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AFP Daily: Monthly Giving, Senate Committee Press Conference Today, How Often Can You Solicit Donors

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June 20, 2019
ICON 2019 Chapter Event
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AP Perspectives: The First Three Stages in a Monthly Donor’s Life

In her first AP Perspectives column, Erica Waasdorp examines the growing trend of monthly giving, how to attract them and what fundraisers can do to keep them.
 
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Can You Solicit the Same Donor 21 Times a Year with Success!?
 
So maybe you think you shouldn’t solicit your donor all that often. Tom Ahern begs to differ and asks you to consider that maybe 21 times, or even 36 times in a year, isn’t necessarily too many! (Emerson & Church Publishers)
 
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Want to Become a Master Trainer? Next Faculty Training Academy Coming Up Soon!
 
Want to be known as a master trainer and presenter? You have to earn the title by attending AFP’s Faculty Training Academy, scheduled for July 25 – 26 at the AFP Global offices in Arlington, Va. Participants receive comprehensive, hands-on training in adult education principles, learning styles, classroom management, assessment, and other related topics.
 
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Member Motion

AFP members are always accepting new challenges and exciting career opportunities, as well as receiving accolades for their commitment to service. Send your current AND new job information (including city and state/province)—or information about the accolade or award received—to joanna.heilig@afpglobal.org. Please include the phrase "member motion" in the subject line AND be sure to attach a recent photo as well!
 
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Did You Know?

Giving to religion in 2018 is estimated to have declined by 1.5% (a decrease of 3.9% adjusted for inflation), receiving $124.52 billion in contributions. (Giving USA 2019)
 
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June 20, 2019
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Watch the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector
Press Conference Today!


The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector is releasing its findings today on its comprehensive study and analysis of how Canada can better support its charities, nonprofit organizations, donors and volunteers. You can watch the press conference live at 11:15 a.m. EST on Facebook or Twitter, and AFP will have more details on the findings in the near future!
 
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Member Profile: Juniper Locilento, MPNL, CFRE
 
What questions does Juniper Locilento, senior director, development at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, ask herself as she heads into work every day? Our member profile shows a fundraiser deeply engaged in public policy and thinking about the future of the profession.
 
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Video: Fundraising Is Awesome
 
AFP Canada Board Chair Paula Attfield talks about the Fundraising is Awesome document and how members and chapters can use it to introduce people to the fundraising profession and charitable sector.
 
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Thank You! And Welcome!

The beginning of July often marks the time when many members step off chapter boards and others step up into leadership roles for the chapter. Thank you to everyone who has served tirelessly in support of AFP, your chapter and the fundraising profession. And a big welcome to everyone who will be following in their footsteps—all of us at AFP look forward to working with you.
 
List of AFP Canada Chapters >>

Member Motion

AFP members are always accepting new challenges and exciting career opportunities, as well as receiving accolades for their commitment to service. Send your current AND new job information (including city and province)—or information about the accolade or award received—to joanna.heilig@afpglobal.org. Please include the phrase "member motion" in the subject line AND be sure to attach a recent photo as well!
 
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Did You Know?
 
Economic activity in the nonprofit sector totalled $169.2 billion in 2017, representing 8.5% of Canada's gross domestic product (GDP). (Statistics Canada)
 
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AFP Daily
June 19, 2019
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Micro-Learning Video: Five Questions to Ask Potential Sponsors

Chris Baylis shares the five questions you should ask potential sponsors BEFORE submitting a sponsorship package, starting with: who is your target audience?
 
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Just Do It? No. In Fundraising, You Have to Do It Right
 
New research has concluded that thank-you calls to donors have no impact on the value of their future donations. But Penelope Burk argues that thank-you calls are still very important—you just have to do them the right way. (Burk’s Blog)
 
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Award for Outstanding Foundation
 
Foundation giving made up a record-high 18 percent of all giving in 2018, according to Giving USA. Do you know of a great foundation, or perhaps your chapter has honored one recently? Nominations for Outstanding Foundation are due Sept. 20!
 
Nominate an Outstanding Foundation Today >>
 
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Women’s Impact Initiative Discussion Board
 
The Women's Impact Initiative (WII), supported by DonorPerfect, is working to assess, address and highlight the specific issues and challenges that women in the fundraising profession face. Join the WII Share Discussion Board through AFP Connect to discuss these topics, share progress on the issue, and learn more about what AFP is doing to lead in this area.
 
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Did You Know?

