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Congratulatons to the 2014 Honorees

   Outstanding Philanthropist: Bill and Linda Smittcamp, nominated by Children’s Hospital Central California

    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Robert Kolbert, ChFC, AEP, nominated by Foundation for Fresno County Public Library

   Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Jane Fortune, nominated by American Red Cross

   Outstanding Fundraising Organization, Corporation, Large: OCAT, Inc., nominated by Children’s Hospital Central California

   Outstanding Fundraising Organization, Corporation, Small: Anlin Window Systems, nominated by Easter Seals Central California

   Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Ages 5-17: Sundale Elementary School, nominated by Children’s Hospital Central California

   Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Ages 18-23: Justin Kamimoto, nominated by Fresno State Alumni Association

   Distinguished Achievement Special Award for Excellence in Fundraising: KSEE24, nominated by American Red Cross

   Spirit of Philanthropy: William (Bill) Grabe, DDS, nominated by Hinds Hospice and Ellen Bush, nominated by Don R. Simmons, Humanics at Fresno State

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October 21 Luncheon and Members Only Workshop

Do You Know What A Doer Is?

Presenter: Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Doers are the backbone of every successful enterprise, the people who do things the right way for the right reasons. They provide the initiative for new ideas and the energy that drives productivity.

In his latest book, "DOER'S DILEMMA: Why Achievers Suffer And What To Do About It," Tom explains how to recognize a Doer and how the way Doers are supervised will determine the success or failure of a modern organization. Readers are shown how to guide, encourage, and support Doers so that their natural desire to excel is fully utilized.   Tom brings a set of fresh eyes to the client relationship. He is quick to diagnose the depth of the Doers Dilemma in affected organizations. Read More →

E-Version Available on Amazon for $4.99

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Philanthropy is not just about raising money.  More importantly, a culture of philanthropy is about communities coming together, each in their own way, to make a difference.  We are extremely fortunate to have AFP President & CEO Andrew Watt as this year’s keynote speaker.  Andrew Watt represents individuals and organizations internationally instilling and inspiring a culture of philanthropy.  It is our hope that many within our community will join us in welcoming Andrew Watt to Fresno.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

October 21, 2014  Doer’s Dilemma Workshop

November 6, 2014 National Philanthropy Day

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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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A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

Underdeveloped StudyThe newly released study UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund development among key board and staff leaders.

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Oct 21 - National Philanthropy Day Message
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Oct 21 - Directions and Parking
Locating the Radisson Hotel for the reception, workshop and luncheon ... more >
Oct 13 - Volunteer Coordinator - Guest Relations
Responsible for all aspects of Terry’s House Volunteer, Stewardship and Hospitality programs. Responsibilities include continued volunteer cultivation and stewardship; new volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition. Provides enhanced hospitality to and stewardship of current and past guests, volunteers and donors; engages CMC employees in the mission of Terry’s House through employee giving efforts and volunteerism; coordination of in-house events and special projects as assigned. ... more >
Oct 11 - 2014 NPD Awards
Awards given at 2014 National Philanthropy Day ... more >
Oct 7 - Development Officer
The Development Officer at Children's Hospital Central California Foundation reports to the Foundation's Director, Major & Planned Gifts. This position also works with the Foundation's other staff to be responsible for soliciting gifts of $10,000 and higher from individuals. This position manages relationships with prospective donors and is expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these donors in support of hospital-wide priorities. Monitors all prospects to ensure positive and purposeful contacts and donor relations. Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and demonstrated ability to close significant gifts. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Oct 21 - Top Ten (Week of October 20, 2014): Influencing Donors’ Gut Reactions to Solicitations
(Oct. 20, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a new guide to choosing online giving platforms; sizing up your annual report; new ways to create highly committed donors; a new service providing free graphic design to nonprofits and more!Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 21 - Get FIT and Improve Your Fundraising: The FEP’s Fundraising Fitness Test
(Oct. 22, 2014) Erik Daubert, chair of the Growth in Giving Initiative (GiGi)and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Advisory Board, talks about the latest free resource from the FEP, the Fundraising Fitness Test, and what it can mean for your organization. ... more >