AFP Chicago                                                                            April 2016

Educational Breakfast Program 
From Shaking Hands to Sharing Values: A New Tool for Evaluating and Advancing Donor Relationships
Friday, April 15 | River Roast

  Bill Fehrman, Vice President of Development at Easter Seals

This dynamic program, presented by Easter Seals' Brad Hutchins and Bill Fehrman, introduces the "shared values pyramid," a tool developed to help fundraising professionals deepen relationships with corporate funders and other stakeholders, transforming them into long-term partners in mission advancement

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The #AFPCfaces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is one month away! 

The Luncheon is a great opportunity to show your support for our distinguished honorees and the fundraising profession

Register for tickets or a sponsorship today and join AFP Chicago on May 6 at the Hilton Chicago. 

Webinar - Members Attend FREE 
Digging Deeper into Donor Loyalty 
Thursday, May 19 | 12:00 p.m. CST

Participate in this FREE webinar and you'll learn:

  • Top reasons donors give or stop giving
  • Donor communication preferences
  • Strategies for increasing donor engagement and loyalty 
Speakers: Rich Dietz and Brandy Keller

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2016 Honoree Spotlight

In celebration of the AFP Chicago 40th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, we will be spotlighting our distinguished 2016 honorees. 

       Diane Latiker Kids Off The Block, Inc. Outstanding Community Leader Award
This month, we are introducing our Outstanding Community Leader, Diane Latiker from Kids Off The Block, Inc.  

Diane's story stands out for many reasons, some of which resonates even truer today than when she first set out on her mission to provide a safe place for neighborhood children in Roseland.


Meet Diane Laitker here.


Peer Mentoring Update
A Record-Breaking Season! 

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Community Links

AFP-IHQ's President & CEO, Andrew Watt to visit
AFPECI on 4/15 - Learn more...

North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)


Axelson Center Professional Development Programs




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Northwestern Medicine

Free New Member Orientation 
Brown Bag Lunch
Thursday, April 21 | 11:45 AM 
Archdiocese of Chicago
Quigley Center

New AFP Members, come meet us at lunchtime and learn how to make the most out of your membership!

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Registration Now Open!

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
A great primer for those new to the field of fundraising 

AFP's Fundamentals of Fundraising will be held Thursday, July 21 through Friday, July 22 at CCS in Chicago. 

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Please contact Pam Williams with your news.