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AFPSEWI members get access to over 50 high-quality AFP webinars that span a variety of fundraising topics.

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It's Time for White Women to Step Up for Racial Justice

White women everywhere are finally hearing the call of their BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) sisters to step up for racial justice. But joining book groups, amplifying Black voices on social media, and teaching their kids to be anti-racist is not enough. In this session, participants will explore the legacy of white supremacy in women’s relationships, unpack the barriers that keep white women from supporting Black women, and…

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Clean Data and Tools for End of Year Fundraising

As we approach end of year, a critical fundraising period for all nonprofits, it’s important to make sure systems are in place to get the most of the giving season. In this session, we’ll walk through practical ways to set up your fundraising tools, from your data to your giving page and back, to maximize marketing and fundraising impact, as well as strategies to help you connect with your donors. While 2020 has been a challenging year, these…

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Is Prospect Development Donor-Centered? Yes! The Ethics and Process of Donor-Centered Prospect Development & Data Privacy

In the wake of data scandals, security concerns and a growing number of new data privacy laws, is traditional prospect research still relevant and appropriate for fundraising? How does this ever-changing landscape affect how we fundraise and manage our donors’ data. What are the ethical implications in managing information and using publicly available data? This session will explore the new realities in research and data, discuss the ethics surrounding them and how best to ensure your program uses and manages data effectively.

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How Nonprofits Can Powerfully Use Storytelling NOW During the Pandemic

In our restlessness and helplessness everyone seems to be hungry for inspiration. Hungry for examples of how life might be a little better for someone else. That's why NOW is the best time to share stories of your mission in action.

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Six Figure Success: How to Grow Your Small Nonprofit’s Annual Fundraising to $100,000 and Beyond

For small nonprofits, more money means more staff and more programs. But it can be tricky to figure out the right mix of fundraising strategies to cross $100,000 for the first time.

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The Art of the Legacy Ask

This webinar will present the similarities and differences between a legacy and a major gift ask, what research tells us how donors make decisions and how you can harness all this information to craft a deeply personal and successful legacy ask.

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How to Create Donor Surveys that Improve Your Fundraising

In this session, we’ll examine all of the components of a great donor survey project—including how to build it, deploy it, and analyze the results. Perhaps more importantly, we’ll identify and help you sidestep the countless pitfalls that plague so many surveys.

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Don't Say I Didn't Warn You - The Pragmatist's Guide to Successful Special Events

It is essential that every fundraiser understand the value special events can play within their organization, as well as the importance of setting appropriate financial, time management, and resource expectations. In this session...

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21st Century Grant Applications

Online grant proposals are here to stay. They are frustrating, exasperating and daunting. Knowing what to say and how to say it in a short grant application is the focus of this session. The techniques discussed will help you craft successful paper and paperless proposal narratives.

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Fostering a Growth Mindset in Your Team

Teams that promote and foster a growth mindset tend to be more collaborative, empowered and committed--all factors we need in an effective development program. Join us for this AFP Webinar presented by Alice Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE.

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Are Diversity and Inclusion Ethical Issues?

Charity scandals make sensational global headlines. A misstep in your community – or across the continent can cast a pall on the entire sector. AFP’s Code of Ethical Principles*, adopted in 1964, states “AFP members both individual and business aspire to foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values and treat all people with dignity and respect.” What does this actually mean in practice TODAY and how is it an ethical issue? Join our diverse panel of experts as they discuss how this principle is, and should be, applied in fundraising and philanthropy today and what does this have to do with ethics.

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Why Good People Do Bad Things

Have you ever wondered why someone would violate ethical rules when he or she seemed to be a good person? Do you wonder why power tends to make leaders pursue unethical actions? In this course, you will learn how your brain automatically manipulates ethical dilemmas in ways that allow you to believe you are being ethical when, in reality, your actions and decisions are anything but ethical.

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Investing in Major Gifts Making It a Priority

What We Will Cover

  • Major gifts: what they are and why we don’t make them a priority
  • Review of basic concepts that guide successful development and fund raising

  • Prospects and planning: the foundation for major giving

  • The full development process

  • Involving volunteers
  • Reviewing the elements of the solicitation

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Strategies for Improving Volunteer Retention

Presented by B.J. Bischoff --- Volunteering in the U.S. is at a 12-year low, with less than one in four people regularly volunteering in their communities. This low number of volunteers is compounded by the unfortunate reality that one-third of all volunteers who volunteer in one year do not continue to volunteer in the following year. Far too many organizations focus on recruiting new volunteers to meet their needs when the solution could simply be in doing a better job of retaining existing volunteers.

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Cold Calling and Prospecting for Development Officers

Presented by Armando Zumaya --- Reach any prospect. Billionaires, your top prospects that haven't been successfully engaged. Philanthropists who everyone calls. You can get those crucial first meetings that make or break major campaigns. This is very unique and hard to find training taught by a 30 year development veteran who still cold calls everyday. Learn to engage your HNW prospects that every other development officer wants to sit down with.