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Vol.18, Num.13
March 28, 2018

Dallas Sisters Named Outstanding Youth Philanthropists for Efforts to Fund Water Wells Around the World

Isabelle, Katherine and Trinity Adams have raised more than $1.5 million to provide clean water to children in developing countries and are the 2018 CARTER Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group.

AFP Member Spotlight Q&A: Abbie J. von Schlegell, CFRE

AFP recently named Abbie von Schlegell, CFRE, as a member of its 2018 class of Distinguished Fellows. We sat down with Abbie to ask her a few questions about her thoughts, career and experiences!


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Top Stories

Your Vote Needed on Governance, Bylaws Changes—Deadline April 3!
The AFP Board recently approved a series of changes to the association's governance structure. In accordance with AFP's bylaws, these changes must be ratified by an official AFP member vote. Voting is now open. You will need to enter your Member ID number and your email address in your AFP profile to vote.

The Women's Impact Initiative
AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, talks about the goals of AFP's Women Impact Initiative and a few of the resources that are already available to members.

Muslim Women's Day
Learn how and why Muslim Women's Day was created, and hear from four young woman Muslim activists about their work and the misconceptions people have about Muslims.

The Taxman Cometh
Nick Ellinger at The Agitator takes a three part look at the potential impact of the new U.S. tax bill: looking at the downsides, examining the positives, and guidance on moving forward.

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AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Longer Letters, Donate Buttons, Improving Response Rates & 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

It's Not Too Late to Register! Join Us in New Orleans
AFP's International Fundraising Conference is right around the corner, April 15-17! Registration remains open, and on-site registration will be available as well. Learn more and register today to lock in the lowest rate for the conference, as well as Pre-Conference Workshops.

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.

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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