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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.9
February 28, 2018

Looking Back on the Legacy of Charles Stephens

Birgit Burton, chair of the AFP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Committee, talks about the incredible impact Charles Stephens had on AFP.

2018 What Canadian Donors Want Survey Released

The latest in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada's seminal research on giving habits and trends in Canada is now available! Read the article, along with our seven fact sheets, in both English and French. Then be sure to catch the FREE webinar for AFP members on March 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern, to discuss findings from the survey! Click here to register.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Pathways to Greater Diversity on Nonprofit Boards
Nonprofit boards that include a higher percentage of women tend to have board members who participate more in fundraising and advocacy. Members of these boards also tend to be more involved in the board's work, according to a new research study on The Impact of Diversity: Understanding How Nonprofit Board Diversity Affects Philanthropy, Leadership, and Board Engagement. Read more.

Book Your Travel Today for AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference
Travel into New Orleans for the International Fundraising Conference is still very affordable! If you plan on flying, roundtrip flights from the Los Angeles area can be found under $300 (Southwest), from D.C. under $250 (Southwest), and from Chicago under $200 ( Don’t forget to arrive early – Pre-Conference Workshops are April 13-14 and the Conference Welcome Reception is Saturday evening, April 14. Click here to register for the conference.

Best of APRA Connections: Donor-Advised Funds, Harnessing Fundraising Pyramid & More!
Through a special partnership with the Association of Prospect Researchers in Advancement (APRA), AFP is pleased to present a special issue of APRA's Connections, featuring best-of articles and resources from 2017.

Fidelity Charitable Grants More Than $4.5 Billion to Charity in 2017
The 2018 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report explains why 2017 was such a hallmark year for donor-advised fund giving: strong markets, tax reform, and the appreciation of noncash assets such as Bitcoin.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Questions to Ask Donors, Communicating with Purpose, Newsletter Titles & 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.

Fundraisers Fest at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans
On April 16, as part of AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference, AFP's Greater New Orleans Chapter and AFP IHQ will co-host a fun-filled evening of networking, cocktails, and New Orleans cuisine, all overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. Don't miss this exciting opportunity, and everything else the International Fundraising Conference has to offer. Visit to register.

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.

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

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.


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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