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Social Mixer

Thursday, September 7th

The Lime Lite Restaurant and Lounge

The Lime Lite Restaurant
1054 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno
5:30 - 7:30pm




( RSVP deadline Wednesday, September 6th )

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NextGen Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 12th

Discussion Panelists:

Laura Facciani

Laura Facciani
Human Resources Professional
Provost & Pritchard Consulting, Fresno

Laura is a high-energy and passionate intrapreneur, fueled by problem-solving and creating "digestible" information from the complexities of data, processes, and past experiences.

Innovative, creative and self-motivated, I am a professional with over 6 years' experience developing, implementing, and managing complex projects within time and budgetary constraints. I have a strong background in marketing, business development, human resources, project management, and public speaking...
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Brett Richesin

Brett Richesin
Account Executive and Assisant VP
Alliant Insurance Services - Agribusiness & Food Solutions Team, Fresno

Brett is an Assistant Vice President on Alliant Insurance Services’ Central California based Agribusiness Team. He focuses on the production and servicing of a wide spectrum of Agriculture and Food Industry accounts. Prior to joining Alliant in February 2014, Brett spent 3 years with Aon in their Early Career Development Program working with clients in the following industries: Fertilizer, Ag Chemical, Seed, Fresh Fruit, Vegetable, Nut Growers, Shippers, and Packers. Before working at Aon, Brett was a Producer of Health & Benefits Insurance for DLR Insurance Solutions...
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Eddie Zamora

Eddie Zamora
Contact Center Mangager
Noble Credit Union, Fresno

Eddie is currently the Contact Center Manager at Noble Credit Union. He received his bachelor’s degree in Communication from California State University, Fresno. He began his professional career at Bank of America as a Personal Banker and later a Branch Manager. Throughout his career in banking, he re-established and oversaw Bank of America Community Volunteers for four years, which focused on corporate social responsibility, employee engagement, and volunteerism. He worked closely with several community benefit organizations. During that time, Eddie led and managed over 170 volunteer events through 27 community benefit organizations...
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Discussion Moderator:

Marcel Bourdase

Marcel Bourdase, MPA, CAE
VP of Nonprofit & Business Solutions
Professional Exchange Service Corporation, Fresno

Event Sponsor

Professional Exchange Service Corporation

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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

September 7, 2017 - Social Mixer

September 12, 2017 - NextGen Panel Discussion

September 19, 2017 - Transformative Gifts-Planned Giving Seminar

October 17, 2017 - TBA

November 9, 2017 - National Philanthropy Day

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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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Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
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Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
October 17, 2017 - TBA
November 9, 2017 - National Philanthropy Day
January 16, 2018 - TBA
May 1, 2020 - May 1, 2021 - AFP CA, Valley Chapter - Get the Grant!