Top Tweets From First Day of 2013 #AFPICON

With a little elbow grease I found the most retweeted messages from the most prolific of the #AFPICON attendees. Let’s get started, San Diego #afpICON – Here’s your Daily Digest for Sunday! afpmeet.org/digest.cfm #afpmeet #afpeeps @visitsandiego — AFP Headquarters (@AFPIHQ) April 7, 2013 “Office Hours” today at #AFPeeps U starts at noon – see full […]

2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising [Preview]

Before I register for the AFP International Conference the first thing I consider is, “what do I hope to gain from this trip?” You see, for me this annual conference is more than a smorgasbord of best practice examples and how-tos. I view the conference as a way to recharge my batteries, renew my resolve, […]

Thoughts on Future and Current Board Members

If you want to encourage a board culture that seeks out authoritative sources to help inform their governance role, you may want to consider giving a board member an article, blog post, or book (either physically, or on loan through an e-reader). Ask them to summarize the text at a future meeting. Here are some recommended resources….

Social Media WIN – Authenticity in Action

In an earlier post I outlined an example of a social media failure. In that example I related how I was contacted by somebody that wanted to add me to their professional network. Following this experience I thought it only fair to give equal attention to an example of a social media success story.

Thank You Montreal: An AFP Leadership Academy Reflection

Part of what helps fundraisers be effective at their job is the ability to identify and empathize with donors. AFP conferences are always a great opportunity to network with fundraising peers across the world, catch up with friends I haven’t seen in a while, and take in some continuing education. In addition to the professional development opportunities, AFP conferences are give me a chance to see new sights, try new things, and interact with new cultures.