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Partner Program: Fueling the Flames of your Special Event Fundraising
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 4:30 PM CDT
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Partner Program Raising Paddles and Third ThursdayAFP Chicago Partner Program with Raising Paddles and Third Thursday Networking 

AT CAPACITY - Waiting List Available

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for either the program OR the networking session, please email Tricia Fusilero at [email protected].

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Partner Program 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Third Thursday 5:30 - 7:30 pm

WeWork (Conference Room 19b)
625 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661 

Partner Program 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Topic: Fueling the Flames of your Special Event Fundraising

Discuss the fundraising cycle and come take a look through the eyes of an auctioneer and special event consultant to discover 4 key strategies for securing the gift from prospects and how to move donors to higher giving levels. The experts will elaborate on these 4 strategies: Culture of Philanthropy, Donor Centric, Cultivation, and Stewardship – demonstrating to donors the impact and value of their gift in advancing your mission.

Key Takeaways:

  • Create a strategic plan on who should attend their special event.
  • Designing creative means to securing at least 50% of your fundraising goal through pre-committed gifts and attendee wealth screenings.
  • Develop a stewardship plan that will keep your donors giving year after year.

Members & Nonmembers: FREE
Approved for 1 CFRE point
Full participation in Fueling the Flames of your Special Event Fundraising is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


Scott Jones CFRE CAI BASScott Jones, CFRE, CAI, BAS | view bio
Raising Paddles




Third Thursday Networking 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Join us for some great face-to-face conversation! Networking is the best way to build a group of great personal relationships with like-minded people -- especially professionals inspired to help Chicago’s non-profit organizations advance their missions. Snacks and beverages provided.


(Please Note: By registering for this program you agree to have your contact information, including email address, passed on to Raising Paddles for the purpose of following up on your interests.)

Special thanks to our Program Partner:

Raising Paddles

And our Location Host:
Jeremiah Program