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Vol.17, Num.47
November 22, 2017

Ann Hale to Lead AFP Volunteer Leadership in 2018

AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2018, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve a second year as chair.

AFP U.S. Legislative Update: Contact Your Senators the Week of Thanksgiving

AFP strongly encourages U.S. members to contact their two Senators before or after they eat turkey (but not during!) and urge them to support the universal charitable deduction. Tens of billions of dollars in charitable giving are potentially on the line!

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Housing Notice for the 2018 AFP International Fundraising Conference
Experient is the Official Registration & Housing Provider for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference. Registration and/or Hotel Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to have lower rates; however they may not be legitimate, not have the hotel rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation, to AFP or Experient.

Major Gifts, Donor Retention Down in Latest Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report
Hear about the general findings here—major gifts down 8 percent and donor retention declining—then read Jon Biederman's excellent post on the report and what it portends for fundraising for the rest of the year.

The Inclusive Fundraiser: Start With Yourself First
If you're going to be a more inclusive fundraiser at a more inclusive and diverse organization, there's one place you need to look first.... In the mirror. (Blue Sky Philanthropy)

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!

Don't Be a Turkey! Register for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
AFP's 55th International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans will feature more than 90 education sessions, networking with thousands of the world's top fundraisers, and an experience you won’t forget. Click here to learn more and register.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Using Your Form 990, Silence in Conversations, Donor Surveys & 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

Hotel Space is Limited for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
If you plan on attending the 2018 International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans but haven't reserved your housing, don't delay! Space is filling up in our hotel room block, so reserve your room now during the conference registration process. Book through AFP and Experient to reserve your hotel room safely and at the lowest price available.

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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