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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.51
December 20, 2017

What to Focus On In 2018?

What's ahead in 2018? What should fundraisers be focused on in 2018? AFP asked several fundraisers, and the answers might surprise you. While technology and innovation are definitely on the list, most of the advice gets down to donor relationships and retention.

Blackbaud Disaster Recovery and Giving Survey

AFP is asking members to take a very short survey (7 questions!) being conducted by Blackbaud on the impact of disaster recovery and giving on your charity's fundraising. Take the survey, and Blackbaud will send you a copy of the results when they're ready!

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Top Stories

Thank You
A year-end thank-you blog from AFP president and CEO Mike Geiger to all members of AFP.

Congress Approves Tax Reform Bills, Likely Leading to Drops in Charitable Giving
Research continues to show the final bill leading to drops of $13 – 20 billion in giving. Here's a round-up of nonprofit provisions in the bill, as well as a statement from The Charitable Giving Coalition, chaired by AFP.

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 Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Unwanted Donations, How to Nudge People to Give More, 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.


AFP News

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.

New Slate of 2018 AFP Webinars Coming Soon!
We know you're excited to see our full list of 2018 AFP Webinars.... You won't be disappointed! Webinars will be available for purchase starting in the New Year, with our first webinar covering major gift fundraising with Gail Perry. Click here for a preview of what's to come in 2018.

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.

All-New Pre-Conference Workshops at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
Pre-Conference Workshops offer a deep dive in addition to the International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans. This year's list of workshops includes more topics than ever before, including Storytelling, Talent Management and AFP's Faculty Training Academy. Click here to learn more and register.


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