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October 15, 2021
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ICYMI - The AFP Week In Review

The Decade of Fundraising Leadership (Still!) 
 
On Monday, AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, reminded us that the Decade of Fundraising Leadership is still occurring, despite the challenges of the past year and a half. Fundraising leadership is actually more critical than ever, and Mike discussed the importance of fundraising leadership in the current environment as we work to transform our sector, communities and society.
 

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Register Today for the AFP IDEA: Emerging Leaders Virtual Workshop
 
Calling all emerging leaders and young professionals! Join host Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, top fundraising presenters, and fellow emerging leaders on Oct. 26 at 11:00 a.m. EDT for an exciting half-day conference geared toward helping you develop your skill set and advance your fundraising career! We’ll cover topics related to virtual stewardship and donor engagement, how to craft a strong development plan and much, much more!
 

AFP ICON 2022: The AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship and the Blackbaud Diversity Scholarship—Applications Now Open
 
Scholarship applications for AFP ICON 2022—held May 2-4 in Las Vegas—are now open! Sponsored by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – U.S., the AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship and the Blackbaud Diversity Scholarship cover the full cost of registration to attend AFP ICON. Applications are due by Nov. 12.
 
 
 

Please note: These scholarships are similar but do have slight differences in application requirements, as well as the benefits provided. Please read the full requirements at the links above.


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Falling Into Fundraising: A Career That Makes An Impact
 
AFP’s new interview series, “Falling Into Fundraising,” shares the stories of women from diverse backgrounds and how they got their start in fundraising. In this first interview, Christine “Chrissey” Nguyen, development director at Capital Partners for Education, talks about what led to her career in fundraising, challenges she’s experienced, and what motivates her to keep going.  
 

Now Available: 2022 AFP Global Volunteer Committee Application
 
Interested in volunteering with AFP and supporting ethical and effective fundraising? The application to serve on a 2022 volunteer committee is now available. Current volunteer opportunities include working with the Chapter Support Committee, the AFP IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access General Committee, the AFP IDEA: Women’s Impact Committee and much, much more. Service begins January 2022, and all applications are due by Nov. 5.
 

Celebrate Ethics With Our Ethics Awareness Month Bundle!
 
To help you celebrate Ethics Awareness Month, we’ve put together a bundle with some of our best ethical resources, which include presentations on the intersection of ethics and inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA); ethics and COVID-19; and much more! Use code AFPETHICS21 for 50% off throughout the month of October!
 
 
AFP Career Center
 
Currently, there are 250+ jobs listed on the new AFP Career Center. Be sure to follow the AFP Career Center on Twitter@AFPCareerCtr to instantly receive the latest job postings and find the job that is right for you!

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AP Perspectives: Create Intentional, Systemic Change

In this week’s AP Perspectives, Victor Mitre, executive director for stewardship and development at the Archdiocese of Seattle, reflects on his experience as a Latinx fundraiser and discusses the changes needed to develop a robust pipeline of Latinx leadership within the philanthropic sector.
 
 

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Register Today for the AFP IDEA: Emerging Leaders Virtual Workshop
 
Calling all emerging leaders and young professionals! Join host Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, top fundraising presenters, and fellow emerging leaders on Oct. 26 at 11:00 a.m. EDT for an exciting half-day conference geared toward helping you develop your skill set and advance your fundraising career! We’ll cover topics related to virtual stewardship and donor engagement, how to craft a strong development plan and much, much more!

Developing a Strong Zoom Presence
 
Even as we slowly return to in-person events, Zoom meetings seem to have become a permanent staple. Check out this article on how to develop a strong virtual presence so you can effectively engage with donors and colleagues. (Gail Perry Group)

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Reminder to Join the Discussion—Ethics Awareness Month Scenario 2: Board of Directors Conflict of Interest
 
Each week in October, we’ll be highlighting a scenario involving ethics that fundraisers might face in their day-to-day work, and every scenario has questions that members can discuss and provide us their feedback. On Monday, we shared our second scenario, which involves a conflict of interest with a board of directors. How would you handle a conflict of interest with your board members? Responses and solutions from the AFP Ethics Committee are now posted! Join the conversation today.


How Do We Ensure That the Largest Transfer of Generational Wealth in History Will Be Put to Charitable Use?

The Baby Boomer generation is in the midst of planning the largest transfer of generational wealth in history. How do we ensure that the wealth being transferred is being put to charitable use through private donations and donor-advised funds? (Philanthropy News Digest)
 
 


Submit Your Nominations for the AFP Global Awards Program!

