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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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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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