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June Meeting Announcement:




Connecting Heads AND Hearts:
New Considerations for Local Nonprofits



Presenter: Marian Kaanon, Chief Executive Officer,
    Stanislaus Community Foundation


Increasingly, donors are looking to fund outcomes, not programs. Have nonprofits caught up to this new reality? How do you position your organization’s impact and sustainability in a way that aligns with shifting donor expectations? Do you think about value-add and your mission’s return on investment? If you’re not thinking in these terms, it may be time to stretch your organization. Stanislaus Community Foundation CEO Marian Kaanon will provide some insight into the perceptions of philanthropists and how to connect their hearts and their heads in authentic ways.


Marian Kaanon is the CEO of Stanislaus Community Foundation. Marian Kaanon grew up in Modesto and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Communication Studies.


Learn more about Marian and Stanislaus Community Foundation.



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



Thursday, June 1, 2017 ▪ 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Skewers on J Street, Modesto


Register online today! or email

Please register by Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 4:00 PM

Members Only... or not!


Some of this month's offerings are for everyone, not just members!





1.  An Introduction to Impact Investing


Impact investing is a new way both private and public investors can make money while doing good for society. It represents investment in organizations or funds that aim to provide a financial return, as well as a clear intention to provide measurable social returns.  

Read more here...


2.  Hot Topic: Cause-Related Marketing/Sponsorships


Many companies recognize the benefit of community involvement as a way to improve their image and identity within the community.  Companies may give to their communities by providing in-kind gifts, matching gifts, pro bono services, office or meeting space, and skilled volunteers.  Corporate philanthropy takes place through direct monetary gifts to a nonprofit, often made through the corporation's foundation. Continue reading...


3.  Hot Topic: Case for Support


The basis of fundraising is the organization’s case for support. It is an internal document whose purpose is to state the cause and all the reasons why prospective donors might want to contribute to its advancement. The case is driven by the mission and strategic plan of the organization. It describes the organization’s goals and objectives and covers the programs and services it provides. Typically, there is one large case for the organization as a whole; from it, smaller individual case statements are developed for various constituencies and programs. The case helps to make it possible to match the organization’s needs to the donor’s needs. Learn more...


4. The Characteristics of an Organizational Impact 


The term "organizational impact" has a different meaning in each context it is used. For instance, in any organization you can examine the impact of any major change coming from inside or outside the firm. One way to better understand this phenomena would be to examine the organizational impact of technology and its associated characteristics. Continue reading...

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AFP Yosemite Chapter occasionally is informed of job openings that we have arranged to post on our website. Our Chapter includes members from Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties. Here's how it works...


Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Yosemite Chapter






May 2017


In this Issue


June 1, 2017
Lunch Meeting


Members Only


Job Postings


Save The Date


Your AFP Community


Community Events







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! Learn more...


September 7, 2017: AFP Yosemite Chapter hosts our regular monthly lunch meeting.

Topic: Small Shop Fundraising - Doing More With Less

Presenter: Amy Wolfe, President and CEO, AgSafe


October 5, 2017: Special all-day event - details coming soon!

Your AFP Community


AFP Yosemite Chapter welcomes Gloria Murphy, Diamond Care, Inc. and Kara Turpen, Sonora Regional Medical Center as its newest members.


Click here for a complete list of Chapter members. 


 Community Events



Nonprofit Learning Lab Presents Nonprofit Institute at the California Endowment Building, 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 

*Please note: It is strongly encourage that you take public transportation. The closest BART station is the 19th Street Oakland Station. 


November 8, 2017, 8:45am - 4:00. Early Bird Registration $90.


Registration includes Light Breakfast, Opening Session, Workshops, Networking Lunch, Idea Exchange, Consulting Cafe, and Continuing Education Units through CFRE

  • Affordable professional development
  • Interactive workshops led by experienced trainers
  • Intermediate to advanced level trainings with practical information that you can use to improve the effectiveness of your organization.

The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information to more effectively operate in their roles. 


Hear what past participants have to say about our trainings. A full program schedule will be released on June 15, 2017. 

View previous program schedules to see the type of workshops that will be made available. 



Check out AFP Yosemite Chapter’s calendar to view upcoming community events.


Do you have an upcoming event that you would like us to include? Please send your event information to and we’ll post it!