AFP Chicago                                                                            March 2017

Thought Leaders Breakfast Program
Data Shifts: Preparing Your Data (and Yourself) for a Donor Software Transition
Wednesday, March 29 at Union League Club of Chicago | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Get your donor data prepared! A donor software transition may seem daunting, but it does not have to be.

 Adam Stevenson, the Director of Client Services at Neon CRM Join AFP Chicago and Adam Stevenson, the Director of Client Services at Neon CRM for a session that will examine the data migration process for organizations transitioning to new donor management software. 

Please click here for details and registration.

Special thanks to our sponsor

Ethics in Philanthropy Breakfast Program
The Ethical Road Not Taken: What We Can Learn from Real Stories about Real People and the Ethical Paths They Chose
Friday, April 7 at Illinois Institute of Technology | 8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

This program will feature Ivy Walker, an expert on ethics education, who will demonstrate, through the telling of real stories, how even well-meaning individuals can find themselves, through impulsive choices, in difficult ethical circumstances. 

Please click here for details and registration.

Special thanks to our sponsor

2017 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is May 5!

Please join us in celebrating excellence in Chicagoland Philanthropy on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Chicago Hilton

Congratulations to each of our 2017 honorees:

COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired)
Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions
James D. Parsons, The Brinson Foundation
Elizabeth J. Hughes, Illinois Institute of Technology 
Mike and Mariann Stanton
Toni Sandor Smith
Brennan O'Connell-Miller and Katherine Young

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2017 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Honoree Spotlight

             James D. Parsons, The Brinson Foundation - Professional Grantor Award

On Friday, May 5th, AFP Chicago will proudly honor eight of the most distinguished leaders of the Chicago's philanthropic and nonprofit sectors at the 41st Annual Philanthropy Award Luncheon.

Please allow us to introduce you to Jim Parsons, the recipient of this year's Professional Grantor award.

For the past 13 years Jim Parsons has been President of The Brinson Foundation, a privately funded philanthropic organization established in 2001 by the nationally recognized authority in investment management, Gary Brinson. 

Jim's leadership has purposefully guided the Brinson family's interests in programs that encourage personal initiative, advance individual freedom and liberty, and positively contribute to society in the areas of education and scientific research.

Through Jim's efforts, the Foundation has strived to be a leader in best practices in philanthropy, including implementing an evaluation process that ensures that its grantees are well aligned with the standards and expectations of the Foundation's Board. 

 Learn more about Jim Parsons...

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Thank You to Our 2017 AFP Chicago Partners!

Advocate Health Care
The Alford Group
Campbell & Company
Executive Service Corp
Loyola University Chicago
North Park University
Northern Trust

Interested in 2017 Opportunities? Please contact Stacey O'Malley or Dan Winter

Registration Now Open!

New to Fundraising?Join us for our Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
A great primer for those new to the field of fundraising 

AFP's Fundamentals of Fundraising will be held Tuesday, July 18 through Wednesday, July 19 at American Dental Association in Chicago. 

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

Learn more and register...