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Vol.18, Num.4
January 24, 2018

Leading Fundraising Into The Future!

Advancing Philanthropy's 25th anniversary examines different aspects of the future of fundraising, with Stephen Nill, JD, writing about how fundraising will change in Ushering in the Future, and Bill Stanczykiewicz discussing the role of the nonprofit leader in Fundraising, Leadership and the Future.

All-New 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops include "Talent Management"

In conjunction with the 2018 International Fundraising Conference, AFP is offering 8 pre-conference workshops in New Orleans, April 13-14. Topics like Talent Management and our Faculty Training Academy highlight the new opportunities available. Click here to learn more and register

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Top Stories

Creating a Successful Fundraising Campaign: See the Forest and the Trees
If someone "can't see the forest for the trees," it means they get so caught up in small details that they fail to see the bigger picture. Our colleagues at APRA (Association of Professional Researchers in Advancement) provide a two-part series on creating a successful fundraising campaign focusing on internal factors and external factors.

Case Statements: The First Sentence
Vern Snyder writes about looking at that blank document that will be your case statement and thinking about how to begin.

AFP Webinar: Working Your Legacy Pipeline (February 7, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Ligia Peña, CFRE, will show you how to master a legacy pipeline matrix to move donors through a 6-step process, engaging supporters from the prospecting stage to a pledge, and raise more donors and gifts in wills. Click here to learn more and register.

Why Most Nonprofit Boards Resemble Whiteboards and How to Fix That
At a time when only 61.3 percent of Americans are white, about 84 percent of nonprofit board members are in that demographic group, along with 90 percent of nonprofit board chairs. (The Conversation).

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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AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Newsletters, Fundraising Metrics, Building Bonds with Donors
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

"Convince Your Boss" to Support You at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
Are you interested in attending our 2018 conference in New Orleans but need a little extra help? Click here to check out our "Convince Your Boss" template to outline the reasons why you need to be in attendance at the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers. Know a fellow fundraiser in need? Pass it along!

AFP's Fundamentals of Fundraising Course Updated with All-New Content
We listened to your feedback and made updating our Fundamentals of Fundraising course a priority in 2017. World-renowned fundraising experts helped us overhaul the international standard for training entry-level fundraisers. Click here to learn more, and host the course on a local level.

Face-to-Face Training with Prof. Adrian Sargeant? AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice Provides an Experience Like No Other
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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