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America’s Future Foundation

America’s Future Foundation

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Published by: atlasnetwork on Dec 15, 2009
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America’s Future Foundation
Increase your efficiency and grow your reach usingsimple and inexpensive off-the-shelf technologiesAbout AFF
s Future Foundation
s mis-sion is to identify and develop thenext generation of conservative andlibertarian leaders. AFF targets pro-fessionals in their 20s and 30s insupport of limited government, freemarkets, and personal responsibility.Through its programs, AFF offersthese professionals opportunities todevelop their skills, network, andadvance their careers.
See our tech in action
To see how we use these technolo-gies, visit our website:
.First thing to note is that we use thefree Movable Type blogging soft-ware as the content managementsystem that powers our entire site,including our online magazine. Viewan event page—such as
www.americasfuture.org/ events-archive/archives/ 021465.php
, a recent roundtable onLatin America—and notice how weinclude photos of the event using
and how we offer audioof the event as a podcast or simplyby clicking on a link.Check out our free market job boardat
www.americasfuture.org/ jobboard
. All of the jobs you seehere are published as RSS. A young jobseeker could subscribe to ourfeed and be instantly alerted eachtime we add a new position.Visit
www.affdoubelthink.com/ subscribe.php
to subscribe to ourquarterly print magazine,
Double- think 
. Once your submit the form,your contact information is auto-matically added to the Salesforcedatabase and your payment is proc-essed using PayPal.
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