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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.8
February 21, 2018

AFP and Black History Month

AFP is celebrating Black History Month throughout February. This week AFP interviews Brenda Asare, president and CEO of The Alford Group.

Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report Shows Four Percent Giving Growth in 2017

The latest report from Blackbaud, based on analyzing trends from nearly $30 billion in fundraising revenue in 2017, found that overall giving increased by 4.1 during the year, a substantial jump compared to relatively flat growth in 2017.

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Top Stories

The Mindsets and Motives of New Donors
A new report based on interviews with 50 ultra-wealthy donors living in the Bay Area of California found that most donors are overwhelmed by the learning curve that philanthropy can present and don't start giving their money away immediately after coming into wealth. (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Culture, Inclusion, and Nonprofit Competence: The Unbreakable Links
Inclusive leadership comes from a commitment to nurturing leadership skills and competency in diverse populations. There are basic steps that nonprofits can take to increase their inclusivity and become more culturally competent. (The Nonprofit Quarterly)

AFP Members Save 20% Off CFRE Certification and Recertification
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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!

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Donor Meetings, Reactivating Lapsed Donors, When Goals Don't Matter & 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

Free Webinar for AFP Members: What Canadian Donors Want (March 1, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern)
"What Canadian Donors Want" is a biennial survey conducted on behalf of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada by IPSOS. Join us to discuss findings from the 2017 survey. Click here to register.

Pre-Conference Workshops Take a Deeper Dive in New Orleans
On April 13-14, 2018, AFP will provide eight Pre-Conference Workshops at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Topics new to the slate of Pre-Conference Workshops include Talent Management and AFP's Faculty Training Academy. Click here to learn more and register.

Have You Booked Your Room Yet? Hotels are Filling Up Quickly
Act now to secure your room in New Orleans for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference. Get the lowest possible rate by booking through our registration process. For more information about the conference, including hotels, click here.

AFP Webinar: How to Raise Money and Retain Donors with Your Newsletter (March 7, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Join Steven Screen to learn the tested, proven model for creating a printed newsletter that delights your prospects, retains your donors, and helps you raise more money. Click here to register.


Career Center Spotlight

Career Planning, The Strategic Planning of You
As professional fundraisers we spend a lot of time planning. Events, strategic plans, development plans, all get our attention. Does your career planning get as much attention? Just like successful major gifts, learn to make the right moves at the right time. Click here for free AFP webinar.

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