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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.15
April 11, 2018

Dr. Beth Breeze Wins AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize for Volume on Study of Fundraisers

AFP has awarded the 2018 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy to Beth Breeze for her book, The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?, published by Policy Press, in 2017.

The 2018 International Fundraising Conference Begins This Weekend!

Games, Contests & Badges (Oh My)!

Been on the app? Surely you've noticed you can soon earn points and badges for various activities, such as posting status updates, checking into sessions, adding photos, etc. But this isn't just for bragging rights—there are prizes to be won! Mark your calendar: The AFP Leaderboard Challenge will officially begin at 8 am Friday (April 13) and conclude at 5:00 pm Tuesday (April 17)! And keep an eye out for new "special" badges and games popping up during the New Orleans conference. To learn more, visit or the "Games/Contests/Badges!" page on the app!

Key Conference Information & Links—The Official Conference Website
AFP 2018 Conference Program
Last-Minute Information: Things You Need To Know!
AFP 2018 Conference App (Sponsored by myRollCall & Giveffect)
Conference Handouts | CE Tracker


AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

AFP Webinar: Building Your Small Shop Toolkit (April 25, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In our next AFP Webinar Wednesday, Amy Wolfe will provide an overview of the most essential fiscal, human resources, Board of Directors and self-care tips from her 15+ years of experience running small shops. Click here to register.

2019 AFP International Fundraising Conference: Call for Sessions
You can now submit your proposal to present at the 2019 AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 31 - April 2. AFP is accepting proposals for pre-conference workshops and education sessions including the Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers Track.

Make Your Gift to the AFP Foundations During Conference!
Please consider making your BE the CAUSE annual gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—U.S. or the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada over the three days of conference, and Blackbaud will provide a $10.00 matching gift that will count toward your chapters campaign. You don't have to be at the conference for your gift to count! Blackbaud will provide the $10 match for the first 500 gifts (not pledges) received between April 15-17.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Should You Be on Facebook, Underlining Text, Greetings and Salutations & 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

Select Education Sessions to be Recorded in New Orleans
Even though it's impossible to be in two places at once, we're trying to help you learn as much as possible at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference! For this year's conference, we will be recording an assortment of breakout education sessions, FREE for all registered attendees. Recorded sessions will be noted on-site, and stay tuned following the conference for instructions on accessing the content. Don't miss out —register now to join us in New Orleans!

April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how estate planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges.

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!

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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