AFP Chicago                                                                            November 2016

Breakfast Program
Finding Gold in your Data: How Analytics Can Improve Fundraising
Friday, November 11, 2016 at Petterino's 
8:15 - 10:15 a.m. 
**Attendees will earn 1.5 CEU points**


Are you afraid of your data? Join us on 11/11 to learn how to make it work for your fundraising shop. In this presentation, Klara Mueggenburg, Business Systems Analyst, Northwestern University and Kim Milstein Buckley, Director of Development, Northwestern University will describe what fundraising analytics is, give examples of the range of applications, and explain how it drives improved fundraising. 

Registration: $40 Members; $55 Non-members

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Ethics in Philanthropy Roundtable
Decisions and Impact:
Risk Taking in Ethical Decision-Making
Friday, November 18 | Union League Club of Chicago | 8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Attendees earn 1.5 CEU points

Hear from a notable non-profit organization leader that has faced many ethical questions as his nationally recognized organization has grown and connect with experienced senior professionals in problem solving discussions surrounding the importance of advocating for ethical fund raising within your organization.

The opening address will be delivered by MacArthur Fellow, Juan Salgado, President and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, followed by interactive, small group table discussions facilitated by accomplished Chicago-area senior professionals.

$50 - Members and Guests

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Breakfast Program and Annual Meeting
Inspiring Chicagoland: The Chicago Community Trust's New Vision for Collective Philanthropy
Friday, December 2, 2016 
River Roast Chicago
8:00 - 8:30 am: Registration, Breakfast, Networking; 8:30 - 10:30 am: Annual Meeting and Program

Join AFP Chicago and Jason Baxendale, Chief Development Officer at The Chicago Community Trust, as he presents the Trust's strategic vision which focuses on four core elements: inspiring philanthropypromoting civic engagementleading change, and delivering service and operational excellence.

We'll also celebrate the graduation of the 2016 Fellows and present the 2016 President's Award. 

Registration:  $40 Members;  $55 Non-members
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Grant Gilbert, CFRE named AFP Chicago's 2016 President's Award Recipient

AFP Chicago is proud to announce that Grant Gilbert, CFRE, Senior Director, Central Region, World Wildlife Fund will receive the 2016 President's Award.

The Award is presented to a fundraising professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to AFP Chicago. Grant will receive the award at our Friday, December 2 Program and Annual Meeting at River Roast in Chicago.

Grant Gilbert embodies the values, professionalism, and spirit of service that AFP members aspire to achieve. He is a stellar leader for AFP Chicago and is dedicated to advancing the development profession.

Grant is based in Chicago as the Senior Director of the World Wildlife Fund's Central Region.. He has held previous nonprofit fundraising positions with the Morton Arboretum, CARE, Urban Gateways, the Ravinia Festival Association and Lions Clubs International Foundation.  

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2016 Fellows

Applications for the 2017 Class of Fellows are now available. Through this year-long program, our Fellows sharpen their skills, benefit from complimentary AFP membership and education events, and launch new relationships. 

Applications are due by November 4, 2016
2017 Fellows Program Application

Nonprofits: Register Now for #ILGive for #GivingTuesday! 

#ILGive is an opportunity to gain new donors, inspire philanthropy, and kick-off your end of the year giving

On #GivingTuesday, nonprofits across the U.S. will be advocating for their incredible missions while engaging their supporters and their local communities to inspire giving back. Forefront is presenting the third annual #ILGive, Illinois' official #GivingTuesday campaign, on November 29, 2016.  It's safe to say that nonprofits are missing out on a HUGE opportunity when they don't participate in this global day of giving. 

To register, visit and click Register Now!  Nonprofits must register by November 18. We're looking forward to fundraising together on #ILGive! If you have any questions, email Delia Coleman, Vice President, Strategy & Policy or Kathleen Murphy, Director Communications, at Forefront.


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After Hours Networking
Monday, Nov 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Pitchfork Food & Saloon
2922 West Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618

Join AFP Chicago members and friends after work for good drinksbetter food and networking with the absolute best fundraisers!

Registration is free, but please RSVP!  Sign me up! 

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$50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount!

In honor of National Philanthropy Day®,  AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2016!

Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon with your payment.*

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