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Aug 17 - Fundraising Campaign Specialist - Student Series
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The Mid-America Chapter is currently hiring a full-time Fundraising Campaign Specialist to work at our Wichita KS office. Responsibilities will include working on the Student Series service-learning program/fundraiser and performing other duties as assigned. A Bachelor’s degree with two year fundraising, communications, sales, marketing and/or event planning experience required. To learn more or to submit your resume/application, please visit our online portal at: ... more >
Aug 16 - Grant Writer
Summary of Position: Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Grant Writer/Communications Specialist will research grant opportunities that match the goals and objectives of KPTS Channel 8. The Grant Writer will gather information from various departments and coordinate, write and submit grant proposals to various funding entities including local, state, and federal government funders, as well as various corporations and foundations that supply grant dollars. Once a grant is awarded, the Grant Writer will also monitor grant status and perform analytical work in writing, maintaining, reviewing and coordinating grant-administration. ... more >
Jul 12 - Director of Institutional Advancement
The Salina Art Center seeks an energetic and experienced director of institutional advancement to lead the Art Center’s development program. This position reports to and works closely with the executive director to develop strategies to insure the Art Center’s future success and sustainability. The director of institutional advancement is responsible for the design, implementation, and management of the Art Center’s annual development plan. This includes major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, donor development, grants, membership, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships, and endowment initiatives. This position manages the marketing and membership coordinator and collaborates with other administrative staff to accomplish these responsibilities. The director of institutional advancement is the liaison between the Art Center and the Salina Art Center Endowment Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - A New Narrative for Canadian Fundraising
Canada is not immune to charitable issues and negative news stories. The recent media attack on fundraisers and nonprofits in the UK spotlighted the risk of being unprepared to defend the fundraising profession and its activities. In this introduction, prepared as part of a Rogare discussion paper on the topic, Scott Decksheimer explores the problem, challenges and opportunities for building a new narrative for Canadian fundraising. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 16, 2017): Texting, Fundraising Nuggets, Writing Captivating Headlines & More!
(Aug. 16, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Aug 15 - Scholarships: Advance Your Fundraising Career With Scholarship Support
The deadline is only a couple weeks away. Apply now for financial scholarships for the upcoming conference year! ... more >
Aug 15 - Speaker Discovery Series: Everyone Has a Story to Tell
In July, eight future speaking stars stepped into the spotlight in the inaugural installment of the "Speaker Discovery Series,” a pathway for new speakers to become part of the AFP speaking community and a safe space for fundraisers to share their experiences. ... more >
Aug 15 - The Top Five Reasons You Need to Attend Congress
AFP Congress is an annual high-impact learning and networking experience in the heart of downtown Toronto. Need a reason to attend? Here are FIVE! ... more >