AFP Chicago                                                                           October 2015  

Midwest Conference on Philanthropy
October 20 - Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

"An organization will wither and become irrelevant if change management isn’t a part of the culture."

During this special conference session, Robert A. Vitas, Ph.D., CAE, CFRE, will lead Understanding and Leading an Organization through Continual Growth and Change.   

Join Bob and learn how to make change management part of your organization's culture.

Read our Q&A with Bob. 

Register today to join us for an educational workout, great networking opportunities, and a celebration of the fundraising community.  

Thanks to our generous 2015 Sponsors! 

Networking After Hours 
October 7 • 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Bar Louie - 1122 Lake St, Oak Park, IL

Stop by after work for drinks, networking, and camaraderie between AFP members and friends. These events are FREE to attend for members and nonmembers! Register today!

2016 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon - Accepting Nominations until 10.15.15


Check out AFP Chicago’s nominations page for the 40th Anniversary Faces of Philanthropy Awards. Help us honor those who demonstrate the highest ethical standards and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city!

Interested in Becoming a 2016 AFP Chicago Fellow?
Application Deadline Friday November 6, 2015

We are delighted to announce a call for applications for the 2016 program session. For more information about the program, visit our webpage. Apply today!


Members of the current 2015 Fellows Program 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. 


Calendar of Events

Visit Our 2015 Calendar

Member Resources

Online Job Source
Peer Mentoring Update 

Members on the Move
Ethics Resources

AFP International
Join AFP Today
Update Contact Information 


Meet AFP Chicago Fellow Rosa Yadira Ortiz

Rosa Yadira Ortiz is the Development Director at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH), an organization committed to supporting the sexual health, identities, and rights of youth. 

Rosa talked with AFP Chicago recently to discuss when and how her interest in development began. She also gave us some insights into her work with ICAH, delves into her deep commitment to social justice, and shares what she thinks is the biggest challenge young development professionals face today. 

Read our Q&A with Rosa 

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

Save the Date!

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

Sponsorship opportunities for the Reception are still available!
Sponsor this event

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