AFP Chicago                                                                            October 2016

1/2 Day Program 
Major Gifts Workshop
Transform Relationships and Promote Greater Giving
Thurs., October 20 - University Club of Chicago 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Open the Door to Major Gifts! 
Fundraiser and best-selling author John Greenhoe, CFRE will present on discovery strategies that help to transform relationships and open the door to greater giving

The workshop also includes three breakout sessions that will marry theory and practice, examining key aspects of the donor/fundraiser relationship.

Relationship Building with Patrick Reedy
Utilizing Your Executive Director to Create an Effective Partnership with Kevin Cherep
Communication Styles with David Cashman

Thanks to our sponsor:

Thought Leaders Breakfast
Preparing for a Campaign in the Chicago Philanthropic Landscape
Tuesday, October 25 | Union League Club of Chicago |  8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  

*Registered attendees will receive 1.5 CEUs toward their CFRE*

Travis Carley

Regardless of the specific role you play in your development shop, understanding the philanthropic landscape of Chicago will inform your fundraising efforts. Being informed will best prepare you to refine your fundraising practices, illuminate new trends, and, importantly, prepare you to capitalize on your organization's most critical opportunity, its capital campaign. 

This session, presented by Travis Carley, Corporate Vice President, CCS will share key insights on giving in Chicago, presenting the philanthropic landscape across Chicagoland.

Learn more and register!

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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.

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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Getting to know AFP Chicago Membership Committee
Co-chair Teresa Battaglia 


Teresa Battaglia is the Donor Relations Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Chicago. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from DePaul University. Teresa specializes in donor relations, event planning, and volunteer management. In her free time, she enjoys strength and conditioning training, cheering on her Chicago Blackhawks, and dining out with friends. 

We had a conversation with Teresa recently on when her interest in development began, her favorite part about working for  the Archdiocese of Chicago, and building relationships within the development community.  


Meet Teresa! 

Interested in becoming an AFP Chicago Fellow?

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

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Call for President's Award Nominations

AFP Chicago will present the President's Award at the Annual Meeting of the Membership on Friday, December 2. 

This award will be presented to a fundraising professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to AFP Chicago.

To nominate a deserving individual please click hereThe deadline for all nominations has been extended to October 14. You can see our previous honorees right here.

Nominations Due October 26!
2017 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

2016 Honorees

AFP Chicago is now accepting nominations for the 41st Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards! Please submit your nominations by 
October 26, 2016.

Our annual awards program, the "Faces of Philanthropy" luncheon, recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and fundraising executives.

Submit your nomination here


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Fundraiser's Forum Guest Column Series 

Read our inaugural column, Our Strategic Planning Year, from AFP Chicago President, Eric B. Johnson

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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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