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National Philanthropy Day® is a special day set aside on the fourteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.

National Philanthropy Day allows organizations to recognize the hard working volunteer and professional fundraisers in our communities. Please join us at the Bass Pro White River Conference Center on Tuesday, November 14th to honor the individuals who make a difference in our community.

Awards categories include:

Outstanding Philanthropic Media Organization of the Year, Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation of the Year, Outstanding Philanthropic Business/Corporation of the Year, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year, Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year, Outstanding Philanthropic Fundraising Professional of the Year, Outstanding Youth Philanthropist of the Year, Outstanding Fundraising Campaign/Event

Nominations will be accepted through July 31st and can be completed here.

Tickets to the event are $40 with table options available as well. Award recipients will receive two free tickets.

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Dec 4 - Director of Development
The Director of Development cultivates meaningful relationships with individual donors, alumni, foundations, corporations and friends of the university for the purpose of securing major gifts. This position reports to the Vice President for University Advancement [VPUA] to develop strategic plans for fund development. ... more >
Oct 30 - Administrative Assistant
The Administrative Assistant will play a critical role in multiplying the missional impact of NightLight by tackling a wide variety of operational duties and projects. This position will have the opportunity to learn and work in many areas, including financial reporting, research projects, human resources, nonprofit administration, record keeping, communications, fundraising, office management, and much more. This position will work in close collaboration with the Chief Operations Officer on many projects, and will be somewhat tailored to a specific candidate’s strengths and passions. Get ready to learn! ... more >
Oct 30 - Executive Director
Position Description: The Executive Director of the Discovery Center is the leader and chief spokesperson for the organization. The senior executive exercises skilled decision-making and expert communication opportunities to guide the organization constantly toward achieving its mission and goals. This person’s primary responsibilities include strategic planning and implementation of the strategic initiatives through tactical actions. The Executive Director has responsibility for program and operational policies, employment and compensation agreements and administering the personnel policies. The responsibilities are carried out in accordance with the directions provided by the Board of Directors and within established guidelines so that organizational, fundraising, budgetary, community relations and volunteer objectives are achieved. ... more >
Oct 30 - Development Manager
This position is the prominent representative for the Wonders of Wildlife fundraising and development initiatives, developing plans and coordinating needs from donors, sponsors and conservation partners ... more >
Dec 6 - Senate Passes Bill Tax Reform Bill Without Universal Charitable Deduction
(Dec. 6, 2017) Despite intense lobbying from the nonprofit sector, the universal charitable deduction was not included in the final Senate tax reform bill, which could lead to drops in charitable giving of $20 billion or more every year. ... more >
Dec 6 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (December 6, 2017): Crowdfunding, Lifestyle Giving, Year-End Giving & More!
(Dec. 6, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Dec 6 - Donor Perceptions: Larger Charities More Effective, Smaller Charities More Efficient With Funds
(Dec. 6, 2017) The size of a charity does influence perceptions for most donors, according to the latest survey in the Donor Mindset Study, a series of research reports about American donors. ... more >
Nov 29 - Blackbaud Institute Reveals Key Factors Dramatically Transforming the Donor Marketplace
(Nov. 29, 2017) Fewer donors are giving to fewer organizations, and new in-depth analysis from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact examines the drivers behind this shift. ... more >
Nov 22 - Ann Hale to Lead AFP Volunteer Leadership in 2018
(Nov. 22, 2017) AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2018, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve a second year as chair. ... more >