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National Philanthropy Day

Thursday, November 12th

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community -- to the enrichment of our world. Read more →





Small Shop Success: Building Your Development Dream Team

Tuesday, October 20th

In a small shop, human and financial resources are equally precious commodities. As a result, it is essential that you have a Dream Team in place to leverage your limited resources and implement a robust, well-rounded development program. A single full-time employee must be nimble, flexible and capable of tackling the myriad of tasks thrown his or her direction... Read More →


Amy Wolfe

Amy Wolfe, MPPA, CFRE
President & CEO - AgSafe

Amy Wolfe is the President and CEO of AgSafe, the education leader for the food and farming industries in supporting their commitment to a healthy and safe workforce and a sustainable wholesome food supply. Her career has included tenure as a professional staff member in the California State Assembly, serving as an account executive for E&J Gallo Winery and as Vice President of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation.

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headshot_kprice_croppedPresident's Message

Being a fundraiser means more than just fundraising. Fundraisers are the connection between donors and causes, the catalysts that make philanthropy happen. No two fundraisers are alike just like no two causes or campaigns are alike. Fundraising is about what you want it to be- what you want to focus on and what impact you want to have on the world. It is only limited by your imagination.

What impact will you have on fundraising in 2015?




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Upcoming Events

May 5, 2015 Annual Spring Symposium

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The Next Generation of American Giving

The Charitable Habits of Generations Y, X, Baby Boomers and Matures

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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends ReportIn this fifth annual edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we answer these questions for you:

What’s the norm for nonprofit communications? We share what’s typical in nonprofit communications today.

Where are the points of conflict in nonprofit communications? We point out where communicators, fundraisers, and executive directors disagree, as well as other statistical differences in the data – quiz style.

What’s the portrait of a typical nonprofit communications director? We share a little more about the life and times of today’s nonprofit communications directors.

How are people really feeling about the coming year? We share what has you most excited and most scared about 2015.

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Aug 18 - Grant Writer
Responsible to coordinate and oversee the grant application and management process including: identification of potential new funding sources, development of funding resources for existing and proposed programs and/or services, writing grants, collaborating on grant applications with Program Managers, and processing, monitoring and coordination required reports on existing grants. ... more >
Jul 6 - Director of Annual Giving
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County Director of Annual Giving Job Description: PRIMARY FUNCTION: Reporting directly to the Chief Professional Office, the Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for working with volunteers and leadership to achieve the annual fundraising goals for the Club by maintaining and expanding relationships with individuals who give outside of events. Key roles include: working with a Resource Development Committee and the Board to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward individual donors; assist in development of a comprehensive individual fundraising resource development plan; and support volunteers in their fundraising endeavors. KEY ROLES: Fundraising – Works with Senior Leadership and volunteers to: • Design, implement and manage fundraising activities in support of annual and planned gifts • Manage strategies and activities for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with accountability for face-to-face donor visits; • Create new potential donors with presentations and follow-up invitations to engage them and connect with Boys & Girls Club activities and events. • Represent Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County to current and potential individual supporters. • Work closely with and coordinate stewardship activities with the Director of Special Events for event donors. • Actively cultivates and stewards current and potential donors, with an emphasis on growing individual donor base. • Participate in the development and execution of small gatherings relationship building events and “friend-raisers”. • Develops a comprehensive planned-giving and endowment program. • Works with Club staff to implement a stewardship plan and provides input and reviews development-related communications. • Enters donor activity in database. • Works closely with CPO and Supporter Donor Staff and contributes as needed to o Conduct database maintenance and repo ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >