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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.50
December 13, 2017

AFP Announces 2018 Diverse Communities Scholars for International Conference

Twenty-three fundraisers from diverse communities across North America will be attending the 2018 AFP International Fundraising Conference for the first time in New Orleans, La., April 15- 17.

Philanthropic Culture is Mission Driven

Michele Brock, MPA, CFRE, talks about why creating a culture of philanthropy is important—not just for donor retention and satisfaction but for the mission of your organization and those it serves—and what you can do to develop one.

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Stay Connected with AFP on Social Media
Are you following @AFPIHQ and AFP President and CEO @AFPMikeGeiger on Twitter? Belong to AFP's official LinkedIn group, On Fundraising? And of course check out our Facebook page.

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $96,160 from the Minister of Canadian Heritage under its Multiculturalism Program to expand the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program across Canada in 2018.


Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP invites all members everywhere to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 55th International Fundraising Conference, April 15- 17, 2018, in New Orleans, La.

Fundraisers Fest at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans
On April 16, 2018, as part of AFP's International Fundraising Conference, AFP's Greater New Orleans Chapter and AFP IHQ will host a fun-filled evening of networking, cocktails, and New Orleans cuisine, all overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. Don't miss this exciting opportunity, and everything else the International Fundraising Conference has to offer. Visit to register.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Seismic Fundraising Shifts, Underdeveloped, When Donors Say No, & 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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Register Today for AFP's Signature Mid-Level Course with Adrian Sargeant
Returning for 2 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 Donor Retention Workshop at Your Local Chapter
Updated in 2017, AFP's Donor Retention Workshop could be your and your fellow chapter members' key to building an effective donor retention plan. 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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