AFP Chicago                                                                            September 2016

Educational Breakfast Program
Big Vision, Big Impact...Making it happen with minimal resources
Friday, September 16
Petterino's Chicago | 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Come join AFP Chicago and learn about the XS Tennis & Education Foundation and their mission to redefine "community programming" right here in Chicago. You'll have the opportunity to hear about Kamau Murray's (2015 Crain's 40 under 40) vision to create a world-class athletic and educational experience for Chicago's youth. 

Attendees earn 1.5 points toward their CFRE

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Thank you to our exclusive educational program sponsor


Young Professionals Program & Networking
The Power of Personal Brand
Tuesday, October 4
The Metropolitan Club | 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for this dynamic program, presented by Halleemah Nash, Executive Director, iMentor Chicago and learn:

Part 1 - What is Personal Branding?
Part 2 - Challenges and successes of building your own personal brand
Part 3 - Building your own personal brand (Interactive portion of program)

Be sure to join us for the networking reception following the program.

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1/2 Day Program with Two Locations 
Major Gifts Workshop
Transform Relationships and Promote Greater Giving

Wed., October 19 - NIU Naperville 
Thurs., October 20 - University Club of Chicago 
Timeline: 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 the opportunity to participate in one of three breakout sessions. Breakout sessions 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

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Getting to know 2016 
AFP Chicago Fellow 
Robin Knox



Robin Knox is the Assistant Director of Development at Family Rescue, one of Illinois' largest and most comprehensive domestic violence agencies dedicated to eliminating domestic violence by providing support services, shelter, advocacy and prevention through community education.


We had a conversation with Robin recently on when her interest in development began, her favorite part about working for Family Rescue, and what she is looking forward to as she continues 2016 as an AFP Chicago Fellow. 


Meet Robin

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Peer Mentoring Program Application Deadline September 23

AFP Chicago's Peer Mentoring Program pairs Protégés (fundraising professionals with less than 5 years of experience) with a Mentor (a seasoned fundraising professional) for one year. Applications to be considered for the Fall Peer Mentoring Class are accepted any time before Friday, September 23. Space is limited so submit your application now. 


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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 is October 1. You can see our previous honorees right here 

Nominations Due October 12!
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 12, 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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Campbell & Company
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Advocate Health Care
The Alford Group
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

North Park University
Northwestern Medicine

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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.*

Interested in exhibiting in the first ever AFP Chicago job fair?

Calling all organizations who may be interested in exhibiting in the first ever AFP Chicago job fair. For more information including the cost to exhibit, please contact Teresa Battaglia or Elise Krikau.

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