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Join us on October 8, 2014 for our next Audio Conference as Leah Eustace presents:

 

"Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program"Leah Eustace

Learn about the psychology around giving, and hear real life examples of great stories in action. For more information click here.

 

 

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Sep 8 - Major Gifts Manager
Riverkeeper is New York’s premier water quality advocate. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization experiencing significant growth. Over the last four years the organizational budget has grown by 68%, due in large part to its major gifts program. The Major Gifts Manager will be essential to expanding this program and establishing new relationships as we build towards our 50th anniversary in 2016. The Major Gifts Manager will drive the effort to secure gifts at the level of $5,000+, primarily from individuals and family foundations, in order to reach a current annual goal of $1.5 million in major giving. The Manager will develop and implement strategies for identifying major gift prospects, cultivating donors and prospects, and maximizing gifts. The Manager will be primarily responsible for stewardship of Riverkeeper’s major donor portfolio. In addition, the Manger will identify and develop strategies for candidates for the Board of Directors and other leadership opportunities. The Manager will assist with special events, including conception, planning and implementing strategic donor cultivation events and assisting with fundraising and logistics for the annual benefit and other events as needed. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >