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Why I Love AFG!

News | June 13, 2018

By: Peter Kissinger, Consultant In 2002, I was very fortunate to have been selected as the new President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the 501©3 non-profit, research affiliate of AAA and auto clubs throughout the United States. I was selected because of my expertise, experience and management skills related to “traffic […]

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Tackling Career Management Doesn’t Have to be Overwhelming

News | June 13, 2018

By: Katrina Dunn, Director of Development, American Fisheries Society  In the day-to-day management of our professional and personal lives, it’s easy to lose sight of long-term career goals. The internet is full of articles and blogs with endless career advice for professionals at every level. The information overload can overwhelm! Below are my best tips […]

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Doing Good, by Association: Conference Wrap-Up

News | June 13, 2018

By: Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Development Director, ASCRS Foundation We may be small, but we are mighty! Not only was that the topic of one of the great breakout sessions at this year’s annual conference in Washington, DC, but it is also how I feel about our niche profession of association fundraising. Every day, we work […]

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Acquiring International Donors

News | April 12, 2018

By: Lara Kadylak, Manager of Annual Giving, American Chemical Society As association fundraisers, we are always trying to expand our donor base. We engage younger members through Facebook and Twitter, test donation options in membership renewals, send targeted direct mail appeals and communicate the importance of estate gifts. Yes, international members can be included in […]

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Four Tips for Career Management

News | April 12, 2018

By: Bob Corlett, President, Staffing Advisors An esteemed panelist from last year’s AFG Annual Conference, Bob Corlett, President at Staffing Advisors, shares his best practices in career management below. Learn exactly how your job aligns with the strategic plan/mission of the organization. (What does the CEO and the Board care about?) As Peter Drucker put […]

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Why Donor Stories Are Effective for Planned Giving Fundraising

News | April 12, 2018

By: Elissa Leif, Co-Founder,  MiniMatters Video + Marketing As an association foundation fundraiser with large numbers of long-term, loyal members, you may be engaged in, or considering, promoting the opportunity of planned giving to this excellent target audience. At a recent conference, my colleague Barbara Haupt and I did a pre-conference session called “From Simple to […]

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Five Top Career Management Tips

News | March 2, 2018

By: Shelby Olson, Executive and Career Management Coach, Right Management Was your New Year’s resolution to enhance your professional success? To help you on this path, read my five top career management tips here and make plans now to attend the 2017 AFG Annual Conference and participate in the new Small Group Coaching. I am […]

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What Are the Numbers Telling You?

News | March 2, 2018

By: Luke Driscoll, Managing Director, CCS Fundraising and Kurt McKinley, Regional Director of Special Projects, CCS Fundraising As fundraisers, data and statistics are always so important to us. But, data is simply a bunch of numbers unless you know what you’re looking at and how to interpret what the numbers are telling you. Your fundraising […]

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Career Management: It’s for Everyone!

News | September 28, 2017

By: Paula J. Eichenbrenner, CAE, Executive Director at AMCP Foundation Q: If you’re not actively managing your career, who is? (A: nobody.) You determine your professional future! It’s a daunting reality, but AFG is here to help and provide resources. We plan to cover career management in each edition of the AFG Connections newsletter. At […]

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Are you having a conversation with your donors?

News | September 28, 2017

By: Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Development Director of the ASCRS Foundation As a young and naïve fundraiser, I spent a good portion of my day obsessing over messaging. If I could just craft the perfect appeal/post/article, well, then, the gifts would just come rolling in the door! Right?! Wrong. Well, mostly wrong. Sure, a gorgeous appeal […]

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