AFP Chicago                                                                            May 2016

Educational Program and Reception
Philanthropy & Entrepreneurship: 
Young and Inspirational Leaders that Give Back 
Tuesday, May 17 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m 
Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown


Created specifically for young professionals, our dynamic panel of business leaders and humanitarians will define what philanthropy means to them, and how they embrace giving. Join us for a networking reception following the program. 

Learn more and register today!

Thank you to our generous sponsor:

Webinar - Members Attend FREE 
Digging Deeper into Donor Loyalty 
Thursday, May 19 | 12:00 p.m. CST

Participate in this FREE webinar and you'll learn:

  • Top reasons donors give or stop giving
  • Donor communication preferences
  • Strategies for increasing donor engagement and loyalty 
Speakers: Rich Dietz and Brandy Keller

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Special thanks to our sponsor:

Interested in Learning More About Pathways to AFP Chicago Leadership?
The 2017 Board of Directors Needs You!

Strong leadership is a hallmark of AFP Chicago and we seek highly motivated, caring and committed members for service on the 2017 Board of Directors. The AFP Chicago Committee on Directorship invites the development community to submit nominations for the Board of Directors, with terms beginning January 1, 2017. 

Who are we looking for?
AFP Chicago is strongly committed to reflecting the diversity that makes up our greater Chicagoland community.  Nominees are encouraged who:

  • represent diversity in their cultures, age, race, ethnicities, gender and lifestyles,
  • are employed in all types and sizes of nonprofit and consulting/support organizations,
  • serve a cross-section of Chicago's diverse communities, and
  • have strong personal service and leadership competencies, interests and experiences.

Applications are due July 8, 2016!

Please click here for more information on service responsibilities, criteria, and the application process. 

Please click here for a copy of the 2017 application. 


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Getting to know 2016 AFP Chicago Fellow Sabina Wee

Sabina Wee is s the Donor Care Manager at Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, a social service agency serving the working poor of Chicago for over 100 years. 


We spoke with her recently about when and how she entered the development profession, how her experience as a volunteer has shaped her passion for social justice, and why she is excited to be an AFP Chicago Fellow this year.


Read our conversation with Sabina...


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CAAIP 2016 Connecting Philanthropy & Community Awards Program


Transplant Hope. Join Be The Match.

North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)


Axelson Center Professional Development Programs




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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Morning Speed Networking
Attend for FREE

Thursday, May 19
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Campbell & Company

Start your day off right and join fellow AFP members for coffee, a breakfast treat and speed networking! Make connections with fellow fundraising professionals before hitting the office. Free to attend for members and guests.

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Join us this summer!

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. 

Learn more and register

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