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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
Registration deadlines for 2014 NPD ... more >
Feb 19 - Senior Development Officer
The Senior Development Officer reports to the Foundation's Director, Major & Planned Gifts. This position also works with the Foundation's other staff to be responsible for soliciting gifts of $50,000 and higher from individuals. This position manages relationships with prospective donors and is expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these donors in support of hospital-wide priorities. Monitors all prospects to ensure positive and purposeful contacts and donor relations. Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and demonstrated ability to close gifts in excess of $250,000. ... more >
Feb 13 - Resource Development Associate
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Fresno & Madera Counties is a non-profit organization whose mission is to recruit, train, and support volunteers to advocate and speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Court systems. Position Goal: Assist the Executive Director in developing, leading and administering all aspects of the Community Resource Development function in order to identify and obtain the resources necessary to recruit, train and support volunteers to advocate and speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Court systems. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
May 20 - 2014 Chapter Impact Campaign Donors
Thank you to the chapters that made a gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supporting one or more strategic initiatives: Capacity Building for the Foundation, the Diverse Communities Scholarship Program, Professional Education and Career Development and Research and Innovation. ... more >
May 19 - Top Ten (Week of May 20, 2015): How to Write When You Have Nothing to Say
(May 20, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including solving problems by learning how to share; a look at the latest data on smartphones and what it means for fundraising; seven disciplines for nonprofit sector excellence; transforming staff into champions; and more! ... more >
May 19 - Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society. ... more >
May 19 - How Big Picture Thinking Will Improve Your Fundraising Event
(May 20, 2015) You more than likely have a checklist when planning your annual event. However, when you are immersed in the minutia of details that have to be executed it’s possible you are missing some of the big-picture items that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. ... more >