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Coming April 5, 2018

Lunch Meeting


AFP Yosemite Chapter
Monthly Lunch Program: 

Board Management


Monica Ojcius, Executive Director of Community Hospice, and a select group of panelists, share their insight and approach to non-profit board management.  Join us as the panelist reflect on the issues, challenges and opportunities when developing and working with your board of directors.


AFP membership not required!  Come have lunch with us and see what we’re all about!


Register below using PayPal or send an email to


Thursday, April 5, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


LOCATION: Skewers Kabob House, 906 J Street , Modesto, CA, in the Elements Room.  (Parking on street or in the City Lot.)


Attendees should enter the Elements Room from the J Street entrance.


AFP Members: $15.00; Non-Members: $20.00 Lunch is included.  Register today!


Please RSVP by Tuesday, January, 30, 2018, 4:00 PM


Register today!



See sidebar, lower right for Reservation/Refund Policy

AFP Yosemite Chapter achieves


Ten Star Gold Status

  ~ and ~

Friends of Diversity Status 


Acknowleged by AFP International











Members Only 



Current AFP members (only!) have access to a variety of helpful articles and resources on the AFP International website. Check out the links below to learn more about major gifts, benchmarks, and prospect research. You may need to login to get full access to these articles and more! Want to be a member? Click here!:


1.  Hot Topic: Boards and Volunteers

Fundraising wouldn't be possible without dedicated volunteers supporting the organization's efforts. This Hot Topic focuses on methods and strategies for engaging volunteers in the work of the organization. It covers recruitment and retention, orientation and training, engagement in fundraising planning and implementation, and delineates the roles of volunteers (including board members) and staff.  It also covers governance issues related to nonprofit boards. Specifically: The Board and Its Special Role in the Organization (Members Only)


2. What are the benefits of a more diverse Board of Directors?  As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, nonprofit boardrooms are not following suit. But a recent study suggests that organizations can benefit from greater diversity among their board members.


The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy — at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis — in partnership with Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates and BoardSource, conducted the study. It's titled The Impact of Diversity: Understanding How Nonprofit Board Diversity Affects Philanthropy, Leadership, and Board Engagement. Find out more on (For everyone.)


3. Kay Sprinkel Grace is the author of seven books related to philanthropic practices and board engagement: Beyond Fund Raising (1997 and 2005, Wiley); High Impact Philanthropy (2001, co-author Alan Wendroff, Wiley); Over Goal! (2005, Emerson & Church); The Ultimate Board Member’s Book, (Third Edition, Revised 2013, Emerson & Church); Fund Raising Mistakes That Bedevil All Boards (Revised 2009, Emerson & Church) The AAA Way to Fundraising Success: Maximizing Involvement, Maximizing Results, (2009, Whit Press of Seattle and Jackson Hole), and The Busy Volunteer’s Guide to Fundraising (2017, Emerson & Church). She contributed a chapter to Fundraising Management 101, edited by Darien Hayman (2011, Jossey-Bass,) and to MeVolution, edited by Tony Myers and Jon Duchinsky (2012, Civil Sector Press, Toronto) as well as four earlier books by other leaders in the field including early editions of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising by Henry A. Rosso. Learn more and order Kay's books here. (For everyone)

Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Yosemite Chapter










Now Accepting Diversity Scholarship Applications: 


AFP Chapter is offering four Diversity Scholarships in 2018, one per quarter throughout the year. First Quarter applications are now being accepted, and due March 31, 2018.


Think you might not be part of a diverse group? Think again! Every person is unique and therefore diverse in their own right. The person selected from the pool of applicants will receive a one-year membership to AFP Yosemite Chapter. Applications will be kept on file for reconsideration throughout the year. 


 Download and email  your scanned copy to: 

or mail to: AFP Yosemite Chapter,

PO Box 1168, Modesto, CA 95354

Know Your Network


Wondering how many of your friends and associates are members of AFP? Want to know which organizations find AFP membership an important part of their fundraising efforts?  Find out here.


Renewing members this month are: Marilyn Jacobs - Sierra Vista Child & Family Services; Tamra Losinski - Family Promise of Greater Modesto; and Monica Ojcius - Community Hospice Foundation.

Did you know can support your tech needs? They manage software and hardward donations to nonprofits at very low cost. Explore their Nonprofit Tech Marketplace to find incredible offers for your organization from leading brands. 

Save the Date


Throughout the year, AFP Yosemite Chapter offers a variety of education sessions to help its members grow as fundraising professionals. Check out these upcoming events and mark your calendars! For more information,you can find our 2018 Program Schedule here.


May 3, 2018 - How Fundraising and Finance Can Get Along. Presented by Roxanne Shockey, CPA and Assurance Partner, Atherton & Associates


June 7, 2018 - Transfer of Wealth BrainstormJoin us as we keep the momentum going on our community Transfer of Wealth study.  Marian Kaanon and George Boodrookas will lead the discussion in this interactive session to capitalize on the good work in progress.


No meetings in July and August - Enjoy your Summer!


National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon is coming in November. Watch for details in the near future, and start thinking about who you would nominate for an award.


Job Postings


AFP Yosemite Chapter occasionally is informed of job openings that we have agreed to post on our website. Our Chapter includes members from Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties.


Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley, CA is seeking a dynamic and strategic Development Director


Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is seeks applicatants for Director of Development


Do you have an employment opportunity? Post your job here.



AFP International Conference is seeking artists to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the Member Art. Deadline for Submission: March 16, 2018

AFP’s members’ got talent, so please let us know if you want to display your artwork!


Members interested in submitting artwork should complete the form:


For more information


About AFP 


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in nearly 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information,






AFP Yosemite Chapter Contact Information:


By mail:

P.O. Box 1168

Modesto, CA 95354


By Email:


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Lunch Meeting Reservation /

Refund Policy

  • If you register for the meeting and pay in advance via Paypal and are unable to attend, you will NOT receive a refund for your payment.
  • If you register in advance without paying and are unable to attend, you will be billed for lunch via PayPal invoice, due and payable on receipt.
  •  If you register and pay in advance but inform us of your inability to attend before the RSVP deadline we will refund your payment. Under the same circumstances if you don’t pay but let us know before the deadline, you will not receive an invoice.
  • We will not carry over your payment to the following month’s meeting.
  • You may designate another to attend in your place in order to retain the value of your registration. In the case where a non-member substitute is designated, that person must pay the balance of $5.00 to attend.
  • Walk-ins, please note: Preregistered attendees will be given priority for lunch. If you don't register in advance, we are unable guarantee adequate food for everyone. You will be charged to attend. 

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