AFP Chicago                                                                            March 2016

Educational Breakfast Program 
From Shaking Hands to Sharing Values: A New Tool for Evaluating and Advancing Donor Relationships
Friday, April 15 | 8:15 a.m. at River Roast

This program, presented by Brad Hutchins, Senior Vice President Development at Easter Seals, introduces the "shared values pyramid," a tool developed 
to help fundraising professionals deepen relationships with corporate funders and other stakeholders, transforming them into long-term partners in mission advancement

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Special thanks to our exclusive Educational Program Sponsor: 

2016 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Honoree Spotlights
Steve Solomon and Susan Staehely

Steve Solomon  Susan Staehely

On May 6, AFP Chicago will honor eight of the most distinguished leaders of Chicago's philanthropic and nonprofit sectors at the 40th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Please allow us to introduce you to two of our distinguished honorees: Steve Solomon, Exelon Corporation, Professional Grantor Award and Susan Staehely, Make Your Mark, Outstanding Volunteer Award 

Meet Steve Solomon...
Meet Susan Staehely...

Register for the #AFPCfaces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon today!

New for 2016!
Annual Giving and Major Gifts 
1/2 Day Workshops in the city and the suburbs - Save the Dates

June 2016
Annual Giving Symposium
1/2 Day Program with Two Locations 
June 14 at NIU Naperville Campus 
June 16 at University Club of Chicago 

October 2016 

Major Gifts Workshop 
1/2 Day Program with Two Locations
October 18 at NIU Naperville Campus 
October 20 at University Club of Chicago

Stay tuned! More information and registration to come. 


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Getting to know
2016 AFP Chicago Fellow Jamie Boban


Jamie Boban is a 2016 AFP Chicago Fellow and Grants Manager at Erie Neighborhood House.


We spoke with her recently about when and how she entered the development profession, what challenges she thinks young professionals face today, and why she's excited to be an AFP Chicago Fellow this year. 


Read our conversation with Jamie...


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Northwestern University's upcoming major gift fundraising course opportunity

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Last Call for AFP Chicago's Spring Peer Mentoring Class 

Peer Mentoring October 2015 Class

The deadline for Mentors to be considered for the Spring Peer Mentoring Class has been extended to Monday, March 7.

To submit an application to be a Mentor, click here. Please note:  we are not taking any additional Protégé applications for the Spring Peer Mentoring Class at this time.

For questions or more information, please visit us here or contact Sherre Jennings Cullen or Melanie Dykstra. 

Registration Now Open!

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. 

Registration is now open! Please contact Elizabeth Haley with questions.  

Learn more and register...