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AFP Information Exchange Papers - Suggested Topics

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Below is a list of topics that AFP Information Exchange papers can address. However, the list is by no means exhaustive and other topics are possible and will be considered.

  • Board development and involvement
  • Capital and Annual Campaigns
  • Competition for donors/dollars
  • Contracting
  • Current Legislation/tax laws/regulation
  • Development Audits
  • Diversity
  • Donor relations/relationship building/donor stewardship Policies including Gift Acceptance, etc.
  • The economy and how to fundraise in a challenging economy
  • Endowment Development
  • Ethics/accountability/transparency
  • Form 990
  • Job Seeker Tips – How to land a good job in a challenging economy/Changing Careers
  • International Expansion of a Nonprofit Organization
  • Importance of certification
  • IRA Rollover Guidelines
  • Major Gifts
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing/branding your organization or event
  • Negotiation skills
  • Online fundraising/Use of technology (email, social media etc)
  • Partnerships/Collaborations
  • Plan Development
  • Planned Giving
  • Planning/Financial Management
  • Proposal Writing
  • Special Events
  • Staffing issues (recruiting and retaining talent, turnover, training and development, performance evaluation etc)
  • Staying current/trends in the profession
  • Stewardship
  • Writing a Case Statement
  • Other issues of interest to ethical and effective fundraisers around the world


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