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Announcing our September 2017

Lunch Meeting.


September 14, 2017: Small Shop Fundraising - The Art of Doing More with Less, presented by Amy Wolfe, President and CEO of AgSafe.


Executive and Development Directors of small shops regularly face the challenge of determining how best to use their human and financial resources to further their development program.  This session will help the leaders of small shops – either Executive Directors with development responsibility or Development Directors working alone or with limited personnel – a system for determining the right components for their development program.


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, September 14, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Please note: This is the second Thursday in Sept.!


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


Please enter the Elements Room from the J Street entrance.


AFP Members: $15.00; Non-Members: $20.00, includes lunch.


Deadline: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 4:00 PM


Register today!

Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Yosemite Chapter






August 2017



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...


October 5, 2017:

The 2017 AFP Conference on Philanthropy - Pay It Forward: Intergenerational Philanthropy In Our Area. Featured Speaker: Marian Kaanon. Keynote Speaker: Kay Sprinkel Grace. This will be a full-day of learning, networking, a Q&A Panel of local philanthropic family members, with breakfast and lunch included. Two educational sessions with two tracks each to choose from. Register early - only 90 seats are available for this special event.

Download your registration form today!



November 2, 2017: Getting the Most From Your Database

Presenter: Catherine Connolley, MBA, CFRE - Direct Marketing & Membership Consultant


December 7, 2017: Yosemite Chapter Holiday Networking Party & Annual Meeting

(Not Just For) 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! Not a member? Click here!


This month's articles are available for everyone!


1. We don’t need to tell you this, but the struggle of the small shop is real!  We recently got to chat with Ligia Peña about the challenges and rewards of working in a small shop. Here are some of the questions we asked, and the answers Ligia provided.


2. Fundraising Strategy/Approach: Monthly Giving for the Small Shop – Interview with Harvey McKinnon (Pamela Grow): Here, succinctly stated, is the case for establishing a monthly giving program, and how even a one-person shop can do it. First published in 2011, it’s just as relevant today if you don’t already have a monthly giving program in your arsenal. Read the interview here.


3. And from our speaker herself: AFP had a chance to chat with Amy Wolfe about small shop growth and success. Learn more...


4. The Victories and Challenges of Small Shop Fundraising - Josh Bowman, CFRE, blogs: For those folks who haven’t felt the deep joy and incredible challenges inherent in small shop fundraising, allow me to elucidate...


5: Fundraising in the Small Development Shop: Accomplish More and Stress Less. Foundation Source's GrantSpace blogger, Susan Gabriel had this to say: If you work in a development department with very few staff (or if you’re the only staff), sometimes it might seem as though your daily to-do list has no end in sight, or that you never have enough resources to handle the weight of your fundraising duties. But lo, there may be some ways for you to lighten your load...


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.




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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.


The following jobs are currently posted:


Annual Giving Coordinator


Assistant Director of Development

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


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 Community Events


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! Click here to view the event calendar.


The AFP Orange County, CA chapter invites you to:
Fundamentals of Fundraising
November 7-8, 2017, 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A 16-hour AFP-approved course taught in an active learning style including case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. A stellar cast of instructors.  Click below for more information.

$390 for Members
$490 for Non-Members
$250 for Students

Registration fees include lunch and materials for all sessions