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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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Creating an annual report that will capture attention

News | March 29, 2017

By: April Weiner, MBA, Foundation Manager of the National Court Reporters Foundation In the age of the Internet, text messaging, and social media, humans have perfected the art of skimming. It’s been scientifically proven that the human attention span is 8 seconds, according to research conducted by Microsoft. And that research was conducted in 2015, […]

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Let’s resolve to improve donor retention in 2017!

News | January 23, 2017

By Kathryn Dattomo, MNA, CFRE, Director of the ASGE Foundation, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Happy New Year! If you are like me, you had a lot of questions when you walked in to the office on January 3. How did we do? Did we raise more money than last year? Did we have more […]

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End of Year Giving: What Really Works?

News | January 23, 2017

By Jenna Worley, ASAE Foundation The end of the year is a critical time for fundraising organizations. According to Network for Good’s 2015 Digital Giving Index, 29% of all online giving to nonprofits in the United States occurred in the month of December, and 11% of all giving occurred in the last three days of […]

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The key to a successful “Giving Tuesday”? Start by giving.

News | November 15, 2016

by: John Doyle, Partner, Doyle McDonald Eighty years ago this month, Hal Roach released The Little Rascals 148th—and arguably most important—short comedy film, “Pay as You Exit.” That old film literally holds the secret to successful 21st-century communication: It is better to give THEN receive. This simple advice will help you with everything from your […]

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FORE! What Fundraisers Can Learn From Golfers to Improve their Year-End Appeal

News | September 8, 2016

by Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Director of Development, ASCRS Foundation What does the sport of golf and the profession of fundraising have in common? Great follow through can make or break you! Golfers will practice endlessly to perfect their swing, including the approach and follow through, in the hopes of hitting farther and more consistently. So, […]

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AFG National Board of Directors Call for Nominations – Deadline is April 18

News | March 28, 2016

AFG is now accepting nominations for the 2016-2018 AFG National Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to help AFG achieve its vision of being the leading source of education, ideas and advancement for the association fundraising and association foundation community. There are many benefits of serving as a volunteer leader, including: Playing a significant […]

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It’s all about you! Pamper your professional side.

News | March 9, 2016

By Lynette Sappe-Watkins, CFRE, Executive Director, Physician Assistant Foundation I’ve done it! Have you? I’ve registered for the Association Foundation Group (AFG) Annual National Conference. Register now through April 15th and receive the early bird rate of $249 for members. A tremendous value for a full day of personal development. Mark your calendar for the […]

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The Next 25 Years- Engaging Millennials

News | March 9, 2016

by Caitlin Toynbee, Annual Giving Manager, ASCE Foundation AFG: The Next 25 Years, a report released last year, identifies the increase of volunteers, especially Millennials, as a key trend facing our profession. Born between 1981 and 1997, Millennials are the next dominating force in politics, the economy, and business, and in 25 years will most […]

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