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August 23, 2019
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ICYMI - The AFP Week In Review

Spotlight a Woman of Impact in Fundraising: You and Your Nominee Could Be Winners!
 
AFP wants to hear the stories of impactful women in the fundraising community. Submit video, a photo and/or text, and you and your nominee could win free registration to the AFP IDEA Women’s Impact Summit this October in Phoenix, Ariz.!

This is your chance to show how much a mentor, colleague, or all-around role model means to you. The submission deadline is September 6!
  
Click Here to Nominate a Woman of Impact >>
 


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How One Nonprofit Doubled the Fundraising Revenue for its Golf Event
 A golf outing can certainly be a lucrative fundraising endeavor. For one nonprofit, the willingness to implement the right technology—a platform designed specifically for golf events—yielded serious returns, attracting more players and sponsors, saving staff time and resources, and ultimately doubling the event’s fundraising revenue in just one year!
 
Read the Case Study!
 


Rising to the Challenges: Recruiting Staff in the Healthcare Subsector
 
Almost two-thirds of senior charity staff say it’s difficult to be promoted within their organization, according to a new report that contains many lessons and ideas about recruitment and retention for the entire charitable sector in the U.S. and Canada.
  
Learn More About the Report >>

Update on the AFP Strategic Plan

Kevin Foyle, CFRE, AFP’s chair elect, updates progress on the association’s current strategic plan and its five key pillars: Inclusion and Influence; Ethics, Policy and Advocacy; Relevant Quality Education; Capacity and Connectivity and Advance Social Good.
 
Watch Kevin’s Video >>

Fundraising Toolkit: Campaigns and the Impact of Change
 
From the latest Advancing Philanthropy, Tim Burcham reminds fundraisers that campaigns are about change—sometimes incremental, sometimes transformative—that take you from where you are to where you want to be. And how you manage that change can spell the difference between success and failure.
  
Read Tim’s Article >>

Complete Your Demographics and Help AFP Serve You Better
 
As part of our mission to better serve members, and in keeping with our commitment to the principles of our IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and access) initiative, AFP would like to know more about you. If you haven’t already, please log into afpglobal.org and spend three minutes completing your demographics page. Most questions are optional, but we encourage you to complete them all. This information is never shared outside AFP.
 
AFP Demographics Page >>
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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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August 22, 2019
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Fred Friendly, Meet Greta Grateful—The How and Why of Donor Personas
 
You know them well. Rita Righteous. Oliver Obligated. Jennifer Generous. They aren’t actual donors, of course, but rather a few of the possible personas you will likely encounter within your donor pool. Here’s how to use them effectively.
  
Read the Article >>
 


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Want to Raise More Money? Call Your Donors and Ask Them for Advice

Joe Garecht says one great way to build deeper relationships with donors is to call them to ask for their advice. The simple act of giving you their ideas and input will make your donors feel more invested in your work than ever before. (Joe Garecht Fundraising)
 
Read Joe’s Blog >>

Rising to the Challenges: Recruiting Staff in the Healthcare Subsector
 
Almost two-thirds of senior charity staff say it’s difficult to be promoted within their organization, according to a new report that contains many lessons and ideas about recruitment and retention for the entire charitable sector in the U.S. and Canada.
  
Learn More About the Report >>

Complete Your Demographics and Help AFP Serve You Better
 
As part of our mission to better serve members, and in keeping with our commitment to the principles of our IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and access), AFP would like to know more about you. If you haven’t already, please log into afpglobal.org and spend three minutes completing your demographics page. Most questions are optional, but we encourage you to complete them all. This information is never shared outside AFP.
 
AFP Demographics Page >>

Did You Know?
 
Organizations that set a minimum giving expectation for board members saw average board member contributions significantly higher than the set minimum. (New York Board Giving, Continuing the Conversation)
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August 22, 2019
ICON 2019 Chapter Event
Five Things You Need to Know

Rising to the Challenges: Recruiting Staff in the Healthcare Subsector
 
Almost two-thirds of senior charity staff say it’s difficult to be promoted within their organization, according to a new report on the challenges of recruiting and retaining fundraisers in the Canadian healthcare subsector. The report contains many lessons and ideas for the entire charitable sector.
  
