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Preparing for a Campaign in the Chicago Philanthropic Landscape
Thought Leaders Breakfast Program

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Union League Club of Chicago
Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.; Program: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  

*Registered attendees will receive 1.5 CEUs toward their CFRE*

Regardless of the specific role you play in your development shop, understanding the philanthropic landscape of Chicago will inform your fundraising efforts. Being informed will best prepare you to refine your fundraising practices, illuminate new trends, and, importantly, prepare you to capitalize on your organization's most critical opportunity, its capital campaign. 

This session, presented by Travis Carley, Corporate Vice President, CCS will share key insights on giving in Chicago, presenting the philanthropic landscape across Chicagoland.| Learn more and register!

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Finding Gold in your Data: How Analytics Can Improve Fundraising

November Breakfast Program
Friday, November 11, 2016
 at Petterino's | 8:15 - 10:15 a.m. 

**Attendees will earn 1.5 CEU points**
In today’s fundraising environment, organizations are increasingly discussing, evaluating, and using data analytics to improve fundraising effectiveness. Data analyses and predictive modeling can improve strategies in areas ranging from finding major gift prospects and selecting target audiences to receive solicitation letters to evaluating return on investment for events. Fundraising shops with a variety of resources can leverage the power of data.

In this presentation, Klara Mueggenburg, Business Systems Analyst, Northwestern University and Kim Milstein Buckley, Director of Development, Northwestern University will describe what fundraising analytics is, give examples of the range of applications, and explain how it drives improved fundraising. Learn more and register...


AFP Chicago:  Your Community

AFP Chicago is a welcoming community of fundraisers. Get connected and build one-on-one relationships with like-minded professionals. As a member, you can access educational opportunitiesdiscounts to events and publications and share your experience and insights with others.  Membership has its benefits!

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Applications for the 2017 Class of Fellows are now available. Through this year-long program, our Fellows sharpen their skills, benefit from complimentary AFP membership and education events, and launch new relationships. Applications are due by November 4, 20162017 Fellows Program Application

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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 26, 2016

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