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April 21st

Insights from Special Event Professionals

Presenters: Betty Goertzen, Lynda Thomsen, John Wright

Join us as we bring you experts in the field of Special Events! This talented group of event professionals will share with you their experiences in what makes an event successful. You will hear how they engage key stakeholders - your volunteers, board members, corporate sponsors, and guests - and, how these key groups will add value and revenue to the bottom line.

Moderated by Michele Cantell-Copher, Foundation Executive Director of the Fresno County Office of Education, we know you will find the nuggets of gold in advice given by those who have spent many years perfecting the craft of event facilitation. Those "aha" moments will be revealed!

Register now and bring your event volunteers!

Betty Goertzen

Betty Goertzen
Owner
Develop, Design, Do it!

Lynda Thomsen

Lynda Thomsen
Owner
Xpress Yourself

John Wright

John Wright
Auctioneer
Wright's Auction Company

 

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headshot_kprice_croppedPresident's Message

Being a fundraiser means more than just fundraising. Fundraisers are the connection between donors and causes, the catalysts that make philanthropy happen. No two fundraisers are alike just like no two causes or campaigns are alike. Fundraising is about what you want it to be- what you want to focus on and what impact you want to have on the world. It is only limited by your imagination.

What impact will you have on fundraising in 2015?

 

 

 

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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends ReportIn this fifth annual edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we answer these questions for you:

What’s the norm for nonprofit communications? We share what’s typical in nonprofit communications today.

Where are the points of conflict in nonprofit communications? We point out where communicators, fundraisers, and executive directors disagree, as well as other statistical differences in the data – quiz style.

What’s the portrait of a typical nonprofit communications director? We share a little more about the life and times of today’s nonprofit communications directors.

How are people really feeling about the coming year? We share what has you most excited and most scared about 2015.

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Apr 28 - Registration
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Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >
Jun 24 - IRS Advisory Panels Calls for Review of Charity Form 990, Mandatory E-Filing
(June 24, 2015) The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT), of which AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FinstF, is a member, has recommended that the Internal Revenue Service institute mandatory electronic filing of the Form 990. ... more >
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(June 24, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to allocate a marketing budget to your social media strategy; the president’s role in a fundraising campaign; using volunteers to beta-test your organization; nine rules for ethical donor prospect research; how to nurture happy fundraisers; and more! ... more >