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Vol.17, Num.49
December 6, 2017

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill Without Universal Charitable Deduction

Despite intense lobbying from the nonprofit sector, the universal charitable deduction was not included in the final Senate tax reform bill, which could lead to drops in charitable giving of $20 billion or more every year.

Chapter Visits: Understanding the Fabric of Our Community

AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger talks about the importance of visiting chapters, getting to know members and understanding why they belong to the fundraising community.

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Donor Perceptions: Larger Charities More Effective, Smaller Charities More Efficient with Funds
The size of a charity does influence perceptions for most donors, according to the latest survey in the Donor Mindset Study, a series of research reports about American donors.

Free Webinar for AFP Members Only: State of the Sector and 2018 Forecast (December 12, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Join Jason Lee and Sandra Swirski on this free webinar to review the state of the nonprofit sector and what's ahead. They will highlight key trends and ideas of 2017, and take a look at what to expect in 2018. Click here to register now.


#GivingTuesday Reaches Record Giving Levels
People in more than 150 countries participated in #GivingTuesday this year. In the U.S., $274 million was raised from over two million donations, while in Canada, more than 6,000 charities and business participated.

Facebook Dumps Fees, Adds $50M For Nonprofits
Facebook will eliminate all transaction fees for donations made through its platform and will establish a $50 million annual matching fund for charities. (The Nonprofit Times)


Don't Miss the Welcome Reception at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
Be sure to arrive early for AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, as an all-new Welcome Reception kicks things off in the evening of Saturday, April 14 at The New Orleans Marriott Hotel (HQ Hotel). Click here to learn more about the conference and register!

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Crowdfunding, Lifestyle Giving, Year-End Giving & 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.

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Registration is Now Open for AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice in 2018
Returning for two cohorts in 2018, AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice is an intensive learning course for mid-career fundraisers. The course includes direct instruction from fundraising expert Prof. Adrian Sargeant, reviews all key aspects of fundraising, and will give you a custom, comprehensive fundraising plan for your organization. Click here to learn more.

Host AFP's CFRE Refresher Course at Your Local Chapter
Updated in 2017, AFP's CFRE Refresher Course is specially designed for fundraisers preparing for CFRE certification. Invite your chapter members to brush up on their skills, and welcome new fundraisers from your community. Click here to learn more and get started.

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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