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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.3
January 17, 2018

Wired Boards: Using Technology Effectively for Governance

From the AFP International Fundraising Conference, Amy Eisenstein talks with John Dawe, MNA, CNP, CFRE about wired boards and how to use technology to advance your organization's governance.

Check Out Who's Attending the 2018 International Fundraising Conference

Who will you meet in New Orleans at AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference? Click here to see our updated attendee list as of Jan. 12. And if you're not on the list, register today to get in on the action.

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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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Open Position: AFP Vice President for Canada
AFP International (IHQ) and AFP Canada are seeking to hire a Vice President, AFP Canada. This position will support the strategic development of the fundraising profession in Canada. The Vice President builds influential alliances with government and sponsors, and serves as the voice of AFP and a champion for the fundraising profession to key Canadian audiences. To learn more and apply, visit

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

Here's How to End the Culture of Sexual Harassment
Rachel Garbow, president and CEO of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, talks about what each of us can do to create a new workplace culture based on the values of mutual respect and kindness. (Center for Effective Philanthropy).

Connect With Your Chapter!
One of the best ways to engage with AFP and your fundraising community: participate in your local chapter’s events and programs. Click here for our list of chapters, find yours and see what's happening in your local area.

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: Using Emotional Appeals, Planned Giving, Prospect Research & 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.
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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!

AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice Education Course: "I could not have asked for a better program."
Click here to learn more about the blended learning course that mid-level fundraisers are buzzing about. You'll earn CFRE points, get direct instruction from renowned expert Adrian Sargeant, and walk away with a tangible plan to raise more money.

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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