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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.1
January 3, 2018

What We Learned from 2017 ... & What's Ahead in 2018:

We've gathered some thoughts from different voices around the sector about lessons learned during the past year and what we might see over the next 12 months.


2017 Lessons
Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017 (npENGAGE)
What We Learned About Nonprofit Fundraising in 2017 (Givelify)
Seven Trends of 2017 and 11 Predictions for 2018 (The Nonprofit Quarterly)

2018 Ideas
Tips for Giving After the Tax Bill (AFP)
What to Focus on in 2018 (AFP)
Top Ten Fundraising Trends for 2018 (Fired Up Fundraising)
For Your 2018 Matching Gift and #GivingTuesday File (The Agitator)
Tax Bill Could Spur More IRA Gifts to Charity (Forbes)

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

2018 AFP Canada Board Approved
AFP sends its warm congratulations to the members who were recently approved by the membership to serve on the 2018 AFP Canada Board of Directors.

AFP In The News
AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger and AFP Chief Advocacy and Strategy Officer Jason Lee (who serves as chair of the Charitable Giving Coalition) are featured in Fast Company ("Philanthropy In 2017 Saw The Rise Of Trump-Powered Giving"), while Mike is quoted again in The Washington Post ("Charities Fear Tax Bill Could Turn Philanthropy Into A Pursuit Only For The Rich").

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.

Stay Connected with AFP in the New Year 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 AFP's Facebook page.


AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Nonprofit Marketing Nonsense, Board Retreats, Feeling Awkward about Bequests & 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, and you won't be disappointed! Webinars will be available for purchase later this week, with our first webinar covering major gift fundraising with Gail Perry on January 10. Click
here for a preview of what's to come in 2018.

Register Today for AFP's Signature Mid-Level Course with Adrian Sargeant
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
to learn more.

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