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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.23
June 6, 2018

Sluggish First Quarter Raises Concerns for Year-Long Giving Outlook

While relatively little giving occurs in the first three months of the year, data from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project's (FEP) 2018 First Quarter Report shows some early warning signs for charities and giving.

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Top Stories

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Bad Newsletters, Using the Summer, Recurring Gift Programs, What Donors Look For & 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.

Understanding the New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
In May, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in countries across Europe. If your organization has donors (including those who give online through your website), members or service recipients in Europe, you will likely be affected. Check out the Institute of Fundraising's overview and guidance on the new rules.

Member Spotlight: Ray Li
Ray Li, director of international advancement, regional & international giving for the University of Washington, is the Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter's 2018 Professional Achievement Award Winner. Read the interview with Ray, his thoughts on working in a small shop and what it means to be the first person of color to receive the award.

AFP Webinar: Building a Culture of Philanthropy (June 20, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Join Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, AdvDip, to talk about the importance of a philanthropic organizational culture. She'll discuss what it should mean and why it works. Click here to register.

Free Webinar for AFP Members Only: From Hollywood to the Board Room: Sexual Harassment and 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 News

AFP/Globe and Mail Philanthropy Supplement Released
AFP and The Globe and Mail have again collaborated on a special supplement focusing on philanthropy in Canada. Read about the results of AFP's latest What Canadian Donors Want research, along with stories of charities making an impact across the country.

Deadline Approaching for AFP's 2019 Distinguished Fellows Program
AFP is now accepting nominations for our third class of Distinguished Fellows to be recognized at the April 2019 International Fundraising Conference. The program recognizes individuals who have made significant leadership contributions to the philanthropic and fundraising professions, and who will continue to advance AFP's mission and vision through their volunteer work.

Are You Reaching Your Full Leadership Potential?
If you're looking for leadership development training, don't take a generic class. Join us for fundraising-focused training at the AFP Leadership Academy. You'll get two valuable days of interactive education and networking in Toronto, and chapter leaders receive pre-conference training in chapter management. Click here to learn more and register.

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.

Free Webinar Now Available: Tax Reform is Now Law.... What Happens Now?
Free for AFP members only, watch this timely webinar featuring AFP's Chief Advocacy and Strategy Officer, Jason Lee. This webinar was re-recorded following technical difficulties during the originally scheduled program on May 17. Click here to login and watch now.

Career Center Spotlight

A Fundraising Life By Sarah K. Nathan
It is still common to hear fundraisers say they "fell" into fundraising or that they came to it "accidently". Click here to read an article about "the fundraising life" in the latest edition of Advancing Philanthropy.

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