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Young Fundraisers: It’s perfectly normal to feel all the feelings in our jobs

This past Summer I returned from vacation bliss and checked my email. Among the several I had, one was from a donor requesting assistance with his mother’s legacy on her tombstone. I also received an email containing a wedding photo from a different newlywed donor who had been excited to share it with me.


Trends to Watch in 2016

It’s a new year so that means it’s time to look ahead to see what trends will shape charities in 2016.

Getting a head start on 2016 is the team behind Nonprofit Content Marketing 2016: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends. Produced by Content Marketing Institute in association with Blackbaud and sponsored by FusionSpark Media, the sixth annual content marketing survey includes insights from more than 400 nonprofit marketers in North America.

Building Your Peer Network

Fundraising is all about relationships – relationships with donors, volunteers, and colleagues. But, building relationships with industry peers can be equally as important although many of us don’t devote nearly enough time in networking.
There are countless reasons to build a peer to peer network and plenty of opportunities to do so.

Membership Has Its Privileges

Being an AFP Golden Horseshoe member has its privileges. It offers you many opportunities to connect, engage, and grow within the profession. It also offers a wealth of information on a “members only” resource centre that you can find on

The AFP Resource Center features a comprehensive "Hot Topic" section of key fundraising areas that members have identified as being most in demand. Recently added to the site are two of the biggest issues in fundraising today: industry benchmarking and diversity.