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AFP - FL, Volusia Flagler announces January 14, 2015 program

Presented by Hardy Smith

How To Communicate Effectively With Your Board

Nonprofit board members list poor communications as one of the top reasons they don’t perform as expected.

Hardy Smith’s presentation, How To Communicate Effectively With Your Board, will provide action strategies for improving board member communication.

As a consultant, author, and speaker, Hardy’s passion is to maximize performance of nonprofits and their essential leadership teams.  Organizations benefit from his 30 year career in the high performance world of NASCAR racing and longtime work as a resource to nonprofits nationwide.

In addition to his monthly newsletter for nonprofit leaders, Hardy’s insights have been shared by publications such as, Nonprofit Business Advisor, Canadian Fundraising & Philanthropy, FSAE Source Magazine, BoardSource, GuideStar, and Nonprofit World.

He is a member of National Speakers Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals, American Society of Association Executives, and BoardSource.  He has been a speaker at the past two Planet Philanthropy conferences.

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Jan 2 - Hiring Immediately – DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
Full time working on our Development team at HUM. Re-establishing relationships with former partners, developing new donors and planning fundraising events. You will need to be comfortable with public speaking, cold calling, working occasional nights and weekends. You must be a good fit in a faith based ministry, driven by a desire to help people. We prefer related experience or education and knowledge of MS office and social media. If this sounds like the right position for you please email your resume and a brief cover letter to ... more >
Dec 19 - Director of Development
PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Director of Development will maximize annual giving from individuals and organizations and will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward current (where approved) and prospective donors. The Director will also work closely with senior staff and board members to manage organizational efforts for major gifts and planned gifts through prospect research. ... more >
Oct 13 - Planned Giving Coordinator
The Planned Giving Coordinator is an essential member of the Development staff. The primary responsibilities are to educate, market, and solicit planned gifts for the diocese, parishes, schools, organizations, and other agencies within the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
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Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >
Jan 21 - Tax Reform Efforts Starting in Congress
(Jan. 21, 2015) With limited time to act before the 2016 Presidential election season kicks into gear, Congress has begun its efforts to address comprehensive tax reform, while the Charitable Giving Coalition has sent a letter to new members of Congress calling for greater incentives for giving. ... more >