AFP Chicago Breakfast and Virtual Workshop Series
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Professional education and networking go hand-in-hand at AFP Chicago’s breakfast and virtual 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 Chicago’s Message to Our Community Regarding COVID-19 

AFP Chicago’s primary concern is always the good health and welfare of our members, guests, and staff.  As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is unfolding in our community, know that the leadership of AFP Chicago is monitoring conditions and state, local, and CDC guidelines daily.  

Unfortunately, AFP Chicago has postponed some of our programs. AFP Chicago will keep you up to date on the events calendar and any change in programming due to the coronavirus.  Please visit our website for updates ( or contact AFP Chicago staff members Pam Williams [email protected], Gail Brooks [email protected], or Becky Gilbert [email protected] with your questions.

For the safety of all, we ask everyone in our community to join us in using common sense health and hygiene practices, including:

  • Practice social distancing, eliminate handshakes, and avoid close contact;
  • Wash your hands often using soap and water for twenty seconds;
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Cover coughs and sneezes using disposable tissues,  OR cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hand;
  • If you are sick, please stay home! Avoid contact with others and contact your health provider.

Stay safe and healthy!

Virtual Workshop
Development and Finance: Current Impacts on an Always-Critical Relationship
Friday, July 10, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

The focus of this session will be on the traditional considerations of the working relationship between development and finance and how the pandemic has either changed, strained, or solidified some of the considerations. 

 This program is approved for 1 CFRE point.


Tom Wick, Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts, Rush University

Angela Dowell, Chief Financial Officer, Chicago Community Loan Fund
Heather Simpson, Chief Development Officer, Make-A-Wish

Free for Members 
       Members can register ONE non-member for $10 at the time of registration
Non-Members: $20

Reserve your spot


Past Webinar Recordings

Membership has its rewards. We know your schedule is tight and so we’re offering our members these previously recorded virtual programs that can be watched from the comfort of your own home at your own pace.  Bringing fundraising experts and thought leaders right to your desktop or mobile device. 

Learn More

Save these dates for all our upcoming 2020 Education Breakfast Programs and stay tuned - as details on programs are posted.

  • Friday, September 11, 2020 (rescheduled March Workshop) 
    Ways to Give: The Many Ways You Can Secure A Major Gift This Year, Maggiano's, Chicago
  • Friday, October 16, 2020
    Crucial Conversations: Dealing with Microaggression and Unconscious Bias, Location TBD
  • Friday, November 13, 2020
    Storytelling, Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago


 Please use this tracker form for your CFRE credits