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January 17, 2020
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ICYMI - The AFP Week In Review

AFP ICON 2020: Don’t Forget About the January 31 Deadline!

Can you believe we’re only two months away from AFP ICON 2020 in Baltimore? March is quickly approaching, and so is a key deadline of January 31. The Advance Pricing Discount ends, it’s your last chance to receive a $100 rebate on your registration, and submissions to win a free ICON registration are due! Don’t miss out on joining us for the world’s largest conference for fundraising professionals. See you in March!
 

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Action Alert: Postal Rate Commission Proposing Higher Postal Rates

In December, the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) proposed new rules for the United States Postal Service (USPS), which could potentially increase rates for all classes of mail 30 to 50 percent over the next five years. The Nonprofit Alliance and the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers are working to fight back, and they want you to get involved! Share your thoughts directly with the PRC by February 3, letting them know how these increases will affect you and your nonprofit!
 

AFP Webinar (Jan. 22): How to Create A Successful Capital Campaign

Capital campaigns typically involve hefty fundraising goals, and we want you to be successful. Part of being successful is being prepared, and we have a webinar to help you get ready for what’s ahead. Join Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, on Jan. 22 at 1:00 p.m. to learn the key components of a capital campaign, identify key phases of a campaign, and more!
 

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Micro-Learning Moment: Kimberly Lewis on Getting A Seat at the Table

Kimberly Lewis, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of East Texas, discusses what she’ll be covering at her presentation at AFP ICON 2020 in Baltimore, Md.: getting a seat at the table. Kimberly discusses what it means to be at the table and feeling comfortable working your way up the corporate ladder.
 

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Developing your personal brand is more important than you probably think. AFP360° powered by Korn Ferry gives you the opportunity to get career insights and take a traits assessment, both of which are key in developing your personal brand and becoming successful in the fundraising profession.
 
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Published each Friday, AFP Weekly provides AFP members and the public a quick review of the past week's major news, articles, and tips.

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January 16, 2020
 
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AFP ICON 2020: Opening Keynote Speaker Zainab Salbi

Like we mentioned yesterday, we like people that make an impact, and that’s exactly what humanitarian and bestselling author Zainab Salbi is doing! Our opening keynote speaker for AFP ICON 2020, she started her career by serving women survivors of war, founding Women for Women International. Now she fights for women’s rights around the globe and focuses on stories of people persevering and triumphing in times of conflict. If you haven’t yet registered for ICON, do so today and come hear what Zainab has to say!
 

Micro-Learning Moment: Kimberly Lewis on Getting A Seat at the Table

Kimberly Lewis, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of East Texas, discusses what she’ll be covering at her presentation at AFP ICON 2020 in Baltimore, Md.: getting a seat at the table. Kimberly discusses what it means to be at the table and feeling comfortable working your way up the corporate ladder.
 
 

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The January 2020 Advancing Philanthropy: Finding Your Career “Success”

The January 2020 issue of Advancing Philanthropy explores the idea that fundraising success isn’t just about education and training, but rather starts with how you approach your job, your colleagues, your workplace and yourself.
 

NRC Survey Results: Optimism and Strategy for the New Year

Recessions, the presidential campaign and staffing are some of the key concerns that charities are planning for in 2020, according to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s Fall 2019 Survey.
 

Four Ways Nonprofits Can Improve Employee Engagement

Engaged employees are more present, reliable and productive, but how do you actually increase and improve employee engagement? (NonProfit PRO)
 
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A Message from Paula Attfield Celebrating Our Work As Fundraisers

Fundraising drives change, and there is no better time than now to celebrate the work we do to drive such change. AFP Canada Chair Paula Attfield talks about why changing the narrative on fundraising is integral for the profession.
 


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Still Not Sold on Micro-Learning Moments?

“Our brains reach a point where they stop processing new information, and so the most effective way to learn is in short, quick bursts.” An article from Associations Now references AFP’s Micro-Learning Moments and talks about the significance of micro-learning in processing new information.
 

Pass On Your Knowledge Through AFP's Micro-Learning Videos

Have you seen AFP's new Micro-Learning Videos? Can you picture yourself in one, passing on what you know to your colleagues? These videos are meant to be short, focusing on one topic with three to five learning outcomes or tips for the viewer. We'd like to add more Canadian content AND we would also like to offer more videos in French. Contact Chris Griffin at chris.griffin@afpglobal.org for more information and to get started!

Avez-vous vu les nouvelles vidéos de microapprentissage de l'AFP? Vous aimeriez en produire une et transmettre vos connaissances à vos collègues? Ces vidéos sont censées être courtes et aborder un sujet ciblant trois à cinq objectifs d'apprentissage ou conseils à l'intention des personnes qui les consultent. Nous voudrions ajouter plus de contenu canadien ET offrir plus de vidéos en français. Communiquer avec Chris Griffin à chris.griffin@afpglobal.org pour en savoir plus et commencer à tourner vos vidéos!

