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You are cordially invited to attend

AFP Alabama's 2016 National Philanthropy Day

Thursday, November 10

11:30 am to 1 pm

The Harbert Center

2019 4th Ave N

Birmingham, AL

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We look forward to celebrating philanthropy with you this fall.

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Oct 18 - Database Manager
The Altamont School (Birmingham, AL) seeks a Database Manager to provide support for annual giving, capital campaigns, and special events. This person is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Senior Systems Database for the Advancement Office. ... more >
Oct 11 - Grants Coordinator
GRANTS COORDINATOR, Birmingham Public Library DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OPENS: 10/7/2016 CLOSES: 10/21/2016 DEFINITION This is a professional position reporting to the Development Director. Primary responsibilities include relationship building, proposal development, grant management, and professional development. EXAMPLES OF WORK • Reports to the Development Director • Research and contact potential foundation, corporate, state, and federal funders to support programs and projects. • Establish and expand relationships with grant funders and community partners. • Communicate regularly with local, state, and national legislators. • Communicate regularly with BPL staff to build knowledge and awareness of grant-related practices and opportunities. • Research, write, and submit competitive proposals to private and public foundations and state and federal agencies. • Consult with BPL staff to identify system-wide priorities. • Coordinate BPL staff in grant planning committees. • Communicate as needed with potential funders. • Maintain required registration, i.e., SAM and CCF. • Complete and submit to funders mid-term and final reports, and other required paperwork. • Maintain grant-related sources and resources including the Grants Directory, Giftworks, and Basecamp. • Work with Business office to track fund disbursements. • Research best and emerging library philosophies, programs, and projects. • Research best and emerging grant development and management practices. • Actively participate in local, state, and national grant-related organizations. • Undertake ongoing education and certification. • Performs related work as required. DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS • Knowledge of grant research and application processes. • Knowledge of government and non-government programs. • Ability to coordinate grant projects with BPL staff and community partners. • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. • Abi ... more >
Oct 19 - Gaining Actionable Insights For Your Charity
Now available! The 2015 What Canadian Donors Want user-friendly data template. Read on for more information. ... more >
Oct 19 - Trillium Foundation’s CEO Inspires Diversity Fellows on Inclusion, Leadership, Tenacity
This mantra is one of the thoughts that Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) CEO Andrea Cohen Barrack shared at the summer social for the 2016 Fellows of the Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship. Held at William’s Landing in downtown Toronto, the event featured Barrack’s insights into leadership, growth and how tenacity helped her persevere through the many obstacles she faced along the way. ... more >
Oct 18 - Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat
(Oct. 17, 2016) Missed Amy Eisenstein’s recent webinar on Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat? You can still order the archived webinar and learn from her vast knowledge and experience, and we’ve got Amy’s five questions with AFP below for even more insight. ... more >
Oct 18 - Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking
(Oct. 17, 2016) It’s tricky – we know that nonprofits can’t live on grants alone, yet there is over 50 billion dollars awarded every year through foundations and corporate grants. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Cindy Adams, CEO of GrantStation, about what goes into investing in a healthy grant program, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking on October 24. ... more >
Oct 17 - Public Policy Update: Opportunities to Contribute to Public Policy and Public Debate!
(Oct. 17, 2016) Take note of these opportunities to participate and have your voice heard. Whether the topic is political activities by charities or the impact of CASL on the nonprofit sector, your perspective matters! ... more >