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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.43
October 25, 2017

Mike Geiger Named President and CEO of AFP

After an extensive search, AFP has named Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, as its new president and chief executive officer, effective November 1, 2017.

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Top Stories

Calling All Early Birds! One More Week to Save on 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.

Free Webinar: Prospect Development Trends
AFP is pleased to work with APRA, the Association for Professional Researchers in Advancement, and The Giving Institute to offer this free webinar for members on Friday, Oct. 27, at noon EDT. The session will include a discussion of the current state of prospect development, as well as future trends.

U.S. Foundation Partners with Catapult Fundraising on BE the CAUSE Campaign
The AFP US Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to announce a new partnership with Catapult Fundraising, Inc., which will provide in-kind support with 4,000 telephone calls to lapsed donors of the BE the CAUSE Campaign.

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!

Nov. 3 Deadline for Nominations 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

Book Your Trip to New Orleans Now—Come Early and Stay Late!
In April of 2018, New Orleans will be buzzing, and not only because of the 2018 International Fundraising Conference. The Big Easy will be celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2018, and the city's (free) French Quarter Festival will be April 12-15, just before the International Fundraising Conference. Register for the conference now and reserve your hotel room in our conference block before the city books up!

Host an AFP Course at Your Local Chapter! Courses Updated in 2017
Do you have a need for professional development opportunities at your local chapter? Many of AFP's courses have been updated in 2017. Schedule a day for your local chapter to host AFP's Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, Donor Retention: A Self-Assessment Workshop, or The CFRE Refresher Course.

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.

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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