AFP Chicago                                                                           September 2015  

Big Dreams on Small Budgets: Strategies and Innovations
for Growth
Breakfast Program - Friday, Sept. 11

Kenda Lovecchio, Chicago Children’s Choir Matt Chicola, Loaves & Fishes Kristine O’Keefe, CFA, CFP, JP Morgan Private Bank/Board of Directors, Tuesday’s Children Amy Van Polen, CFRE; Bridge Communities

Join us as our panel presents a wide-ranging discussion of their experience building successful strategies and innovations that spurred organizational growth and increased mission impact – regardless of the size of the organization or budget. $40 for members.

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Thank you to our generous sponsor

Midwest Conference on Philanthropy
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

2014 AFP Chicago Midwest Conference 

Did you forget to register? No worries! Take advantage of early bird rates until 5 PM, today (9.4.15).  

Learn more about
Speakers and Sessions

Visit our Registration 2015 page for complete registration details.

Register today! #AFPCFundraisingFitness 

Thanks to our 2015 Midwest Conference Sponsors! 

Upcoming September Webinars  

The 4 X-Factors to Consider When Building a Nonprofit Board of Directors
Thursday, September 17 at 12:00 PM CT 
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Make Your End-of-Year Fundraising Totally Epic
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10 AM CT

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2016 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon - Accepting Nominations until 10.15.15

The 40th Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon will take place on May 6, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago.

If you'd like to nominate someone electronically, please click here. 

Download a paper form


Calendar of Events

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Member Resources

Online Job Source
Peer Mentoring Update 

Members on the Move
Ethics Resources

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2015 March Peer Mentoring Class

Peer Mentoring "Expanded my Knowledge of the City's Sector"  

Ahead of the Fall Class Application deadline, a protégé, Chantel Davis, Individual Giving and Major Gifts Manager at LINK Unlimited Scholars and a mentor, Nashmeen Moslehuddin, Director of Development, Midwest Region at CARE USA share why the AFP Chicago Peer Mentoring Program is an exceptional opportunity to share expertise, network with and learn from colleagues and ultimately, ensure the strength of Chicagoland's philanthropic community.

Read their stories...

Application deadline for the Fall Peer Mentoring Class: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Apply here

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

Networking Events

October After-Hours 
10.7.15 • 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 members and nonmembers! 

Register today!

Member Recognition Reception & Annual Meeting 
12.3.15 • 5:00PM - 7:00PM
River Roast

Save the date 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!
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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.