AFP Chicago                                                                                July 2014   

A great primer for those new to the field... 
AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising 

Thursday, July 17 & Friday, July 18 at CCS

New fundraisers... join AFP Chicago for an intensive and engaging introduction into the building blocks of an effective fundraising practice. Reserve your spot today! Meet the Faculty. Register Today!  Seating is limited.

Thank you to our generous sponsors


2015 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Now Accepting 2015 Nominations 

The 39th Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon will take place on May 1, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago. We are currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Philanthropy Awards. If you'd like to nominate someone, please click here.  

Relive the great moments from the 2014 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Take a look at our photo gallery

Registration is now open! 

Join us Wednesday, November 5 at our new location, the beautiful Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile!  Take advantage of early bird registration before September 15 and receive access to:

- Eight practical skill-building workshops,
- Two informative feature presentations,
- Networking lunch 
- Inspiring opening and closing plenary sessions


Announcing the NEW Leadership Track with  Karen Osborne and CCS - Learn more

 Topics for discussion will include:

- The role of leadership in campaigns
- Management and leadership IQ
- Managing through strategic questioning
- Time management and work/life balance

Special thanks to our dedicated Midwest Conference on Philanthropy sponsors.



Calendar of Events

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Member Resources

Online Job Source
Peer Mentoring
“ I have found nothing more valuable than sharing experience”

Members on the Move
Ethics Resources
AFP International
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Fellows Alumni News 


Judy Lindsey, CFRE, ‎Vice President of Philanthropy, Chicago Public Media, WBEZ  

"The profession is changing so rapidly, none of us should stop learning."

Lindsey,member of the AFP Chicago Board & Fundamentals of Fundraising Faculty, discusses the Fundamentals course and offers words of wisdom for budding fundraisers. 

Read our Q & A with Judy Lindsey. 

Community Links

FREE Postal Landscape Workshop – July 8

Kaleidoscope: the AFP Newsletter of Diversity

North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)



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Welcome 2014 Partners!  


Richard and Susan Kiphart

Advocate Health Care
Campbell & Company

The Alford Group and
    Maree G. Bullock,
    Alan   Bullock, Sean and
    Ann Reardon
Allstate Insurance Company
Mesirow Financial
Rush-Copley Foundation

Become a 2014 Partner Today!

Member News

Interested in Board Service?
Last Call! Nominations for the AFP Chicago 2015 Board of Directors Due July 11

Get involved! 

Networking Opportunity
After Hours - Free to Members and Guests

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Bar Louie - Oak Park