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National Philanthropy Day

Thursday, November 12th

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community -- to the enrichment of our world. Read more →


September 15th

Moves Management Prospect Identification, Mining: Understand Who's in your Database!

Presenters: Lee Ann Jansen and Ed Chetan Edwin

Lee Ann Jansen

Lee Ann Jansen

Lee Ann Jansen joined Community Medical Foundation as a Senior Development Officer in 2014. She has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising - the last 11 focused on major gifts in higher education and healthcare.

Before joining Community, Lee Ann held an advancement leadership role for nine years at California State University, Fresno: two years as the Senior Director of Development - managing all aspects of development for the College of Arts and Humanities and the Kremen School of Education and Human Development...

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Ed Chetan Edwin

Ed Chetan Edwin

Ed Chetan Edwin joined Community Medical Foundation as the Senior Development & Estate Planning Officer in 2014. He has more than 30 years of experience in estate planning, working with Bank Trust Departments and not-for-profit institutions.

Before joining Community, he served as the Director of Planned & Major Gifts for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore. He also served as a Senior Gift Planning and Major Gifts Director with The Salvation Army in Sacramento, California and Kansas City, Mo. offices for 12 years...

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Presentation Downloads:

Understanding Your Database (PDF).pdf Understanding Your Database (Powerpoint).pptx


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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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Upcoming Events

May 5, 2015 Annual Spring Symposium

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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.

Click here to read more.

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Aug 18 - Grant Writer
Responsible to coordinate and oversee the grant application and management process including: identification of potential new funding sources, development of funding resources for existing and proposed programs and/or services, writing grants, collaborating on grant applications with Program Managers, and processing, monitoring and coordination required reports on existing grants. ... more >
Jul 6 - Director of Annual Giving
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County Director of Annual Giving Job Description: PRIMARY FUNCTION: Reporting directly to the Chief Professional Office, the Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for working with volunteers and leadership to achieve the annual fundraising goals for the Club by maintaining and expanding relationships with individuals who give outside of events. Key roles include: working with a Resource Development Committee and the Board to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward individual donors; assist in development of a comprehensive individual fundraising resource development plan; and support volunteers in their fundraising endeavors. KEY ROLES: Fundraising – Works with Senior Leadership and volunteers to: • Design, implement and manage fundraising activities in support of annual and planned gifts • Manage strategies and activities for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with accountability for face-to-face donor visits; • Create new potential donors with presentations and follow-up invitations to engage them and connect with Boys & Girls Club activities and events. • Represent Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County to current and potential individual supporters. • Work closely with and coordinate stewardship activities with the Director of Special Events for event donors. • Actively cultivates and stewards current and potential donors, with an emphasis on growing individual donor base. • Participate in the development and execution of small gatherings relationship building events and “friend-raisers”. • Develops a comprehensive planned-giving and endowment program. • Works with Club staff to implement a stewardship plan and provides input and reviews development-related communications. • Enters donor activity in database. • Works closely with CPO and Supporter Donor Staff and contributes as needed to o Conduct database maintenance and repo ... more >
Oct 7 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
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 >
Oct 6 - Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
(Oct. 7, 2015) Nine members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by AFP, the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. ... more >
Oct 6 - Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
(Oct. 7, 2015) Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >