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Welcome to the AFP Chicago June Newsletter


Great New AFP Member-Only Benefits!

AAUW Online Negotiation Workshops
AFP Global launched a new partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), offering free online negotiation workshops to ALL AFP members. Members can now participate in AAUW's Work Smart program, a one-hour online negotiation workshop, free of charge. The skills and knowledge provided in the workshop, while focused on salary and benefit negotiations, will help fundraisers in a variety of conversations-including talking with donors, making "the ask," and addressing tough topics with colleagues. learn more...
AFP360° is a management tool and online career builder provided to all AFP members through our partnership with Korn Ferry and its Advance program. The Standard set of services in AFP360° is provided free of charge to members! All AFP members receive the following Standard Services:
  • Digital Resume Analysis, unlimited usage
  • Traits Assessment
  • Korn Ferry Job Board* access
    (*separate service from AFP Career Center)
  • Career Insights
  • Interview App for 80 minutes (may purchase more minutes)  learn more...
IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) in the Philanthropic Sector
AFP Chicago June Breakfast Workshop
Friday, June 14th | 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Kellogg School of Management, Wieboldt Hall
340 E Superior St., Chicago

What can you do to cultivate diversity, inclusion, and equity as values? Attend AFP Chicago June Breakfast Workshop on June 14th and come hear from three non-profit executives about the work they are doing within their organizations to drive IDEA and what you can learn from them about your own ability-and mandate-to affect change as a fundraiser. 

This breakfast program will be held in Wieboldt Hall at the Kellogg School of Management. Don't miss out, seats are still available!  Register Today!

Sol Anderson, Executive Director, LIFT-Chicago
Monique Brunson Jones, President and CEO, Evanston Community Foundation
Adele Nandan, VP of Business Development & External Relations, RefuSHE (formerly Heshima Kenya)
Anedra Kerr, Chief Advancement Officer, Francis W. Parker School (moderator)

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising
June 25 - 26, 2019 | 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Loyola University Chicago Schreiber Center
16 E. Pearson Street, Chicago | Map

The two-day Fundamentals of Fundraising course is back in Chicago this summer! This is a wonderful learning opportunity for new fundraising professionals to learn directly from experienced fundraising veterans. The course is composed of seven modules to advance your knowledge and to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. Register Today!
New to development? This course is a great primer for those new to the field of fundraising! Working towards getting your CFRE? We've been told by past attendees that this course is an excellent resource and study tool with lasting impact on your career.  learn more...

AFP Chicago Networking After Hours
Thursday, July 18th | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
1322 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago (South Loop)

Kick off your summer with AFP Chicago networking after hours! Come join us on the rooftop, 20 floors up overlooking the Chicago cityscape on July 18th for post-work drinks, nibbles, and networking with other fundraisers. Beverages will be provided. These monthly casual events are a great opportunity for members and non-members to meet, network, and have fun. Due to the growing popularity of these monthly meet-ups, be sure to RSVP. There is not a better place to be in Chicago on a summer night.  learn more..

AFP Chicago Pop Up Talk
Tuesday, August 20th | 8:00 am - 9:00 am
New Wave Coffee - 3103 W Logan Blvd, Chicago

You are invited to this member only program to come learn from some of the leading professionals in our field. Join us to discuss crowdfunding strategies and approaches. This exclusive pop up program provides the opportunity for round-table discussions on a smaller more focused scale. Content is approved for 1.5 CFRE education credits.  learn more...

Register Today!
Development Day Chicago 2019
Friday, September 20th | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel - Chicago

2019 Development Day Chicago is AFP Chicago's take on day-long education and networking for fundraisers of all levels from diverse backgrounds. We're inviting hundreds of fundraisers for a full day of a sessions.

Vu Le, Keynote Presenter, on Community-Centric Fundraising: The Intersection of Development and Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Vu contends that in this sociopolitical climate, nonprofits and fundraising professionals play an ever important role. As our society grows in diversity, our sector has been talking increasingly about Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. What does that look like in the development field?  learn more...

Getting to Know Gregor Thuswaldner
Lifelong Learning Through Peer Mentorship

Gregor Thuswaldner is a lifelong learner, with a distinguished career as a professor of German and linguistics. Following a 13-year tenure at Gordon College, in 2016 Gregor accepted the role of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Park University. Along with this important opportunity, Gregor began pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, where - as part of a course on fundraising - he was introduced to AFP.  read more...
AFP Chicago Welcomes Our New Members

We're happy to have you!

Douglas Adolp, CCS Fundraising
Louise Borosak, Mercy Home For Boys & Girls
Martha Burson, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Lora Cummings, Alzheimer's Association
Dan Dean, Cancer Dudes
Jessica Gardner
Stephanie Heckman, Umoja Student Development Corporation
Elizabeth Kelliher-Paz, Children's Home & Aid
Sammi Kern
Julie Lanham, Chicago Literacy Alliance
Katherine Mackenzie, Blue State Digital
Josephine Madler, Institute For The International Education Of Students
Brigitte Ozzello
Annie Palubicki, Clearbrook
Emily Raming, Totallink2 Community
Justin Searle, American Epilepsy Society
Anne Topa

New members as of May 2019
If your name is not included, please contact Carletta at [email protected].

Member Resources

Ethics Resources  |  AFP Global  |  Update Contact Information

Community Links

Introducing Baumhart Scholars MBA  |  Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business Baumhart Center

Nonprofit Management Essentials is Live!

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)

North Park University

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs

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