Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

2020 AFP Chicago Philanthropy Awards Luncheon   
Hilton Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ~ Check-in and Reception
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ~ Lunch and Awards Presentation

Join your friends and colleagues for a very special afternoon as we celebrate the power of giving and honor Chicago's philanthropic community on Friday, May 1st. Over 750 guests will gather to honor individuals who exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city. You are invited to join us as we recognize and honor this year's amazing honorees.

Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are available. By sponsoring the 2020 AFP Chicago Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, you provide us with the resources necessary to offer high-quality professional development programs for members of Chicago's fundraising community.

TOPIC: Is 501c3 Status Now Meaningless?
Come learn and link with other fundraisers!
Friday, February 28th | 8:30 - 10:30 am
Wieboldt Hall at Kellogg School of Management
340 E Superior St, Chicago

Come hear from incredible speakers as you explore how your nonprofit can stand out in an evolving philanthropic landscape. How do our nonprofit organizations thrive and survive? Is 501c3 meaningless to the next generation? To our longstanding supporters? 

Fundraising is changing rapidly and new challenges to the sector abound. Donors have innumerable options and no longer see traditional organizations as the only or best way to address social concerns. So…how do we compete with new forms of social enterprise seeking philanthropic support? What do we need to know about the emerging entities that are attracting interest and excitement? How can we better focus our message to keep our organizations relevant and appealing? This fast paced session will equip participants with the tools they need to stand out in an increasingly crowded landscape. This program is approved for 1.5 CFRE point.  learn more

Apply NOW for the Peer Mentoring Program Spring 2020 Class

Interested in partnering with a mentor or protégé?  AFP Chicago's Peer Mentoring program pairs seasoned fundraisers with protégés (fundraising professionals with less than 5 years of experience) for a year-long mentorship. The application deadline for the Spring 2020 Class is February 28th. Arguably, the Peer Mentoring program is the single most valuable benefit of membership in AFP Chicago for development pros early in their career.  learn more

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All Access Education Bundling Packages Now Available!

Again this year, we are happy to offer member-only, education "bundle" pricing. As the quality of our events grows, so must your professional and personal development. We are pleased to announce we have expanded our workshop offerings to six this year, providing you with an additional opportunity to pursue your educational and professional goals. Purchase an education "bundle," and gain access while you SAVE.  learn more ...

•   CONVENIENCE - Register Once
•   SAVINGS - Buy a Bundle! Save a Bundle
•   FLEXIBLE - Choose the topics that interest you most 

Discuss hot topics in fundraising with fellow AFP Chicago professionals!
Working With (Not Against!) Your Program Staff
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Norman’s Bistro
1001 E. 43rd St., Chicago 

Do you ever feel that your development team is at odds with your program staff on evaluation, timelines, or purpose? Join us for a discussion about how to bring your development work into alignment with your program staff. Discussion topics include good communication practices, site visit planning, and common obstacles to go partnership. Bring your good ideas and your horror stories, or come ready to listen and learn. This program is approved for 1.25 CFRE points. learn more

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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