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Janaury Meeting 2017

Philanthropy Round-Table Discussions

Meeting date:  Tuesday, Janaury 10, 2017

11:45am - Registration 12:00pm - Lunch
12:30pm - Program 1:15pm - Adjourn        

Location Radisson Hotel, LaCrosse, WI

RSVP:   Please RSVP by Friday, Janaury 6th at 5pm by clicking here.

*You will not be automatically included in the head count for lunch. If you RSVP and cannot attend and do not cancel, you will be invoiced or reminded to pay.

*Members lunch cost is $12/person and guests or non-members is $20/person. First time guests are complimentary so please invite non-members to join us and find out about the great benefits of AFP. 

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Jan 10 - Director of Legacy and Gift Planning at Luther College
Luther College is seeking an experienced and proven professional to serve as Director of Legacy and Gift Planning. The ideal candidate will be chief strategist for gift planning, offering leadership, vision and direction. The Director will be charged with expanding the existing vehicles and practices through which Luther can generate deferred support for institutional priorities. S/he will serve as philanthropic advisor to potential donors and work alongside colleagues to craft creative giving options tailored to individual circumstances of each donor. ... more >
Nov 21 - Major Gift Officer
The mission of the UW-L University Advancement Division is to strengthen relationships with University stakeholders and manage engagement and fundraising activities to secure resources and support for the University’s mission and vision. Advancement is an integrated function of communications, alumni relations and fundraising which coordinates images, messages and constituency engagement activities to disseminate critical information, create powerful experiences, and offer essential services to key constituencies. University Communications’ mission is to serve UW-La Crosse by setting the highest standards for its creative work using the power of words and images to advance its educational mission. The office provides campus news bureau and publication services, web design and development, and social media support. Its primary responsibility is to share information about the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with the publics who influence our success including the campus community, alumni and friends, current and prospective donors, and the local and global community our campus serves. Alumni relations, through the UW-L Alumni Association, works to create a lifetime connection with UW-L by building and maintaining relationships among students, alumni, friends and the University. The Development Program, in conjunction with the UW-L Foundation, serves to maximize private gift support for the University. We strive for philanthropic results through donor-centered service and student-focused opportunities in order to enhance the academic activities in instruction, research, education and public service. This position is under the general supervision of the Director of Development and will work extensively with a team of employees within the Division of University Advancement including the UWL Foundation, the UWL Alumni Association, and communications. The person in the Major Gift Officer role will also serve as the liaison between the College of Liberal Studi ... more >
Jan 19 - AFP Canada Board of Directors 2017 Nominations
The Association of Fundraising Professionals is proud to announce that a new AFP Canada Board governance structure will be implemented in 2017. Nominations to serve on the first Board of Directors are open until January 31, 2017. ... more >
Jan 18 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 16, 2017): Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy, More on the Overhead Myth, Storytelling More!
(Jan. 16, 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 >
Jan 12 - What’s Top of Mind for Fundraisers in 2017?
(Jan. 11, 2017) Instead of predicting what might happen in 2017 (and you can find a lot of those articles here), we asked a few AFP members what issues they are most concerned about—the trends or challenges that are keeping them up at night. ... more >
Jan 11 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 9, 2017): Communicating Effectively, Buy-A-Brick Fundraising, The Donor Journey, More!
(Jan. 9, 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 >
Jan 4 - Russell Raker, Father of the ACFRE Program, Passes Away
Russell Raker, ACFRE, former AFP board member who led the development and implementation of the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Credential (ACFRE) program, passed away on Dec. 21 at the age of 75. ... more >