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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.22
May 30, 2018

Honor Outstanding Generosity, Commitment, Professionalism Through AFP's New Honors Program

AFP International has launched its new honors program, including professional awards, chapter awards and recognition of outstanding philanthropists and volunteer fundraisers. Get the scoop at our new awards page, and all nominations are due Nov. 15.

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Top Stories

How Did You Get Started in Fundraising?
From the AFP International Conference on Fundraising in New Orleans, see the videos of how fundraisers got started in their profession. "Behind every fundraiser is an amazing origin story," said Claire Kerr, director of digital philanthropy for Frontstream. "We are excited to build spaces for nonprofit professionals to share the reasons why they are so passionate about working for good causes."

American Council on Gift Annuities Approves Increase in Payout Rates
At its board meeting in April, the American Council on Gift Annuities approved an increase in the suggested maximum payout rates for gift annuities. The change goes into effect July 1, 2018.

AFP Webinar: Transformational Donor Events (June 6, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
On the next AFP Webinar, Bob Westfall and Lisa Wolf will share key insights from their experience executing over 330 major donor events that have raised over $650 million. Click here to register.

Response to Fundraising Texts Surpasses Email Appeals
Text messaging your supporters and donors can be more personal than an email, more private than a social media post and more casual than a phone call. But it's not free and list building can take time. (The NonProfit Times)

Free Webinar for AFP Members Only: From Hollywood to the Board Room: Sexual Harassment for Nonprofits (June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Join us June 12 for this essential webinar, free for AFP members only. Jennifer S. Jackman, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, will discuss laws and offer practical advice on sexual harassment in relation to your staff and donors, the impact of claims on your nonprofit, and your duty to prevent these claims. Click here to register.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Charity Analytics, TED Talks, Donor Retention Strategies & 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

Calling All AFP Chapter Leaders: The 2018 Leadership Academy is a Can't-Miss Event
The AFP Leadership Academy is an amazing opportunity for any fundraising leader, but is especially valuable for AFP chapter leaders. In addition to two days of leadership development, chapter leaders receive pre-conference training in chapter management. Click here to learn more and register.

Become an AFP Master Trainer: Join Us for Faculty Training Academy in July or September
The Faculty Training Academy (FTA) is AFP's "train the trainer" program that helps ensure quality in education by providing formal training for prospective faculty and instructors of AFP's education programs. If you want to help train your fellow fundraisers, become a master trainer this year and start teaching! Click here to learn more.

Just Over a Month Left to Sign Up for AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice Course
Want to learn fundraising directly from the profession's brightest minds, like Professor Adrian Sargeant? AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice course is designed to build on your existing knowledge of fundraising and take your career to new heights. But don't delay, registration closes in early July! Click here to learn more and register.

Career Center Spotlight

Shaking Up Philanthropy: How Professionals Are Making a Difference
Click here to read an article in the latest edition of Advancing Philanthropy.

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