Development Day Chicago
Friday, September 14, 2018

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel 
1 West Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601  Map

Learn, Grow, Change, and Rethink!  Take full advantage of this opportunity to learn from the best, and join other fundraisers as they gather together to catch up with the latest developments and stay ahead of the curve! We have assembled sessions to creatively address industry topics, which will encourage frank, open discussions that will impact your work and provide take-home materials to improve your personal work and professional environment.  We're offering four different focuses for learning. You get to pick what you want to learn!

Check out one of the four focus areas, Executive Leadership! Enhance and improve your leadership thinking and practices with fresh, actionable and inspiring executive-level content which you can immediately apply! 

Brave Voices: Creating a Culture of Courageous Conversations

Leading Without Formal Authority: Persuasion & Influence

Developing Grit:  How to Bounce Back from Adversity, Challenge and even FAILURE!

Click here for more information and register today!


Interested in Service on the 2019 AFP Board of Directors?

The 2019 Board of Directors Needs You!  The AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship invites the development community to submit nominations for the Board of Directors for one year terms beginning January 1, 2019. Strong leadership is a hallmark of AFP Chicago and we seek highly motivated and committed members for board service. Applications for 2019 board service are due August 22, 2018.

Who are we looking for?
AFP Chicago seeks directors who are committed to the non-profit sector and to advancing philanthropy in the organizations and communities they represent. Directors are committed to ethical practice, donor rights, and other tenets of AFP International. AFP Chicago is strongly committed to embracing the diversity that makes up our greater Chicagoland community.

Please click here  for more information on service responsibilities, criteria, and the application process.

Looking for some great networking as well as support, and learning?  Join AFP Chicago this summer at our August Pop-Up Event!

Planning a Multi-Channel Development Strategy

Free Exclusive Members Only Event!
Wednesday, August 29 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM

Two Locations ~ You Pick Your Location!
NORTHERN SUBURB: Panera at 1853 North 2nd Street, Highland Park, IL 60035 
SOUTHERN SUBURB: Panera at 10553 S Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Join us for a Pop-Up Program to share tips on how to create a sustainable multi-channel fundraising strategy. This educational activity was approved for 1 CFRE credit.

Come share your ideas and best-practices! 
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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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