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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.19
May 9, 2018

Deadlines EXTENDED to MAY 13 for ICON 2019 in San Antonio!

Register for AFP ICON 2019 for only $699 through May 13 
The Super Early Bird Rate has been extended for the world's largest conference for professional fundraisers. The 2019 conference brings a new name and fresh look to San Antonio; you don't want to miss this unforgettable experience! Click here to learn more and register.

Present to Hundreds of Fellow Fundraisers—Call for Presentations Closes May 13
The deadline for education session proposals has also been extended to May 13. Submit your proposal now for a chance to share your story on one of the biggest stages in fundraising. Click here to begin your proposal.

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Top Stories

The President's Perspective: Our Values
The nonprofit sector is a big space with room for lots of different opinions, approaches and perspectives. Not everyone is going to agree with us. AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA talks about the importance of differing viewpoints and what AFP stands for.

"Hope Is Critical in Your Ability to Change the World"
Institute of Fundraising (UK) Chief Executive Peter Lewis attended AFP's International Conference on Fundraising in New Orleans and reports on the city, the sessions and issues related to AFP's IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access) work.

The Value of Grassroots Supporters: It's in the Secret Sauce
How do you find, assemble, and persuade your grassroots supporters anyway? It's all about the secret sauce, according to Jeff Tippett.

Generations Are Changing and So Should Fundraising
The number of donors is declining but those who are giving are picking up the slack, according to The Next Generation of Giving report from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact. (The NonProfit Times)

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Being Conversational, Predicting Donor Behavior, Mentorship Questions & 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

Vu Le will be Opening Keynote at AFP's 2018 Leadership Academy in Toronto
Executive Director of the Rainier Valley Corps and author of, Vu Le will be kicking off AFP's Leadership Academy this October in Toronto. Don't miss the always entertaining Le and others over 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.

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.

Free Webinar for AFP Members Only: Tax Reform is Now Law ... What Happens Now? (May 17, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Join Jason Lee, AFP's Chief Advocacy and Strategy Officer, for an update on the current public policy landscape and how it impacts your fundraising. Click here to 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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