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Register now for this year's Annual Conference: Fundraising From the Donor's Perspective. This full day of wold-class professional learning opportunities. Review the full list of available sessions, information about our keynote addresses, and learn about the two days of pre-conference programming, including the CFRE Review Course and Fundraising 101 & 102.

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Aug 8 - Major Gifts Officer
The American Red Cross depends heavily on the support of our generous donor population. We participate in many donor-focused fundraising activities including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding of top corporate and foundation partners, as well as with individual donors across the country. The funds we receive provide unrestricted support to our Chapters, helping us fulfill our mission to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies in our communities. We are currently seeking a Major Gifts Officer to work in our St. Louis chapter. The Major Gift Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors, in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross. He/she will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target of $400K by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross. Education: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable. Experience: Minimum 3 years of major gifts leadership experience. Significant expertise with the area’s funding community highly desirable. Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development. Related Skills: Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent verbal and written skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems. A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation. This position requires travel within the region. The amount will vary depending upon size and geography of region. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our websit ... more >
Aug 5 - Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer
Parents as Teachers National Center (PAT) has an opening for a motivated development professional seeking to advance his/her career. The role of the Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer is to establish new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector. The person in this role will be tasked with advancing Parents as Teachers interests by proactively seeking opportunities to generate new resources based on corporate/foundation guidelines and interests, researching and identifying sources of support, and maintaining strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. ... more >
Aug 1 - Development Director
The Lyceum is currently seeking applicants for the new position of a full time Development Director. The Development Director will be responsible for the successful implementation of all the Theatre's fundraising programs: annual giving, corporate and foundation grants, government grants, show sponsors, planned giving and special fundraising events. The Development Director will provide special administrative and strategic oversight for these programs. ... more >
Jul 23 - Director of Advancement--
Covenant House Missouri is seeking highly qualified candidates to lead its Advancement operations to underwrite and support services to homeless and at risk youth in Saint Louis. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >