AFP Chicago                                                                            February 2017

February Breakfast Education Program
The Best Laid Plans: Strategic Planning for your Non Profit
Friday, February 24 at Maggiano's Banquets | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Bridget Vaughn, CFP, Senior Major Gift Officer, Illinois Institute of Technology Melissa Berliner, Vice President, Campbell & Company Barbara Hoffman, Chief External Affairs Officer, Heartland Alliance

For some things, spontaneity is the way to go. But not when it comes to your organization's mission, vision, goals and tactics for the next 3-5 years, from both a development and organizational standpoint. Join us for a breakfast program featuring a robust discussion of do's, don'ts, approaches and styles for strategic planning and how your fundraising office will find the most success. This program has been approved for 1.5 CEU points toward your CFRE

Please click here for more information and registration for this program. 

Special thanks to our sponsor

2017 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is May 5!

Please join us in celebrating excellence in Chicagoland Philanthropy on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Chicago Hilton

Congratulations to each of our 2017 honorees:

COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired)
Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions
James D. Parsons, The Brinson Foundation
Elizabeth J. Hughes, Illinois Institute of Technology 
Mike and Mariann Stanton
Toni Sandor Smith
Brennan O'Connell-Miller and Katherine Young

We're Accepting Applications for the Peer Mentoring Spring Class!

October 2016 Peer Mentoring Class

Are you interested in Peer Mentoring - either as a mentor or protege?

The Peer Mentoring Program supports: 
professional development of those new to the field, while enhancing the professional abilities of participating mentors
- fostering collegial relationships
- providing additional networking opportunities with colleagues in the Chicago area.

Interested? Please complete the application and submit it by February 24.


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A Peer Mentoring Sucess Story

 Sarah van Loon, Assistant Director at AJC Chicago and Morgan Henington, Chief Development Officer at Holy Name Cathedral

As 2017 begins, there is no better time to refresh your fundraising skills, build new professional connections, and jumpstart your career.

One of the best ways to accomplish these goals and many more is to join AFP Chicago's Peer Mentoring Program. If you're not familiar with AFP Chicago's Peer Mentoring Program, as a free benefit of membership AFP Chicago's Peer Mentoring Program pairs Protégés (fundraising professionals with less than 5 years of experience) with a Mentor (a seasoned fundraising professional) for one year.

While there are many benefits from participating in AFP Chicago's Peer Mentoring Program, we would like to share a couple with you experienced by a current Peer Mentoring Match between protégé Sarah van Loon, Assistant Director at AJC Chicago and mentor Morgan Henington, Chief Development Officer at Holy Name Cathedral.


See the story here...


New to Fundraising?Join us this summer for our Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

A great primer for those new to the field of fundraising 

Registration opens in March! Fundamentals of Fundraising will be held July 18 through July 19 in Chicago. 

Registration will open on March 1, 2017. Please contact Elizabeth Haley with questions.  Learn more...

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North Park University

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


Thank You to Our 2017 AFP Chicago Partners!

Advocate Health Care
The Alford Group
Campbell & Company
Executive Service Corp
North Park University

Interested in 2017 Opportunities? Please contact Stacey O'Malley or Dan Winter

Networking Happy Hour February 22! 
Wednesday, February 22
5:30 at Bar Louie - River North

Meeting up with your colleagues in fundraising has never been easier!  

Join AFP Chicago members and friends after work for good drinksbetter food and networking with the absolute best fundraisers

Registration is free, but please RSVP! 

Click here to RSVP

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.