AFP Monthly Educational Networking Luncheons

January 27, 2017 – National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon featuring emcee Alex Ruggieri
11:30 – 1:30pm, iHotel Conference Center, Champaign IL
Morning Workshop (8:30 – 11:00) speaker: Ty Bennett

February 16 (Thursday) 12:00-1:00pm – Developing a Case for Support
Location: Anita Purves Nature Center
Speaker: Tim Montague

March 16 (Thursday) 12:00-1:00pmWho’s in Charge Here? Role of the Board of Directors vs. ED
Location: Anita Purves Nature Center
Speaker: Julie Melton, Executive Director, Richland College Foundation

April 20 (Thursday) – The Art, Science, and Magic of Fundraising
Location: Richland Community College
Speaker: John Guastaferro, YMCA, Anaheim, CA

May 18 (Thursday) – What Can an Annual Fund do for You?
Location: Mattoon Golf & Country Club
Speaker: Ron & Sue Rescigno, Rescigno Consulting

Past Year’s Events:

January 15, 2016 – National Philanthropy Day
11:30 – 1:30pm, iHotel Conference Center, Champaign IL

February 19, 2016 – Developing and Implementing an Employee Giving Campaign
Presented by: David A. Cox, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, Lake Land College

March 18, 2016 – Turning Volunteers and Clients into Donors
Presented by: M. Christine Dietrich, Associate Director for Advancement, University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine

April 15, 2016 – Andrew Watt from AFP IHQ

Special Breakfast Roundtable: How Nonprofits are Impacting Your Community; 7:30 – 9:00 am
Presented by: Andrew Watt, President and CEO, AFP-IHQ
Location: iHotel

The Future of Philanthropy and the Impact of Association of Fundraising Professionals; 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Presented by: Andrew Watt, President and CEO, AFP-IHQ
Location: iHotel

May 20, 2016 – Living the Mission

June 17, 2016 – Planned Giving (On the Road)
Presented by: David Frisse, Frisse and Brewster Law
Location: Mattoon Country Club

July 22, 2016 – Crowdfunding (On the Road)
Presented by: Nathan Hand
Location: Danville (location to be determined)

August 25-26, 2016 (8 am to 5 pm) – Fundamentals of Fundraising Course 
Presented by: The instructors are senior fundraisers from the community including several who have achieved the CFRE designation.
Location:United Way of Champaign County, 404 W Church St, Champaign, IL | map

September 9, 2016 – Closely Held Stock – What Nonprofits and Donors Need to Know (On the Road)
Presented by: BKD CPA’s and Advisors, St. Louis
Location: Decatur (location to be determined)

October 21, 2016 – Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Relationship with Government Officials
Presented by:  Jennifer Walling, Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council
Location:  Anita Purves Nature Center, Urbana IL

November 18 – Advanced Storytelling
Presented by:  Dr. Kate McDowell, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Location:  Anita Purves Nature Center

December 9 – Fundraising Ethics webinar
Location:  TBD



January 16, 2015 –  National Philanthropy Day!

February 20, 2015 – Development Roundtable (Cancelled)
Presenters: Stacey Cole, Becca Guyette, Tim Montague

March 13, 2015 – What You Can Do To Boost Donor Retention Rates
Presenter: Steven Shattuck, VP Marketing, Bloomerang

April 17, 2015 – AFP on the Road to Danville (Cancelled)
Planning for Success – Your Development Plan: Where to Start and Why You Should
Presenter: Terry Goode, Development Director at Family Service of Champaign County
Location: Danville Area Community College*

May 21, 2015 – Board Development Panel Discussion
Moderated by: Lyn Jones, Vice President of Fund Development at Carle Foundation

June 25, 2015 – AFP on the Road to Mattoon
Balancing Relationships with Donors, Stakeholders and Others
Presenter: Craig Lindvahl
Location: Mattoon Golf & Country Club*

July 17, 2015 – Overview of Central Illinois Nonprofit Training Institute
12-1:30pm, Developmental Services Center, Champaign
Presented by: Laura Huth, President/CEO, do good Consulting

August 14, 2015 – Storytelling: Power of Stories in Fundraising
Presented by: Erin Minné, Senior Vice President for Advancement, DePaul University

September 18, 2015 – On the Road to Decatur with AFP – The Future of Philanthropy: Giving & Grantmaking in the Next 5-10 Years
12-1:30pm, Millikin University Alumni & Development Center, Decatur
Presented by: Eric Weinheimer, President & CEO, Donors Forum Chicago

October 16, 2015 – Mobile Solutions for Special Events
12-1:30pm, United Way of Champaign County
Presented by: Kelly Velasquez-Hague, Bidpal

November 20, 2015 – Capital Funds Drives
12-1:30pm, United Way of Champaign County
Presented by: Becca Guyette, Director of Leadership Giving, United Way of Champaign County

December 2, 2015 – AFPECI Holiday Social
4pm, Location TBA
Hosted by:  Tim Montague, President, AFPECI

January 15, 2016 – National Philanthropy Day
11:30 – 1:30pm, iHotel Conference Center, Champaign IL