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February 26, 2021
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AFP ICON 2021: Early Bird Registration Ends Sunday!
 
You only have a few more days to lock in the lowest rate for AFP ICON 2021, held June 28-30! Whether you want to join us online or in Minneapolis, be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird rate now, and if you want to switch your registration later, you can! More than 100 education sessions, all recorded and eligible for CFRE education points, and tons of networking opportunities await. Register by Feb. 28 to save and join us in June!
 

Time to Address Misogynoir in Fundraising and Nonprofits
 
On Monday, Paulette Senior, president and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, explained how systemic racism impacts Black women, girls and gender-diverse people, and what the fundraising and nonprofit sectors should do to address the unique discrimination Black women face.
 

Deadline TODAY: Submit Your Application for the Diverse Communities Scholarship!
 
Today is the last day to submit your application for the Diverse Communities Scholarship! Sponsored by the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy, the program provides members of diverse communities with a complimentary registration to attend AFP ICON 2021 in Minneapolis—or virtually!—June 28-30. The scholarship will also provide partial travel support if attending the in-person experience. Selected candidates will be notified by March 26.
 

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AFP Deep Dives: How to Plan for a Capital Campaign in 2021
 
AFP Deep Dives—live virtual learning sessions with experts who drill down into key fundraising topics—are back and better than ever! On March 11 at 1:00 p.m. EST, join Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, to discuss all things related to capital campaign planning! The session is eligible for four CFRE education points. Space is limited—register today!
 
 

Screen Fatigue: 5 Non-Digital, COVID-Safe Fundraising Methods

We’re tired of sitting behind a screen, too. In this piece, Grant Cobb, head of marketing and analytics at GivingMail, discusses how you can connect and engage with donors in a way that won’t contribute to your screen fatigue! (GivingMail)
 

AFP/Max Planck Institute Survey on Fundraising Dilemmas
 
In collaboration with the Max Planck Institute, a world-leading research organization, we invite you to participate in an important survey that will help us understand how people resolve fundraising dilemmas. The survey only takes five minutes, and we will share the results in a future issue of Advancing Philanthropy. Please complete the survey no later than March 1.
 

Facebook Premiere Event (March 4): The A – Z of Becoming a CFRE

Interested in earning your Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential? On March 4 at 1:00 p.m. EST, join Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, president and CEO of CFRE International, to discuss eligibility requirements, how the application process works, the CFRE exam and much more. This event is free and will premiere on the AFP Global Facebook page!
 

Please note: No registration is required. To join the event, follow AFP Global on Facebook (@AFPFan) and tune in on March 4 at 1:00 p.m. EST.
 
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February 25, 2021
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AFP Deep Dives: How to Plan for a Capital Campaign in 2021

AFP Deep Dives—live virtual learning sessions with experts who drill down into key fundraising topics—are back and better than ever! On March 11 at 1:00 p.m. EST, join Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, to discuss all things related to capital campaign planning! The session is eligible for four CFRE education points. Space is limited—register today!
 
AFP ICON 2021: Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

Time is running out to take advantage of the early bird rate for AFP ICON 2021, held June 28-30! In his latest video, AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, highlights everything this year’s conference has to offer—in Minneapolis and virtually—and reminds you to register before the discounted rate ends on Feb. 28.
 
The Year of the Comeback: What COVID-19 Means for Nonprofits in 2021
 
In today’s AP Perspectives article, Jeanne M. Dee, CPA/CGMA, discusses the challenges nonprofits have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and tips for moving forward through the new year.
 

Save the Date! AFP Spotlight Sessions: Health Care
 
Mark your calendars! AFP’s two-day virtual event, held April 20-21, will put health care philanthropy in the spotlight and focus on timely, critical conversations surrounding fundraising in the health care sector, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and much more. Stay tuned for more information!

The Leadership Role of a Black Woman in Fundraising
 
“Leadership is an inconsistent role, a seat formatted differently per person, based on lived experiences. Expertise does not guarantee that you will be the best to lead, and wealth does not make you a leader. A Black woman, in the role of a leader, uniquely constructs her opportunity knowing the societal pressures that surround her.”

In this Q&A, Tycely Williams, CFRE, chief development officer at America’s Promise and chair of AFP’s Women’s Impact Initiative, discusses what it means to be a leader as a Black woman in fundraising. (A Researcher’s Diary)
 

AFP Global Virtual Capitol Hill Lobby Week!

