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June 2017


Welcome to the AFP Chicago eDevelopments Newsletter

Upcoming Events

NEXT WEEK - Wednesday, June 14


After Hours Networking
Bar Lupo North, 217 West Huron St., Chicago 60654 
When: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Who: AFP Chicago Members and friends 

Join AFP Chicago members and friends after work for good drinks, better food and networking with the absolute best fundraisers! Registration is free! Over 40 fundraisers are already signed up to attend! Click here to RSVP. 

NEXT WEEK - Friday, June 16


Moving Forward: Using Professional Development to Raise the Game
Where: Maggiano's Banquets, 516 North Clark/Grand Ave, Chicago 60654  When: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Who: Department heads, mid-level managers, and any fundraiser seeking advice on how to create effective professional development plans that strengthen team dynamics.

Get answers to your questions related to how to build professional development into budgets and work plans, how to help employees find opportunities to build skills and enhance strengths, and what results are expected after participating in professional development activities. We'll finish with Q&A and table discussions. Attend and earn 1.5 points toward your CFRE. Click here for details and registration. 

Tuesday, July 18 - 
Wednesday, July 19  


Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
Where: American Dental Association, 211 E Chicago Ave, Chicago 60611
Who: New fundraisers-those with up to four years of professional experience; those prepping for the CFRE exam. 

Perfect for Fundraising Newbies! CFRE Prep! 

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course provides an intensive introduction into the building blocks of effective fundraising practice. This 16-hour course was designed to address the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. The course features case studies and small-group projects. Those who complete the course are eligible to receive CFRE credit. Click here for details and registration. 


Tuesday, October 3


2017 Development Day Chicago #DDChi
Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago 60611
Who: Development professionals of all levels 

2017 Development Day Chicago
 is AFP Chicago's newest take on day-long education and networking for fundraisers of all levels from diverse backgrounds.We're inviting hundreds of fundraisers for a full day of creative sessions under the theme of the Changing Lenses of Philanthropy. Click here 
to learn more. Stay tuned for more details and registration!  



Getting to Know 2017 AFP Chicago Fellow Anna Villarreal


Anna Villarreal is the Donor Relations & Development Director at Boy Scouts of America, Pathway to Adventure Council. She is a member of the 2017 AFP Chicago Fellows Class. 

We talked with Anna recently about when her interest in development began, what she does at Boy Scouts of America, and why she's excited to be a Fellow this year! Check out our profile on Anna Villarreal here. 


2017 Awards Luncheon Photo Gallery 


On May 5, we celebrated 41 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...

View the Photo Gallery

We are currently accepting nominations for our 42nd Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards! 

Submit your nomination here


Special Anniversary Offer from AFP - $50 off new membership

Please share with your non-member colleagues!

In celebration of AFP's anniversary, brand new members are eligible to receive $50 off membership (professional and associate membership categories only please). Be sure to use the promo code JUNE2017 when signing up. Hurry! This promotion only runs from May 1 - June 30. 


Member Resources 

Online Job Source | Ethics Resources | AFP International | Update Contact Information

Community Links  

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Chicago

North Park University

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs

Thanks 2017 AFP Chicago Partners 


Advocate Health Care | The Alford Group | Campbell & Company | CCS | Auction & Event Solutions
The Brinson Foundation | The Duchossois Family Foundation | Executive Service Corp | Gesture
Loyola University Chicago | NeonCRM | North Park University | Northern Trust


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