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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.46
November 15, 2017

National Philanthropy Day: Advancing the Greater Good

Today is National Philanthropy Day, and AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger talks about the importance of each of us doing our own part to contribute to the greater good.

Tax Reform Legislative Alert: U.S. Members Please Engage!

Debate on the Senate tax reform bill continues, so if you haven't already, please contact your two U.S. Senators and urge them to support a universal charitable deduction!

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Top Stories

Jim Allen, ACFRE Wins Barbara Marion Award for Service to the Profession
AFP has bestowed the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP, the association's highest volunteer and leadership recognition, to James (Jim) Allen of Toronto, Ontario.

Canada: AFP/Globe and Mail National Philanthropy Day Supplement
AFP has produced another NPD supplement with the Globe and Mail, featuring a number of great articles about fundraising and philanthropy in Canada, including a gallery of youth philanthropists from across the country.

Take the 2nd Annual Nonprofit Sector Leadership Survey
If you're in a leadership role in a nonprofit (CEO/Executive Director, COO, CFO, Director of Development, Team Leader), please take 14 minutes to complete the survey. (Yes, they've timed it!)

AFP Webinar: Why Today's Tactics Won't Work with Tomorrow's Donors (December 4, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Laura MacDonald, CFRE, will drill into recent charitable research, including data from Giving USA, to see how current and future trends will demand new tactics. 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: Discovering What Donors Want, Challenges of Donor Clubs, Ethics and Donor Retention & 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

Earn Continuing Education Credits at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
With more than 90 education sessions to choose from over 3 days, AFP's International Fundraising Conference is a great way to get a jump start on initial or re-certification for your professional credential. Click here to learn more about the conference and register today!

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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Rules Were Made to be Followed
Despite the extensive list of sources from which nonprofit professionals can seek guidance, missteps happen, things fall through the cracks, and bad decisions win out over good ones. Learn how to stay on the straight and narrow.

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