AFP Chicago                                                                              April 2015  

April Educational Program
How to Use #GivingTuesday as a Catalyst for a Successful Year-End
Friday, April 17, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. at Petterino's Banquets Chicago     

#GivingTuesday continues to increase revenues via social media activism. Our panel will discuss their #GivingTuesday strategies and learnings, and how their experiences have shaped future rollouts. 

Meet the Panel


James Kales
President and CEO

Marlee Hancoop
Member Services Coordinator
Donors Forum
  Jason Kunesh 

Public Good Software
Thomas Maas
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Bernie Wong
Chinese American Service League            

Learn more and register today!

Special thanks to our sponsor

2015 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon 
Honoree Spotlight 
Diane M. McKeever, William A. Rudnick, and Dylan Full


On May 1st, AFP Chicago will honor seven of the most distinguished leaders of the Chicago’s philanthropic and nonprofit sectors at the 39th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Please allow us to introduce you to some of our distinguished honorees: 

Diane M. McKeever - Benjamin Franklin Award

liam A. Rudnick, DLA Piper LLP - Executive Leader Award

Dylan Full - Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

We are also pleased to annouce that Chicago Tonight correspondent Brandis Griffith Friedman will be our Awards M.C. this year. 

Please join us in celebrating Chicago’s philanthropic community this May! Sponsorships and tickets are currently available. 

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Calendar of Events

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Member Resources

Online Job Source
Peer Mentoring Update 
Members on the Move
Ethics Resources

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Getting to Know 2015 AFP Chicago Fellow Kate Later 

Kate Later is the Special Events and Communications Manager for High Jump, an education non-profit celebrating 25 years in Chicago. We spoke with her recently about when and how she entered the development profession, what challenges she thinks young professionals face today, and why she’s excited to be an AFP Chicago Fellow this year. 

Read our conversation with Kate here...

Visit the AFP Chicago Fellows Alumni page for more Fellows news!

Community Links

Fund Development Certificate Program - Rockford, IL 

Fund Development Certificate Program - University of Wisconsin Parkside 

CFRE Review Course

Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers


Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)


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Thank You to Our 2015 Partners!  

Advocate Health Care
Campbell & Company
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation
Northern Trust

Upcoming Events

Register Today!
Fundamentals of Fundraising Course 

A great primer for those new to the field!

The course will be held Wednesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Plante Moran in Chicago. 

Learn more and register

2015 Midwest Conference on Philanthropy
Fundraising Fitness: Strengthening Your Core

Nominate an Outstanding AFP Chicago Leader for the President's Award
The President’s Award will be presented at the 20th Annual Midwest Conference on PhilanthropyWednesday, October 20, 2015. To nominate a deserving individual please click here

Request for Presenters at the 20th Annual AFP Chicago Midwest Conference on Philanthropy
If you’re interested in being considered as a presenter, please complete and submit a request for proposal (RFP) by May 1, 2015.

Member News

Do you have a success story to tell us? 

Have you recently received an award, written an article, or achieved something outstanding? Please let us know - so that we can feature YOU in this newsletter! 

Please contact Pam Williams with your news.