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What’s the Connection Between Money and Gum?

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: August 15, 2019
Have you been around for a while? Seen a lot of things? Been successful in your career? Made some mistakes along the way? Consider lending your talents as an AFP Mentor!
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What’s the Connection Between Money and Gum?

On Philanthropy: Philanthropy 2018: Bad news about good news (and vice versa)

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: August 15, 2019
Is your glass half full? Half empty? Thrown against the wall in frustration? The Giving USA report annually summarizes the nation’s charitable giving. The report on 2018 came out in July, and you can see whatever you want in those tea leaves.
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On Philanthropy: Philanthropy 2018:  Bad news about good news (and vice versa)

AFP New Member Chronicles

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: August 15, 2019
It’s easy to feel bewildered or overwhelmed by AFP’s many resources. Here’s where to start: read the ongoing discoveries of Ann and Amy, our two neophyte explorers in “The AFPSEWI New Member Chronicles.”
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AFP New Member Chronicles

National Philanthropy Day Is Artfully Approaching!

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: August 15, 2019
The National Philanthropy Day committee is working hard, and we are pleased to announce plentiful opportunities for members to show their talents, and contribute to the celebration on Tuesday, November 12, at the Pfister Hotel. Here are some quick updates:
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National Philanthropy Day Is Artfully Approaching!

Two Funders of 100 Women (or More)

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: August 15, 2019
Throughout my fundraising career, women have come together to support the organizations where I’ve worked, often through auxiliaries or Friends groups. Lately, women have leveraged advances in social media and technology to upgrade their collective power to support the work we do in the nonprofit sector. Here are two examples:
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Two Funders of 100 Women (or More)

What’s Really Behind the Decline in Individual Giving?

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: July 18, 2019
Charitable giving in the United States reached $427 million in 2018, according to the 2019 Giving USA Report released last month. Giving by individuals declined to 68% of the total, suggesting that nonprofits will need to shift their fundraising strategies to rely increasingly on the growing corporate and foundation sectors. A group of local nonprofit leaders, however, has challenged this statistic, arguing that the reported drop is an artifact of the way the report was run.
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What’s Really Behind the Decline in Individual Giving?

On Philanthropy: Saving the World – and My July 4th Picnic

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: July 18, 2019
Every July 4th, our family reunion brings me into contact with my clueless brother-in-law. He’s the guy in every family who remembers exactly one fact about everyone else. As expected, he quickly worked our conversation around to his usual dig. “Hey, dude, you work for a nonprofit. So do you actually get paid?” he smirked.
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On Philanthropy: Saving the World – and My July 4th Picnic

I’ve been a fundraiser and activist since the age of six, having attended parochial school on the south side of Milwaukee beginning in the early 1980s. My lifelong relationship with fundraising and competition began...
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A Fundraising Retrospective from the World’s Finest to the World’s Largest

NEW! National Philanthropy Day Impact Awards

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: July 18, 2019
The Impact Awards will be presented at the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon to recognize the important work that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ and to celebrate the Art of Philanthropy. In the coming weeks, AFP SEWI will be seeking member nominations for the following awards:
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NEW! National Philanthropy Day Impact Awards

Why AFP’s $30 Dues Increase is a No-Brainer

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: June 13, 2019
To cut to the chase: AFP’s annual membership fee is going up by $30 on July 1. May we boldly suggest you join us a hearty “Who cares?!” Here’s why…
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Why AFP’s $30 Dues Increase is a No-Brainer