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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.6
February 7, 2018

AFP and Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and around the world. Throughout the month of February, AFP will be featuring interviews and articles with black leaders in fundraising and philanthropy. AFP's latest Advancing Philanthropy features both a look back at AFP's diversity work and what diversity will look like in the future.

New Study Shows Donors Have Little Idea About Charity Overhead

Charitable donors often
pay far less attention to how much charities spend on overhead, administration, and fundraising than do charities and charity watchdog organizations.

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Advance Pricing Ends Feb. 14 for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
If you haven't registered yet, you shouldn't wait much longer! Save up to $200 when you register by February 14 for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans. Find details including full schedule, pricing breakdown and hotel information here.

Wealthy Female Donors Who Support Women and Girls Embrace Risk-Taking in Their Philanthropy, Study Finds
High-net-worth women who give $1 million or larger gifts to causes that benefit women and girls share certain key characteristics when it comes to their giving, a new study by the Women's Philanthropy Institute reports

Sexual Harassment Issues Ensnaring Nonprofits
The NonProfit Times talks with AFP about its recent statement and upcoming programs for addressing sexual harassment in the fundraising workplace. (The NonProfit Times)

AFP's Canadian National Scholarship Program—Apply Now!
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada offers Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and nonprofit organizations the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. Deadline for applying is March 15!

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Mail vs. Email, Using Instagram, Donor Valentine Love & 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

Registration Closes Monday for AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice Course
Time is running out. 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.

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.

AFP Webinar: Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors (February 28, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
It takes the right data, information, modeling, and research to find and connect with transformative donors. Join Steve MacLaughlin and Katherine Swank, J.D., to explore how real world prospecting and development works. Click here to learn more and register today!

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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