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Vol.18, Num.2
January 10, 2018

"25 Years of Champions": The Winter 2018 Digital Issue of Advancing Philanthropy is Now Available!

The new issue of Advancing Philanthropy looks at the last 25 years of fundraising and what we've learned, as well as the next 25 years and what the future holds. Articles include a fascinating interview with AFP International Fundraising Conference speaker Bryan Stevenson, and AFP Chair Ann Hale's powerful piece on social equity and women in fundraising.

Public Policy and the New U.S. Fundraising Environment

AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger discusses the implications of the tax reform bill on fundraising, what AFP did on the public policy front in 2017, and how we'll continue to fight for the universal charitable deduction in 2018.

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Reminder: Please Participate in AFP's 2018 Compensation and Benefits Survey
You should have received an invitation to take part in AFP's annual look at compensation, benefits and workplace issues. For the few members who had issues with a couple of questions, we've made changes to facilitate data entry, so please take 15 minutes to complete this important survey of the fundraising profession!
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Why Should You Attend AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference?
The 2018 International Fundraising Conference has something for everyone, from top-notch education and social events, to the most effective strategy and tactics for fundraisers of all experience. See our top reasons to attend the conference and join us this April. Click here to learn more and register.

AFP Webinar: Philanthroculture—How Diverse Culture Influences Generosity (January 24, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Join renowned experts Dr. Lilya Wagner and Alphonce Brown, ACFRE, and learn how to harness the power of cultural diversity from the donor perspective. Click here to learn more and register today!

Why Inclusive Leadership Is Paramount To Creating A Diverse Team
Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director at Morgan Stanley, discusses the importance of upper management creating an environment of diversity for the team. (Fast Company)

How to Build a Team of Inspired Followers
Yes, we need great leaders. But to succeed, you don't need a team of great leaders, but rather a great leader and a team of highly skilled followers. Here's how to train and develop such a team!

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: 2018 Goals and Ideas, Getting the Rich to Donate, Using the Right Metrics & 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.

Bring AFP Education to Your Local Chapter
Did you know that AFP education courses are available on the local level? If your area is hungry for updated fundraising training, contact us today to host AFP's Fundamentals of Fundraising, Donor Retention: A Self Assessment Workshop, or AFP's CFRE Refresher Course. All course content was updated in 2017!

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
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Career Center Spotlight

Advancing the Profession of Fundraising: We've Come a Long Way in 25 Years
When does an occupation become a profession? Are we there yet? Click here to read full article in Advancing Philanthropy.

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