AFP Chicago                                                                            June 2016

Naperville or Chicago? You get to choose!
Annual Giving Symposium
1/2 Day Program with two days and two locations to choose from! 

June 14, 2016 in Naperville or June 16, 2016 in Chicago | 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 Rich Dietz, Senior Manager, Product Partner Program, Abila Penny Hunt, Senior Consultant & Principal, Marts & Lundy, Inc. 
Tad Druart, VP of Marketing, Abila Carrie Dahlquist, Director, Strategic Information Services, Campbell & Company Nicki Nabasny, Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Relations at the  University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

This half-day session is designed to be an interactive deep-dive in Annual Giving, delivering strategies that can be taken back and immediately applied to both small and large development shops.

You'll learn:
-  how to inspire your donor's next gift.
-  how annual giving has evolved over the past three decades, & what these changes mean for annual giving professionals.
-  how to evaluate your current annual giving program 
-  how the phenomenon of Giving Day has proven to be more successful than any single direct mail or email campaign.

This new half-day workshop, along with October 2016's Major Gifts Workshop, will replace AFP Chicago's traditional Midwest Conference on Philanthropy in 2016. 

Learn more and register today!

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Interested in Learning More About Pathways to AFP Chicago Leadership?
The 2017 Board of Directors Needs You!

Strong leadership is a hallmark of AFP Chicago and we seek highly motivated, caring and committed members for service on the 2017 Board of Directors. The AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship invites the development community to submit nominations for the Board of Directors, with terms beginning January 1, 2017. 

Who are we looking for?
AFP Chicago is strongly committed to reflecting the diversity that makes up our greater Chicagoland community.  Nominees are encouraged who:

  • represent diversity in their cultures, age, race, ethnicities, gender and lifestyles,
  • are employed in all types and sizes of nonprofit and consulting/support organizations,
  • serve a cross-section of Chicago's diverse communities, and
  • have strong personal service and leadership competencies, interests and experiences.

Applications are due July 8, 2016!

Please click here for more information on service responsibilities, criteria, and the application process. 

Please click here for a copy of the 2017 application. 

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2016 Honorees

On May 6, we celebrated 40 years of excellence in Chicagoland Philanthropy!  

For those of you who attended, thank you for joining us and for your continued support of the fundraising profession!

If you weren't able to make it this year, check out our photos from this inspiring event...

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We are currently accepting nominations for our 41st Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards!

Submit your nomination here


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AFP Chicago Pathways to Leadership with Jackie Bonavia

Jackie Bonavia, CFRE is AFP Chicago's Immediate Past President, Chair of the Committee on Directorship, and Director of Advancement for the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

We invited Jackie to share her insights on AFP Chicago's Pathways to Leadership; the benefits of being a volunteer, and exactly how you can get involved with AFP Chicago.

AFPC: What is AFP Chicago's Pathways to Leadership all about?

JB: Pathways to Leadership is AFP Chicago's roadmap on how members can prepare for potential board membership by actively participating in AFP Chicago by serving on committees, assuming leadership positions within committees, and demonstrating the highest standards of the fundraising profession in their employment and work with the chapter.

Read the rest of our conversation with Jackie right here...


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Networking Happy HourMingle with the AFP Chicago Board of Directors
Wednesday, June 22 | 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Dine Restaurant

Join us for a valuable opportunity to meet the board members, learn about volunteer opportunities, ask questions about chapter events, and build your network by meeting other nonprofit professionals.

Sign me up! 

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Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
A great primer for those new to the field of fundraising 

AFP's Fundamentals of Fundraising will be held Thursday, July 21 through Friday, July 22 at CCS in Chicago. 

Learn more and register

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