AFP Chicago                                                                                February 2014   

Ethics in Philanthropy Roundtable
Register Today - Tuesday, March 4

 Ethics in Philanthropy Roundtable 2013
 Ethics in Philanthropy Roundtable in 2013

Strong ethics are assumed as the foundation for trust and the healthy functioning of our society.  Yet, too often we only discuss the topic of ethics when there has been a scandalous lapse or breach of trust. Join AFP Chicago for the third annual Ethics in Philanthropy Roundtable

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2014 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honoree Spotlight
The Late Jimmie Alford - Special Award 

Jimmie Alford

On May 9th, AFP Chicago will proudly honor eight of the most distinguished leaders of the Chicago’s philanthropic and nonprofit sectors at the 38th annual Philanthropy Award Luncheon. Please allow us to introduce you to one of our most distinguished honorees:  the late Jimmie Alford.  Jimmie will be posthumously recognized with a Special Award.  His name was truly synonymous with fundraising in Chicago.  Read more...

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

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Opening the Door – The Successful Qualification Meeting 
Breakfast Program - Friday, February 14 

Attendees at a 2013 AFP Chicago Program 

Whether you are new to fundraising or have been active in the profession for years, a constant in this profession is the need to learn how to master the discovery call. Join us for this targeted session and gain insight from our panelists who can help to improve your qualification skills, a vital component of any development professional’s career. $40 for members. 

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Calendar of Events

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Member Resources

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Peer Mentoring Update 
      Deadline 2.19.14

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AFP International
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Meet the 2014 AFP Chicago Fellows Class

On January 1 AFP Chicago welcomed a new class of Fellows – six individuals who will spend a year sharpening their development skills, benefit from complimentary AFP membership and education events, and launch new personal and professional relationships.
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New! Visit the AFP Chicago Fellows Alumni News Section!

Community Links

CFRE Study Group
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Thank You
2013 Partners! 


Rita and John Canning
Elaine and Allan Muchin
Advocate Health Care
Campbell & Company
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
The Alford Group
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Duchossois Family Foundation
Fundraising Success Magazine
Rush-Copley Foundation

Member News

Ruth Hansen, Grant Gilbert author Ethics Article in Advancing Philanthropy
AFP Chicago leaders Ruth Hansen, CFRE and Grant Gilbert, CFRE co-authored a feature article in the Fall 2013 issue of Advancing Philanthropy magazine focused on the development of Chicago’s Ethics in Philanthropy Roundtable.  Read more...

Member After Hours - Wed. February 26  
Join us at The Beer Bistro on Fullerton, 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Stop by after work for informal drinks, networking, and camaraderie between AFP members and friends. This event is FREE to members and nonmembers!