AFP Chicago                                                                              September 2014   

September Breakfast Program 
Leveraging Technology for Increased Donor Engagement  

Friday, September 12, 2014 at Maggiano's Chicago

Join us as we learn from both tech experts and our peers in field, not only about opportunities and successes using new technology, but also how to strike the balance between technology and meaningful engagement


Jeremy Woolf 
– Director of Marketing, CCS


Emily Lonigro Boylan - Founder, LimeRed Studio

  Abby Silverman - Coordinator, Community Events, Chicago Cubs

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Thank you to our generous sponsor

Government Relations Breakfast 
Philanthropy and The Government
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Petterino’s
How public policy affects fundraising and the nonprofit sector, and why AFP members need to be alert and engaged

Join a discussion led by Jason Lee, General Counsel for AFP International, and Bob Carter, AFP International 2014 Chair about AFP’s perspective on issues at the federal level, and about AFP’s advocacy platform, including direct lobbying, grassroots lobbying and the AFP Political Action Committee. 


Bob Carter, AFP International 2014 Chair 

Jason Lee, General Counsel, AFP International

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Two Months Away, Two Reasons to Register Today! 

In two months, The Midwest Conference on Philanthropy will welcome fundraising professionals from throughout the region who will share their expertise in the field. Two such professionals, Jim Emlet, Principal and Co-Owner, Integral, LLC and Marilyn Foster Kirk, CFRE, Vice President, The Alford Group, will present Data Driven Fundraising – How to Use Your Data Effectively at this year’s conference.

Learn more about this Feature with this end’ll learn how to use data mining to maximize the results of your day-to-day fundraising work, here

Register Today - Before the Early Bird Flies Away!
Take advantage of early bird rates by September 15, 2014Learn more and register

Special thanks to our dedicated Midwest Conference on Philanthropy sponsors. #AFPCGoBIG

2015 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Now Accepting 2015 Nominations 

The 39th Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon will take place on May 1, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago. We are currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Philanthropy Awards. If you'd like to nominate someone, please click here.  



Calendar of Events

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Member Resources

Online Job Source

Peer MentoringLast Call for the Fall Mentoring Class

Members on the Move

Ethics Resources

AFP International

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Fellows Alumni News 



Q & A with Stephanie Borash, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations at Ravinia Festival, Member of Our Board of Directors and 2014 Midwest Conference Co-Chair

Read on to hear from Borash about her career as a fundraiser and why she's excited about the Midwest Conference on Philanthropy -  Go Big or Go Home: Practice not Theory

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Community Links

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs

North Park University


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)



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Welcome 2014 Partners!  


Richard and Susan Kiphart

Advocate Health Care
Campbell & Company

The Alford Group and
    Maree G. Bullock,
    Alan   Bullock, Sean and
    Ann Reardon
Allstate Insurance Company
Mesirow Financial
Rush-Copley Foundation

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Member News

Networking Opportunity
October After Hours Free to Members and Guests
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30 -7:30 at The Scout 

Stop by after work for informal drinks, networking, and camaraderie between AFP members and friends.



2015 Chicago Fellows Program Application Deadline October 20, 2014

Interested in learning more about The AFP Chicago Fellows Program?  We are delighted to announce a call for applications for the 2015 program session.  Applications for this program are due on Monday, October 20, 2014.  More information about the program can be found here

Members of the current 2014 Fellows Program include Rebecca Centioli, KIPP Chicago Schools; Jessica Harris, The Cara Program; Andrew Sutherland, CommunityHealth; Cynthia Tapper, University of Chicago; Carlos Trejo, Cicero Catholic Schools; and Holly Urban, One Million Degrees.

Save the Date
Member Recognition Reception  

Thursday, December 4, 2014 • Sunda   ~  Further details coming soon! 

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Sponsorship opportunities are still available.