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The BE the CAUSE Campaign embodies the importance and impact of a profession that values ethical and effective fundraising in the world and works in the interest of the public good. The campaign demonstrates what fundraisers do and why we do it. BE the CAUSE funds support scholarships, diversity and inclusion, professional education, leadership development, research and alike. One time gifts, monthly giving or pledges are welcome. You can donate online at, call with a credit card payment or pledge to 1-800-666-3863 x446, or mail a check to: BE the CAUSE Campaign; AFP Foundation for Philanthropy; 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300; Arlington, VA 22203-4168

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Oct 9 - Assistant Director, Annual Giving; Alumni and Development Programs - 31118
Assistant Director, Annual Giving; Alumni and Development Programs - 31118 Washington University St Louis Alumni & Development Programs We would like to invite you to visit our careers site to complete your application. DIRECTIONS: 1. Select the  link to access our careers site.  2. Sign In to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.  3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application. ... more >
Oct 9 - Director of Development
We are seeking a dynamic, creative and passionate leader who will work closely with our Executive Director, Board members, and key constituents to wrap up the $250 million campaign and start the next fundraising strategy to support the ongoing needs of a future conservancy. ... more >
Oct 6 - Director of Advancement Regional Programs (St. Louis)
The Director of Advancement position has fundraising responsibilities in the Regional Programs unit of Mizzou Advancement. The successful candidate will be remotely based in St. Louis and will work from home. Regular trips back to campus to engage with Advancement team members and University leadership are expected. The staff member will work to advance fundraising efforts for academic units on campus as strategically identified. The purpose of the position is to secure major and leadership gifts in the five to seven figure range. ... more >
Dec 1 - Contact Congress TODAY to Reinstate and Make Permanent the IRA Rollover
(Dec. 1, 2015) Congress is poised to take action on tax extenders to reinstate the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Charitable Rollover provision and other charitable provisions before Dec. 11. But they need to from YOU. Please contact your members of Congress as soon as possible! ... more >
Nov 30 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >