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The Power of Personal Brand
Young Professionals Program and Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at The Metropolitan Club
2:00 - 5:00 pm
*Attendees earn 1.5 points toward their CFRE*

Do you struggle with an elevator pitch, or need assistance writing your resume objective? Join Halleemah Nash, personal branding expert and Executive Director of iMentor Chicago, as she shares her strategies for standing out on the job and rising as a leader in your field. 

During this program for young professionals, we’ll help you: • Convey your unique value and what you stand for • Refine your vision, core values and goals • Develop your professional mission and elevator pitch • Navigate your professional advancement | Learn more and register!

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Major Gifts Workshop

1/2 Day Program with Two Locations 

Wednesday, October 19 - NIU Naperville Campus
Thursday, October 20 - University Club of Chicago 
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
*This 1/2 day program is worth 4.0 CEU credits toward CFRE*

  Kevin Cherep, Chief of Global Development at Lions Clubs International  David Cashman, Senior Director, International Advancement, University of Chicago

Opening 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. After the opening keynote address, you will be invited to select one of three breakout sessions:

  • Relationship Building - Presented by Patrick Reedy, Vice President, Leadership Giving at JDRF
  • Utilizing Your Executive Director to Create an Effective Partnership -  Presented by Kevin Cherep, Chief of Global Development at Lions Clubs International 
  • Communication Styles -  Presented by David Cashman, Senior Director, International Advancement, University of Chicago
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2017 Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

2016 Honorees

Our annual awards program, the “Faces of Philanthropy” luncheon, recognizes the outstanding achievements of  individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and fundraising executives. We are currently accepting nominations for our 41st Annual Faces of Philanthropy Awards! Please submit your nominations by Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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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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Community Links 

The latest in the Chicagoland fundraising community 

Donor Advised Fund Essentials for Small and Medium Charities 
The Advise Us Fund's 
free educational opportunity on September 29th

Transplant Hope. Join Be The Match.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago) 

North Park University Offers AFP Members 40% Tuition Scholarship

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs

Interested in becoming an AFP Chicago Fellow?

Applications for the 2017 Class of Fellows are now available. Through this year-long program, our Fellows sharpen their skills, benefit from complimentary AFP membership and education events, and launch new relationships. Applications are due by November 4, 20162017 Fellows Program Application

Call for President’s Award Nominations
Deadline Extended 

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 has been extended to October 14. You can see our previous honorees right here 


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