AFP Chicago                                                                           December 2015  

See You in the New Year! 
Save these dates for our Educational Breakfast Programs

February 19, 2016 at Petterino's Banquets

June 10, 2016 at Petterino's Banquets 

September 16, 2016 at Petterino's Banquets

November 11, 2016 at Petterino's Banquets

Stay tuned - details on breakfast program speakers and NEW AFP Chicago educational programs will be posted soon! 

2016 Membership Directory 
Double check your contact information

We are working on compiling our 2016 Membership Directory, which will include all current members as of January 31, 2016.

To confirm your membership status or update contact information, please visit the AFP International website or contact AFP International at 800-666-3863.

 #AFPCFundraisingFitness Midwest Conference Photo Gallery is Live! 

Did you miss this year's Conference? 

Check out photos from our October 20 Midwest Conference on Philanthropy
Fundraising Fitness: Strengthening Your Core on the AFP Chicago Facebook

Thank you once again to our generous Midwest Conference Sponsors



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Member Resources

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Peer Mentoring Update 
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Professional Network”



Conversation with Edith Falk

Edith Falk is the co-founder and former Chair of Campbell & Company, Earlier this year, Edith stepped down from her role at Campbell & Company. As principal of Falk Consulting, she continues to provide fundraising, board governance and strategic planning counsel to area nonprofits seeking to strengthen their organization’s capacity and philanthropic support. 

Read our conversation with Edith

Congratulations to the 2015 Graduating Class of AFP Chicago Fellows

Christine Holt, The Boulevard (not pictured)
Kate Later, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Channing Lenert, Working in the Schools (WITS)
Rosa Yadira Ortiz, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
Becky Panter, A Better Chicago
Chanta Williams, Cabrini Green Legal Aid. 

The graduating class was recognized at our December 3 Member Celebration and Annual Meeting. On behalf of AFP Chicago, congratulations to these amazing individuals!

Thank you again to The Alford GroupAdvocate Health Care; and Green Mountain Fundraising for your generous sponsorship of last night's Member Celebration!

Community Links


North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)


Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


Thank You to Our 2015 Partners!  

Advocate Health Care

Campbell & Company
Relationship Science
Allstate Insurance Company
Ann and Robert Lurie Children's
  Hospital of Chicago Foundation
Northern Trust

Member News

Congratulations, Channing Lenert! 

Channing Lenert, Development & Operations Manager for Working in the Schools (WITS) has been named AFP Chicago's 2016 Chamberlain Scholar. Each year AFP Chapters across the country select one individual to receive a complimentary registration and travel stipend to the AFP International Conference to help further develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. Channing is a member of the 2015 class of AFP Chicago Fellows. Look for a report on his experience attending the March 2016 International Conference in Boston in a future issue of eDevelopments!  

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Have you recently received an award, written an article, or achieved something outstanding?

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Please contact Pam Williams with your news.


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