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September 18, 2020
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ICYMI - The AFP Week In Review

October is Coming—Join Us for AFP LEAD!
 
October is a big month for AFP! Not only is it Ethics Awareness Month, but our annual leadership conference—AFP LEAD VIRTUAL—will be held Oct. 14 and 15. Hear what AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, has to say about our upcoming conference, what our education sessions will cover, who you’ll hear from and much, much more!
 
 
 

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Today: LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Meeting

Now is your chance to have thoughtful conversation with like-minded individuals in fundraising! Today at 2:00 p.m. EDT, join James Phelps, John Huebler and Kelsey Deforest for our LGBTQ+ affinity group meeting! Register now—there’s still time!
 

Free AFP Webinar (Sept. 22): Clean Data and Tools for End-of-Year Fundraising

The year-end—a critical time for nonprofits—is quickly approaching. On Sept. 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join Sterrin Bird and Lori Borg from Salesforce to learn key strategies on how to make your last quarter of fundraising effective and impactful.
 

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

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AFP ICON Deep Dives: 10 Tools You Need to Lead a Successful Capital Campaign
 
Dig deeper into capital campaigns with Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, on Sept. 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, as she discusses how to prepare for a campaign, create a plan, engage donors and much more! This course is eligible for four CFRE points. Space is limited, so register today!
 

Texas Fundraiser Sherry L. Bowers, CFRE, ACFRE, Receives Highest Professional Credential from AFP

Sherry L. Bowers, CFRE, executive director for Mission of Mercy of Corpus Christi, Texas, has been awarded AFP’s highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE). The achievement has been earned by only 114 professionals since the inception of the program in 1992.
 
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Currently there are 200+ jobs listed on the AFP Career Center. Find the one that is right for you!
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September 17, 2020
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Free AFP Webinar (Oct. 22)—Ethics: It’s Not Just About the Money
 
Ethics Awareness Month is just around the corner. On Oct. 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join our panel of experts for this free, members-only webinar as we explore ethics in 2020. Presenters will discuss ethics through the lens of diversity, inclusion and racial justice; the ethical challenges fundraisers face amid heightened social consciousness; and how to deal with controversial donors.
 

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Today: Faith-Based Affinity Group Meeting
 
Interested in having thoughtful conversation with fundraising colleagues surrounding faith-based philanthropy? Join host Rochelle Jerry today at 1:00 p.m. EDT for our faith-based affinity group meeting! Register now—there’s still time!
 
AP Perspectives: 10 Ideas to Have a Robust Legacy Pipeline
 
Is now the time to start a legacy program or ask for legacy gifts? In this AP Perspectives piece, Ligia Peña, CFRE, MInstF, covers legacy giving fundamentals to keep in mind whether you’re starting or rebooting your program.
 

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31 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Fundraising Career
 
New to fundraising? We understand it can be intimidating, but we’ve all been there. Check out these 31 tips to help make your first years as a fundraiser a bit easier. (bloomerang)
 
Take Some Time to Check Out the AFP Career Center!
 
AFP understands that searching for a job can be stressful, and we want to make it easier for you. If you’re looking, consider using the AFP Career Center. Not only does the Career Center feature an updated list of available positions, but it also offers career tips, allows you to build your job seeker profile and connects you with fellow professionals to establish meaningful mentor/mentee relationships.
 
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September 17, 2020 / Le 17 septembre 2020
 
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Reflections on Our Right to Heal / Réflexions sur notre droit à la guérison  

In May 2020, AFP published Our Right to Heal, a series of powerful personal stories about the experiences of Black women fundraisers in Canada. AFP recently spoke with Nneka Allen, creator of the series, about its inception and the importance of sharing experiences.
 
