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Managing Guilds and Building a Successful Team

Tuesday, February 21st

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Presenter(s):

Jim Meinert

Jim Meinert
Former VP/Chief Dev. Officer for Valley Children's Healthcare

Jim had an extensive background in education, serving at the college level in various capacities. He was recruited to Fresno by Chancellor Bill Stewart to start the Foundation at Fresno City College. This began a very successful career in fundraising for the Central Valley.

After several years as the Executive Director of State Center Community College Foundation, Jim was recruited to Saint Agnes Medical Center to take on the largest capital campaign in their history. The $200 million expansion project led to a record breaking $23 million raised to build the north wing. Jim's ability to connect with donors, volunteers, board members and staff was key to the campaigns success.

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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

February 21, 2017 - Managing Guilds and Building a Successful Team

March 21, 2017 - TBA

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

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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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