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Practice What We Preach - Call for Nominations!

‘Tis the season for the fundraising professionals of the Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals to “practice what we preach.” 

Since 1995, it has been our Chapter’s holiday tradition to make a charitable gift to one or more nonprofit organizations at our December meeting. At this meeting, a $500 gift from the chapter is presented to the selected organization. Members are also invited to make additional individual contributions as they see fit. 

To qualify, a recipient organization should be:

·        A 501 (c)(3) organization (or fall under the umbrella of a 501 (c)(3) organization)

·        A relatively young or “grass roots” organization

·        Located within the Upper Mississippi Valley AFP region

·        Operate in a manner consistent with our AFP Code of Ethics


Chapter members will vote on the nominations that meet the above criteria.

To nominate an organization to receive the Upper Mississippi Valley chapter’s gift, please complete the nomination form at this link and send it to Mike Swenson at All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28. Questions?  Please call Mike at 608-785-9892. 

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