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AFP-GPC Survey Results: Part 3

This is the third and final in a series of posts about the recent AFP-GPC survey. This post will focus on the questions we asked about diversity, inclusion, and racism/inequity in the workplace. 

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AFP-GPC Survey Results: Part 2

This is the second installment featuring the results of the AFP-GPC survey and focuses on the impact of COVID on nonprofit programmatic and fundraising activities.

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AFP-GPC Survey Results: Part 1

In late-June through mid-July AFP-GPC gathered information from our community through a survey.  The survey was open to both members and non-members.

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Evolution or Extinction? The Fundraising ABCs of Crisis Survival

Decades ago, I was chatting with a foundation president and, I’ll admit, being a bit of a wise guy.  My point was that fundraising is constantly changing. If you don’t evolve along with your donors, they’ll leave you behind.  

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Diversity in Hiring

Diversity in fundraising is a popular topic right now. We, as a profession, have recognized that we’ve got some work to do in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement spurred by the death of George Floyd. 

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AT THE CORNER OF COWARDICE AND COURAGE…

At the intersection of courage and cowardice, where do you stand? For those who are wondering what can I do, my answer is, BECOME AN ALLY. 

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Shift the Storytelling Balance

Great storytelling motivates. It should make audiences feel something powerful and want to take action. As fundraisers, we are often the storyteller as we shape narratives to demonstrate impact, need, and heart to our donors and volunteers.

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Beyond the Ask—A Balanced Approach to Connecting With Donors

When people think of direct-response fundraising—even those in other parts of the development profession—they tend to think of one thing: fundraising appeals.

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