AFP Chicago                                                                            August 2016

Thought Leaders Breakfast
Modern Moves Management
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Union League Club | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Old school moves management is often a one-size-fits-all "coffee, site visit, appeal" routine, but modern donors expect a personalized and unique experience

Join us September 8 and learn how to: 
- Create unique personas and messaging
- Use engagement scoring to time your ask
Integrate events and volunteerism into moves management

Presented by: Brandy Keller and Rich Dietz, Abila

Attendees earn 1.5 points toward their CFRE

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Thanks to our sponsor:

Educational Breakfast Program
Big Vision, Big Impact...Making it happen with minimal resources
Friday, September 16
Petterino's Chicago | 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Come join us to learn about the XS Tennis & Education Foundation and their mission to redefine "community programming" right here in Chicago. You'll have the opportunity to hear about Kamau Murray's (2016 Crain's 40 under 40) vision to create a world-class athletic and educational experience for Chicago's youth. 

Attendees earn 1.5 points toward their CFRE

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Thank you to our exclusive educational program sponsor

1/2 Day Program with Two Locations 
Major Gifts Workshop

Wed., October 19 - NIU Naperville 
Thurs., October 20 - University Club of Chicago 
Timeline: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Opening the Door to Major Gifts 
Fundraiser and best-selling author John Greenhoe, CFRE will present on discovery strategies that help to transform relationships and open the door to greater giving

You will be invited to select one of three breakout sessions:
- Relationship Building - Presented by Patrick Reedy, Vice President, Leadership Giving at JDRF
- Major Gift Strategy
- Communication Styles

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Getting to know 2016 
AFP Chicago Fellow 
Ashli Owens



Ashli Owens, Development Coordinator, Spark Chicago, an organization that motivates students through workplace-based mentoring programs. 


We had a conversation with Ashli recently on when her interest in development began, her favorite part about working for Spark Chicago, and what she's looking forward to as she continues 2016 as an AFP Chicago Fellow. 


 Meet Ashli...

Call for President's Award Nominations

AFP Chicago will present the President's Award at the Annual Meeting of the Membership on Friday, December 2. 

This award will be presented to a fundraising professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to AFP Chicago.

To nominate a deserving individual please click hereThe deadline for all nominations is October 1. You can see our previous honorees right here 

Nominate Now! 
2017 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
2016 Honorees

Our annual awards program, the "Faces of Philanthropy" luncheon, recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and fundraising executives.

We are currently accepting nominations for our 41st Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards! Please submit your nominations by
October 12, 2016.

Submit your nomination here




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2016 Partners

Campbell & Company
Northern Trust
Advocate Health Care
The Alford Group
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

North Park University
Northwestern Medicine

Free Networking
Happy Hour 
Sponsored by our friends from Abila
Tues., August 23 | 5:30 PM
Amuse Lounge at the Swissotel Chicago 

Amuse at the Swissotel

Stop by after work for informal drinks, including a custom Abila cocktail, networking, and camaraderie between AFP members and friends. This event is FREE to members and nonmembers!

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Special thanks to our sponsor:

Free Member Orientation 
Brown Bag Lunch
Thurs., August 25 | 11:45 AM 
Capital One Cafe

You joined AFP Chicago with goals in mind. We want you to understand all the ways you can achieve them. 

This event is ideal for first-timers and a refresher for those who need to re-discover the benefits of membership.  

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