Big Vision, Big Impact…Making it happen with minimal resources
Educational Breakfast Program
Friday, September 16 

Petterino's Chicago | 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Attendees earn 1.5 points toward their CFRE

Come join us to learn about the XS Tennis & Education Foundation and their mission to redefine “community programming” right here in Chicago. You’ll have the opportunity to hear about Kamau Murray’s (2015 Crain’s 40 under 40) vision to create a world-class athletic and educational experience for Chicago’s youth. In addition, you will hear from other members of Mr. Murray’s team to learn about the fundraising strategy and execution that helped make this dream a reality.

Register today! 

Special thanks to our program sponsor:


Modern Moves Management
Thought Leaders Breakfast
Thursday, September 8

Union League Club | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Old school moves management is often a one-size-fits-all "coffee, site visit, appeal" routine, but modern donors expect a personalized and unique experience. Join us September 8 and learn how to: 

- Create unique personas and messaging
- Use engagement scoring to time your asks
Integrate events and volunteerism into moves management

Speaker: Susan Stewart-Kelley

Attendees earn 1.5 points toward their CFRE

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Thanks to our Thought Leaders Breakfast sponsor:

Major Gifts Workshop
1/2 Day Program with Two Locations 

Wednesday, October 19 - NIU Naperville Campus
Thursday, October 20 - University Club of Chicago 
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  Kevin Cherep, Chief of Global Development at Lions Clubs International

Opening the Door to Major Gifts - Fundraiser and best-selling author John Greenhoe, CFRE will present on discovery strategies that help to transform relationships and open the door to greater giving. After the opening keynote address, you will be invited to select one of three breakout sessions:

  • Relationship Building - Presented by Patrick Reedy, Vice President, Leadership Giving at JDRF
  • Utilizing Your Executive Director to Create an Effective Partnership - Kevin Cherep, Chief of Global Development at Lions Clubs International 
  • Communication Styles

Thanks to our sponsors:


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Call for President’s Award Nominations

AFP Chicago will present the President’s Award at the Annual Meeting of the Membership on Friday, December 2.  This award will be presented to a fundraising professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to AFP Chicago. To nominate a deserving individual please click hereThe deadline for all nominations is October 1. You can see our previous honorees right here 

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2017 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
2016 Honorees

Our annual awards program, the “Faces of Philanthropy” luncheon, recognizes the outstanding achievements of  individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and fundraising executives. We are currently accepting nominations for our 41st Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards! Please submit your nominations by Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Submit your nomination here

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