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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.41
October 11, 2017

The Time to Act Is NOW!

We have been talking about public policy all year, and Jason Lee, AFP Interim President and CEO, says the time to act is now. U.S. members need to respond to the latest tax reform plan, and Canadian members need to participate in the Day in the Ridings event.

Member Spotlight: Emilio Alonso-Mendoza

AFP talks with Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, long-time fundraiser and nonprofit leader, about becoming a CEO, Hispanics in fundraising and the importance of mentoring.

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Top Stories

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.

Leadership Academy This Week—On-Site Registration Available!
The 11th Leadership Academy, brought to you by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, begins in Cincinnati tomorrow, Thursday, October 12. Join us for AFP chapter management training and leadership development specifically for fundraisers. On-site registration at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is also available! Click here to learn more and register today.

Fewer Americans Find Room in Their Budgets for Charity, Chronicle Data Shows
Only 24 percent of taxpayers reported on their tax returns that they made a charitable gift in 2015, down from 31 percent just a decade ago. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

The Secondary Impact of Hurricanes
Amergent President Jack Doyle discusses what the latest string of devastating catastrophes means for giving and how charities can address this situation from the right perspective. (Amergent)

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Now Available
AFP is pleased to offer scholarships to attend the 2018 International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, April 15-17, for each of its currently identified diverse communities

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!


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AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference Features More than 90 Education Sessions
In April 2018, AFP brings you dozens of top-notch education sessions during the International Fundraising Conference. Click here to check out the full lineup of speakers and topics in New Orleans, and register today for the world's largest conference for professional fundraisers. Don't delay—early bird registration ends November 1!

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.

Coming Soon: AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice Returns in Spring 2018
If you want to take the next step in your career, taught intimately by some of the top minds in fundraising including Dr. Adrian Sargeant, look no further than AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice. This nine-month mid-level course blends both in-person and online learning for a fully immersive learning experience, designed to take you to that promotion or credential you seek. Stay tuned for more details.

How You Can Help Raise Awareness About The Importance of Estate Planning and Fundraising
In recognition of October being National Estate Planning Awareness Month, AFP has partnered with The Financial Awareness Foundation to help support its goal of improved financial and estate planning. And you can help spread the word with your clients and colleagues, too—just share the following materials and shine a light on the importance of estate planning!
Why You Should Care About National Estate Planning Awareness Month
Protect Your Family and Your Future (Six Steps Toward Successful Estate Planning)
Let Financial Planning Make Your Difference (A Checklist for Avoiding Procrastination)
Charitable Gifts Can Come in Many Forms
Organization and Planning are YOUR KEYS to Financial Success & Well-being

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