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National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open!

Deadline to submit a nomination is August 1. Nominate someone today!

The 2014 NPD Luncheon will be November 13 at the Harbert Center. Nominees must be able to attend in order to be selected for an award.

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August Chapter Meeting: Aug 13 from 11:30 am to 1 pm, YWCA Central Alabama

Join Merrill Lynch's Tom Armstrong and AFP Member Jennifer Ray for a conversation about working with older donors and having philanthropic conversations with high wealth donors.


August 25: FREE Training

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Jay Wilkinson, Founder and CEO of Firespring presents

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents With Your Website

Monday, August 25
11:30 am to 1 pm
Childcare Resources
244 West Valley Ave, Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35209

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Join the Alabama Association of Nonprofits and the Alabama Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for this free training on how to make your nonprofit organization's website more effective.

The nonprofit industry is constantly evolving—especially from a technological standpoint. Now more than ever, having an effective website is the single most crucial component of an effective communications plan. Learn from more than 10 years of focus group research with nonprofit constituents and donors on how you can captivate and engage your audience.

About the presenter

Jay Wilkinson is a lifelong entrepreneur and business owner. He sits on the board of several nonprofits and is an avid supporter of programs that provide leadership and enrichment programs for America’s youth. As an educator, he has trained thousands of nonprofit fundraisers, marketers and executives and has appeared on CNN and other national news outlets.

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Jul 23 - Vice President of Development
The Alabama Symphony is looking for a Vice President of Development. The Vice President for Development is primarily responsible for the development, management, implementation, and evaluation of an overall fundraising program consistent with the Association’s needs and goals. The Vice President of Development manages staff and volunteers in planning and executing all annual, sponsorship, endowment, and planned giving programs, as well as fundraising events and a full suite of patron benefits. The Vice President of Development will recommend fundraising policies and procedures to the President and Board with the goal of building a year-round development program that demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct. The Vice President of Development reports to the President, serves on the senior management team and acts as a liaison with members of the Board of Directors. ... more >
Jul 2 - Development Director
Episcopal Place, a nonprofit federally subsidized apartment community for fixed income elderly and younger disabled adults, will employ a fund development professional to initiate, coordinate and manage a broad-based fund development program to include annual support, grants and special events. Position is part-time or can be full-time with the combination of book keeping duties. Interested applicants should email their resume to ... more >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >
Jul 17 - Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY! ... more >