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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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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.

Click here to view the study.

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Oct 30 - VENDORS Have Heart
Vendors for luncheon 2014 ... more >
Oct 30 - SPONSORS Honor Philanthropy
Thanks to these generous folks ... more >
Oct 27 - Marketing and Development Director
The Fresno Rescue Mission is seeking a Marketing and Development Director, responsible for managing donor development efforts, development operations, marketing and advertising, volunteer operations, grant writing, and administrative management such as strategic planning, budgeting, management reports and employee reviews. ... more >
Oct 21 - National Philanthropy Day Message
NPD program letter from Kathleen ... more >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... 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 >