The AFP Global Awards program is currently accepting nominations for the following 2022 awards: Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Outstanding Young Professionals, and the CARTER Awards for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy! Awards will be presented at AFP ICON 2022, May 2 – 4, in Las Vegas! All nominations are due by 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 31.
 
 
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Free Webinar TODAY: What Canadian Donors Want

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is proud to release the fifth iteration of its research, “What Canadian Donors Want.” Today at 1:00 p.m. EDT, join John Gormaly; Nowshad Ali, CFRE; Mary Bowyer, CFRE; Juniper Locilento, MPNL, CFRE; and Ruth MacKenzie as they discuss how donors view and support charities.
 
 

The #GivingTuesday Fundraising Template Kit
 
No time for #GivingTuesday? We’ve got you! Download The #GivingTuesday Fundraising Template Kit for fill-in-the-blank email and social media templates that can help you and your team whip up a hit campaign in no time.

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Nonprofit Institutions and Volunteering: Economic Contribution, Second Quarter 2021 / Institutions sans but lucratif et bénévolat : contribution économique, deuxième trimestre de 2021

On Oct. 4, Statistics Canada released updated numbers on the charitable sector’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contributions, output and employment numbers. From April through June of 2021, the charitable sector contributed 8.3% of Canada’s GDP, and employment rose 1.2%. (Statistics Canada)
 
 

Media Brief: National Philanthropy Day / Briefing à l'intention des medias – journée nationale de la philanthropie
 
National Philanthropy Day, celebrated annually on Nov. 15, is quickly approaching. In preparation for the day, the AFP Canada Communications Committee has prepared a document to assist you and your chapters with media. Utilize this document to develop editorial and opinion pieces, respond to media inquiries and much more.
 
 

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Are You Looking for Information on AFP Chapter-Hosted Events? / Vous recherchez des informations sur les événements organisés par les sections de l'AFP?
 

Visit AFP Canada's website and click the "Events" tab to learn more about upcoming AFP events in Canada. / Visitez le site Web d'AFP Canada et cliquez sur l'onglet « Événements » pour en savoir plus sur les événements de l’AFP à venir au Canada.

 


AP Perspectives—The View From Skookumchuck Road: Strings Attached

When developing your list of contacts, volunteers and supporters, how do you identify possible connections? In this AP Perspectives piece, Gene Scanlan, Ph.D., member of the AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter, discusses how to expand your list of potential donors by tapping into your already existing network.
 
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Falling Into Fundraising: A Career That Makes An Impact

AFP’s new interview series, “Falling Into Fundraising,” shares the stories of women from diverse backgrounds and how they got their start in fundraising. In this first interview, Christine “Chrissey” Nguyen, development director at Capital Partners for Education, talks about what led to her career in fundraising, challenges she’s experienced, and what motivates her to keep going.  
 
 

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New Resource: Your Guide to Fundraising and Development on LinkedIn
 
LinkedIn is the ideal platform for fundraisers to find and engage with donors, board members, and other groups and individuals. To help your organization optimize its efforts on the platform, AFP and LinkedIn have partnered to create a new resource—"Fundraising and Development on LinkedIn: A Guide for Nonprofits,” which features eye-opening data, helpful tips, and an intuitive action plan to guide your strategy.

First-Year Golf Fundraiser Raises $215,000 for Girls, Sports and STEM
 
As we begin to return to in-person events, charities are planning for the year ahead. If you’re considering a golf fundraiser in 2022, check out how GolfStatus helped Play Like a Girl—a nonprofit that focuses on inspiring girls and building a diverse talent pipeline of young women in science, engineering, technology, and math—kick off its inaugural golf event and exceed its fundraising goal. (This article is sponsored by GolfStatus.org.)

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10 Simple Steps to Host an In-Person and Online Auction
 
Flexibility and creativity are key components in your success as a fundraiser. If you’re considering an online auction—either for the first time or as a returning event—check out these simple steps that will help engage your audience online and attract new supporters. (FrontStream)


Nonprofits Have Struggled to Meet Service, Organizational Demands

According to the Nonprofit Leadership Survey Report 2021, more than half of nonprofits have had a greater demand for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one-third are experiencing higher operating costs. Human capital has also been impacted, with nearly one-third of nonprofits reporting layoffs and furloughs. (The NonProfit Times)
 
 
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October 12, 2021
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AFP LEAD is Less Than a Week Away!

