2018 AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
A great primer for those new to the field, and a prep tool for the CFRE exam!!

Wednesday, July 18 - Thursday, July 19, 2018

American Dental Association (ADA)
211  E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 •  Map

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course provides new fundraisers—those with up to four years of professional experience—with an intensive introduction into the building blocks of effective practice. The intensive program provides an overview of skills, techniques, and program components, and includes substantive case studies and projects for both groups and individuals.

The course features case studies and small-group projects--making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. Those who complete the course are eligible to receive CFRE credit.

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Universal Charitable Deduction Bill Introduced in Congress

The Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act creates a universal charitable tax deduction, which AFP has been advocating in Congress to offset potential losses resulting from tax reform changes. The Act does not limit the amount of charitable donations that could be claimed through this deduction. This provision would enhance giving by simplifying the tax code and creating fairness, allowing anyone to take a charitable deduction, including those who take the standard deduction.

Research by Independent Sector and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, as well as by the Tax Policy Center, estimated that annual charitable giving could fall by as much as $13 - $20 billion because of the doubling of the standard deduction in the new tax law.  Read more

Development Day Chicago
Friday, September 14, 2018
Renaissance Chicago Downtown

AFP Chicago's premier learning forum is back and better than ever!

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 DDChi!

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 DDChi focuses on the following four areas:  Disruption in the Field, Transformative Tech (Sponsored by Pursuant), Solicitation Shake-Up, Leadership/Management (in cooperation with Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University).

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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!

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