Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

AFP Chicago’s Message to Our Community Regarding COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and greatly impact organizations worldwide, AFP Chicago remains committed to providing you with the resources and tools you need to navigate the uncertain weeks ahead.  Our amazing board of directors and volunteers are working diligently to shift from our traditional event-based programming to one that is virtual and appropriate for these times.  We will soon announce more specifics, but you can look forward to engaging with our (virtual) network of fundraising professionals for shared experiences, best practices and critical tools to help you and your organizations during the challenging times ahead.

AFP COVID-19 Resource Guides 

COVID-19 Chicago Community Resources - We have developed a page to serve as a resource to our members and visitors. It contains a collection of resources of local information to help our members and visitors weather the pandemic.  learn more

COVID-19 Resource Guide -  AFP Global has assembled a COVID-19 Resource Guide filled with articles and tips on how to navigate the current environment.  learn more

 

Exclusive Member Only
Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Emergency Fundraising Strategies for Your Organization
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 1:30 - 2:45 PM

During these uncertain times of social distance and remote working, staying connected with each other is more important than ever. We are all feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic – at home, at the virtual office, at our organizations and with the clients we serve. We invite you to join your fellow AFP Chicago members for a special Town Hall meeting as we discuss current COVID-19 strategies, provide guidance for moving forward with your fundraising and answer your questions. We hope this information session brings our AFP Chicago community together to share experiences, concerns, and hope for the days ahead.  learn more...


PROGRAMMING CHANGES
as of March 26, 2020

The March 13th Education Breakfast Workshop has been rescheduled to September 11, 2020, at Maggiano’s Banquets. 
 
The April 17th Education Program will not be held at Maggiano’s as originally planned.  Instead, AFP Chicago will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall on April 7th. The April 17th breakfast has been rescheduled to May 15th. 
 
The 2020 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon has been rescheduled to Friday, October 2.  Originally scheduled for May 1st, the Awards Luncheon will now be held on Friday, October 2 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.   Now more than ever, our Chicago Community can look forward to an opportunity to gather together once again and celebrate the achievements of these tremendous honorees.
 
Third Thursday Networking Events and Pop-Up Discussions have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.  AFP Chicago plans to roll out a series of virtual networking experiences to help our members and colleagues stay in touch as we navigate in this new world.  Stay tuned for this announcement.
 
Fundamentals of Fundraising was developed as an in-person experience, and will be held as planned on July 15-16.  AFP Chicago will consider shifting that to a virtual environment if needed.      
 
We want to hear from you!  How can we help you overcome the immediate and long-term challenges presented by COVID-19?  Please share your ideas and concerns with us by contacting AFP Chicago President Kristienne Hanna at [email protected] or Executive Director Pamela Williams CAE at [email protected].

 


We have developed a page to serve as a resource to our members and visitors. It contains a collection of resources of local information to help our members and visitors weather the pandemic.   learn more


2020 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Postponed to Friday, October 2nd

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our honorees, colleagues, members and friends during this difficult period, the leaders of AFP Chicago have made the decision to postpone this year’s event.  Originally scheduled for May 1, the Awards Luncheon will now be held on Friday, October 2 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.  Now more than ever, our Chicago Community can look forward to an opportunity to gather together once again and celebrate the achievements of these tremendous honorees.

Friday, October 2, 2020
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

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