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AFP Alaska Chapter is your development professional association in the state of Alaska.

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Thursday, August 20 - Luncheon: Ethics: Whose Job is It?

A practical discussion about the role of ethics as it applies to the nonprofit Board, Volunteers, Staff and the Fundraiser. Bring your Executive Director and Board members as appropriate to create the Ethical Nonprofit Organization.

Presented by Paul Strawhecker, MPA, ACFRE, and President of Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc.

Tuesday, August 25 - Webinar: The Campaign Prequel

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Jul 27 - Fund and Gift Services Manager
The Fund and Gift Services Manager at the UA Foundation processes gifts needing complex arrangements and manages the creation and setup of funds for the University of Alaska. This position is an excellent fit for anyone who has experience working with a non-profit organization and/or problem-solving skills. The position works with other UA Foundation staff to process all gift information and appropriately record gift transactions in the donor database. The mission of the University of Alaska Foundation is to seek, secure and steward philanthropic support to build excellence at the University of Alaska. A legally separate organization from the University of Alaska, the Foundation is governed by a 20-30 member volunteer board and is managed by a President who also serves as the University's VP for University Relations (President/VPUR) and an Executive Director/Associate VP for Development (ED/AVPD). ... more >
Jul 27 - Gift Specialist Research Assistant
The Gift Specialist Research Assistant maintains records related to charitable donations in the UA Foundation's database. This position is an excellent fit for anyone who has excels at organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving. The position works with other UA Foundation staff to process all gift information and appropriately record gift transactions in the donor database. The mission of the University of Alaska Foundation is to seek, secure and steward philanthropic support to build excellence at the University of Alaska. A legally separate organization from the University of Alaska, the Foundation is governed by a 20-30 member volunteer board and is managed by a President who also serves as the University's VP for University Relations (President/VPUR) and an Executive Director/Associate VP for Development (ED/AVPD). ... more >
Jul 27 - Accounting Specialist
The University of Alaska Foundation is a non-profit entity that seeks, secures and stewards donations to benefit the University of Alaska. The Foundation accounting department provides the accounting services needed to adhere to IRS as well as GAAP regulations. This position provides expertise and knowledge of authoritative regulations, policies and procedures. The Accounting Specialist is responsible for accurate preparation of audit and tax workpapers, supervision of accounting staff, and analyzing and interpreting complex accounting and tax issues through research and creative problem solving. Knowledge of nonprofit accounting, GAAP, FASB standards, pronouncements & issues, AICPA codifications, NACUBO guidance, understanding of Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT), strong research and analytical skills, extensive experience with Microsoft Office products, good supervisory and communication skills. Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business Administration, CPA certificate preferred. Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in nonprofit accounting and financial statement preparation. Public accounting experience and experience preparing federal and state nonprofit tax returns strongly preferred. Experience using Financial Edge general ledger system and Raiser's Edge donor database. Understanding of IRS regulations for contributions and special event fundraising. Applied knowledge of fund accounting and experience in accounting for unrestricted, restricted and endowment funds. ... more >
Jul 20 - Health Systems Manager
The Health Systems Manager leads the pursuit of new opportunities, manages and cultivates relationships, and drives involvement of accounts to achieve mission and income goals through account identification and development, promoting the adoption and implementation of ACS programs, and delivering on evidence-based strategies designed to have broad population impact on reducing cancer incidence and decreasing mortality rates. Responsible for income targets. Works to further the strategic implementation of local, nationwide, and global initiatives across corporate, social, and public sectors. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership and management of diverse staff, and the engagement and mobilization of volunteers. Apply at www.cancer.org/careers ... more >
Jul 20 - Membership Director
Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) is recruiting for a Membership Director. REAP is a statewide, nonprofit education and advocacy group for clean energy with over a decade of accomplishments. The Membership Director reports directly to the Executive Director but interacts on a daily basis with other staff that work on renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy education, and bookkeeping. ... more >
Jul 29 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 29, 2015): 22 Power Questions to Ask Your Major Gift and Capital Campaign Donors
(July 29, 2015) Learn about a number of great topics in this week’s top ten, including how to shoot high-quality video using your table or smart phone; 15 game-changing donor prospect tools; why peer-to-peer fundraising is so effective; whether you’re forging—or forcing—a relationship with a donor; and more! ... more >
Jul 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >