Advancing Philanthropy

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A true member benefit, Advancing Philanthropy, the quarterly magazine published by AFP, provides practical information, useful tools and other resources to help members succeed and advance. The magazine helps AFP members succeed and advance the fundraising profession, as well as educates, informs and challenges the entire development community.

Advancing Philanthropy is the idea and strategy magazine for the fundraising profession and
a must-read for all fundraisers for three reasons: EDITORIAL INTEGRITY • TIMELINESS • RELEVANCE





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Editorial Calendar

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Winter 2021

What’s Trending for 2021 Issue

The year 2020 was an unprecedented and tumultuous year, and much of what fundraisers set out to accomplish was significantly impacted by COVID-19 and social justice protests. As we begin to recalibrate, this issue will highlight what fundraisers need to focus on in the year ahead. Some topics will include:

  • Digital Fundraising and social media
  • Storytelling 
  • Major Gifts
  • Volunteerism as a means of giving
  • Donor research/donor empathy mapping
  • Raising funds during a pandemic
  • Rage Philanthropy: giving surges during divisive moments (2016 election cycle, social justice protests) 
  • 2020 political campaigns and elections (written by a political fundraiser) 
  • Tailoring donor engagement by generation
  • Events: What do they look like going forward, how to make them successful
  • Philanthropic partnerships with clinicians 
  • Capital Campaigns (during a crisis/changing landscape)
  • Small shops and crisis management 

In this issue, we’ll also start to tease 2021 AFP ICON in Minneapolis, June 28 – 30 and the virtual component.

Nov. 12, 2020 Nov. 19, 2020

Spring 2021

Relationship Building and Donor Cultivation Issue

What does it take to build positive, fruitful relationships with donors, and how does donor cultivation and stewardship impact fundraising. Topics will be broken down into sections specific to different categories of fundraisers: 

  • Donor cultivation/relationship building for emerging leaders
  • Donor cultivation/relationship building for seasoned professionals
  • Relationship building in a virtual world
  • Building relationships not for money, but just to show you care

This issue will also continue to tease AFP ICON 2021 in Minneapolis, June 28 - 30 (and virtual component), interviews with main stage speakers, etc. 

Bonus Distribution: AFP ICON 2021 in Minneapolis, MN.
Feb. 5, 2021 Feb. 12, 2021

Summer 2021

Equity Issue

Focusing on many of the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, we’ll address issues like how have organizations restructured diversity and inclusion programs in the last year, pay inequality for minorities and women, creating more access points to major donors for minority-focused nonprofits, board diversity, and what equity means beyond race and gender. Other topics include crowd funding and micro-lending.

May 20, 2021 May 27, 2021

Fall 2021

Leadership and Ethics Issue

This issue will focus on leadership and Ethics! Topics will include leadership in turbulent times, women in leadership, as well as leadership development and succession planning. To celebrate Ethics Awareness Month, ethics articles will explore leadership and ethics, as well as the importance of upholding ethical standards not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because of the impact it has on your organization’s brand. Other topics will include technology and career development.

Aug. 19, 2021 Aug. 26, 2021


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