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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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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 >
Nov 1 - 2014 NPD Awardees
Info on all honorees ... more >
Oct 30 - VENDORS Have Heart
Vendors for luncheon 2014 ... more >
Apr 23 - Nominations Now Open for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Applications for the 2016 AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize are due Nov. 1 to AFP International Headquarters. To be considered for the Prize, works must be published by a commercial publishing house or a professional organization between December 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015. Publications must be based on either applied or basic research. ... more >
Apr 22 - AFP Submits Comments to Senate on Tax Reform, Charitable Incentives
(April 22, 2015) AFP has submitted comments to the Individual Income Tax and Business Income Tax Working Groups of the Senate Finance Committee, calling on the Senate to keep the charitable deduction in its current form and look for other incentives to encourage charitable giving, including the IRA Rollover Provision. ... more >
Apr 21 - Top Ten (Week of April 22, 2015): Don’t Panic! Avoid The Content Creation Crunch
(April 22, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to keep your donors engaged in a cause; top five strategies to raise more money from foundations; looking at what causes men tend to support; how to get off the dang fundraising treadmill; and more! ... more >
Apr 16 - GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
AFP and other organizations will be holding a Lobbying Day on Thursday, May 14. Plus, there is a new government relations presentation being offered for AFP chapters. Find out more! ... more >
Apr 15 - New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
(April 15, 2015) Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF). In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program. ... more >