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Vol.18, Num.40
October 10, 2018

How Is Giving Holding Up With the New Tax Law?

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project notes that giving is down in the first half of the year, while Bret Bicoy note that giving is more likely to be affected in 2019 than 2018. Harry Lynch says charities shouldn't panic, but plan, while Laura Hennessey calls for nonprofits to get more politically engaged.

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AFP News

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Application Form Now Available
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to offer the Diverse Communities Scholarship program to help members attend AFP ICON 2019 in San Antonio, Texas, March 31 - April 2, 2019. Applications due Oct. 31.

AFP Faculty Training Academy Rescheduled for November 29-30, 2018
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AFP International Awards Deadline Nov. 15!
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The Importance of Mentorship: Women Who Have Led Me
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