AFP Chicago                                                                             March 2015  

Ethics in Philanthropy Roundtable
Thursday, April 2  4:15 PM
Loyola University Chicago School of Law


Join this provocative panel of experts who will explore ethical issues within hypothetical fundraising cases.

FacilitatorAl Gini, Professor of Business Ethics, Loyola University Chicago
PanelistsEdith Falk, Former Chair and Co-Founder, Campbell & Company; John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation; Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher, The Chicago Reporter; Jesse H. Ruiz, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

New this year
: Q&A breaks at the conclusion of each scenario & our registration fee is now just $50 Members/ Non-members   
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Special thanks to our sponsors:


How to Use #GivingTuesday as a Catalyst for a Successful Year-End  

Friday, April 17, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. at Petterino's Banquets Chicago     

#GivingTuesday continues to increase revenues via social media activism.  
Our panel including James Kales, President and CEO of Aspire; Marlee Hancoop, Member Services Coordinator, Donors Forum;  Bernie Wong, President, Chinese American Service League; and Thomas Maas, Associate, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP will discuss their #GivingTuesday strategies and learnings, and how their experiences have shaped future rollouts. 

Learn more and register today!

Special thanks to our sponsor

2015 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon 
Honoree Spotlight 
Thomas M. Owens, Raul Raymundo, and Captain James A. Lovell, Jr.


On May 1st, AFP Chicago will honor seven of the most distinguished leaders of the Chicago’s philanthropic and nonprofit sectors at the 39th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Please allow us to introduce you to some of our distinguished honorees: Thomas M. Owens, Distinguished Philanthropist Award; Raul I. Raymundo, Outstanding Community Leader Award; and Captain James A. Lovell, Jr., Outstanding Volunteer Award. 

Read about Thomas M. Owens...
Read about Raul I. Raymundo...
Read about Captain James A. Lovell, Jr....

Please join us in celebrating Chicago’s philanthropic community this May! Sponsorships are currently available. 

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2015 Midwest Conference on Philanthropy
Nominate an Outstanding AFP Chicago Leader for the President's Award


The President’s Award will be presented at the 20th Annual Midwest Conference on Philanthropy, Wednesday, October 20, 2015. To nominate a deserving individual please click here

Request for Presenters at the 20th Annual AFP Chicago Midwest Conference on Philanthropy

If you’re interested in being considered as a presenter, please complete and submit a request for proposal (RFP) by May 1, 2015.


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Peer Mentoring Update 
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"So Much More"
Sandy Macnab FAHP, CFRE - Ben Altensey Peer Mentoring Success Story

“I received so much more than I expected!” This is a common phrase we hear from AFP Chicago’s Peer Mentoring matches who could not have imagined all they would get out of AFP Chicago’s Peer Mentoring Program.

The match between mentor Sandy Macnab, FAHP, CFRE, President at Alexander Macnab & Co. and protégé Ben Altensey, Development Associate at The Pritzer Military Museum & Library is one of many successful matches who received so much more. 


Community Links

Fund Development Certificate Program - Rockford, IL 

Fund Development Certificate Program - University of Wisconsin Parkside 

CFRE Review Course

Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers


Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)


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Member News

After Hours Networking! 

Join us Wednesday, March 25, 2015 5:30 PM at Kroll's. 
Stop by after work for informal drinks, networking, and camaraderie between AFP members and friends. This event registration is FREE to members and nonmembers! 



Register Today!
Fundamentals of Fundraising Course 

A great primer for those new to the field!

The course will be held Wednesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Plante Moran in Chicago. 

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