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Nov 24 - Director of Development
Lighthouse Louisiana (formerly the Lighthouse for the Blind) is seeking a rock star of a professional fund raiser to help the organization change more lives and do more good. Now in its 100th year, the Lighthouse is one of Southeast Louisiana’s most trusted and well-respected organizations, and is the largest employer of people who are blind in the State of Louisiana. Are you a passionate development practitioner who stays on top of best practices in fundraising, acts as an inspirational team leader, and lights up at the opportunity to show gratitude to donors? If so, this position might be right for you! ... more >
Nov 24 - Development Director
We are seeking a motivated and energetic fundraiser for the position of Development Director. This individual must have a commitment to the Christian and pro-life principles that are the foundation of our work. The Development Director will be located in our Metairie office. ... more >
Nov 16 - Gift Processor & Database Coordinator
The LSU Health Foundation in New Orleans is seeking a Gift Processor and Database Coordinator to assist the Database Administrator with all aspects of donor gift entry, gift acknowledgement, and Raiser’s Edge Database Management. This position will serve as a member of the development team and is expected to contribute to the achievement of the fundraising objectives set forth by the foundation. This position reports to the Database Administrator. ... more >
Jun 24 - The Greater New Orleans 2015 Fundraising Conference
The 2015 AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference - June 18-19, 2015 Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >