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May 2017


Welcome to the AFP Chicago eDevelopments Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 24


Morning Speed Networking
CCS Fundraising, 155 N Upper Wacker Dr., #1790, Chicago 60606 
When: 7:30 - 9:00 am Who: AFP Chicago Members and friends 

Start your day off right and join fellow AFP members for coffee, a snack, and speed networking! Registration is free! Click here to RSVP. 


Wednesday, June 14


After Hours Networking
Bar Lupo North, 217 West Huron St., Chicago 60654 
When: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Who: AFP Chicago Members and friends 

Join AFP Chicago members and friends after work for good drinks, better food and networking with the absolute best fundraisers! Registration is free! Click here to RSVP. 

Friday, June 16


Moving Forward: Using Professional Development to Raise the Game
Where: Maggiano's Banquets, 516 North Clark/Grand Ave, Chicago 60654  When: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Who: Department heads, mid-level managers, and any fundraiser seeking advice on how to create effective professional development plans that strengthen team dynamics.

Get answers to your questions related to how to build professional development into budgets and work plans, how to help employees find opportunities to build skills and enhance strengths, and what results are expected after participating in professional development activities. We'll finish with Q&A and table discussions. You'll leave with a new zeal for crafting your professional development plan! Attend and earn 1.5 points toward your CFRE. Click here for details and registration. 

Tuesday, July 18 - 
Wednesday, July 19  


Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
Where: American Dental Association, 211 E Chicago Ave, Chicago 60611
Who: New fundraisers-those with up to four years of professional experience; those prepping for the CFRE exam. 

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course provides an intensive introduction into the building blocks of effective fundraising practice. This 16-hour course was designed to address the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. The course features case studies and small-group projects. Those who complete the course are eligible to receive CFRE credit. Click here for details and registration. 


Tuesday, October 3


2017 Development Day Chicago #DDChi
Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago 60611
Who: Development professionals of all levels 

2017 Development Day Chicago
 is AFP Chicago's newest take on day-long education and networking for fundraisers of all levels from diverse backgrounds.We're inviting hundreds of fundraisers for a full day of creative sessions under the theme of the Changing Lenses of Philanthropy. Click here 
to learn more. Stay tuned for more details and registration!  



Getting to Know 2017 AFP Chicago Fellow Betsy Rubinstein, MA, LSW


Betsy Rubinstein, MA, LSW is a Licensed Social Worker and the Associate Director of Strategic Development for Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS). Over the past eight years in the non-profit sector, Betsy has developed and pursued her passion for philanthropy, women's health, LGBTQ issues, and social justice.

We talked with Betsy recently about when her interest in development began, what she does at HHCS, and why she's excited to be a Fellow this year! Check out our profile on Betsy Rubinstein here. 


Special Anniversary Offer from AFP - $50 off new membership

Please share with your non-member colleagues!

In celebration of AFP's anniversary, brand new members are eligible to receive $50 off membership (professional and associate membership categories only please). Be sure to use the promo code JUNE2017 when signing up. Hurry! This promotion only runs from May 1 - June 30. 


Member Resources 

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Community Links  

Chicago Community Trust On the Table - May 16

YNPN Chicago Annual Celebration: Takin' it Back to the 90's - May 18

20th Annual CCPG Symposium - May 25

North Park University

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs

Thanks 2017 AFP Chicago Partners 


Advocate Health Care | The Alford Group | Campbell & Company | CCS | Auction & Event Solutions
The Brinson Foundation | The Duchossois Family Foundation | Executive Service Corp | Gesture
Loyola University Chicago | NeonCRM | North Park University | Northern Trust


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