Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
Development Day Chicago 2019
Friday, September 20th | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel - Chicago

Exclusive Content. Incredible Value. Amazing Event!
Chicago's premier learning forum is back and better than ever! Do you need a reason to register for this year's Development Day? Here are a few to consider: start your day with Vu Le's keynote on Community-Centric Fundraising, find sessions that are perfect for you, gain fresh knowledge on trending topics, get inspired, and have fun at our Development Download Reception. Need we say more?

View our schedule at a glance and to put us on your calendar!

View our Sessions and Speakers and start planning your day! We're once again offering four different focus areas and you can choose to attend sessions in any of them: Lifecycle of a Donor, Data Download, Course Corrections, and Nonprofit Executive Leadership.

 Join us for this exciting day and come get the information you need to succeed in our rapidly changing field!


AFP Chicago LGBTQ Affinity Networking
Thursday September 12, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30pm
Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted Street, Chicago

AFP Chicago is proud to announce the launch of its LGBTQ Affinity Group, intended to create space for a cohort of LGBTQ fundraisers to build community, discuss career strategies, and share fundraising successes and challenges. Join us at our free kick-off event. Snacks and a cash bar will be provided. learn more...

Interested in Service on the AFP Chicago Board of Directors?

The AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship invites the development community to consider future service on the Board of Directors. Strong leadership is a hallmark of AFP Chicago and we encourage highly motivated and committed members to consider volunteering for board service.   Applications for board service are due by August 26, 2019.  Don't miss your chance to get involved!  learn more...

Community Links

The latest in the Chicagoland fundraising community.

Nonprofit Management Essentials is Live!

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)



September Third Thursday
Adler After Dark at the Adler Planetarium
Thursday, September 19th | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Attending Development Day Chicago 2019? Maximize your Development Day experience by making beneficial new connections with like-minded professionals at this fun, networking event. Come celebrate Development Day Chicago 2019 with your colleagues and friends at the Adler Planetarium. Enjoy an evening of fun as we explore the exhibits at the Adler Planetarium and kick off #DDCHI. Complimentary entry tickets will be given to the first 50 registrants. learn more ...

AFP Chicago August Webinar
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

You already know how valuable corporate partnerships and sponsorships can be for your bottom line and the experience of your donors. While you’re strategizing how to get new sponsors, join Director of Marketing, Brandon Stec, as he shares best practices behind securing those highly desired corporate partners locally or even nationally.  If you need a dose of inspiration plus pragmatic and practical actions to take now, don’t miss this webinar.  learn more ...

2020 Faces of Philanthropy
Award Nominations
Submissions due September 20th

Nominate the champions in your community and help us celebrate the spirit of philanthropy at the 44th Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, Friday, May 1, 2020. AFP Chicago is pleased to honor individuals who demonstrate high ethical standards and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city.  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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