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5 Simple Ideas for Supporting Young Nonprofit Professionals at Work
Professional development is an essential part of cultivating a new generation of leaders, but it doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. Here are a few strategies that nonprofits (even tiny ones!) can implement to support their younger staff. (Rosetta Thurman) Read more.
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Tweeting For a Better World
In the rush to "go social," many nonprofits are failing to think through their strategy, define their target audience, match online tactics to real world goals, or consider how they might measure success and learn from failure. Here are some constructive ways to address those challenges. (The Bridgespan Group) Read
Avoiding Capital-campaign Mistakes
When a nonprofit is preparing for a vital growth spurt, or desperately needs to renovate a dilapidated building, the natural inclination is to focus on the physical facility that must be located, purchased or repaired—instead of telling the inspiring story of what will happen within those walls. (Philanthropy Journal) Read
Nominations Being Accepted Now for the AFP 2013 Board of Directors
Now is your chance to play an important role as a member of AFP by nominating an individual for the AFP Board and for the position of chair-elect. Click here to submit a nomination!
AFP Announces New Chapter in Florida
AFP is proud to welcome the AFP FL, Volusia/Flagler Chapter as the newest chapter in the association. They are sponsored by the AFP FL, First Coast Chapter. AFP now has 230 chapters around the world.
Get the Free AFP 2012 Conference e-Book Sampler!
We’ve gathered together excerpts from six of our leading AFP Fund Development Series books to help you engage the next generation of fundraisers, get your board more active in raising money, build your nonprofit brand, better understand development and operations, and more! Click here to view the book sampler. Plus, visit the AFP Bookstore to purchase these and countless other books on fundraising.
AFP Conference Recordings Available Now!
The conference audio recordings of a majority of the regular education sessions are now available for purchase as CD-ROM, streaming and now as podcasts for your mp3 player! Plus, three of our Hot Topics and an ACFRE session are being offered this year as a streamed video. All recordings contribute CFRE points towards your certification/re-certification. To create your customized package of the 2012 conference recordings today, click here.
Please Note: May/June Issue of Advancing Philanthropy Will Be Digital Only
The May/June issue of Advancing Philanthropy will be digital only. Read articles on inspiring innovation in your team, thinking more creatively and creating a culture of “futuring.” In addition, there will be videos, a podcast and even a comic book. Click here to access the digital magazine and past issues. If you have questions please email email@example.com.
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Week We Present an AFP Action University Book Review (Video): The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself, by John Jantsch
As lean times force businesses to reduce advertising and marketing budgets, more and more companies are trying to develop new clients through word-of-mouth referrals. Jantsch champions such an approach, asserting that many widely referred businesses do very little when it comes to traditional advertising and that happy customers and actively engaged partners account for a great deal of their efforts. According to Jantsch, referral behavior is a primal activity rooted in our survival instinct and satisfying our need to connect with other people and mint social currency. Jantsch offers practical solutions on how to build a powerful referral engine by developing a systematic, consistent, and replicable approach and exploiting content, using social networking, and building strategic partnerships.
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AFP is proud to announce a new and exclusive online community called AFP2P, powered by Blackbaud Social and developed based on your suggestions and feedback! AFP2P allows members to interact, network and share expertise with one another through such personalized features as discussion groups, blogs and news feeds. In addition, members are able to create unique profiles, upload pictures and documents, and leave comments. Log on today! Learn more.
Analytics for Successful Fundraising
(Apr. 24, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Author of AFP Fund Development Series book, Fundraising Analytics: Using Data to Guide Strategy, Joshua Birkholz will show you how to turn your nonprofit’s organizational data, with an appropriate focus on donors, into actionable knowledge.
Online Success Strategies, Tools and Trade Secrets
(May 9, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Over the past decade nonprofit organizations have been inundated with Internet services and technology options. This session will focus your organization on how it can integrate offline fundraising with online strategies. Presented by Ted Hart, ACFRE.
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