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September 2017


Welcome to the AFP Chicago eDevelopments Newsletter

Upcoming Events

AFP Chicago's Midwest Conference is now Development Day Chicago & it's less than a month away. 

In partnership with 

Register now! Development Day Chicago is Tuesday, October 3.

Attend and earn 5.75 CEU credits

Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago 60611
Who: Development professionals of all levels 

Check out our sessions & speakers here.  Click here to learn more & register. 

Meet our generous sponsors!  #DDChi


How to reach Millennial donors - from capturing data to sustaining interest
Don't Call Me a MillennialBreakfast Education Program
Friday, September 22 -  8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 


Where: Maggiano's Banquets, 111 West Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654

Attend and earn 1.5 CEU credits

In this lively morning conversation, we will look at subgroups within the millennial population, understand their behavior, and learn how to effectively and efficiently engage these potential supporters. You'll leave with new peer relationships and four key takeaways.

Click here to learn more & register

Thank you to our sponsor

Opportunities & Deadlines

The AFP Chicago Peer Mentoring Program is Looking For You! 
Peer Mentoring Program Application Deadline September 22


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 22.

Space is limited so submit your application now! 

Learn more and apply 

Call for AFP Chicago's President's Award Nominations


AFP Chicago is pleased to open the nominations process for the 2017 President's Award, honoring individuals who demonstrate high ethical standards and outstanding leadership and service to AFP Chicago, and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city. Nominations are due by Friday, September 29, 2017.

The President's Award will be presented at the AFP Chicago Annual Meeting on December 1.  To nominate a deserving individual please click here. You can see our previous honorees right here 

Time is Running out to Submit a 2018 Philanthropy Awards Nomination

2017 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Honorees 

Next Year's Faces of Philanthropy Luncheon is Friday, May 11. Submit your 2018 nomination today.

For over 40 years, AFP Chicago has honored the committed, passionate individuals and corporations who work on behalf of the nonprofit organizations that AFP Chicago serves. Our annual awards program, the "Faces of Philanthropy" luncheon, recognizes the outstanding achievements of these individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and fundraising executives.

Deadline for submission extended:  Friday, September 29, 2017. Submit Your Nomination! 


AFP Chicago Welcomes Our New Members

We're happy to have you!

Dee Atkins, Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare
Nicole Bela, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Derrick Buckingham, Juvenile Protective Association
Meggie Cramer, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Esmeralda Decker, Namaste Charter School
Leah Greenblum, Avodah
Miguel Martinez, Chicago Urban League
Brian Melton, Cristo Rey Network
Natalie Neris, Namaste Charter School
Sydney Smith, The Chicago Urban League
Stephanie Venskoske, Shedd Aquarium

New members as of July 31, 2017

Thank You, 2017 AFP Chicago Partners 


Advocate Health Care | The Alford Group | Campbell & Company | CCS | Coleman Group
Auction & Event Solutions| The Brinson Foundation | The Duchossois Family Foundation Executive Service Corp | Gesture
Loyola University Chicago | NeonCRM | North Park University | Northern Trust


Member Resources

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Community Links  

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Chicago

North Park University

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs


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