AFP Global Virtual Capitol Hill Lobby Week! Get ready for Virtual Lobby Week! We’re asking all U.S. chapters to visit at least one member of Congress and/or their staff during the week of April 26 – 30 through Zoom or other meeting technology. We encourage all chapters to have a government relations chair or other board member in place who can help lead this effort on the chapter level. To help you prepare, AFP has created a Q&A overview document and a comprehensive chapter toolkit that covers everything from scheduling meetings to post-Lobby Week follow-up.
 
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February 25, 2021 / Le 25 février 2021
 
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Finance Committee Recommends Support for Nonprofit Sector / Le Comité des finances recommande de soutenir le secteur sans but lucratif

Since the start of the pandemic, the charitable sector in Canada has advocated for federal government support. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance recently released a report that included three recommendations specific to the nonprofit and charitable sectors. While there’s no guarantee these measures will be included in the 2021 federal budget, the recommendations showcase an important step in ensuring the voice of the sector is heard.
 

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AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Board Nominations / Nous acceptons maintenant les candidatures pour un poste au conseil d’administration la Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP

Are you committed to the nonprofit sector and AFP? Do you have a vision for how fundraising professionals across Canada can help grow philanthropy? Consider nominating yourself or a fellow fundraising professional to serve on the board of directors for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. You will support programs and services such as the Every Member Campaign, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA), and much more! The deadline for nominations is March 31.
 
 


Fundraisers Are Adapting, But Not Without a Cost / L’adaptation à la COVID à un prix  

The global health crisis has forced us to adapt to a new way of life. In this piece, fundraisers discuss how they’ve had to shift their priorities and fundraising plans as a result of the pandemic and what they have done to stay connected with donors.
 
 

AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program / Programme national de bourses d’études
 
The spring 2021 application period for the Canadian National Scholarship Program is now open! Funded by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada, the program provides professionals working for charitable and nonprofit organizations the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. Applications are due by March 15.
 

Joint Statement: Statistics Canada Data Show Lack of Diversity on Nonprofit Boards / Déclaration commune : les données de Statistique Canada révèlent le manque de diversité au sein des conseils d’administration des organismes sans but lucratif
 
Earlier this month, Statistics Canada released its findings from a recent survey conducted to gather information regarding the diversity of nonprofit boards of directors and the communities they serve. Only one-third of survey participants reported that their organizations have a policy about the diversity of their directors, and persons with a disability, immigrants, and LGBTQ2+ individuals are still underrepresented on boards at local, regional, and national organizations. (Imagine Canada)
 
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February 24, 2021
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AFP Webinar TODAY—Time, Talent and Treasure: Using Giving Circles in Fundraising

There’s still time to register for today’s webinar on giving circles! Today at 1:00 p.m. EST, join Tracey Webb—founder of Black Benefactors, a giving circle based in Washington, D.C. that provides funding and in-kind support to Black-led nonprofit organizations—to learn what giving circles are, how they function and much more!

Have you used your $40 credit? All AFP members can use a one-time coupon code to receive $40 off the online learning opportunity of their choice. Learn more about this member-exclusive benefit.
 
 

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.

Deadline to Sign Onto the Donor Privacy Amicus Brief Today!

AFP has signed onto an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief prepared by The Nonprofit Alliance in an important case before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding donor privacy and disclosure of the IRS Form 990 Schedule B listing of a charity’s major donors. The AFP Global Board unanimously voiced its support of the brief during its recent board meeting and encourages all charities to sign onto the brief as well.
 
AFP/Max Planck Institute Survey on Fundraising Dilemmas

In collaboration with the Max Planck Institute, a world-leading research organization, we invite you to participate in an important survey that will help us understand how people resolve fundraising dilemmas. The survey only takes five minutes, and we will share the results in a future issue of Advancing Philanthropy. Please complete the survey no later than March 1.
 
Facebook Premiere Event (March 4): The A – Z of Becoming a CFRE
 
Interested in earning your Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential? On March 4 at 1:00 p.m. EST, join Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, president and CEO of CFRE International, to discuss eligibility requirements, how the application process works, the CFRE exam and much more. This event is free and will premiere on the AFP Global Facebook page!
 

Please note: No registration is required. To join the event, follow AFP Global on Facebook (@AFPFan) and tune in on March 4 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Overall Giving Ticked Up Slightly in 2020, But Online Giving Exploded, Report Says
 
According to Blackbaud Institute’s latest annual report, donations to charities increased only 2% in 2020, while online giving saw a major boost as gifts grew 21% over 2019. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
 

Have Questions About How to Engage and Empower Volunteers? We Have Answers!
 
