AFP Chicago                                                                              May 2015  

June Educational Breakfast
Creating Major and Transformative Gift Strategies
Friday, June 12 • 8:30 a.m.
Petterino's Banquets Chicago 

Join us for a conversation that can serve as the start of your next major gift strategy.  

Every organization, regardless of size, is in search of the individual investments that can transform their mission. These gifts are the result of uncommon generosity, but also the development and execution of strategy.

In this session, our panel will discuss the essential elements of major gift strategy, share stories of specific successes and the lessons they teach.

Register Today!

Special thanks to our sponsor

A great primer for those new to the field... 
Fundamentals of Fundraising 
Wednesday, July 22 - Thursday, July 23  
CCS - 155 North Wacker, Chicago 

New fundraisers...
 join AFP Chicago for an intensive and engaging introduction into the building blocks of an effective fundraising practice. Reserve your spot today!   

Learn more and register

AFP Chicago Board Nominations Deadline for Applications 
July 10

Interested in Service on the AFP Chicago Board of Directors?

The AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship invites nominations for the Board of Directors, with terms beginning January 1, 2016. More information on responsibilities and eligibility is available in the 2016 Board of Directors Application.  

2015 Midwest Conference on Philanthropy
Fundraising Fitness: Strengthening Your Core 
Tuesday, October 20
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2014  Opening Keynote Speaker
Adam Braun, Founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise

Save the Date! Early Bird Registration coming Monday, June 1. Learn more...

Nominate an Outstanding AFP Chicago Leader for the President's Award

The President’s Award is presented to a fundraising professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the AFP Chicago. The award will be presented at the 20th Annual Midwest Conference on PhilanthropyWednesday, October 20, 2015.

To nominate a deserving individual please click here


Calendar of Events

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Member Resources

Online Job Source
Peer Mentoring Update 
Members on the Move
Ethics Resources

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Conversation with 2015 AFP Chicago Benjamin Franklin Honoree 
Diane McKeever

Diane McKeever2015 Honoree and Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Chief Development Officer at Rush University Medical Center had a conversation with AFP Chicago recently about continuous learningmaking connectionsgiving back to the profession, and what it meant to her to receive the Benjamin Franklin honor 

Read our conversation with Diane here...

Community Links

Fund Development Certificate Program - Rockford, IL 

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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Thank You to Our 2015 Partners!  

Advocate Health Care

Campbell & Company
Relationship Science
Allstate Insurance Company
Ann and Robert Lurie Children's
  Hospital of Chicago Foundation
Northern Trust

Networking Events 

Before Work Pit Stop - Speed Networking Event
Thursday, May 28: 7:30 - 8:30 am 
Illinois Network of Charter Schools - Chicago 

Join us for our first ever speed networking event! Make connections with fellow fundraising professionals through this interactive, round-robin approach before hitting the office. Please share this event with your friends! AFP and non-AFP members are welcome to attend.

Register today!

June Membership After-Hours Networking
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:30pm
Old Fifth - Chicago

Stop by after work for informal drinks, networking, and camaraderie between AFP members and friends. Registration is FREE to members and nonmembers! 

Register Today!  

Member News

Do you have a success story to tell us? 

Have you recently received an award, written an article, or achieved something outstanding? Please let us know - so that we can feature YOU in this newsletter! 

Please contact Pam Williams with your news.