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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.15c
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

UPDATE: AFP Foundation for PhilanthropyCanada
2018 is off to a very good year! Here are some of the programs that your AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is implementing to assist the fundraising profession in Canada.

UPDATE: AFP Canada Board
Wonder what your AFP Canada Board has been up to? Board Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE provides you with an update.

AFP Sponsored Study: Retail Demand for Impact Investing
Impact investing may be the answer to the nonprofit sector effectively addressing a myriad of environmental and social challenges.

Tell Me a Story and We'll Write the Future Together
When it comes to fundraising, it all begins with telling a story.

What to Do if Your Charity is Audited
Each year the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate audits approximately 700 charities. Andrew Valentine provides valuable information on what to do if your charity receives an audit notification.


Member News

The Importance of Mentorship: Women Who Have Led Me
Take the time to recognize and thank your mentors advises Deanna Codner.

Preparing for an Advocacy Meeting
Preparing for a meeting with an elected official? Inform yourself beforehand by reviewing government and sector partner online resources.

Join Us As We Dive Deeper Into The Fundraising Topics That Matter To You!
On June 12, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter looks forward to welcoming you to Fundraising Day 2018.

One-Quarter of All Female Fundraisers Report Sexual Harassment
Almost half of all fundraisers have some sort of personal experience with sexual harassment, with a quarter of all female fundraisers having been sexually harassed during their careers, according to a new survey by AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and conducted independently online by the Harris Poll.

Celebrate Your Charity's Impact in The Globe and Mail Philanthropy Supplement
Celebrate your organization's contribution to the community.

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.

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!

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.

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!

Quick Links

Giving by Canadians: A 30-Year Retrospective And What It Means For The Way Forward

Spring Cleaning: 9 Ways to Tidy Up Your Donor Database

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How to Take Advantage of Leave-A-Legacy Month

The Why and How of Millennial Giving

How My Life Experiences Led to Fundraising for Stem Learning

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

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

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