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April Meeting
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Toner Center, President's Room
Hwy 14 Winona, MN

11:45 a.m. Networking & Lunch
Noon - 12:15 p.m. Chapter Meeting
12:15-1:15 p.m. Program

Educational Program:  Choosing and Using the Right Metrics to Measure Success

Presenter :  Mark Larkin, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, CentraCare Health Foundation


AFP Chapter Meetings are open to anyone.  Reservations are required.

Please RSVP on or before April 3 at 5:00 p.m. via this link:

Cost for AFP members is $12, non-members is $15, and inlcudes lunch and the program.


Monthly AFP meeting lunches ~ Please consider……….

As our chapter members work in large and small development offices, our local Chapter Board of Directors have purposefully kept the price of a lunch at the exact cost, $12.00, for the past few years.  In charging the exact cost of a lunch, the fees we incur for speaker lunches, member prospects and occasional room fees must be paid by other revenue within our chapter’s very tight budget. 

At last month’s Board meeting, we discussed whether we should raise the monthly lunch fee. Recognizing that many of you do not get reimbursed, we came up with a different solution.  This year we are asking each of you to consider “rounding up” your lunch payment to $15.00 or $20.00 occasionally throughout the year.  In doing so, you will be helping your chapter!  Thank you.


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