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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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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 >
Sep 2 - New Horizons for Canada: Formal Governance Structure, Senior Staff, and Much More
After listening to AFP chapters and members for more than a year, the Canada New Horizons Task Force is ready to present its recommendations to the AFP Board. Learn what’s in store for the AFP Canada community in the years to come! ... more >
Sep 2 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Sep 2 - New Charity Platform/Fact Sheet Available for Chapters, Members to Highlight Sector
(Sept. 1, 2015) With the October election quickly approaching, AFP is encouraging members to highlight the new federal charity platform developed by a coalition of charitable organizations and associations. ... more >
Sep 1 - Chatting about Donor Retention with John Greenhoe, CFRE
(Sept 1, 2015) Last year, AFP's most popular webinar was presented by John Greenhoe, CFRE, on discovery calls, so naturally we invited him back to present again this year. The topic for his webinar this year is Donor Retention, including how discovery calls play a part. We got to chat with John recently about donor retention, discovery calls and how he plans on topping his webinar from last year. Click here to register for his AFP webinar on September 16. ... more >
Aug 30 - New National Philanthropy Day Supplement from AFP & The Globe and Mail
Once again, The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2015 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day on November 13. Read on to find out how to leverage this marketing with donors and volunteers alike. ... more >