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Announcing our November 2017

Lunch Meeting.

 

November 2, 2017:Getting the Most From Your Database


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

 

Catherine M. Connolly has been working in membership and direct marketing for almost 25 years. She has been on both sides of the consulting relationship — as both a client and a consultant. After working at a large, national consulting agency, she spent time at Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (now known at Earthjustice). There she integrated the direct marketing program into the bigger scheme of the entire Development office, along with building the institutional readiness needed for a successful mail program. For more than 15 years, she has been consulting, working with clients both nationally and locally who are facing challenges with their direct marketing efforts. Catherine holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California, graduating cum laude. She has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) for more than 12 years. Catherine is a member of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), DMA Nonprofit Federation, Association of Fundraising Professionals and the local California Capital Chapter, and Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel.

 

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 afpyosemite@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 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.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

October 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...

 

Our last meeting of the year!

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

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!

 

The first two articles this month are for everyone! The next few are for Members Only.

 

1. Tips from Members: Choosing a Donor Database - There is no perfect donor database. Every donor database on the market has strengths and weaknesses. The challenge is to find a database with strengths that meet your needs and weaknesses that will not get in your way. Learn more here.

 

2. Five questions to ask before buying online donation processing software: 

Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Here are 5 questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software.

 

 

3. Hot Topic: Prospect Research -The focus of philanthropy must be relationship-building that is customized to the needs and desires of the donor. Individuals have different motivations for and patterns of giving. The more you know about potential donors’ motives and how they like to give, the better positioned you are to make effective solicitations. Find out how your database can help.

 

4. Hot Topic: Donor Relations/Stewardship - Relationships are critical in fundraising. The focus of philanthropy must be relationship-building that is customized to the needs and desires of the donor. Individuals have different motivations for and patterns of giving. The more an organization knows about potential donors’ motives and how they like to give, the better positioned it is to make effective solicitations. Tracking your relationships in a database is key.

 

5: Hot Topic: Major Gifts - Major gifts are contributions that make a significant difference to the nonprofit organization to which they are given. Your database is where you can Identify potential major gifts donors.

 

Members Only: Accepting Chamberlain Scholarship Applications now!

 

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is again proud to announce the Chamberlain Scholarship program for the 2018 AFP International Fundraising Conference.

 

The Foundation will offer every AFP Chapter in Accord for 2017 one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient’s conference registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee, to the AFP International Fundraising Conference on Philanthropy to be held April 15-17, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. 

 

If you’d like to apply, please click here!

 

For questions, please contact Amber Flores at aflores@galloarts.org. 

 

Chamberlain Scholarship Applications are due October 25, 2017

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.

 

AFP Yosemite Chapter welcomes Joshua Kaufmann, Stanislaus Community Foundation, and Michael Goodman, Modesto Symphony Orchestra, as its newest members. 

 

Renewing members are George Boodrookas - Modesto Junior College Foundation, Marci Boucher - Society for disABILITIES, Kevin Brunk - Stanislaus State, Joan Hart - Central Catholic High School, Beverly Hatcher - United Samaritans Foundation, Roxanne Nelson - Salvation Army, and Craig Orona - Sierra Vista Child and Family Services. 

 

Be the Cause

 

Have you made a gift to AFP Foundation's Be The Cause yetPlease consider giving now!

 

AFP Foundation is how AFP helps us with scholaships and makes other learning oppotunities available. Use the link below to

MAKE A GIFT

 

 

Scholarships Available

 

Members Only

 

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is again proud to announce the Chamberlain Scholarship program for the 2018 AFP International Fundraising Conference.

 

The Foundation will offer every AFP Chapter in Accord for 2017 one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient’s conference registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee, to the AFP International Fundraising Conference on Philanthropy to be held April 15-17, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

 

If you’d like to apply, please click here!

 

For questions, please contact Amber Flores at aflores@galloarts.org.

 

Chamberlain Scholarship Applications are due October 25, 2017

 

AFP Diversty Scholarships (3 Available)

 

AFP Yosemite Chapter is offering membership scholarships for the upcoming year.

 

Applications can be found here.

 

Applications must be submitted by December 19, 2017.

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.

 

There are no current job postings. Do you have an opening you need to fill? Ask us about Job Posting!

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, 

www.afpnet.org

 

 

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AFP Yosemite Chapter Contact Information:

 

By mail:

P.O. Box 1168

Modesto, CA 95354

 

By Email: 
afpyosemite@gmail.com

 

Visit our website: afpyosemite.afpnet.org

 

 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 afpyosemite@gmail.com 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