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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.44
November 1, 2017

Leading into the Future

AFP chair Ann Hale, CFRE, welcomes new president and CEO Mike Geiger into the AFP community and discusses the search process.

Early Bird Registration Ends Today for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference

Today, 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.

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Top Stories

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.

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!


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.

FEP Database Shows Decline in Giving of 6% through 1st Half of 2017
The latest Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Quarterly Fundraising Report™ is out, and the numbers are a bit sobering. Giving is down six percent at the mid-year mark compared to last year, and the disappearance of major donors is the reason why.

Universal Charitable Deduction Bill Introduced in Congress
A bill that would implement a universal charitable deduction—but with a limit, of up to one-third of the amount of the standard deduction—has been introduced by Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.).

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Major Gifts, #GivingTuesday, Year-End Giving, Changing Donor Wants & 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. Read more.


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.

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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