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Welcome to the AFP Chicago November Newsletter

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Judy Lindsey Named 2018 AFP Chicago President's Award Recipient

AFP Chicago is proud to present the 2018 President's Award to Judy T. Lindsey, CFRE. Judy's service and leadership to the chapter and the fundraising profession have been exemplary and have made her a respected figure in Chicagoland fundraising. Her foresight and commitment to AFP's
ideals have played a significant role in AFP Chicago's continued success. read more

AFP Chicago is grateful to Judy for her incredible dedication, service, and leadership and we are honored to present her with the 2018 President's Award. Judy will receive the President's Award during our December 7th Annual Meeting.


Double Check Your Contact Information

We are working on compiling our 2019 Membership Directory, which will include all current members as of January 31, 2019.

To confirm your membership status or update contact information, please visit the AFP International website or contact AFP International at 800-666-3863.

AFP IHQ Launches New Website

We hope you've had a chance to check out the new AFP website: afpglobal.org. Along with the new domain name, HQ email addresses have also changed. To now reach staff, just use "[email protected]". It has been almost 10 years since AFP launched it's last revamped website - afpnet.org. The new afpglobal.org is a complete rebuild of AFP's flagship online experience. It provides members (and potential members) a rich, enhanced online experience, one fully integrated with the member database and providing more intuitive surfing and searching. Be sure to read the FAQ page to get an overview of the site and all the improvements made!

Announcing the 2019 Directors/
Officers Slate

The members of the 2018 Committee on Directorship are pleased to present the slate of Officers and Directors for election at the Annual Meeting on Friday, December 7th
at River Roast. Click here to view the 2019 AFP Chicago Slate.



Opportunities and Deadlines

Introduce your colleagues to the benefits of belonging to AFP!
$50 discount valid until November 30th

Whether you're looking for new ideas to take your fundraising to the next level or want to give your career a boost with CFRE credentials, AFP Chicago membership will help you reach your goals! To promote membership, AFP is offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories in honor of National Philanthropy Day. The discount is valid until the 30th of November.  read more  Join NOW

Have you taken the survey?
Deadline Extended - November 13th

We always aspire to bring you, our valuable member, the best resources we can. In order to accomplish this, we need your feedback. Please consider taking our short five-minute membership communication survey for a chance to win 1 of 4 $25 gift cards! We invite your honesty and assure you your answers will remain anonymous. We value your feedback!  
Take the Survey NOW

Upcoming Educational Offerings

POP UP PROGRAM ~ Members Only ~
Giving Tuesday
Wednesday, November 14th  7:30am - 8:30am

5 W E Rand Rd, Arlington Heights
Register NW Suburbs

CHICAGO: Starbucks at 9564 S. Western Ave, Chicago (Evergreen Plaza Shopping Center)
Register Chicago

Join us for a Pop Up Program discussing ways to spice up your Giving Tuesday approach. read more

~Attendees earn 1.0 CFRE education points

Friday, December 7th |  8:00 am - 10:30 am
River Roast315 N LaSalle Dr., Chicago, IL 60654

Registration Fee:     $40 for members
                                $55 for nonmembers

As we close out our 2018 programming and look forward to another new year, join us for a conversation with Seth Green and Dorri McWhorter on innovation and entrepreneurship, and what they mean for fundraisers in the nonprofit world. read more

We will also celebrate the graduation of our 2018 Fellows and present our 2018 President's Award. The morning concludes with the election of the 2019 Officers and Directors.

You have to be there to network with the best in Chicagoland fundraising!

Register NOW!


Give Today to BE the CAUSE

Did you know that hundreds of fundraising professionals received scholarships to attend international conferences and other fantastic training opportunities this past year- all thanks to BE the CAUSE, a joint campaign of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and AFP chapters across the U.S.? 

Scholarships are just one of the many ways that the  AFP Foundation supports the professional development community. read more

Make your gift today!

AFP Chicago Welcomes Our New Members

We're happy to have you!

Sylvia Ewing, Elevate Energy
Lauren Berndt, Literature For All of Us
Guy Vaccaro, PHD, Society of the Divine Word
Margaret Kleinschmidt, Relevant Radio
Natalie King, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Amy S Kahn
Alexandra Short
Madelyn Weed, Marmion Academy
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, PHD
Hillary Wiedemann, The Art Institute of Chicago
Camille Veri, MPA, Green City Market
Donald P Souhrada, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt
Barton Lorimor, Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education
Emily Kober, MA, Chicago Humanities Festival

New members as of October 2018

Member Resources

 Ethics Resources | AFP International | Update Contact Information

Community Links

Nonprofit Management Essentials is Live!

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)

North Park University

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs

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 our next newsletter! Contact Pam Williams with your news.



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