AFP Chicago Breakfast Workshop Series

Learn and link with other fundraisers

Professional education and networking go hand-in-hand at AFP Chicago’s breakfast workshop series.  Several times per year, AFP Chicago brings together thought-leaders who share their expertise and insights on some of the most pressing issues facing fundraising professionals today. AFP Members, in 2018 we're excited to offer you a lower registration rate for all of our breakfast programs! $30 for members and $55 for nonmembers.

Enthusiasts, Strategists, Closers, Oh My:
The New Major Donor Archetypes—and Your Prospects

Friday, February 15th| 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Maggiano’s Banquets - 516 N Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60654

You know your donors have deeply personal reasons for giving. They also watch and learn from others. Verbatim statements and testimonials from 150+ high-profile donors reveal insights about their motivations. Five distinct Major Donor Archetypes can be identified and approached in custom ways designed to deepen their engagement—and amplify their impact.

Join Philanthropic Strategist Colleen O’Grady from Lipman Hearne and a panel of fundraisers on February 15th as we explore donor psychology and the key communication tools that will motivate donors to choose your organization the next time they make a gift.

Takeaways—What You’ll Learn:

  • Surprising things ultra-high net worth individuals say about what moves them
  • Profiles of the five New Major Donor Archetypes—and their sweet spots and watch-outs 
  • Steps you can take NOW to better understand your prospects and to translate that understanding into more compelling communications

Presented By:

Elizabeth Halajian
Director of Development at Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Colleen O’Grady
Philanthropic Strategist
Lipman Hearne



Anand Varghese
Director of Annual and Major Giving at Greater Chicago Food Depository 

This program has been approved for 1.5 CFRE continuing education credits.


ALL Access Education Bundling Package

We are happy to introduce our first ever, MEMBERS-ONLY, education "bundle" pricing.  As the quality of our events grows, what's not growing for many of you is your budget, which puts a crimp on your ability to invest in your professional and personal development. We now have a solution! Instead of registering for each event separately, purchase a "bundle," and gain access while you SAVE.  

Not a member, join now!

Perks of the Program

Convenience - Register Once
Plan your professional development for the year!  AFP Chicago is dedicated to the professional development of our members. We offer high-quality programming to help guide you in your career. Professional development is more than a requirement - it's a way to grow in your fundraising profession.

Savings - Buy a Bundle! Save a Bundle!

Choose from the topics that interest you most! Life is unpredictable, and unexpected changes will inevitably occur.  When purchasing a bundle and your plans change, you are allowed one substitution or registration transfer to another member.

Bundle FAQs

Registration Rates

5 Program Bundle ($130.00)

Purchase deadline February 8th
(Total savings of $145 in comparison with the non-member price for five breakfast programs)


4 Program Bundle ($110.00)
Purchase deadline March 8th
(Total savings of $110 in comparison with the non-member price for four breakfast programs)


3 Program Bundle ($85.00)
Purchase deadline April 5th
(Total savings of $80 in comparison with the non-member price for three breakfast programs)


Save the Dates for our Upcoming 2019 Breakfast Workshops!

Friday, March 15, 2019 
Topic: Fundraising as Storytelling

Friday, April 12, 2019
Topic: Collaborative Giving

Friday, June 14, 2019
Topic: Ethics and Economics of Diversity

Friday, November 1, 2019
Topic: Venture Philanthropy

 Note: Speakers for the breakfast workshops are typically confirmed six to eight weeks in advance of the program and will be posted as soon as they are confirmed. 

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