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Join Us for the
San Joaquin Valley Planned Gifts Council &
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Annual Spring Symposium

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Fort Washington Country Club
10272 N. Millbrook Ave.
Fresno, CA 93730

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Making Money From Your Fundraising Events

Tuesday, March 21st

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Presenter(s):

Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens
Coordinator, Valley Crime Stoppers

Brad Stevens has been a member of the Fresno Police Department for 35 years. During his tenure, he has served in a variety of assignments from Patrol, Motors, SWAT and as a Detective.

He is currently the Coordinator of the Valley Crime Stoppers program. Throughout his time as Coordinator Brad has overseen twenty June Jam fundraisers and 18 Cigar Fest fundraising events. Brad has presented at numerous festivals and event organization. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Festivals and Events.

Brad has been married to his wife Robin for 28 years and has three daughters.

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Teri AmerinePresident's Message

Serving as your 2017 President of the California Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an honor and a privilege. As fundraisers we are charged with making our communities a better place to live for our families, friends, neighbors and citizens. It's a tall order, but I have found that those who choose this profession are up to the challenge!

AFP is here to help develop professionals by providing the necessary tools and resources to build your career and expand your knowledge. Our goal is to promote philanthropy through programs and networking opportunities. Monthly meetings offer a wide variety of subjects, many of which deliver excellent ideas and platforms to improve and enhance your current fundraising strategies. You will meet professionals that are both new to the field of philanthropy or have served over 30 years fundraising for non-profits. Both ends of the spectrum will provide insight and growth opportunities. Continue Reading →

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Upcoming Events

March 21, 2017 - Making Money From Your Fundraising Events

April 18, 2017 - TBA

May 16, 2017 - The Miracle of Life Insurance / Give a Gift and Get It Back

June 21, 2017 - Winning Strategies for Year-End Giving

August 15, 2017 - Collaborating and Winning with the Central Valley Community Foundation

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The Next Generation of American Giving

The Charitable Habits of Generations Y, X, Baby Boomers and Matures

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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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Feb 8 - Administrative Assistant
Under direction of the VP of Marketing and Development, and the Director of Client Services & Programs, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative, marketing, and development support to the Easterseals Central California, Fresno Office. The candidate for this position will work closely with community contacts, business and civic organizations and donors. ... more >
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Mar 29 - Study Reveals Communications Gap Between Mid-Level Donors, Nonprofits
(Mar. 29, 2017) A new fundraising study shows that many mid-level donors fall into a communications "black hole," forgotten by the organizations they faithfully support, according to a press release by NextAfter. ... more >
Mar 29 - Interview with Eileen Heisman, ACFRE
Eileen Heisman, ACFRE, president and CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, talks about her career, growing donor-advised funds and her love of illiquid assets! ... more >
Mar 29 - Text Messaging as a Fundraising Tool
(Mar. 29, 2017) Text can be a powerful ally to charities and nonprofit organizations. Not only can texting help you to raise funds, but it can also be valuable in doing other forms of outreach and communication to donors and stakeholders, as well as volunteers and paid staff. ... more >
Mar 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of March 29, 2017): Don't Thank Your Donors, Actigiving, More!
(Mar. 29, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 21 - Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca. ... more >