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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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Impact Investing and Nonprofits

News | January 15, 2016

Impact Investing and Nonprofits: Opportunities, Innovative Structures, and Creative New Ways to Raise Funds and Further Your Mission The presentation, recording, and handout materials from our program, Impact Investing and Nonprofits: Opportunities, Innovative Structures, and Creative New Ways to Raise Funds and Further Your Mission, held on Thursday, January 14, 2016, are now available. To […]

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What Fundraisers Can Learn from Trip Advisor and Angie’s List

News | January 14, 2016

by Barbara Haupt, President of MiniMatters, LLC Surprise! The best way to tell your story may be for YOU not to tell your story at all. The best way may be to let someone else tell your story. Why? And how do you do that? Websites and online communities such as Trip Advisor and Angie’s […]

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The Value of Becoming a CFRE

News | January 14, 2016

by: Lara Kadylak, Manager of Annual Giving at American Chemical Society, CFRE A sense of personal accomplishment. That was my initial feeling after learning that I passed my CFRE exam and would soon be an official Certified Fund Raising Executive. But, becoming a CFRE is so much more. It is an achievement that carries great […]

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Effective Communication over the Next 25 Years

News | January 14, 2016

by John Doyle, Partner, Doyle McDonald As we look toward the next 25 years, the most challenging aspect of effective communication will not be mastering online technology. It will be understanding how your audience thinks. The 80 million Millennials who are on the cusp of taking over our world think very differently about charitable giving. […]

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2016 AFG Conference Call For Speakers, extends deadline.

News | December 18, 2015

2016 Conference Call For Speakers, deadline has been extended to January 08th. We are now looking for engaging speakers with exceptional content that will lead to dynamic dialogue our 14th Annual National Conference: Challenge, Connect, Change or 2016 (c)(3) for short. Click here for more information.

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