Learn More About the Report >>

National Scholarships: What They Mean to You and Your Colleagues

Emmy Stuebing, CFRE, fund development manager at the Edmonton Public Library, shares what receiving a scholarship from the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada meant to her career. Deadlines for applications is Sept. 13.
 
Watch Emmy’s Video >>

2019 Canadian Leadership Retreat Recap

Paula Attfield, chair of the AFP Canada Board, provides a recap of the recent Canadian Leadership Retreat in Vancouver and what the meetings mean for AFP and the fundraising profession.
 
Read Paula’s Article >>

Récapitulatif de la Retraite des dirigeants canadiens 2019.

Top Takeaways for Fundraisers from the Special Senate Committee Report
 
Many fundraisers have asked what the recommendations from the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector mean for them and their organization. AFP has put together the top takeaways from the report with the potential to have a huge impact on the fundraising profession, and we’ll be sharing two takeaways each week.
 
Takeaways One and Two >>

Points importants du rapport du Comité sénatorial spécial que les professionnels en collecte de fonds doivent retenir.

Two Weeks Left to Submit Nominations for the 2020 AFP Canada Board of Directors
 
You have the power to influence the focus and direction of AFP in a very concrete way: by nominating leaders for the AFP Canada Board of Directors!
 
Nominate Someone Today >>

Nous acceptons maintenant les candidatures pour le conseil d’administration de 2020 d’AFP Canada.
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August 21, 2019
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Outspoken Donor Says Philanthropy Must Change — Both Fundraisers and Donors
 
Lisa Greer, a businesswoman and philanthropist in Los Angeles, has a lot to say about philanthropy for a relative newcomer, and she’s not afraid to say it to anyone who will listen. The Chronicle talks with her about donors, fundraisers and if philanthropy is dying. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy).
  
Read the Article >>
 


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Update on the AFP Strategic Plan

Kevin Foyle, CFRE, AFP’s chair elect, updates progress on the association’s current strategic plan and its five key pillars: Inclusion and Influence; Ethics, Policy and Advocacy; Relevant Quality Education; Capacity and Connectivity and Advance Social Good.
 
Watch Kevin’s Video >>

AFP Webinar, August 28: Why You Need a Case for Support and How to Build One

Cases for support are critically important to nonprofit fundraising, and every nonprofit should have one. No longer tied solely to capital campaigns, a strong case will pull your stakeholders together, touch people’s hearts, and elevate philanthropy. Join Leah Eustace, CFRE, ACFRE, as she shares her case development secrets, along with plenty of examples of great cases.
 
Register for the Webinar >>

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2020 AFP Global Committees Sign-Up
 
Want to give back to your fundraising community? Nominate yourself to serve on one of AFP Global’s committees and put your skills to work in the areas of membership, chapters, public policy, communications and many more.
 
Sign Up to Serve on a Committee >>

Did You Know?
 
AFP wants to hear the stories of impactful women in the fundraising community. You and your nominee could win free registration to the AFP IDEA Women’s Impact Summit this October in Phoenix, Ariz.! Deadline is September 6. Click here to learn more.
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August 20, 2019
ICON 2019 Chapter Event
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Spotlight a Woman of Impact in Fundraising: You and Your Nominee Could Be Winners!
 
AFP wants to hear the stories of impactful women in the fundraising community. Submit video, a photo and/or text, and you and your nominee could win free registration to the AFP IDEA Women’s Impact Summit this October in Phoenix, Ariz.!

This is your chance to show how much a mentor, colleague, or all-around role model means to you. The submission deadline is September 6!
  
Click Here to Nominate a Woman of Impact >>
 


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AFP IDEA Women’s Impact Summit: Closing the Gender Gap Together

At the AFP IDEA Women’s Impact Summit, Alexis Kanda-Olmstead will be giving a critical presentation on “Gender Works: Closing the Gender Gap Together.” AFP caught up with Alexis and talked about what the gender gap really means—it’s more than just salaries and leadership positions—and what we can all do to close it.
 
Read the Q&A With Alexis >>

Women in Philanthropy Research and Data

You can check out all of the research conducted by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, including studies on gender and giving across communities of color, transmitting generosity to daughters and sons, and the effect of gender on charitable giving and life satisfaction.
 
Read the WPI Research >>
 

Save $100 When You Register for Both AFP LEAD and AFP IDEA: Women's Impact Summit
 
AFP LEAD, formerly AFP's Leadership Academy, and the AFP IDEA: Women's Impact Summit will be held back-to-back in Phoenix, Ariz., this October. Join us for both events: gain the knowledge and techniques to become a better leader, team builder and advocate for everyone in the profession—and save $100!
 
Learn More About AFP LEAD 2019 >>
 
Learn More About  the Women’s Impact Summit >>
 
Register for Both Events >>

Did You Know?
 
You can find tons of research, education, programming and guidance on supporting women and gender equity in the fundraising workplace at the AFP Women’s Impact Initiative website: afpidea.org/wii.
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August 19, 2019
ICON 2019 Chapter Event
Five Things You Need to Know

Fundraising Toolkit: Campaigns and the Impact of Change
 
From the latest Advancing Philanthropy, Tim Burcham reminds fundraisers that campaigns are about change—sometimes incremental, sometimes transformative—that take you from where you are to where you want to be. And how you manage that change can spell the difference between success and failure.
  
Read Tim’s Article >>
 


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Fundraisers Change Up Tradition

Tried and true fundraising professionals are changing things up and increasing interest in Erie charities, says a recent article in GoErie.com. A look at some ideas for different kinds of special events that are working. (GoErie.com)
 
Read the Article >>

AFP Connect: IRA Rollover Solicitations

Being proactive in soliciting IRA Rollover donations is one of the current topics at AFP Connect, and members have provided sample postcards and links to article and toolkits. This discussion—and others about converting volunteers to donors, sample sponsorships solicitations and dealing with donors who have paid off pledges early—are all happening at AFP’s online forums.
 
Join the Conversations >>

Blackbaud University Courses at No Charge for AFP Members
 
New to fundraising, need a refresher or just looking for material to help orient people to fundraising? Check out the courses at Blackbaud University, with presentations on the basics of marketing, personas, finance, volunteering and fundraising, all at no cost to AFP members.
 
Take a Course >>

Did You Know?
 
Only 44 percent of fundraisers are satisfied with the succession planning in their fundraising department, with 36 percent somewhat dissatisfied and 20 percent very dissatisfied. (AFP/Chronicle of Philanthropy Job Satisfaction Survey).
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August 16, 2019
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ICYMI - The AFP Week In Review

Chronicle of Philanthropy Article on the AFP/Chronicle Job Satisfaction Survey
 
Through our partnership with The Chronicle of Philanthropy, AFP members can read the full article about the recent survey on job satisfaction that was published in the Chronicle. The article examines some of the problems and challenges identified in the survey and what fundraisers and charities need to do.
  
Read the Chronicle Article >>
 


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Check Out the Latest Advancing Philanthropy Magazine Online!

Too often, once we get to know something—once we master a skill or learn some new knowledge—we take it for granted. The July 2019 Advancing Philanthropy challenges you to take a new look at issues you probably think you know well, including ethics, poverty, and philanthropy—as well as our first ever Fundraising Toolkit.
 
Read the Latest Magazine >>

Board Giving: Size, Expectations, Orientation Matters
 
Why are some boards more philanthropic than others? Over a six-year period, fundraising consulting firm Marts & Lundy researched the board giving habits of more than 100 nonprofit boards in New York City and found that the average board gift was higher from larger boards, no matter the size of the organization’s operating budget.
  
Read About the Research >>

Leadership in All Its Forms at AFP LEAD

Have you checked out the sessions at AFP LEAD this year? Just some of the issues addressed include feedback discussions that actually work, finding success in failure, combating imposter syndrome, leadership and emotional intelligence, mental health in the workplace, and navigating successfully through crisis. Become a better fundraiser by becoming a better leader!
 
Register for AFP LEAD >>

Pass On Your Knowledge Through AFP's Micro-Learning Videos
 
Have you seen AFP's 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. Contact Chris Griffin at chris.griffin@afpglobal.org for more information and to get started!
 
Watch the Micro-Learning Videos >>
AFP Career Center

Currently there are 250 jobs listed on our website. To find one that is right for you, visit http://jobs.afpglobal.org/search.
 
 
 
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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