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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.10
March 8, 2018

On International Women's Day, AFP Launches New Campaign to Address Gender Inequity in Fundraising

Read about the new AFP Women's Impact Initiative here, then click below to see the interview with Tycely Williams, CFRE, chair of the Initiative, and Heba Mahmoud, AFP's director of chapter services.

Washington, D.C. Fundraiser Lynn Croneberger Named Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Lynn Croneberger, chief executive officer of SOS Children's Villages-USA, the U.S. Headquarters of SOS Children's Villages International, has been named the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

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AFP Webinar: Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action (March 14, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Join two of AFP's diversity champions, Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., and Janice Gow Pettey, for this upcoming webinar that will include a discussion of today's expanded definition of diversity, presentation of recent data on diversity, and analysis of changes in philanthropy through the lens of diversity. Click here to register.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Success Starts with Teams, Retention and DIY
Charities that promote teams in their events have an annual average growth of 28%, according to the latest DonorDrive State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 2018 Report. On average, each team raises 10 times as much as an individual participant. Read the article or AFP's one-page fact sheet on the key points from the report.


Hotel Deadlines on March 14 for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
If you're waiting to book your hotel room in New Orleans for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference, don't wait any longer: some conference-approved hotels begin releasing unreserved rooms after March 14. Book your room through the conference registration process to get the guaranteed lowest rates on hotels. Click here to learn more and complete the registration process today.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Donor Identity, More on Newsletters, Getting Email Signups, & 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.


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Education Tracks for all Fundraisers at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
Spanning from Novice to Advanced, Donor Research to Securing the Gift, we have the cutting-edge education that any fundraiser needs to make a greater impact. Join us for a transformational three days in New Orleans at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference. Click here to learn more about our education sessions.

AFP Webinar: How to Grow Your Monthly Giving Program Without Breaking the Bank (March 21, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Erica Waasdorp will show you how to improve your organization's cash flow, enhance donor retention rates and upgrade your current donors’ giving, all through the power of monthly giving. 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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