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Keela to Join FEP, ICON 2022 Session Proposals, Campaign Volunteers, Distinguished Fellows Nominations

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July 29, 2021
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Deadline August 1: AFP ICON 2022 Call for Session Proposals
 
Did you attend AFP ICON Virtual 2021, watched a great session, and thought, ‘I could do that’? Have you always wanted to present new and interesting information and insights to your peers? Here’s your chance! You now have until Aug. 1 to submit your educational session proposal to present at AFP ICON 2022 in Las Vegas, May 2-4.

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Study: Only Half of American Households Donate to Charity

According to a new study from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, only half of U.S. households donate to charity, with factors such as religious affiliation and the economic downturn contributing to the decline in giving. (AP News)
 
 

Nonprofit Software Firm Keela to Join Fundraising Effectiveness Project
 
Keela, a nonprofit-focused software company based in Vancouver, B.C., is joining the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. The new partnership will introduce fresh data and perspectives to assist charities in their fundraising efforts.

Free Webinar—Discrimination and Harassment in Fundraising: A Summary of Findings
 
Results from the Fundraising Workplace Climate Survey show sexual harassment is still a prevalent problem in the sector. On Aug. 5 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, The Ohio State University researchers Drs. Erynn Beaton and Megan LePere-Schloop will highlight some of the most important findings on discrimination and harassment in fundraising.

Your Campaign’s Success Hinges on Excited Campaign Volunteers

Volunteers have the power to make or break your campaign’s success. Get your volunteers excited about your campaign efforts—and increase your gifts—by providing your volunteers with the proper tools and by celebrating every effort made to connect with donors. (Capital Campaign Toolkit)
 

Member Benefit Extended: Have You Used Your $40 Credit?
 
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July 29, 2021 / Le 29 juillet 2021
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Is Our Next AFP Distinguished Fellow From Canada? / Notre prochain(e) Membre émérite de l'AFP viendra-t-il(elle) du Canada?  

Last year—for the first time in AFP’s history—two Canadians received Distinguished Fellow designations: Andrea McManus and Luce Moreau, CFRE. Nominations are closing soon for the Class of 2022 AFP Distinguished Fellows. If you know someone who has shown incredible leadership to AFP, the charitable sector, and the principles of inclusive, ethical and effective fundraising, we encourage you to submit a nomination by July 31.
 
 
 

Nonprofit Software Firm Keela to Join Fundraising Effectiveness Project / Keela, une société de logiciels pour les organismes sans but lucratif, partenaire du Projet sur l’efficacité de la collecte de fonds

Keela, a nonprofit-focused software company based in Vancouver, B.C., is joining the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. The new partnership will introduce fresh data and perspectives to assist charities in their fundraising efforts.
 
 

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for the 2022 AFP Canada Board of Directors / Nous acceptons maintenant les candidatures pour un poste au conseil d’administration de 2022 d’AFP Canada
 
Do you have an interest in government relations, communications and advancing our profession at the national level? If so, we invite you to consider applying for the AFP Canada Board of Directors! Diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 10 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
 
 

Advertise in the AFP / Globe and Mail National Philanthropy Day Supplement
 
AFP and the Globe and Mail are partnering again on a special National Philanthropy Day Supplement that will be published on Nov. 12. The supplement will focus on how Canadian philanthropy is impacting the lives of others and how charities are adapting to the needs of the communities they serve. The deadline to get involved is Sept. 24.
 

5 Ways to Beat the Summer Slows
 
Are your fundraising efforts a bit slow right now? Take advantage of the slower summer period by starting your year-end direct response campaign, thanking your donors, connecting with colleagues and more. (Hilborn Charity e-News)
 

 
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July 28, 2021
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AFP Webinar TODAY—Organizational Requests for Fundraising Success: Real World Best Practices for Corporate Grants
 
Let’s talk about grants! Today at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join Ken Miller, CFRE, to learn how to take your corporate and foundation grant writing to the next level. This course will share tips and best practices for finding grants in your area, identifying different types of grants, creating a funding request template and much 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.

Member Benefit Extended: Have You Used Your $40 Credit?
 
Through Sept. 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.
 

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AFP Member Spotlight: Q&A With Dzenan Berberovic, M.A., CFRE
 
Check out this member spotlight from the latest issue of Advancing Philanthropy! In this Q&A, AFP chats with Dzenan Berberovic, M.A., CFRE, member of the AFP South Dakota Chapter, about his start in fundraising, his involvement with AFP, his greatest accomplishments and more.

Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Mastering Online Appeals and Messaging

Your digital strategy is key in effectively engaging with your donor base. In this piece, Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, dives into how to improve user experience by refreshing your website, your donation pages and more. (bloomerang)
 

Good News! The Blackbaud “Good Takeover” Match Has Been Extended For a Limited Time
 
Blackbaud has generously agreed to extend their "Good Takeover" match for gifts to the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy. For a limited time, your one-time gift of $20 or more (not a pledge) will be matched $10 by Blackbaud! Your gift supports our profession through scholarships, educational offerings, innovative research and so much more.

Podcast: Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising

What role does cryptocurrency play in fundraising? Listen as Jason Shim and Anne Connelly discuss how nonprofits can start accepting cryptocurrency and why they should consider it more seriously. (The NonProfit Times)
 
 
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July 27, 2021
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Join Us IN-PERSON for AFP LEAD 2021 This October in Indianapolis!
 
Get excited! AFP LEAD—AFP’s annual leadership development conference—is returning to an in-person format, Oct. 18-20 in Indianapolis. The first day of AFP LEAD, Oct. 18, provides specific training for AFP chapter leaders and administrators, plus leadership skills for emerging leaders (young professionals and those new to the profession). The next two days are chock full of key leadership trends, nonprofit management strategies and networking opportunities—designed for all levels of experience—focused on taking your organization’s fundraising (and your career path) to the next level.

PLUS: Are you interested in presenting at AFP LEAD 2021 or know someone who may be? We are currently accepting proposals for education sessions, now through Aug. 8.

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Deadline Approaching for Class of 2022 AFP Distinguished Fellows Nominations
 
Do you know someone who has shown incredible leadership to AFP, the charitable sector, and the principles of inclusive, ethical and effective fundraising? Then you should nominate them for the AFP Distinguished Fellows Program! The nomination deadline is July 31.

8 Steps to Improving Your Development Storytelling

Storytelling is the foundation of effective communication—which includes your fundraising efforts. Check out these eight tips to build a pipeline of story ideas that will allow you to effectively and creatively engage your donor base at any time. (Donor Relations Guru)
 

AFP Deep Dives: Unlocking the Potential of Gifts in Wills (Intro)
 
Let’s dive into the details of gifts in wills! In this three-part series, beginning Aug. 10 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, Ligia Peña, CFRE, will discuss implementing or rebooting a gifts-in-wills program. This series is eligible for eight CFRE education points. Space is limited—register today.

Private Foundations and DAFs: Short-Lived Synergy?

For those looking to establish a charitable vehicle, what makes the most sense—a private foundation or a donor-advised fund (DAF)? For many, the answer is both. Take a look at the philanthropic, financial and sustainable benefits of utilizing both private foundations and DAFs. (PhilanTopic)
 
 

Member Benefit Extended: Have You Used Your $40 Credit?
 
Through Sept. 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.
 
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July 26, 2021
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Monday Message—Diversity, Inclusivity, Visibility: Making Space for Trans Fundraisers, Issues
 
In today’s Monday message, August Clayton, development associate at the National Center for Trans Equality, discusses the limitations in fundraising that Black transgender and gender non-conforming communities face and steps the sector can take to remove those barriers and better support trans-led grassroots organizations.

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Be Radically Intentional to Change the Lived Experiences of Diverse Fundraisers
 
In this article from the latest issue of Advancing Philanthropy, Charu Uppal, M.A., M.B.A., CFRE, annual giving manager at the Oregon Zoo Foundation, examines the lived experiences of diverse fundraisers and discusses why those with privilege must be intentional about dismantling unfair systems to achieve equity in the profession.

6 Ways to Fundraise With Video

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we operate, especially how we create content. With video now being a widely accepted form of communication, learn how to utilize it to share engaging stories and communicate more effectively with your donors. (NonProfit PRO)
 

AFP Webinar (July 28)—Organizational Requests for Fundraising Success: Real World Best Practices for Corporate Grants
 
Let’s talk about grants! On July 28 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join Ken Miller, CFRE, to learn how to take your corporate and foundation grant writing to the next level. This course will share tips and best practices for finding grants in your area, identifying different types of grants, creating a funding request template and much 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.

Member Benefit Extended: Have You Used Your $40 Credit?
 
Through Sept. 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.
 

Nonprofit Mailers to Appeal Postal Rate Hike

Pending approval by the Postal Regulatory Commission, the second postal rate hike is on track to take effect at the end of August, with average rates expected to increase by 6.9%. Nonprofit Marketing Mail is expected to jump by an average of 7.8%, depending on the category and class of mail. (The NonProfit Times)
 
 
 
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