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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.45c
November 8, 2017

Interview with AFP Canada Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE

Scott Decksheimer, CFRE, chair of the AFP Canada Board of Directors, talks the priorities of the board moving head into 2018, including public policy, communications, research and working with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada.

AFP Day in the Ridings

Chapters are already beginning to visit their MPs in their local ridings, and many thanks to all of the chapters and members who are participating in this important event. Be sure to chronicle your visits using #afpridings, and email Cynthia Quigley with any questions.

Phishing Warning to AFP Members

AFP has been made aware of emails to members purportedly "from AFP" requesting payment of outstanding invoices or requesting members to click a link to update our address. Please be aware that these emails are not approved by or in any way related to anyone at AFP. To be clear, AFP has NOT authorized the use of the AFP name or trademarks for this purpose. Please be sure to look at the email address noted in the "From" line to make sure it is tied to an actual address. AFP is investigating the source of the messaging.

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Top Stories

Talking About Sexual Harassment in the Profession
From the 2017 Fall issue of Advancing Philanthropy, an article on one of the most important and difficult topics in any workplace: sexual harassment and how we can stop it.

AFP Webinar: Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits (November 14, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Steve MacLaughlin of Blackbaud will help you understand why the nonprofit sector is not more data-driven, why it needs to be, and how we can get there together. You will also see first-hand examples of nonprofit organizations that have become more data-driven and learn from their success. Click here to learn more and register today!

CFRE International Survey
CFRE International is asking for feedback on its mission, values, brand and the value of certification. All AFP members are asked to participate!

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Six-Word Case Statements, Email Deliverability, Events That Shine & 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

Take a Deeper Dive with Pre-Conference Workshops at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
Pre-Conference Workshops will once again be a part of the International Fundraising Conference, with more topics than ever before this year. Both one- and two-day workshops are available, from the Fundamentals of Fundraising and Donor Retention to Authentic Leadership and the Faculty Training Academy. Click here to learn more.

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.

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.


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Professionalism is defined as an individual's conduct at work. The absence of professionalism is more noticeable than its presence. A lack of professionalism can affect your ability to keep your job and advance your career. Click here to read full article in Advancing Philanthropy.

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