AFP Chicago Breakfast Workshop Series

Learn and link with other fundraisers

Professional education and networking go hand-in-hand at AFP Chicago’s breakfast workshop series.  Several times per year, AFP Chicago brings together thought-leaders who share their expertise and insights on some of the most pressing issues facing fundraising professionals today. 

Moving Forward: Using Professional Development to raise the game

Friday, June 16 at Maggiano's Banquets | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Earn 1.5 points toward your CFRE

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Professional development can take many different forms—from attending webinars and conferences to serving on volunteer boards or leading internal task forces. Join us for a breakfast program featuring a panel of leaders from organizations across the city who will share varying approaches to creating professional development plans for the members of their fundraising team. Our panelists will address questions related to how they build professional development into budgets and work plans, how they help employees find opportunities to build skills and enhance their strengths, and what results they expect their team members to demonstrate after participating in professional development activities. We’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A and finish with lively table discussions, ensuring you leave with a new zeal for crafting your PD plan—whether the plan is for you, your direct reports, or an entire team.


  • Moderator: Lisa Key, Chief Development Officer, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • Melissa Hilton, VP of Development and Communications, Erie Family Health Center
  • Betsy Hughes, VP of Institutional Advancement, IIT
  • Michele Wilkins, Ed.D, Executive Director, Child’s Voice

Who should attend:

Department heads, mid-level managers, and any fundraiser seeking advice on how to create effective professional development plans and use PD to strengthen team dynamics.

Maggiano's Banquets 
111 West Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Check-in/Registration, Networking, and Buffet Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 am: Program to begin promptly at 9:00 am

AFP Members - $40; after 6/11 $55
Non-members  - $55

Register here!


Additional 2017 Education Breakfast Programs - Save the Date

Friday, September 22, 2017 at Maggiano's Banquets | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Be sure to check back. Program details and registration coming soon! 

Special thanks to our program sponsor:

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