. Read more.

Women Giving

Top Story: Women Give More to Charity than Men, New Study Shows
Women at virtually every income level are more likely to give to charity and to give more money on average than their male counterparts, after controlling for education, income and other factors that influence giving, new research finds. Read more.

Fundraising News and Trends

BlackbaudNonprofits Rush to Solicit Donations Via Text, But the System Is Flawed
Over all, the Red Cross pulled in more than $30 million by mobile phones for its work in Haiti. But replicating that windfall is no easy task for most organizations, in particular because the costs of maintaining a mobile donating program can outweigh the proceeds. (The New York Times) Read more.

Nonprofit Tagline Award Winners Announced
The results are in. View the winning entries from the 2010 Getting Attention nonprofit tagline competition. ( Read more.

Free Educational Web Videos Available from Blackbaud
Featured session recordings are available online from the 2010 Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits held recently in Washington, D.C. Learn more.

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AFP Announcements

AFP Launches National Philanthropy Day® Mobile Website
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is proud to officially launch its new mobile website for this special time of year. The mobile site can be accessed via Blackberry, iPhone or any other smartphone device. Read more.

Foundation News: Historic 2010 Omega Circle Class Raises the Bar for Planned Giving
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada honored 40 members of the 2010 Omega Circle Class at an induction dinner held during the Leadership Academy in Las Vegas last month. In this historic year as AFP marks its 50th anniversary, the Omega Circle made history of its own—more than doubling the number of planned gifts made in any year in the history of the Omega Circle. Read more.

Answer AFP’s Quick Poll—It Only Takes a Second!
This month’s featured poll on the AFP website ( takes a readout of your organization’s fundraising revenue in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2009. Take this one-question Quick Poll and find out in an upcoming eWire how your organization compares to other respondents in this informal survey. Go to and look to the left side of the page.

AFP Web/Audioconference:
Charity or Social Service Business? The Road to Sustainability!

Nov. 16, 2010 • 1-3 p.m. Eastern
To contend with today's economic climate and challenges, many savvy nonprofits are learning to diversify their revenue through earned income, or social enterprise. This audio conference will discuss the steps required to become a successful social entrepreneur, from organizational assessment, to asset development, market research and feasibility, costing and financing, sales planning and finally, business planning.
Register today.

Have Advice on Fundraising? Share it With AFP Colleagues Around the World!
AFP is accepting papers now for the AFP Information Exchange. If your organization or firm has a paper or article with fundraising advice, consider sharing it with the AFP community. This is a great opportunity to share your tips and advice with a larger audience. Questions? Contact or Plus, check out this week’s featured white paper: Donor Community vs. Donor Network: Don't Confuse the Two – Achieve LLC/Derrick Feldmann.
See all Exchange papers and resources | See suggested topics | Submit your papers and resources!

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Job Listings/Resources

AFP's Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers
This toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help you carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. Read more.

Currently there are more than 400 jobs listed on our website.
To find one that is right for you, visit

Job Seekers:
Access the newest jobs available to development professionals.

Reach highly qualified candidates by posting your opening in the AFP Fundraising Job Center

Honor Your NPD Award Recipient With a Custom Award or Gift from AFP

National Philanthropy Day® is right around the corner.
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before time runs out.
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