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AFP CA, Valley Chapter: Annual Spring Symposium

Tuesday, May 10th

On May 10, 2016, join us for a half-day of Planned Giving workshops and networking with colleagues from throughout the Valley.

This year there will be a three part program that includes the following:

  • Charitable Lead Trusts: How to Make a Gift & Get It Back
  • Recycle and Reuse: Simple and Innovative Gifts Using Life Insurance and Annuities
  • Case Study: Bargain Sale
    • Katie Zenovich, VP Corporate Development, Community Medical Foundation
    • Mark Deffenbacher, Executive Director, Fresno Pacific University Foundation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

7:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Fort Washington Country Club
10272 N. Millbrook Ave.
Fresno, CA 93730

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Rico GuerreroPresident's Message

It is a privilege to serve as the 2016 President of the California – Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). AFP is a professional fundraising organization focused on the education, ethics and personal development of its membership, sharing best practices and mentoring its professionals and youth.

Fundraising professionals are a key part of many of our local organizations serving the Central Valley. Our professionals strive every day to bring resources to our community benefits organizations that provide a variety of programs and services to promote the welfare of others. Continue Reading →

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Upcoming Events

May 10, 2016 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.

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