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Vol.18, Num.12
March 21, 2018

Boca Raton Teenager Ava Goldstone Honored with International Youth Award

Ava Goldstone, an 18-year old young woman who has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and volunteered countless hours to support children with disabilities, has been named the 2018 CARTER Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Individual, by AFP.

AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister

AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring.


Coming Soon: First Timers Orientation Webinar for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference

Will you be a first time attendee at the 2018 International Fundraising conference in New Orleans (NOLA)? On March 28, we will hold a special live webinar for First Timers, covering key tips to make your conference experience successful. First Timers: keep an eye on your inbox for a webinar invite. All other attendees: following the webinar, we will make a recording available at!

Coming March 28—The Free AFP 2018 App (Sponsored by myRollCall & Giveffect)!

We know you are gearing up for the AFP International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, La., in mid-April! And so are we, getting our new AFP 2018 mobile app ready for you (and your smart device of choice)! You'll have all the sessions, speakers, exhibitors, and more at your fingertips as create your own personalized conference experience. Set up a profile, connect with fellow attendees, post updates and pictures to the activity feed and social media, earn points and badges, and more! Attendees will receive a special eblast letting you know when and how to download the AFP 2018 app. So get ready to rev up your fundraising game!

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Top Stories

Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach.

Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started.

Get Engaged with AFP on Twitter
Every Friday is #AFPPhilanthropyFriday on Twitter, where you can tweet out inspirational stories, insightful ideas, or even just what you're doing to help your community over the weekend! And be sure to follow AFP International @AFPIHQ, AFP President Mike Geiger @AFPMikeGeiger and AFP Vice President for Chapter Engagement Taryn Gold @AFPTaryn!

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Emailing Donors, Better Photos, Donor-Advised Photos & 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

AFP Webinar: Grassroots Supporters: Why Are You Leaving This Valuable Asset on the Table (April 4, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Jeff Tippett will show you how to turn grassroots supporters into a massive, loyal community. Craft persuasive messaging, build your following, and integrate campaigns for maximum results. Click here to register.

Save the Date: 2018 Leadership Academy
AFP's Leadership Academy is coming to Toronto, Ontario, this fall, Oct. 12-13. This conference is for anyone interested in honing their management and leadership skills with a fundraising focus. More information coming soon!

Register Now for Fundraising Principles and Practice with Prof. Adrian Sargeant
Don't miss AFP's signature mid-level learning course with direct instruction from renowned expert Adrian Sargeant. The next program begins in July and features a blended learning model with both in-person and online learning. Click here to learn more and register today.

Fundraisers Fest at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans
On April 16, as part of the 2018 International Fundraising Conference, AFP's Greater New Orleans Chapter and AFP IHQ will host a fun-filled evening of networking, cocktails, and New Orleans cuisine, all overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. Kermit Ruffins and Dr. Michael White will perform their jazz hits. Register now before tickets sell out.


Career Center Spotlight

AFP Career Center Resource: AFP Compensation & Benefits Report
Did you know that AFP members receive the AFP Compensation & Benefits Report free? The report priced at $79 for nonmembers contains full data tables for salaries and benefits across all job positions and factors. It also contains data about how fundraisers view their jobs and the profession. Members can download the free report by visiting the AFP Bookstore at

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