Using FEP Data to Make Good Decisions and Improve Your Fundraising Results  
Friday, October 19 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Wieboldt Hall at the Kellogg School of Management

340 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Calling all CDOs, DoDs, Development Operations leaders and Database professionals:  get FIT and improve your fundraising with comprehensive and insightful FEP data! Come learn more about how the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) can help your organization maximize its revenue!  Join us for this opportunity to learn about how FEP data can help your organization shift the focus from "efficiency" to "effectiveness"- from minimizing costs to maximizing growth in giving. 

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) has developed a tool kit for nonprofits to harness their fundraising data. With all the advancements in donor engagement strategies, fundraising techniques, and retention efforts, it's nice to have reports like the FEP to help break down the facts and to provide a thorough look into our data-heavy industry. Receive in-depth instruction on using FEP data and explore your organization's performance in areas like donor retention, upgrading donors, and much more.

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Announcing November Webinar
Surprise and Delight:
Create Compelling Donor Experiences
an Award Nomination

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

Matthew Mielcarek, VP of Analytics & Insights, Pursuant

Your nonprofit has as much information about your donors as the best for-profit companies. The key is knowing how to use it in order to create exceptional donor experiences. When we think about the way that a donor, supporter or volunteer may want to engage with our organization versus the reality of how they do engage, there are often opportunities to improve. In this fast-paced world, creating engaging donor experiences will set your organization apart and will keep your biggest fans coming back for more, year after year.

Please click here for more information.

Join AFP Chicago at our autumn Pop-Up Events

~Attendees earn 1.0 CFRE education points~

Effective Stewardship

Wednesday, October 17th | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Panera at 190 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

Join us for a Pop-Up Program to discuss how do you get your donors to give again? How do you make them feel good about their giving? We will discuss effective stewardship strategies to win over any donor.
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Giving Tuesday

Wednesday, November 14 - 7:30AM – 8:30AM

NORTHWEST SUBURBS: Panera at 5 W E Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004  Register Now!
CHICAGO: Starbucks at 9564 S. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643 (Evergreen Plaza Shopping Center) Register Now!

Join us for a Pop-Up Program to discuss ways to spice up your Giving Tuesday approach.


Benefits of Peer Mentoring: Informational Interviews

Last month, we covered how to leverage your mentor’s network to make new connections. But once you have secured a sit down with another non-profit professional, it’s up to you to plan for the ideal informational interview. 

Here are some tips on how to utilize everyone’s time to the fullest and make a fantastic impression:

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