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Vol.17, Num.42
October 18, 2017

AFP Board Adopts New Approach on Diversity and Inclusion

The AFP International Board approved a series of changes to the association's diversity and inclusion efforts, including a new focus on access and equity and additional resources to support each chapter’s diversity efforts.

Comment on the New Tax Reform Plan That Could Reduce Giving by Billions

AFP is calling on U.S. members to provide comments online about the new GOP Tax Reform Framework that could reduce giving by $13 billion every year.

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Top Stories

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Donor Storytelling, Volunteer Retention, Major Gifts, Checkout Donations Programs & More!
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.

Only 2 Weeks to Get the Early Bird Rate for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference!
November 1 marks the end of early bird registration for AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference. Register now to assure yourself the lowest rate for the world's largest conference for professional fundraisers. Click here to learn more and register.

Keeping A Finger on The Pulse of Your Organization's Health
More from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project! This time Jeff Gordy talks about using the Fundraising Fitness Test to measure and evaluate your fundraising programs against a set of over 150 performance indicators by five donor giving levels.

AFP Webinar: Re-Energize and Re-Event Your Fundraising Career (November 6, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Laura Fredricks will discuss tips for keeping your skills fresh and enthusiasm high, leading-up so that everyone on the staff wins, and translating your skills to other job opportunities. Click here to learn more and register today!

Leadership: How Honest Apologies Can Help Leaders Bounce Back
Business and government leaders will benefit greatly from showing genuine remorse when things go wrong, even if they aren't personally responsible for a mess—a lesson for fundraisers too. (Knowledge@Wharton)

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.

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AFP News

Pre-Conference Workshops at AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference
Prior to the 2018 International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, we have 8 Pre-Conference Workshops available on April 13 and 14! Get hands-on, in-depth training on the hottest topics in fundraising even before the conference begins. Click here to learn more, and book your workshops through the conference registration portal.

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.

AFP eCourse: Fundamentals of Fundraising Modules
Learn anytime with AFP's eCourses! AFP’s popular introductory course, the Fundamentals of Fundraising, has been broken up into 7 easy-to-follow modules. From marketing and relationships to securing the gift and management, we've got the basics covered for you! Click here to take a course now.

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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