2017 Development Day Chicago 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 
WHERE: Sheraton Grand Chicago 
301 E North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611

2017 Development Day Chicago is AFP Chicago’s newest take on day-long education and networking for fundraisers of all levels from diverse backgrounds. Over the decades, AFP Chicago has observed and responded to the shift in how people learn; how people want to meet and mingle with each other; and how the landscape of philanthropy continues to shift. Development Day Chicago replaces the former Midwest Conference on Philanthropy with a refreshed format that’s interactive and full of time to learn from experts, while sharing ideas with your fellow fundraisers.

2017 Development Day Chicago invites hundreds of fundraisers to the Sheraton Grand Chicago for a full day of creative sessions under the theme of the Changing Lenses of Philanthropy. We’ll offer four different tracks – or focuses -  for learning, Get the Gift, Lead the Gift, Connected Fundraising, and Fundraising by Segment. Each focus will offer three sessions throughout the day and each area has at least one advanced level session to engage fundraisers at the executive end of the spectrum.There are plenty of offerings for those of us in the mid-range of our careers to those who are relatively new to the profession.

Stay tuned for more details soon. Join us for Development Day Chicago 2017! Interested in learning more?  Want to be a sponsor and get in front of non-profit decision makers from across the Midwest?  Contact Gail Brooks at gbrooks@afpchicago.org



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What Chicagoland fundraisers say about our Conference

"I know I will be able to take what I have learned and raise more funds for our mission."

"Excellent, diverse mix of panelists."

"Extremely applicable...This was practical information that I'll use throughout my career."

"Definitely exceeded my expectations."

"A fresh look at these topics. Made me step back and think differently."


“The entire experience at the conference was remarkable. It was my first year attending and all of the hype from colleagues was confirmed. Great job!”

“I really liked the networking lunch. Having the option to sit with others and learn about a particular subject was very helpful.”


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