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Aug 27 - Development Position (Coordinator, Manager, or Director)
KIPP Delta Public Schools is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools serving nearly 1,400 students across five schools in Helena and Blytheville, Arkansas. We offer a choice to families and a college-preparatory education to children in the Arkansas Delta. It currently serves nearly 1,400 students across five schools in Helena and Blytheville, Arkansas. By providing outstanding educators and a strong culture of achievement, KIPP Delta Public Schools is helping all students climb the mountain to and through college. KIPP Delta is adding a new development position located in Helena. Depending upon experience, we are looking for a Development Coordinator, Development Manager, or Development Director. This person will report to the Chief Development Officer and work to aggressively grow fundraising capabilities and outcomes. The successful candidate will be an energetic individual who will help execute the organization’s fundraising, marketing, and public relations plans and build strong relationships with the local community. Responsibilities include solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of donors, planning, coordinating, and implementing special events, scheduling and leading school tours, processing and acknowledgement of gifts received, as well as other tasks as assigned. ... more >
Aug 25 - Membership Specialist
A key member of the Membership, Volunteer, Program Department, the Membership Specialist is responsible for developing, retaining, and increasing girl/adult membership in assigned geographic area; recruits and provides ongoing support to volunteers; assists in developing and implementing plans for membership extension in all markets; represents and extends Girl Scouting in the community through presentations, collaborative efforts, and networking; and ensures the Girl Scout Program is visible and accessible within assigned geographic area. ... more >
Aug 14 - Major Gifts Officer
Wildwood Park for the Arts’ Major Gifts Officer develops and implements strategies to identify, cultivate, track and make requests of individuals, corporations and foundations for significant gifts to fund identified campaign and/or organizational priorities (e.g. arts, education, horticulture, capital improvements). ... more >
Aug 11 - Annual Giving Officer
The Annual Giving Officer is responsible for the direction, planning, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of the annual fund. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >