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Take-Aways from the 2012 AFP International Conference
Linda K. Beeman - Aurora Grants & Consulting

April, 2012

As you may be aware, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 4-day International Conference in Vancouver ended today. 

Over the course of the conference, a couple of recurring themes became apparent and our blog will be touching on them over the next few months.  

They include:


  • ·         Nonprofits must respond more quickly to their donors in today’s fast-paced environment.
  • ·         Ask for input from others and LISTEN (also Look, and Learn)
  • ·         Individualize all messaging - NO cookie cutters - and lose the jargon!
  • ·         Persistence (especially with corporate sponsorships) pays off.
  • ·         The importance of telling stories, and several tools for doing so.


Additionally, we came away from the conference with a host of great resources for nonprofits, most of which are FREE.  In order to share them with you, 

Aurora Grants will be adding a Nonprofit Resources section to our website in the near future.  So be on the lookout for that!


To read about this month’s topic, ‘Nonprofits Picking Up The Pace’ click here.


Have a great month, 


Note: The AFP International Conference is an incredible learning, networking, and motivating experience. Next year the conference will celebrate its 50th

anniversary in San Diego, from April 7-9.  A Call for Presentations and Exhibitors is already posted online at the following link: 2013 AFP International Conference.


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