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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 →

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headshot_kprice_croppedPresident's Message

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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Sep 8 - Spirit of Philanthropy
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Aug 22 - Executive Director
The Executive Director is responsible for leading, directing, managing, fundraising, and developing strategic direction that will achieve goals and objectives for the organization. Key areas of responsibility include directing all programs and activities of the organization as delegated by the Board and President, developing and implementing a fundraising strategy designed to maintain current programs and address changing needs, ensuring qualified staff are selected and trained on all programs of the organization, and determining present and future operating and capital requirements for the Fresno Historical Society. Interested and qualified candidates may email their cover letter and resume to info@valleyhistory.org or mail to the Fresno Historical Society, 7160 W. Kearney Boulevard, Fresno, CA, 93706. Applications will be accepted until September 18, 2014. We are an EOE. ... more >
Aug 1 - Director of Resource Development
Reporting directly to the Chief Professional Office, the Director of Resource Development 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. 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. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >
Sep 10 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >
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(Sept. 8, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on donor retention strategies, where to find nonprofit salary information, five lessons nonprofits can learn from startups, crowdfunding strategies, new fundraising writing (yes, wait for it) strategies, and more! ... more >