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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.18
May 2, 2018

Deadlines Coming Up for 2019 International Conference on Fundraising!

Save Hundreds with Super Early Bird Registration for AFP ICON 2019
The 2019 edition of the world's largest conference for professional fundraisers brings a new name and fresh look to San Antonio. You don't want to miss this unforgettable experience deep in the heart of Texas. Act now, this offer ends May 7. Click here to learn more and register.

Speak Now! Call for Presentations Closes on May 7
Want to be a speaker at the conference in San Antonio? Submit your proposal now through May 7 for a chance to share your story on one of the biggest stages in fundraising. Click here to begin your proposal.

Beyond "Give and Get"— How Nonprofit Board Performance Affects Fundraising
Amid the rush of activity, some fundraisers may be hard-pressed to recall all of the board's responsibilities. Does that matter? Darryl Mori discusses how fundraisers may be missing opportunities to help their organizations excel.

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Top Stories

Are Donors the Hidden Enemies of Charities?
Donors are not usually the enemies of nonprofit organizations. However, some donors sometimes do become the enemy of the good. They behave in ways that humiliate and, at times, even endanger those with less power. Michael Rosen reports on the findings of the sexual harassment survey conducted by AFP and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Despite the Racial Wealth Gap, Black Philanthropy Is Strong
Taking a look at the latest available data on wealth and charitable giving, it is clear that black families, though hindered by a history of structural barriers and practices that have blocked asset building and wealth creation, are choosing to prioritize philanthropy. (Urban Institute)

Fundraising Storm Warnings Downgraded for Now
The latest Nonprofit Research Collaborative's report finds that charities did very well in 2017, but that doesn’t mean 2018 won't be stormy, according to The Nonprofit Quarterly.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Great Models of Online Fundraising, The Power of Giving Circles, & 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: 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Storytelling (May 16, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Join Shanon Doolittle as she walks you through effective storytelling formulas and techniques, and how they can improve your fundraising results. Click here to register.

Did You Hear? Registration is Now Open for AFP's 2018 Leadership Academy
Take your next step as a fundraising leader at AFP's Leadership Academy this October 12-13 in Toronto, Canada. Join us for two days of leadership development training with a fundraising focus. AFP chapter leaders and young professionals will also receive pre-conference training on October 11. Click here to learn more and register.

Want to Learn More about AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice?
Renowned fundraising expert and lead course professor Dr. Adrian Sargeant walks you through what to expect with AFP's signature mid-level learning program. If you want to make a big leap in your fundraising career, look no further. Click here to learn more.


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Shaking Up Philanthropy: How Professionals Are Making a Difference
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