AFP Chicago                                                                           November 2015  

Thought Leaders Breakfast
"Making the Case for Resource Development" 
November 10: 8:30 – 10:30 AM 
Union League Club


At this session, CCS’s Travis Carley and Peter Hoskow will share trends and tips for overcoming resource challenges with senior leaders and board members. We will also lead a discussion with development professionals from throughout the greater Chicago region on their challenges and how they tackle them. Learn more and register today! 

Thanks to our sponsor CCS! 

Last Chance to Submit Applications for the 2016 Fellows Program 
Application Deadline, Today - 11.6.15

For more information about the program, visit our webpage. Apply today!

Current 2015 Fellows Program Members include Christine Holt, The Boulevard; Kate Later, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Channing Lenert, Working in the Schools (WITS); Rosa Yadira Ortiz, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (not pictured); Becky Panter, A Better Chicago;
and Chanta Williams, Cabrini Green Legal Aid. 

AFP Chicago Celebrates Our Fundraising Community
Member Celebration Reception & Annual Meeting 
12.3.15 • 5:30PM - 7:30PM at River Roast

Join us for this annual gathering of AFP Chicago members and friends to celebrate the season and all that 2015 brought to the Chicago community! $45 Members; $65 Guests. Register today! 

Special thanks to our sponsors The Alford Group, Green Mountain Fundraising and Advocate Charitable Foundation


Calendar of Events

Visit Our 2015 Calendar

Member Resources

Online Job Source
Peer Mentoring Update 

Members on the Move
Ethics Resources

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Conversation with Shawn Gavin, Northwestern School of Law

Shawn Gavin is the Director of Development, Alumni Relations & Development at the Northwestern School of Law. He is also the 2015 AFP Chicago Treasurer.

We caught up with Shawn recently to discuss changes in the fundraising profession, why he initially got involved with AFP Chicago, and how AFP Chicago has helped fuel his professional advancement.

Read our Q&A with Shawn. 

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.

Community Links


North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)


Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


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Become a 2015 Partner Today!

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

Did you miss the 2015 Midwest Conference?

2015 Keynote Janine Driver

See the photo gallery here

Thank you again to our generous Midwest Conference Sponsors

Jill Koski, Vice President of Development,  The Morton Arboretum  
Guest Blog: 5 Reasons to Join #ILGive for Giving Tuesday
By: Jill Koski, Vice President of Development,  The Morton Arboretum  

#ILGive for Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 and marks the second statewide effort to raise $6 million for the social impact sector.

5 Reasons to Join #ILGive