AFP LEAD—AFP’s annual leadership conference brought to you by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—is less than a week away! During this three-day conference—held Oct. 18-20 in Indianapolis—you’ll have access to timely education sessions where you can earn up to 15 CFRE education points. You’ll also enjoy our keynote speaker, Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman—award-winning scholar, author and professor from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Already registered? Then download the AFP LEAD app now and start making your personalized schedule!
 
 
 
 

Please note: All participants of AFP LEAD 2021 must be fully vaccinated, with proof of full vaccination required. For more information, click here.

 

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Now Available: 2022 AFP Global Volunteer Committee Application
 
Interested in volunteering with AFP Global and supporting ethical and effective fundraising? The application for the 2022 Volunteer Committee is now available! Current volunteer opportunities include working with the Chapter Support Committee, the AFP IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access General Committee, the AFP IDEA: Women’s Impact Committee and much, much more. Service begins January 2022, and all applications are due by Nov. 5.

Top 10 Fundraising Appeal Writing Tips
 
Want to spark passion among your donors and encourage them to give? Check out these tips for writing emotional and engaging fundraising appeals. (Clairification)

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Have You Utilized Data to Increase Your Fundraising? Submit an Article Today!
 
The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) was designed to help nonprofits increase their giving through providing critical tools and data. If you’ve utilized data, including from the FEP, to impact philanthropy, we want to hear about it! AFP is currently accepting articles of 800 words or less about how data has helped inform your decision-making in fundraising.


Public Service, NPO Workers Get Student Loan Relief

As a result of a change to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, more than half a million public service workers and nonprofit employees may receive student loan debt relief. Under the new terms, those who have consolidated loans, including previously ineligible loans, may now be eligible for $1.74 billion in loan forgiveness. (The NonProfit Times)
 
 


Free Webinar This Thursday at 1:00 PM Eastern: “What Canadian Donors Want”

Are you interested in Canadian-specific research about the fundraising profession? Then plan to join the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Research Committee this Thursday, Oct. 14, as they share the results of the fifth iteration of “What Canadian Donors Want.” This webinar is eligible for 1 CFRE education point.
 
 
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October 11, 2021
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Mike's Monday Message: The Decade of Fundraising Leadership (Still!)

In today's Monday Message, AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, reminds us that the Decade of Fundraising Leadership is still occurring, despite the challenges of the past year and a half. Fundraising leadership is actually more critical than ever, and Mike discusses the importance of fundraising leadership in the current environment as we work to transform our sector, communities and society.
 
 

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Ethics Awareness Month Scenario 2: Board of Directors Conflict of Interest

Each week in October, we’ll be highlighting a scenario involving ethics that fundraisers might face in their day-to-day work, and every scenario has questions that members can discuss and provide us their feedback. Our second scenario involves a conflict of interest with a board of directors. How would you handle a conflict of interest with your board members? Join the conversation on AFP Connect and let us know!
 

Working With an Unhappy Donor
 
So, you have an unhappy donor. It’s an unpleasant situation to be in, but it happens. Check out these common and uncomfortable donor situations and how to handle them. (Hilborn Charity e-News)

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Submit Your Proposal: The AFP Wilson C. "Bill" Levis Fundraising Research Grant
 
AFP and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – U.S. offer grants for up to $10,000 each year to individuals who wish to undertake research projects directly related to fundraising performance, known as the AFP Wilson C. "Bill" Levis Fundraising Research Grant. Grants will be recommended by the AFP Research Council. All proposals are due by Sunday, Oct. 31.


New Data Shows Online Fundraising’s Tremendous Growth — Plus 3 Predictions

According to a new report from Blackbaud, online fundraising is increasing rapidly. Last year, one-time online giving grew 15.6%, and recurring donations outpaced one-time gifts. (Nonprofit PRO)
 
 


Get $25 OFF This Thursday’s Winspire Conference

This Thursday (Oct. 14), The Future of Fundraising is Now—Winspire's virtual conference—will feature some of the best-known movers and shakers in the nonprofit world. Dan Pallotta will be the keynote speaker, and AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, will join other notable names for impactful sessions about supporting and nurturing nonprofit leaders’ professional and personal growth. Topics focus on navigating a post-pandemic fundraising environment, building a solid media voice and more.

Use the code “AFPVIP” at checkout for $25 off a VIP ticket, which includes entrance to the conference, recording of the conference, a copy of Dan Pallotta’s new book, Uncharitable, Winspire SWAG and 5 raffle tickets for a Grand Giveaway: A Truffle Hunting Trip for 4 to Tuscany (Cortona, Italy).

 
 
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