Making Sure No Donor Gets the Same Thank-You Letter Twice
The Prospecting Blog at The Chronicle of Philanthropy discusses how to ensure donors never get sent the same thank-you letter over and over again and identifies a new resource for fundraisers regarding thank-you letters: The Great Acknowledgement Swap. Read more.
Twestivals and Toilet Paper Fundraising
SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, offers new ideas and testimonials about a volunteer grassroots initiative that involves Twitter and a corporate campaign that involves toilet paper.
Nominations Due Sept. 15 for the Awards for Excellence in Fundraising
Nominations for AFP’s top fundraising honors, the Awards for Excellence in Fundraising, are due Sept. 15. Because actual fundraising materials are required, nominations must be sent by regular mail. Rules, criteria and nomination forms can all be found here.
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Advertising Available in Special Canadian Newspaper Supplement
AFP is partnering with Canada’s The Globe and Mail on a special philanthropy supplement that will be published on Nov. 15, National Philanthropy Day®. Closing date for ad space is Oct. 4, and a limited number of special ad rates are available for nonprofits. Learn more.
Youth in Philanthropy
The latest AFP Youth in Philanthropy newsletter is now available, with stories on the new Making a World of Good© curriculum and a spotlight on the University of Kentucky Collegiate Chapter. Read more.
Learn the Best Way to Teach at the AFP Faculty Training Academy
The Faculty Training Academy is a “train-the-trainer” program that will teach participants how to be better educators, mentors and presenters and will focus on adult learning concepts and teaching techniques. Each participant will present a training session in front of their colleagues demonstrating new training techniques learned in the academy. The Academy will take place Nov. 28-30 in Chicago. For more information, click here or contact Elisabeth Miller at email@example.com or 703-519-8465.
Make Memories in Vancouver!
Are you ready to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with fundraisers from around the world? Visit the webpage for the AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Vancouver to see what fun we’re going to have in 2012. Plus, be sure to become a “fan” of the conference on Facebook for all the latest updates and conference news.
2012 AFP Committees Sign-Up
Know someone who would make a great candidate for committee service? Would you yourself like to serve on one of AFP's committees? Now is your chance to do so! Learn more.
Introducing the New AFP Speaker Database
Connecting with fantastic speakers has never been easier than with the new AFP Speaker Database. The Speaker Database’s comprehensive listings make finding the best presenters for your next event effortless. Tap into the incredible network of AFP with the premier online directory of speakers for the fundraising industry.
Speakers – interested in reaching fundraising professionals through the only targeted search engine for the industry? Call 1-800-816-6710 or send an inquiry to AFP@MultiView.com for more information on staying visible to your market 365 days a year.
It works for your company. It works for you. See how at: AFPSpeakerDatabase.com
Lights … Camera … Action University
This Week's Featured Book: Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
AFP is proud to bring you its latest, free member benefit - Action University, a new, online professional development tool created in partnership with Polar Unlimited In each weekly lesson, Action University takes a recent, best-selling business book and summarizes it into a 10-15 minute video that is accompanied by a workbook, a PDF summary, webinar, and more! This week Action University features Outliers: The Story of Success. Why do some people succeed, while so many more never reach their potential? Gladwell makes the democratic assertion that superstars don't arise out of nowhere, propelled by genius and talent: "they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot."
• Access the Outliers development too (video and materials)
• Learn more about Action University
• NEW: Register Now for the next AFP/Action University Webinar: Digital Marketing in the Non-Profit Sector - Transitioning from Direct Mail to Email Marketing (September 23, 2011 @ 3 p.m. ET)
Upcoming AFP Webinars:
Face-to-Face Basics: Integrating Individuals into Your Development Plan
(Sept. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Attention executive directors and development directors! If your small development shop only solicits individuals by bulk mail (or not at all), this session is for you! Come learn how to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals for the first time, and integrate face to face solicitations into your annual development plan. Presented by Amy M. Eisenstein, MPA, CFRE. Register now.
Nonprofit Internet Management Strategies, Tools and Trade Secrets
(Sept. 28, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Harness the power of the Internet for fundraising and community building. Learn how to raise money online, how to harness social networks as well as tips for strong website design. Presented by acclaimed speaker, author and e-fundraising guru, Ted Hart, ACFRE.
Yahoo-powered search engine helps fund nonprofits! 86,000 nonprofits are now onboard with GoodSearch.com. The ASPCA has earned $31,000. Featured in the NY Times, CNN and Oprah Magazine! Visit GoodSearch.com Now!
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