Development Day Chicago

Friday, September 14, 2018

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel 
1 West Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 •  Map

Explore, discuss and reimagine with some of the industry's most thought-provoking presenters and leaders at Development Day Chicago!

We are very excited to announce our keynote presenter, Penelope Burk!  Penelope, a celebrated speaker, author and fundraising expert, has prepared a customized keynote presentation specifically for Development Day Chicago: Where Philanthropy Is Headed ... how to capitalize on donors' strategic and independent approach to giving.

Hear from incredible speakers as you learn more about relevant fundraising topics!
The 2018 Development Day Chicago focuses on the following four areas:

  • DISRUPTION IN THE FIELD (Sponsored by Auction and Event Solutions)
  • TRANSFORMATIVE TECH (Sponsored by Pursuant)
  • EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP (Sponsored by Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University)

Click  here  for more information and register today!


Interested in Service on the 2019 AFP Board of Directors?

The 2019 Board of Directors Needs You!  The AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship invites the development community to submit nominations for the Board of Directors for one year terms beginning January 1, 2019. Strong leadership is a hallmark of AFP Chicago and we seek highly motivated and committed members for board service. Applications for 2019 board service are due August 22, 2018.

Who are we looking for?
AFP Chicago seeks directors who are committed to the non-profit sector and to advancing philanthropy in the organizations and communities they represent. Directors are committed to ethical practice, donor rights, and other tenets of AFP International. AFP Chicago is strongly committed to embracing the diversity that makes up our greater Chicagoland community.

Please click here  for more information on service responsibilities, criteria, and the application process.

Looking for some great networking as well
as support, and learning?

Join AFP Chicago this summer at our July Pop-Up Event!

Corporate Giving Strategies
Free Exclusive Members Only Event!

Wednesday, July 25 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM

Two Locations ~ You Pick Your Location!
SUBURBS: Panera at 772 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook
CITY: New Wave Café at 3103 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago

Join your colleagues for a casual conversation discussing strategies and approaches for building successful corporate partnerships. Come together with other fundraiser professionals from the Chicago nonprofit community to network, get inspired, and enjoy casual conversation discussing strategies and approaches for building successful corporate partnerships. This educational activity was approved for 1 CFRE credit.

Come share your ideas and best-practices! 
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Getting to Know 2018 AFP Chicago Fellow Lubna Saleh, Regional Development Specialist – Europe, Lions Club International Foundation

Lubna Saleh Lubna serves as a Development Specialist for the European region of Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). In her current role, she manages a volunteer fundraising operation. She has pursued her passion for service, fighting poverty, and addressing health disparities through her various roles in the service/nonprofit sector. We talked with her recently about when her interest in development began, what she does at the Lions Club International Foundation, and why she's excited to be a Fellow this year!

Read Lubna’s story...

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