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Welcome to the AFP Chicago May Newsletter



Congratulations to our honorees! #AFPCfaces of Philanthropy Awards

Thank you to the talented, dedicated volunteers, sponsors, attendees, and our esteemed honorees, all of whom collectively made the 43rd Annual AFP Chicago Faces of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon an extraordinary event and one to remember! We honored eight amazing individuals who represent the very best of our community. They are transformative leaders, diverse thinkers, eager trailblazers, and prominent philanthropists - each a shining beacon of possibility, change, and hope for Chicago. view photo gallery

Great New AFP Member Benefit!
All AFP Members Now Have Free Access to AAUW Online Negotiation Workshops

AFP Headquarters 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...

Exciting News!
AFP Chicago is now on Instagram! 

Follow us on our official account @afpchicago.  Have you visited us lately on social media?

Give us a like, a share, and stay up to date on all things AFP Chicago. Remember to tag us on everything. We would love to see your photos.

AFP Chicago Networking After Hours
Thursday, May 16th | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hubbard Inn - 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago

Meeting up with your colleagues in fundraising has never been easier! These monthly casual events are a great opportunity for members and non-members in the Chicagoland community to meet, network, and have fun. Due to the growing popularity of these monthly meet-ups, be sure to RSVP.  Event registration is free. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Each attendee will receive one free drink ticket.  learn more...

AFP Chicago Pop Up Talk
Board Development and Enhancement
Wednesday, May 22nd  |  8:00am - 9:00am
First Sip Café 1057 W Argyle St, Chicago

You are invited to join us to discuss strategies and approaches for building an effective Board of Directors. This exclusive pop up talk will provide you with the opportunity for a round-table discussion on a smaller more focused scale. Take full advantage of this member only free of charge opportunity, learn from some of the leading professionals in our field and come join in on the conversation! Content approved for 1.5 CFRE education credits. 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

Join your colleagues at our educational breakfast on June 14 as we discuss how to build and maintain a diverse workforce that thrives together in a truly inclusive environment. This breakfast program will be held in Wieboldt Hall at the Kellogg School of Management. 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! 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...

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...

Thoughts on AFPICON ~ 2019 Chamberlain Scholar, ISHAN JOHNSON
"The Energy in the Room was Infectious"

As our chapter's Chamberlain Scholar, I had the privilege to attend AFPICON in San Antonio last month. I arrived in Texas on a somewhat cold Saturday morning, and almost thought Chicago's weather came with me. I intentionally stayed a little "off campus" so I could have a nice walk through the city each morning. Taking a different route to the convention center each day meant I got to see the entire downtown, which I was grateful for...  read more... 

Getting to Know Laura Sonnefeldt Curley
Managing Director of Institutional Advancement, Notre Dame College Prep

Don't Delete that Mentoring Email! If you've been in the workforce for more than a day, you've heard the importance of getting a mentor. With regularity big publications, Wall Street Journal, Crain's and Forbes, along with more industry-specific periodicals, talk about the importance of getting a mentor when it comes to advancing your career. Each year thousands of college grads enter the workforce, and by now we know that having a mentor is good for professional growth read more...
AFP Chicago Welcomes Our New Members

We're happy to have you!

Jennifer Baryl, PAWS Chicago
Zoe Benditt
Jonn Blazey, Emmaus Ministries
Andrew Cary, Adler Planetarium
Emily Decker-Bess, American Writers Museum
Diana Faust
Barb Flanagin, Alzheimer Association
Demetrio Garcia, ALPFA
Debra E . Gillette, Chicago Zoological Society
Kieley Harrington
Stephanie Heckman, Umoja Student Development Corporation
Lily Hickman, Alzheimer's Association
Danielle Lapointe, National Louis University
G. Sequane Lawrence
Angela Mc Laughlin
La Forice Nealy, Olive Branch Mission
Meredith Petrov, Newberry Library
Lauren Woodham Roth, Latin School of Chicago
Sage Schroeder, Chicago Architecture Center
Monica Serrano, Facing History and Ourselves
Olivia Tuck, Alzheimer's Association

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

Member Resources

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Community Links

How to Build the Confidence and Skills You Need to Ask Individuals for Money Workshop

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

Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits conference in Madison, Wisconsin

Nonprofit Management Essentials is Live!

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)

North Park University

Axelson Center Professional Development Programs

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