 

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Include Charities and Nonprofits in the Recovery Plan / N’oubliez pas d’inclure les organismes de bienfaisance et sans but lucrafit dans le plan de relance
 
Charities and nonprofits are integral to living with and recovering from COVID-19. On Sept. 23, the federal government will announce its recovery plan, and it is crucial that Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland understands the importance of charities and nonprofits in the recovery of our country. (Imagine Canada)
 
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. 13. The supplement will examine fundraising in the age of COVID-19 amidst cries for social justice and look at the important impact of philanthropy across Canada.
 

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The CRA Fundraising Guidance: There is Flexibility / Lignes directrices de l’ARC sur les activités de financement : il y a de la souplesse
 
The CRA confirmed that depending on the circumstances of each charity, the agency’s fundraising guidance allows flexibility for challenges such as the pandemic we are now facing. AFP Canada encourages its members to share this important message with senior leaders in our sector.

 
Majority of Donors Maintaining or Increasing Giving in 2020
 
A recent report from Campbell Rinker shows that despite the current challenges, “high-dollar” donors are still giving. Of donors who gave more than $2,500 to charities in 2019, 70% expect to give at least the same amount in 2020, while 18% expect to give more than they did last year. (Blue Sky Philanthropy)
 
Community-Centric Fundraising
 
You’ve heard of donor-centered fundraising, but what about community-centric fundraising? In this recent piece, Rogare evaluates both donor- and community-centered fundraising, criticisms of donor-centricity and the ability to reach common ground between the two movements. (Rogare)
 
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September 16, 2020
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Free AFP Webinar (Sept. 22): Clean Data and Tools for End-of-Year Fundraising
 
The year-end—a critical time for nonprofits—is quickly approaching. On Sept. 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join Sterrin Bird and Lori Borg from SalesForce, and Caryn Stein of GivingTuesday, to learn key strategies on how to make your last quarter of fundraising effective and impactful.
 

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

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AFP ICON Deep Dives: 10 Tools You Need to Lead a Successful Capital Campaign
 
Dig deeper into capital campaigns with Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, on Sept. 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, as she discusses how to prepare for a campaign, create a plan, engage donors and much more! This course is eligible for four CFRE points.
 
Micro-Learning Moment—Digital Storytelling: The What’s
 
In this micro-learning series, Ephraim Gopin will address the W’s (who, what, when, where, and why) of digital storytelling. In his second video, he explains the what: what you should consider when developing a digital story for donors and other constituents.
 

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Recognizing Students Making a Difference
 
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Google is featuring stories of Latinx/Hispanic students and young philanthropists working to make a difference in their communities. Read part one of this three-part series. (Google Student Blog)
 
AFP Connect: Year-End Appeals and Follow-Up
 
As we approach the end of the year, how is your organization handling appeals? If you’re considering sending your solicitations earlier than normal, how will you follow-up with your donors? This is a current conversation happening now on AFP Connect, the fundraising community’s online forum! Join this conversation and hundreds of others by clicking the link below.
 
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September 15, 2020
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October is Coming—Join Us for AFP LEAD!
 
October is a big month for AFP! Not only is it Ethics Awareness Month, but our annual leadership conference—AFP LEAD VIRTUAL—will be held Oct. 14 and 15. Hear what AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, has to say about our upcoming conference, what our education sessions will cover, who you’ll hear from and much, much more!
 

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Today: Health Affinity Group Meeting
 
Interested in having thoughtful conversation about health care and philanthropy with like-minded individuals in fundraising? Join Christina Yoon today at 2:00 p.m. EDT for the health affinity group meeting! It’s not too late to register!
 
Reminder: Voting on Proposed AFP 2021 Board of Directors Now Open
 
Governance is a critical part of any association. As a member, one of your duties is to vote on the proposed slate of 2021 board of directors serving on at-large seats! Voting closes on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
 
Advice for a New Major Gift Officer: Raise Money the Minute You Hit the Ground
 
Starting a new position can feel like a challenge, but it can be especially daunting when dealing with donors who make large gifts. The good newsit doesn’t have to be. Learn how to leverage your newness to form genuine relationships with major gift donors. (Fired Up Fundraising)
 
Brush Up on Your Fundraising Skills With Free Courses From Blackbaud University
 
Take some time to brush up on your fundraising skills! AFP, in partnership with Blackbaud University, is excited to offer introductory-level courses on fundraising and relevant nonprofit topics at no charge to AFP members!
 
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September 14, 2020
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Mike’s Monday Message: We Are ALL Leaders
 
It’s been an incredibly challenging year, and the need for leadership has never been greater. But with AFP LEAD coming up in October, AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, reminds us that everyone has the capacity for leadership—it just needs to be learned and developed!
 

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Free AFP Webinar (Oct. 6): It's Time for White Women to Step Up for Racial Justice
 
On Oct. 6 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, join Alexis Kanda-Olmstead and Brianna Boggs for a free, members-only conversation to explore the legacy of white supremacy in women’s relationships; unpack the barriers that keep white women from supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color); and identify specific actions that will move beyond performative to true activism.
 

Please note: If you have not registered for an AFP course before, you will need to create a free account in Blue Sky (our learning management system). This login is different than your AFP member login
 
Texas Fundraiser Sherry L. Bowers, CFRE, ACFRE, Receives Highest Professional Credential from AFP
 
Sherry L. Bowers, CFRE, executive director for Mission of Mercy of Corpus Christi, Texas, has been awarded AFP’s highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE). The achievement has been earned by only 114 professionals since the inception of the program in 1992.
 
How to Recruit and Retain Diverse Board Members
 
According to the 2017 report Leading With Intent from BoardSource, 84% of board members identify as white, while 20% of organizations report that their boards have zero BIPOC members. Read about the importance of diversifying your board and how to create a sense of both belonging and change. (bloomerang)
 
Register for an Upcoming Affinity Group Meeting!
 
Are you interested in having thoughtful conversation with like-minded individuals in fundraising? With three sessions happening this week, consider registering for one of our upcoming affinity group meetings! On Sept. 15 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, join host Christina Yoon for our health affinity group meeting; or host Rochelle Jerry on Sept. 17 at 1:00 p.m. EDT for our faith-based affinity group meeting; or James Phelps, John Huebler and Kelsey Deforest on Sept. 18 at 2:00 p.m. for our LGBTQ+ affinity group meeting!
 
 
 
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AFP Daily
September 11, 2020
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ICYMI - The AFP Week In Review

Registration Now Open—Get Ready for AFP LEAD Virtual!
 
Drumroll, please! Registration for AFP LEAD Virtual is now open! Join us, along with host Alice Ferris and keynote speakers Edgar Villanueva and José Andrés, online Oct. 14 and 15 for our annual leadership conference to learn about leading through change, diversity and inclusion, ethics, and so much more.
 
 

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Deadline TODAY—Spotlight an Emerging Leader in Fundraising: You and Your Nominee Could Be Winners!

AFP wants to hear the stories of emerging leaders making an impact in the fundraising profession, and this is your chance to share the accomplishments of someone you know. Submit a video, photo or brief description highlighting how their work is making a difference. The nominator and nominee of the most inspiring entry will receive a complimentary registration to AFP LEAD Virtual, Oct. 14 and 15. All submissions are due today.
 

Helping Ourselves and Our Missions Through Public Policy

This week, Mike talked about how we can help our organizations by pushing for giving incentives, and identified which legislation AFP will be advocating for this fall before the November election.
 

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AFP ICON Summer Sessions: Interview With Brenda Asare
 
Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, talks with Brenda Asare, president and CEO of The Alford Group, about the current fundraising climate and the importance of prioritizing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access within the sector.
 

Voices of Emerging Leaders: Naqib Sarwary

In this Q&A, emerging leader Naqib Sarwary discusses what led him to the philanthropic sector, how AFP is helping to shape his success as a young professional, current challenges he’s facing and his future career goals.
 
AFP Career Center
 
Currently there are 200+ jobs listed on the AFP Career Center. Find the one that is right for you!
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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