Moving Forward: Using Professional Development to raise the game

Friday, June 16 at Maggiano's Banquets | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Professional development can take many different forms—from attending webinars and conferences to serving on volunteer boards or leading internal task forces. Join us for a breakfast program featuring a panel of Chicagoland leaders who will share varying approaches to creating professional development plans for the members of their fundraising team.

Learn more and register today! 


2017 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honoree Spotlight:

Brennan O'Connell-Miller & Katherine Young
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

On Friday, May 5th, AFP Chicago will proudly honor eight of the most distinguished leaders of the Chicago's philanthropic and nonprofit sectors at the 41st Annual Philanthropy Award Luncheon. Please allow us to introduce you to Brennan O’Connell-Miller and Katherine Young, the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award. Meet Brennan & Katherine...


Participate in a Fundraising Communication Research Project

AFP Chicago is supporting a research project on fundraising communication.  As an association, we are dedicated to enhancing the skills of our membership, including supporting practice that is based on good research.  Ruth Hansen, CFRE, of Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is conducting a study on how fundraisers communicate with potential donors.  As a result of this study, we will learn more about the choices made by others in our profession and how fundraisers decide how best to communicate with potential donors.  Ruth is a current member and past board member of AFP Chicago.

The study is an online survey and writing exercise that takes about 45-60 minutes to complete.  Participants can enter a drawing to win one of five $100 gift cards.  If you would like to participate, please follow this link



AFP Chicago:  Your Community

AFP Chicago is a welcoming community of fundraisers. Get connected and build one-on-one relationships with like-minded professionals. As a member, you can access educational opportunitiesdiscounts to events and publications and share your experience and insights with others.  Membership has its benefits!

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Congratulations New CFREs! 

We are so proud of our AFP Chicago members who have earned their CFRE this quarter! 

Katherine Bousum, CFRE
Mary Frances O'Connor, CFRE
Annsley Scruton-Wilson, CFRE
Simone Wheeler, CFRE
Stephanie Whitmer, CFRE

Community Links 

The latest in the Chicagoland fundraising community 

On The Table with The Chicago Community Trust  - May 16, 2017 

20th Annual CCPG Symposium - May 25, 2017

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