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NEW WEBSITE COMING IN MARCH- A new Upper Mississippi Valley AFP website will be released in March with an updated look and feel. Stay tuned for this exciting release!

February Chapter Meeting 2-13-18

" The Impact of the New Tax Law 0n Donors” presented by Brenda Stuhr and Mark Chamberlain, trust officers with Trust Point Inc.
We encourage members to invite other members of management and their board to attend this very informative session.


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Feb 15 - Assistant Director of Reunion Giving
The Assistant Director of Reunion Giving will identify prospective leadership-level donors and will work both independently and with the reunion giving and major gift team to secure leadership (with an emphasis on challenge gifts) and planned gifts for signature reunions and support short-term fundraising projects as needed. ... more >
Dec 20 - Associate Director of Athletics-Development
The Associate Director of Athletics – Development will report to a senior Central Development officer and work closely with the Athletic Director, senior Athletics administrators and coaches. This full-time position has overall responsibility for the UWM Athletics development program, will manage a portfolio of donors and prospects to secure major gifts, and supervise a staff member assigned to assist with Athletics annual fund and events coordination. ... more >
Nov 27 - Development Officer
Luther College is seeking an experienced and proven professional to serve as Development Officer. The development officer serves as an ambassador of the College with responsibility to build and develop long-term, donor-centric relationships built on a firm understanding of the donor’s interest, passions, and values. The primary objective of the officer is to advance the mission of the College by planning and implementing a program to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective donors with major and planned gift potential in support of Luther’s fundraising initiatives and institutional priorities. This position reports to the Director of Development. ... more >
Nov 27 - Leadership Giving Officer
Job Summary: In support of the Luther College President’s Council, the college’s premier giving society, and Luther’s reunion giving program, the Leadership Giving Officer (LGO) will seek to secure visits with prospective leadership-level donors and will work to secure new and renewed multi-year pledges for the Luther Fund (50%), secure leadership and planned gifts for signature reunions and support short-term fundraising projects as needed (50%). Independent travel to meet donors throughout the greater Midwest and the United States is required. The LGO will be an integral member of a seasoned Annual Giving team. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 19, 2018): Emailing Donors, Better Photos, Donor-Advised Photos & More!
(Mar. 19, 2018) 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 >
Mar 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >