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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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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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