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Town Hall at AFG Conference Will Ask “What’s Next”

News | April 8, 2019

By: Natalie Zundel, CFRE It has been five years since the Association Foundation Group (AFG) published the white paper AFG: The Next 25 Years, a special initiative to identify the unique opportunities and challenges facing association foundations for the next 25 years, with a focus on the next three to five years. It’s time to […]

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society in crisis: where do we go from here?

News | January 3, 2019

by Jennifer Harris, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Graham-Pelton Consulting IT’S ABOUT COMMUNITY. We need to take time to interact with one another and build real relationships: true, authentic connections, not just negotiated transactions. We need to empower local communities in all aspects of funding initiatives. Foundations and corporate investors should consider working hand in hand […]

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Staying Afloat

News | January 3, 2019

By: Tanya L. Downing, Director, Emergency Medicine Foundation, Founder, The Color of Money As fundraisers, we organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit donations or other gifts for our organizations. We design and produce promotional materials. We may also raise awareness of the organization’s missions, goals, and financial needs. We’re often dedicated to the […]

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Make Your Annual Report Stand Out from the Crowd

News | January 3, 2019

By: Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Director of Development, ASCRS Foundation We all get them. The booklet annual report from the charity you supported this year. You flip through them casually. Perhaps they collect dust on your coffee table or desk until they reach the rectangular filing cabinet. And many of us spend hours –  hours – […]

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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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