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Join Us for the
San Joaquin Valley Planned Gifts Council &
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Annual Spring Symposium

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Fort Washington Country Club
10272 N. Millbrook Ave.
Fresno, CA 93730

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Annual Giving in a Major Gifts World!

Tuesday, April 18th

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Mid-Level Donor Crisis

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Presenter(s):

Amy Millis

Amy Millis
Saint Agnes Foundation Annual Giving Officer

Amy Millis is the Annual Giving Officer for Saint Agnes Medical Center Foundation. Since 2014 she has re-invigorated the foundation's annual programs including donor-centered direct mail and foundation communications.

Amy has worked in healthcare philanthropy for most of her 15+ year fundraising career. As a UCLA graduate, she got her start at the American Heart Association before moving to Children's Hospital Los Angeles where she worked on the hospital's one billion dollar "Living Proof" Capital Campaign.

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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

April 18, 2017 - Annual Giving in a Major Gifts World!

May 16, 2017 - The Miracle of Life Insurance / Give a Gift and Get It Back

June 21, 2017 - Winning Strategies for Year-End Giving

August 15, 2017 - Collaborating and Winning with the Central Valley Community Foundation

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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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