Networking Events - Meeting up with your colleagues in fundraising has never been easier!

Networking is the best way to build a group of great personal relationships with like-minded people -- especially professionals inspired to help Chicago’s non-profit organizations advance their missions.  As a member of AFP Chicago, building your network of fundraising friends and colleagues couldn't be easier.

Networking After Hours
Thursdays will never be the same again! 

We are delighted to announce monthly opportunities #AFPThirdThursday to network with your peers in fundraising!  You are invited to build your relationships and make new ones! 

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 and reserve your spot. Space is limited! 

Event registration is free for members and non-members (you pay for your own food & drinks) but we would like to get an approximate headcount.

AFP Chicago LGBTQ Affinity Networking Event  
Thursday, September 12th | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted Street, Chicago

AFP Chicago is proud to announce the launch of its LGBTQ Affinity Group, intended to create space for a cohort of LGBTQ fundraisers to build community, discuss career strategies, and share fundraising successes and challenges. Join us at our free kick-off event.  Snacks and a cash bar will be provided.


Please feel free to contact any of the hosts if you have questions:

Ishan Johnson
Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
Chicago Opera Theater
[email protected]

Patricia Broughton, CFRE
Vice President, Philanthropic Innovation
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
[email protected]

John Huebler, CFRE
Senior Engagement & Major Gift Officer
Illinois Institute of Technology
[email protected]

AFP Chicago September Third Thursday 
Thursday, September 19th
Adler After Dark at the Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago  |  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Attending Development Day Chicago 2019? Maximize your Development Day experience by making beneficial new connections with like-minded professionals at this fun, networking event. Come celebrate Development Day Chicago 2019 with your colleagues and friends at the Adler Planetarium. Enjoy an evening of fun as we explore the exhibits at the Adler Planetarium and kick off #DDCHI.

Complimentary entry tickets will be given to the first 50 registrants. Please proceed to Will Call at the main box office and you will be given a wristband

What’s Included:

  • Full access and admission to museum exhibits and galleries
  • Unlimited sky shows in our 3 state-of-the-art theaters
  • Special guests and lectures
  • Stellar hands-on educational programs
  • Access to the Doane Observatory (weather permitting)
  • Live entertainment
  • The best view of the skyline from anywhere in Chicago!

Open to members and non-members.



Save the Date:
A location will be announced shortly.
Thursday, October 17, 2019











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