Giving by individuals in 2018 totaled an estimated $292.09 billion, increasing by 0.7% in 2018—but adjusted for inflation, actually decreased by 1.7%. (Giving USA 2019)
 
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June 18, 2019
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Giving Reaches New Peak Again, But Growth Slows Dramatically

Charitable giving in the U.S. reached an estimated $427.71 billion in 2018, according to Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018, but grew by just 0.7 percent from 2017—and adjusted for inflation, total giving declined 1.7%.
 
Check Out the Giving Numbers >>
Hey Wayne! Dealing with Unpaid Pledges
 
Wayne Olson answers a question from a member about how to deal with unpaid pledges and if a charity should ever take legal action against a donor for an unfulfilled pledge.
 
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Register Today for AFP LEAD 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona
 
AFP LEAD, Oct. 3 – 5, formerly AFP's Leadership Academy, gives you the leadership and nonprofit management training you need! Attain that C-Suite position or stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest management skills. Young professionals and AFP chapter leaders receive additional training on October 3!
 
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Affinity Groups Now in AFP Connect!
 
Want to connect with fundraisers who work in the same subsector and/or on the same cause as you? Meet, share, and learn with each other through AFP's new Affinity Groups in our online forums, AFP Connect. Find your group(s) and connect with colleagues around the world.
 
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Did You Know?

Permanently Restricted Gift: A gift that usually becomes part of an endowment, the interest from which is restricted for use as specified by the donor. (From the AFP Fundraising Dictionary)
 
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June 17, 2019
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AFP Micro-Learning Video: Using Human-Centered Design to Manage Change

What is human-centered design? Tania Little talks about this creative approach to problem solving, focusing on change and empathy, and what it can mean for fundraising and your organization.
 
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The Nonprofit Overhead Controversy: What to Consider
 
Every nonprofit has overhead costs, and they are essential to carrying out any mission. Yet every nonprofit is challenged to address significant societal needs while spending significantly less than for-profit organizations on the same services. Here are some questions to help you manage your perceptions and communications about overhead. (Nonprofit PRO)
 
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Last Day to Pre-Order GivingUSA 2019 Resources
 
GivingUSA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is set to be released on June 18. AFP members receive an exclusive 20% discount on all pre-order 2019 products, including print and digital packages, data tables, and a full PowerPoint.
 
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AFP Webinar June 26: The Next Generation of Giving
 
Around the world, donor acquisition rates have fallen and traditional channels alone just aren’t cutting it anymore. In this webinar, participants will understand the multichannel preferences and charitable habits of Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Matures, and learn the dos and don’ts of omnichannel and multigenerational fundraising.
 
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Did You Know?

Six in 10 (59 percent) business owners say owning a business has influenced the way they approach their personal charitable giving—and that number rises to 68 percent for owners whose businesses generate $1 million or more in annual revenue. (Entrepreneurs as Philanthropists)
 
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June 14, 2019
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AP Perspective: Planned Giving Perceptions - Estate Planning

Why is it so hard to talk to donors about estate planning? Eric Litwiller discusses why people don’t always feel compelled to think about creating an estate plan and how fundraisers can help begin these conversations.
 
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Charitable Giving Drops Again in First Quarter, Leading to Concerns for Rest of 2019

For the second consecutive year, almost every metric monitored by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) has decreased in the first quarter (January through March) of 2019, leading to concerns about the growth of charitable giving for the rest of the year.
 
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Free Webinar: Building and Sustaining Relationships: A Fundamental Skill of Successful Fundraisers
 
This free webinar was originally presented for Collegiate and Young Professional Members, but any member can now listen to the recording. The webinar covers Part 4 of the Fundamentals of Fundraising and will be especially helpful to fundraisers new to the field.
 
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AP Perspectives: The Myth of Cold Reasoning – Do Facts Matters Most?
 
In his latest AP Perspectives column, Rolando Rodriguez looks at the issue of facts vs emotions. Human beings are a bundle of contradictory emotions and feelings. It’s not what people say, it’s not even about what they think. It’s what they feel, and fundraising is no different.
 
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Kim Churches and Teresa Younger Speaking at AFP IDEA: Women's Impact Summit

Kim Churches, chief executive officer of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, join Mpumi Nobiva as keynote speakers at the AFP IDEA: Women's Impact Summit that immediately follows AFP LEAD 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 5 – 6.  
 
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Currently there are 250 jobs listed on our website. To find one that is right for you, visit http://jobs.afpnet.org/search.
 
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