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AFP Daily
May 5, 2021
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AFP Webinar TODAY: Development + Finance = Fundraising Success
 
The development officer writes the story for the organization, while the financial officer illustrates it. Today at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join Amy Fiore, vice president at Jeffrey Sobel Consulting, and Amy Karson, founder of Brand K Partners, for an in-depth discussion on how development and financial officers can—and should—work together. Learn how to communicate organizational finances that are both transparent and compelling, how to determine direct costs and ethically increase the ask, and more.
 
 

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AFP and Blackbaud Announce Key Strategic Partnership

AFP and Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, have announced a new strategic partnership to support and train charitable fundraisers around the world and increase diversity and inclusion throughout the profession.
 

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Register for an Upcoming Affinity Group Meeting!
 
Are you interested in having thoughtful conversations with like-minded individuals surrounding various topics in fundraising? If so, register for one of our upcoming affinity group meetings! The Health Affinity Group meeting kicks off on May 7 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Register now and check out what’s coming up this month!

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Making Cents of the Senseless
 
As we celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, it’s crucial that we recognize the re-surfacing of anti-Asian violence. This article discusses steps the philanthropic sector can take to speak out against anti-Asian racism and show support for the API community. (AAPIP)
 

AFP Public Policy: Tell Us Your IRA Rollover Stories and Perspective!

Has your organization received a gift(s) through an IRA rollover contribution? If you started up an IRA Rollover gift program or initiative, what would you expect to see as an average size gift? AFP is working with a coalition of organizations and members of Congress on expanding the IRA Rollover, and your stories and data will help our efforts. Email AFP with information about your IRA Rollover gifts and what size of gifts you might expect to see. All personal data, including names and organizations, will be kept confidential—only aggregate data on gifts and amounts will be shared.
 

AFP Members: Have You Used Your $40 Credit?
 
Through June 30, all AFP members can use a one-time coupon code to receive $40 off the online learning opportunity of their choice. This includes upcoming premium webinars, archived webinars or any other online learning session. Learn more about this member-exclusive benefit.
 

How to Use a News Story to Support Your Major Gift Ask

When communicating with donors, news stories and other current events can make great conversation starters, which, in turn, may result in a donation. This article explains how to use a news story to support your major gift ask. (NonProfit PRO)
 
 
 
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May 4 2021
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Connecting Through Mentorship
 
In this Q&A, Ann Hale, MA, CFRE, talks about why she decided to serve as a mentor in The Alford Group Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Development Program and encourages other fundraisers to become mentors to aspiring professionals in the field.
 

AFP ICON VIRTUAL: Advance Pricing Discount Extended!

Planning to join us for AFP ICON VIRTUAL June 28-30? We hope so! We are two months away, and we have exciting news! We’ve extended the Advance Pricing Discount to May 14! This virtual-only event will include keynote speakers Heather McGhee and Wes Moore; timely education sessions covering major gift fundraising, planned giving, ethics, and much more; and networking opportunities with fundraisers from around the world!
 

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You Don’t Own Donor Relationships You Cultivated—Here’s Why
 
In this article from the April 2021 issue of Advancing Philanthropy, Joyce Mitchell-Antoine, vice president for development at Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and member of the AFP Ethics Committee, explains the ethics around who owns donor relationships once you leave your organization.

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13 Tips for Writing for Donor Relations
 
Effective, meaningful communication is one of the most critical aspects of your job as a fundraiser. In this article, learn a few tips on how to master writing for donor relations that will inspire your donors and encourage them to become repeat supporters. (Donor Relations Guru)
 

Upcoming Webinar (May 18)—Breaking the Mold: Women’s Leadership in Fundraising

Are you leadership material? The answer depends in large part on your identities. On May 18 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, director of advancement talent management at Dartmouth College, to explore the power of gender norms, challenge the unconscious biases we have toward women leaders, and reconceptualize leadership so that it works for—not against—people whose identities do not fit the traditional leadership mold.
 
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Please note: The registration capacity for this webinar is 500 participants.
 

AFP Members: Have You Used Your $40 Credit?
 
Through June 30, all AFP members can use a one-time coupon code to receive $40 off the online learning opportunity of their choice. This includes upcoming premium webinars, archived webinars or any other online learning session. Learn more about this member-exclusive benefit.
 

Biden Plan Would Aid People in Poverty and Nonprofits That Serve Them

President Biden recently called for a substantial expansion of the social safety net, which would provide billions of dollars to assist low-income individuals and the nonprofits that serve them. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
 

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May 3 2021
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Fundraising Legend, AFP Distinguished Fellow Simone Joyaux Passes Away
 
Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, FAFP, Certificate in Philanthropic Psychology, a renowned fundraiser, author, mentor, teacher, and activist—and recognized internationally as one of the leading voices for fundraising and philanthropy—passed away on Sunday, May 2.
 

Mike’s Monday Message: Representation

In his latest message, Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, president and CEO of AFP, talks about the importance of representation as the fundraising community recognizes Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May.
 

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Our Authentic Selves and Doing Diversity Right
 
To be truly committed to diversity and inclusion requires a change in behavior. Melody Song, CFRE, talks about her experiences as an Asian-Canadian and what fundraisers must do to be diversity leaders, starting with accepting "others" true authentic selves.

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House Action on the IRA Legacy Act: Send Your Message to Congress NOW!
 
One day after AFP Virtual Lobby Week concluded, there’s movement in the House of Representatives on the IRA Legacy Act. AFP members are urged to write letters to their U.S. Representative (not U.S. Senators) on this important bill.
 

This Wednesday—AFP Webinar: Development + Finance = Fundraising Success

The development officer writes the story for the organization, while the financial officer illustrates it. On May 5 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join Amy Fiore, vice president at Jeffrey Sobel Consulting, and Amy Karson, founder of Brand K Partners, for an in-depth discussion on how development and financial officers can—and should—work together. Learn how to communicate organizational finances that are both transparent and compelling, how to determine direct costs and ethically increase the ask, and more.
 
 

Please note: If you have not previously registered for an AFP course or webinar or purchased a recording, you will need to create a free account in Blue Sky (our learning management system). This login is different than your AFP member login.
 

AFP Members: Have You Used Your $40 Credit?
 
Through June 30, all AFP members can use a one-time coupon code to receive $40 off the online learning opportunity of their choice. This includes upcoming premium webinars, archived webinars or any other online learning session. Learn more about this member-exclusive benefit.
 

AFP Deep Dives: Dynamics of Clinician Engagement

Looking to optimize engagement with physicians and other health professionals? Beginning May 11 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join Ben Golding and Mark McCampbell of Advancement Resources to explore high-level, strategic concepts for building a robust grateful patient program and learn how to develop strong relationships with health professionals that lead to increased philanthropic contributions. Space is limited. This course is eligible for seven CFRE points.
 
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