AFP Golden Gate produces an electronic newsletter, AFP Gold Standard, which is distributed in the first week of every month via email. It contains updates on events and programs as well as articles of interest to our membership and the greater community. Feature articles from the Gold Standard and earlier e-newsletters (the Hot Sheet, GGC e-Bulletin,GGC Quarterly and The Bridge) are archived here.

2014 Gold Standard

October: Relationship Capital: Turning individual assets into institutional profits
September: Understanding the #IceBucketChallege
July: Get Engaged with Golden Gate by Andrew Alvarez
May: Breaking Assumptions: The Power of Change by Paul Cello
April: Crafting Your Social Media Strategy: Tips from Victor Garcia
March: Making the "Ask": Advice from Connie Pheiff
February: A Letter from Board President Michael Edell, CFRE

2013 Hot Sheet

March: President Mary Schmidt's Column

2012 The Bridge

January 2012

Editor's Introduction: Musings and New Year Hopes, by Jim Armstrong
Show Me That You Know Me* — Five Things You Must Do To Sustain Donor Relationships in 2012, by Claire Axelrad
Reflections of a Consultant, by Alden Briscoe
Why Chapter Scholarships? by Jim Armstrong

2011 The Bridge

Fall 2011:
Editor's Introduction: What’s In a Franchise? by Jim Armstrong
NPD Philanthropy Forum — “Risks and Dreams” by Kay Sprinkel Grace
Golden Gate Receives Charles R. Stephen Award from AFP International by Mary Schmidt
Summer 2011:
Editor's Introduction by Jim Armstrong
40th Celebration Memories by Kay Sprinkel Grace, Marilyn Bancel and Steve Lunden
Why Support the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy? Some questions and answers by Scott Staub
Memo to: Board and Committee Volunteers From: Leyna Bernstein, Programs Committee Chair
Crowdfunding: The New Big Fundraising Trend? by Joanne Butcher
Reflections on AFP and My Service by David Disend, President, AFP-Golden Gate Chapter
Lessons from a Mini-Board-Retreat by Lisa Hoffman
April 2011:
Editor's Introduction by Jim Armstrong
Charitable Tax Deduction Needs to Be Re-Thought by Kim Klein
Securing Legacy Gifts One-On-One by Greg Lassonde
Writing Effectively for Major Gift Prospects by Matthew Krieger
Readers Talk Back About the Economy by David La Piana
January 2011
“Ask the Professionals” — Foundation Relations by Toni Doyle
Generosity to Oneself: the Key to Balance in the New Year by Ali Vogt, MFT, as told to Karen Topakian
Speaking Out: Magic Wands, the Emperor’s Clothes, Wolves and Monsters under the Bed by Jim Armstrong
The Value of Sharing by Heather Tanfani


2011 Hot Sheet

September 2011
A New Direction for the Chapter: Interview with Leyna Bernstein

2010 Quarterly

October 2010:
MPA…MBA…CFRE or Other? by Mauri Schwartz
Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Online Communications, by Laura S. Quinn
How Tweet It Is! Mastering Social Media for Fundraising Success, by Nicci Noble, CFRE and Sean Sullivan

2010 Hot Sheet and eBulletin

February 2010:
Interim Editor's Introduction , by Jim Armstrong, CFRE 
President's Message, by David Disend
March 15, 2010
Message from the President and President Elect, by David Disend, President, AFP-GGC, and Mary Schmidt, President-elect
Beyond the Resume: Job Search Tips from a Recruiter, by Leyna Bernstein
MCA Corner: Friends of Diversity, by by Joanne Butcher, Producer/Fundraising Consultant
Fundraising Day 2010
April 14, 2010
Save the World, Win Valuable Prizes! by Jim Armstrong, CFRE
May 18, 2010
Getting What You Want From Your Database, by Bill Connors, CFRE
August 3, 2010
Developing Major Gifts
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