Monday, April 17, 2006


The Chronicle, 4/20/2006: Development Dollar Divide

The Chronicle, 4/20/2006: Development Dollar Divide: "Development Dollar Divide
Evidence of gender gap in pay found in study of fund raisers

By Holly Hall and Leah Kerkman

The gender gap in pay for fund raisers is a reality, according to the first comprehensive study of the salary differential

CHART: Donors' Top Expectations for Charities

between men and women.

Women who hold the top development jobs at their institutions earn 12 percent less than their male counterparts — even when they are the same age as the men, have the same education and experience, and work for organizations with similar missions and budgets, according to research presented here at the annual meeting of the Association of Fundraising Professionals."


Star-Telegram | 04/17/2006 | Will this town center have some local flavor?

Star-Telegram | 04/17/2006 | Will this town center have some local flavor?: "National acclaim for Pier 1

The third nomination was a charm for Pier 1 Imports, which won this year's Award for Outstanding Corporation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Pier 1 CEO Marvin Girouard, cause branding specialist Joy Rich, benefits director Melisa Caston, and Tasa Anderson and Beth Reynolds of the community relations department accepted the honor earlier this month at an association convention in Atlanta.

The company was nominated, for the third straight year, by the Fort Worth Metro Chapter of AFP Texas, for its work with UNICEF at the international level, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at the national level and Cancer Care Services at the local level."

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Atlanta Business Chronicle: Giving increases for many, despite hurricanes - 2006-04-10

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Giving increases for many, despite hurricanes - 2006-04-10: "Giving increases for many, despite hurricanes
Atlanta Business Chronicle - April 7, 2006
by Jill Lerner

While nonprofit executives worried that Hurricane Katrina-related giving would impact their own take in 2005, nearly two-thirds of U.S. charities raised more money last year than in 2004, according to a new report by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The industry organization released the 'State of Fundraising Survey 2005' April 3 during its annual meeting in Atlanta."

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Donor Town Square Blog

Donor Town Square Blog: "Other thoughts from the AFP conference
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 2:37 PM by Arin

Last week I attended the Association of Fundraising Professionals conference in Atlanta Georgia. I've been too busy since then to post much more commentary on it, but I'd like to include some of my notes from a class I was able to attend parts of and which I thought was particularly useful.

The first session I want to mention was 'How to raise big bucks with e-mail' which was a presentation by Nick Allen of DonorDigital"

Monday, April 10, 2006 | Birthday party one for the ages | Birthday party one for the ages: "High honors
Imagine Lester Smith's delight when former Secretary of State Colin Powell offered him an official salute. That generous move came in Atlanta last week at the close of Powell's keynote address to the National Association for Fundraising Professionals (NAFP). Powell, a prostate-cancer survivor, began and ended his speech with personal remarks to Smith, also a prostate-cancer survivor."

Friday, April 07, 2006


National group lauds UA alum - Yahoo! News

National group lauds UA alum - Yahoo! News: "Rogers was awarded the 2006 Paschal*Murray Award for Outstanding Philanthropist Tuesday at the Awards for Philanthropy Banquet during the 43rd Annual Association for Fund-raising Professionals International Conference in Atlanta."

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Live From the AFP Conferance

The Nonprofit Times provided a variety of daily coverage of the AFP Conference of Champions.

Live From the AFP Conferance: "

Inspiring Future Generations By Exploring The Past

By Marla E. Nobles

He completed more than 110 deep-sea expeditions, claims to have logged more hours in the deep than any marine biologist and led an expedition that found hydrothermal vents in the ocean floor, a major scientific discovery. And yet, it wasn’t until he logged his 70 th expedition that Robert D. Ballard, Ph.D., received his very first letter from a child.

“I find a rusty ship and I’m suddenly inundated with them,” said Ballard, speaking at the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 43 rd International Conference on Fundraising, in Atlanta . Ballard received more than 16,000 letters in the first week following the September, 1985, expedition that ultimately uncovered the Titanic."

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


What's Up Atlanta Daybook

What's Up Atlanta Daybook: "Nearly Two-Thirds of U.S. Charities Found Fundraising Success in 2005

Impact of Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Significant But Not a Negative Factor For Most Charities

(Alexandria, Va.) – Despite the largest single relief effort in history for Hurricane Katrina, nearly two-thirds of charities in the United States managed to raise more funds in 2005 than in 200"

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