B.C. Charities Barred from Accepting Life Insurance Donations, Says Lawyer

The British Columbia Financial Services Authority has recently taken an interest in gifts of life insurance policies and whether or not charities can accept them. All charities—even those outside British Columbia—may want to reconsider accepting such gifts from B.C. residents for the time being. (Insurance Portal)
 

An Update on The Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector

The Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector held its second meeting in December 2019. From maximizing sector impact to ensuring financial stability within the sector and more, committee members discussed ways to change the sector perspective.

Le Comité consultatif sur le secteur de la bienfaisance a tenu sa deuxième réunion en décembre 2019. Lire le résumé de la réunion.
 
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January 15, 2020
 
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AFP ICON 2020: Closing Keynote Speaker José Andrés

At AFP, we like people who make an impact—after all, fundraising is the impact profession! Right now, José Andrés and his team at World Central Kitchen are making an impact by feeding those devastated by natural disasters in both Australia and Puerto Rico. We love what he’s doing, which is why he’s our closing keynote speaker for AFP ICON 2020 in Baltimore, Md. If you’re interested in hearing him speak, register for ICON today, and we’ll see you in March!
 

AFP Webinar (Jan. 22): How to Create A Successful Capital Campaign

Have you registered yet for our webinar on Jan. 22 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern? If you’re planning for a capital campaign, it likely has a hefty fundraising goal. Our presenter Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, has great information to share regarding key campaign components, donor depth charts and more to help you successfully reach your goal!
 
 
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What’s the Return on Investment from a Major Gift Program?

Since the start of 2020, you’ve probably heard a lot about the increasing importance of major gifts. They’re that important, and focusing on them could offer you more than you think. (Fired Up Fundraising)
 

What Strategies Do You Have to Create A Culture of Giving in the Workplace?

How can you expect donors to give if your staff isn’t giving? How do you create a culture of giving in the workplace? This is a current conversation happening on AFP Connect, the fundraising community’s online forum, but we’d love to get the conversation going on social media too. Join us on Twitter (@AFPIHQ) and Facebook (@AFPFan) to share your responses! We’d love to hear from you, and your fellow fundraisers will appreciate your thoughts!
 
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January 14, 2020
 
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Fundraisers Cite Challenges, Hope for Better 2020

Fundraisers are concerned about a possible recession, the presidential election and a change in leadership at their own organizations. But 2019 was so challenging that they are actually looking forward to 2020 and expect better results, according to the latest NRC Fundraising Survey, which AFP co-founded. (The NonProfit Times)
 
 

AFP ICON 2020: Don’t Miss Out on Discounted Registration!

Want to save a few dollars on your AFP ICON registration? On Jan. 31, not only does the Advance Pricing Discount end, but it’s also the last day to receive a $100 rebate on your conference registration when you book in the official AFP ICON hotel block. Hurry and register today!
 
 

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Livestreams Are the New Telethons, and They’re Raising Millions for Charities

The ways in which we communicate with donors is changing—dramatically—which is why some organizations have turned to livestreams to solicit individuals. (The Washington Post)
 

Help Create Your Personal Brand With AFP360°

Get career insights and take a traits assessment, both of which can begin to define your personal brand as you move up through the fundraising profession. AFP360° powered by Korn Ferry offers this and more!
 

No Really, What Is A “Donor-Centric” Culture?

Donor-centricity is key to operating as an effective nonprofit organization, but from strategic planning to donor gratitude, what does it really mean to be donor-centric? (bloomerang)
 
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January 13, 2020
 
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AFP Webinar (Jan. 22): How to Create A Successful Capital Campaign

Planning for an upcoming capital campaign? Your capital campaign probably involves a hefty fundraising goal, and we want you to be prepared! Join Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, on Jan. 22 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, to learn the key components of a capital campaign plan, understand how to create a gift range, and identify key phases of a campaign and what needs to happen throughout the process.
 
 
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AFP ICON 2020: You Still Have Time to Win A FREE Registration!

It’s said the best things in life are free, which is why we’re giving away two FREE registrations to AFP ICON in Baltimore, Md. All you have to do is submit a short video highlighting the impact you and your organization made in 2019, and tag AFP on social media. But hurry—the deadline for submissions is Jan. 31!
 

The 2020 Vision: What Fundraisers Are Thinking and How They Are Planning for the Year Ahead

As we roll into 2020, many fundraisers are assessing what has—and hasn’t—worked for them in the past, even as they cope with the external dynamics buffeting the sector today.
 

Pure Gold: The 34 Fundamental Foundations of Fundraising

Whether you’re a young professional or a seasoned fundraiser, fundraising starts with a solid foundation. Here are 34 fundamentals to carry with you no matter your experience level. (SOFII)
 

AFP Connect: Sponsorships, Giving Societies, Scholarship Naming and More!

How do sponsorships differ for marketing events and fundraising events? What perks do you include in giving societies? How do you fundraise for already named scholarships? These are just a few of the questions being answered on AFP Connect, the fundraising community’s online forum. Answer these questions, have your own questions answered, and engage in thoughtful conversation with fellow fundraising professionals today!
 
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