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The key to a successful year end campaign? Start by giving.

News | November 29, 2018

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 your organization’s final […]

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AFG Presents First Ever Chicago Conference

News | November 29, 2018

By: Kathryn Dattomo, MNA, CAE, CFRE, Executive Director of the ASGE Foundation Chicago is “My Kind of Town”. It is AFG’s kind of town too, with many of our AFG colleagues working for association foundations headquartered in Chicagoland. On October 17, AFG held its first ever conference in Chicago. The half-day format gave attendees the […]

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Giving Tuesday Campaign

News | September 28, 2018

By: Natalie Zundel, Director of Development, ASCRS Foundation Giving Tuesday has become a staple event in the fundraiser’s year-end giving campaign. If you aren’t leveraging the national holiday for giving as a way for motivating your members to give, then you are missing out! There are a few things you should know, though, before launching […]

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Win-Win-Win Corporate Partnership Programs for Association Foundations

News | September 27, 2018

By: Bruce Rosenthal, Corporate Partnership & Sponsorship Consultant, Bruce Rosenthal Associates, LLC Association fundraising and association foundation professionals are looking for new models of corporate partnerships to increase revenue and expand programming. For many years, philanthropy was the name of the game. Companies that supported various causes with generous donations of money were eager to […]

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Five Ways to Foster Data Literacy at Your Organization

News | August 20, 2018

By: Elizabeth Beyland, Senior Manager at Vault Consulting, LLC and Russell St. Onge, Manager at Vault Consulting, LLC With each passing year, organizations and decision-makers are gaining access to more information and data than ever before. This presents a great number of opportunities for making better-informed decisions about how to manage operations and interact with […]

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The ABCs of Member Engagement: Five strategies “picked” from the kindergarten classroom

News | August 20, 2018

By: Lynette Sappe-Watkins, CFRE, PA Foundation Executive Director If only the members of our sister associations were like the kids in my friend’s kindergarten class. She has funny stories of how her students jump to volunteer when she says, “I need a helper to…” Can’t you just hear it, “Pick me! Pick me!” from her […]

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Happy Hour July 9, 2018

News | June 25, 2018

Meet the new AFG Board of Directors in a fun and casual setting! Who:     Association Foundation Professionals (Bring colleagues and friends) What:    Lite appetizers with a cash bar When:   Monday, July 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Where: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, 1652 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006 Easily accessible from Farragut […]

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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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