Toronto Fundraiser Jim Allen, ACFRE Wins International Award for Service to the Profession

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(Arlington, VA) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has bestowed the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP, the association’s highest volunteer and leadership recognition, to James (Jim) Allen of Toronto, Ontario. Allen, currently philanthropy officer for The Living City Foundation, has been in fundraising since 1970 and has been a member of AFP… Read more »

AFP Congress Speaker Selfies!

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AFP Congress is less than two weeks away! Get pumped and watch your Congress speakers talk about their sessions on their #SpeakerSelfie. Haven’t registered for AFP Congress yet? Don’t delay and sign up today – one-day passes are now available. We hope to see you soon!              

Chamberlain Scholarship Applications Now Open!

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Each year, the AFP International Conference on Fundraising brings together nearly 3,000 fundraising professionals from around the globe. These professionals come to attend educational workshops, discuss emerging issues, explore the latest technology, and exchange ideas about ethical fundraising, nonprofit management, and volunteerism. The International Conference focuses on a broad range of topics on philanthropy and… Read more »

Part One: Small Shop Sponsorship – The Three-Headed Hydra

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This two-part blog post series goes out to my warrior-friends in the non-profits and charities who identify as “small shops”. These organizations are typically under $500,000 in yearly revenue, and cringe at the thought of taking on additional tasks that will stretch their already scarce resources. Well, I’m here to help you succeed in obtaining… Read more »

Call for Chairs 2019 Nominations

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Do you enjoy volunteering with the AFP? Do you enjoy leading a passionate team? Do you love the excitement of planning a large event? The Professional Development Chair Nominating Committee, made up of past AFP event Chairs, start the process to review applicants for the 2019 positions. Taking on a chair position is a great… Read more »

Introverts in Fundraising: Surviving in an Extrovert Profession

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“You’re a fundraiser, go schmooze.” Yuck, what a word, schmooze. Emphasis on the “ooze.” Talk to our profession’s best and you’ll often find yourself in the argument: Is fundraising is a science or an art? Are major-gift-asks the territory of the alpha-hunter, VP for Advancement who charms the donor and ethically influences philanthropic intention around… Read more »

Speaker Blog: The Role of Boards in Fundraising Performance Improvement (FPI)

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Boards tend to prefer overseeing fundraising to raising funds themselves. One of the biggest challenges fundraising executives face is getting board members to help raise money. What’s missing is a specific role in a well-defined process that integrates board members comfortably into the fundraising team. That role is one that Malcolm Gladwell, author of the… Read more »