AFP Chicago Webinars

Practical, professional insights at your desktop

AFP Chicago offers short, informative workshops in a live online setting for members and other fundraisers. Through our webinar series, leaders in the field present leading-edge strategies proven effective by their first-hand experience and success.

Exclusive Member Only - Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Emergency Fundraising Strategies for Your Organization
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 1:30 - 2:45 PM

On Tuesday, April 7, AFP Chicago hosted a virtual town hall meeting to address our members’ questions in the wake of Covid-19. Thank you to all our participants and our incredible speakers who made this such a great success. Over 100 attendees tuned in and were presented with inspiring stories, suggested tips, tools, and resources to use during this challenging situation. 

Tips from the experts include:

  • "Use digital engagement to maintain fundraising momentum - even if it means flipping the script."
  • "No communication should be just a crisis communication."
  • "Leverage the increased need to connect and engage to schedule meetings with prospective donors." "Collect and share your information."

To listen to the recording, click here.

To view and download the slides, click here.

Town Hall Presenters: 


Teresa Battaglia, Archdiocese of Chicago


Douglas London,


Kelsey Nelson, Campbell & Company

Sharon Tiknis,
The Alford Group

Upcoming AFP Chicago events:

  • Friday, May 15th, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Breakfast Virtual Workshop
  • Friday, June,12th,  8:30 - 10:30 am, Breakfast Workshop, UIC, Chicago
  • Wednesday/Thursday, July 15 &16, Fundamentals of Fundraising, Roosevelt University, Chicago
  • Friday, September 11th, 8:30 - 10:30, Educational Breakfast, Maggiano's, Chicago
  • Friday, October 2nd, 44th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, Hilton Chicago