Do you wish you had active and engaged volunteers who could take the lead on fundraising efforts? If you have questions on how to make that happen, Mazarine Treyz has answers! Send your questions to Mazarine, and she will answer them during her AFP webinar—Mega-Fundraising With Volunteers—on March 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST! All questions are due today.
 
 

 
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February 23, 2021
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AFP ICON 2021: Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

Time is running out to take advantage of the early bird rate for AFP ICON 2021, held June 28-30! In his latest video, AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, highlights everything this year’s conference has to offer—in Minneapolis and virtually—and reminds you to register before the discounted rate ends on Feb. 28.
 
The Mindset Challenge: Reshape How You Think

In this article from the January 2021 issue of Advancing Philanthropy, Aine McGlynn and Cindy Wagman, CFRE, dive into the topic of small nonprofits and the challenges they face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to move forward.
 
Micro-Learning Moment: Incorporating “Yes And” Into Organizational Culture
 
In the final installment of this micro-learning series, Benjamin Salka, CEO of Story Pirates, and Amy Fiore, vice president of Jeffery Sobel Consulting and development director for Story Pirates, share how they were able to use the "yes and" principle of improv comedy to better serve their organization's mission during the pandemic.
 

Can Giving Circles Democratize Philanthropy?
 
For many years, white-led foundations and wealthy donors have increased their influence on society through donations to nonprofits. While they may be supporting good work, it’s time for giving to be more equitable. How do we make that happen? The solution may be simple: giving circles. (NonProfit Quarterly)
 

AFP’s New Strategic Plan 2021-2023: For the Member and the Profession
 
Since 1960, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising, working to stimulate a world of generosity and empower individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising. AFP’s new strategic plan for 2021–2023 encompasses those goals by ensuring that members have a great experience while also driving the fundraising profession forward to advance philanthropy—as well as the important principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access—across the nonprofit sector and beyond.
 

 
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February 22, 2021
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Paulette’s Monday Message: Time to Address Misogynoir in Fundraising and Nonprofits

In today’s Monday Message, Paulette Senior, president and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, explains how systemic racism impacts Black women, girls and gender-diverse people, and what the fundraising and nonprofit sectors should do to address the unique discrimination Black women face.
 
AFP Signs Onto Amicus Brief in Donor Privacy Supreme Court Case, Encourages Member Organizations To Do the Same

AFP has signed onto an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief prepared by The Nonprofit Alliance in an important case before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding donor privacy and disclosure of the IRS Form 990 Schedule B listing of a charity’s major donors. The AFP Global Board unanimously voiced its support of the brief during its recent board meeting and encourages all charities to sign onto the brief as well.
 
AFP Webinar (Feb. 24)—Time, Talent and Treasure: Using Giving Circles in Fundraising
 
Interested in learning more about giving circles? This Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. EST, join Tracey Webb—founder of Black Benefactors, a giving circle based in Washington, D.C. that provides funding and in-kind support to Black-led nonprofit organizations—to learn what giving circles are, how they function and much more!

Have you used your $40 credit? All AFP members can use a one-time coupon code to receive $40 off the online learning opportunity of their choice. Learn more about this member-exclusive benefit.
 
 

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.

Deadline FRIDAY: Submit Your Application for the Diverse Communities Scholarship!
 
The deadline is approaching for the Diverse Communities Scholarship! Sponsored by the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy, the program provides members of diverse communities with a complimentary registration to attend AFP ICON 2021 in Minneapolis—or virtually!—June 28-30. The scholarship will also provide partial travel support if attending the in-person experience. Applications are due by Feb. 26, and selected candidates will be notified by March 26.
 

Nonprofit Jobs Still Down by Nearly 960,000 as of January, Time to Full Recovery Increases to 2 years
 
While January 2021 showed a gain of more than 5,000 nonprofit jobs, the sector remained down by nearly 960,000 jobs since February 2020, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Report. As a result, it is estimated that the sector will take almost two years to return to its pre-COVID employment levels. (Candid.)
 
Have Questions About How to Engage and Empower Volunteers? We Have Answers!
 
Do you wish you had active and engaged volunteers who could take the lead on fundraising efforts? If you have questions on how to make that happen, Mazarine Treyz has answers! Send your questions to Mazarine, and she will answer them during her AFP webinar—Mega-Fundraising With Volunteers—on March 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST! All questions are due by Wednesday, Feb. 24.
 
 
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