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Announcing 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 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 >
Sep 8 - Spirit of Philanthropy
Awards for people in your organization you wish to recognize ... more >
Aug 29 - Registration
Registration deadlines for 2014 NPD ... more >
Oct 18 - 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 >
Oct 15 - Top Ten (Week of October 13, 2014): Moving a First-Time Donor to a Major Donor
(Oct. 13, 2014) 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 13 - The Digital Advancing Philanthropy is Here!
Read the digital Advancing Philanthropy—whenever you want! You can conveniently access the entire magazine online, scroll through it page by page, as well as bookmark, download and print favorite articles. ... more >
Oct 13 - October 20 – 26: National Estate Planning Awareness Week
With more than 120 million people across North America not possessing updated estate plans, AFP and Financial Awareness Foundation are working together to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 20-26. ... more >
Oct 8 - Top Ten (Week of October 6, 2014): Documentation—Do, Die or Just Do It!
(Oct. 6, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a formula for the perfect online fundraising ask; organizational culture lessons; improving your listening skills; editorial calendar template; how to migrate donor data effectively and more! ... more >