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Nominations for NPD Now Being Accepted – Deadline Nov. 15, 2016

NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR  
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY 2017

Who is your hero? Who deserves recognition for their support of your nonprofit’s mission with their time, talent, or treasure? Now is the time to show your gratitude by nominating that individual, group, or organization for an award to be presented on National Philanthropy Day on January 27, 2017. Please take a moment to complete the nomination form by November 15, doesn’t your hero deserve it?

Alex Ruggieri NPD Emcee 2017

Alex Ruggieri NPD Emcee 2017

The AFPECI welcomes nominations of people and organizations that have made extraordinary philanthropic contributions to the nonprofit community in East Central Illinois. We recognize the following categories:

To see past winners, please visit: www.afpeci.org/npd

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Outstanding Foundation or Organization
Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
Lisa Mauney Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Lifetime Achievement Award

The award recipients will be selected by a panel of philanthropic volunteers and professionals from East Central Illinois. All award recipients and nominators will be notified of the results by Dec 15, 2016. The recipients will be announced publicly in December and will be presented their awards at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. We hope all award recipients or a close representative can attend the Awards Luncheon.

Communities represented by the AFPECI include: Champaign-Urbana, Danville, Decatur, Mattoon, Charleston, and Effingham

For more information please contact Tim Montague | email: tim@montaguebrands.com | phone: 217.722.0429 m

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Ty Bennett, Best Selling Author

Please mark your calendars and join us for the National Philanthropy Day banquet on January 27, 2017 when we will celebrate area heroes. Tickets available here. Come early to enjoy a powerful message from international speaker Ty Bennett as he presents his dynamic program: Partnership is the New Leadership.

I look forward to meeting your hero!
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Winnie Crowder, CFRE
President, Association of Fundraising Professionals East Central Illinois Chapter

By |October 17th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Nominations for NPD Now Being Accepted – Deadline Nov. 15, 2016

Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Relationship with Government Officials

Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Relationship with Government Officials

Friday, October 21, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm | Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 North Broadway Avenue, Urbana IL  map | Register

There are many reasons that non-profits interact with government officials. A non-profit can be involved in advocacy as part of their mission, receive government funding, or need to lobby for or against statutes, ordinances, or rules that impact non-profit work. Non-profits can also benefit from relationships with elected officials even if they have no plans to lobby or advance policy. Jennifer Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) and state lobbyist for Illinois’ environmental community, will share best practices and tips for non-profits that want to develop relationships with elected officials.

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About the Speaker:

Jennifer WallingJennifer Walling started as executive director of Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) in January of 2011. In addition to managing the organization, Jennifer lobbies on behalf of IEC’s nearly 70 member organizations on a wide range of issues. She previously worked as chief of staff to State Senator Heather Steans. Jennifer obtained her law degree and master’s degree in Natural Resouces and Environmental Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Law School in 2006, after gaining her undergraduate degree in NRES at the University of Illinois, as well.

1 Continuing Education Units from CFRE International

By |October 10th, 2016|AFP, CFRE, Donor Loyalty, Fundraising, Government Relations, News|Comments Off on Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Relationship with Government Officials

Partnership Is the New Leadership – NPD Educational Program with Ty Bennett

As part of the National Philanthropy Day Celebration and Awards Program the AFPECI is proud to present:

Partnership Is the New Leadership – featuring Ty Bennett | Tickets

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Friday, January 27, 2017 | 9-11:30 am | NPD Luncheon 11:30-1:30 pm

The Association of Fundraising Professionals East Central Illinois Chapter (AFPECI) is proud to present our annual National Philanthropy Day Celebration and Awards Program to recognize outstanding philanthropic achievements by individuals and organizations in East Central Illinois. Read more about NPD.

Special morning program: Partnership is the New Leadership
2 Hour Seminar with Ty Bennett, International Speaker and Author

January 27, 2017 | I Hotel & Conference Center, Champaign IL
Doors Open at 9:00 am | Program:  9:30 am to 11:30 am |                Eventbrite - National Philanthropy Day 2017 - Celebration and Awards Program

Partnership Is the New Leadership
Over the last five years a survey of more than 5,000 leaders asked one question …what do you want from your people? The answer was consistently …commitment. What builds commitment is the leader’s approach to building relationships, providing value, creating buy-in and communicating with influence.

Using case studies of leaders and organizations whose culture and growth is built through partnership-based leadership, Ty Bennett’s talks share proven strategies and techniques to increase the leadership and overall commitment of your people.

Takeaways include:
•Specific ways to provide value that creates influence
•The Power of Commitment – “A leader who lacks passion will have followers who lack commitment”
•How to Create Buy-in – “People support what they help create”
•Keys to building relationships that last
•Why motivation is important but it’s overrated
•The three biggest obstacles that cause leaders to fail
•How to master conversational leadership

About Ty Bennett

When Ty was 21 years old, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue while still in their twenties. Since that time, he has developed over 500 sales managers globally with sales and leadership in 37 countries. As a young entrepreneur, Ty went on to found Leadership Inc. – a speaking and training company with a mission to empower individuals and organizations.

With a natural ability to engage and empower others, Ty draws on his experience in the trenches to share real and tangible techniques about the principles of leadership that continue to create his success. Ty was recently featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40. Read more

 

Morning Program only: $75 AFP Members | $100 Non-Members
Program & NPD Luncheon: $100 AFP Members | $125 Non-Members
NPD luncheon only per person: $40
Table of 8 for NPD luncheon: $300
For questions or group pricing please contact Tim Montague, AFP Past-President, tim@montaguebrands.com | 217.722.0429 m

By |October 11th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Partnership Is the New Leadership – NPD Educational Program with Ty Bennett

Mission Focused Planned Giving with Attorney David Frisse

AFPECI on the Road in Mattoon
Thursday, June 16th, 2014 | Noon – 1:30pm | Mattoon Country Club, 6700 N Country Club Rd, Mattoon, IL | map

Attorney David Frisse

Attorney David Frisse

Please join us on Thursday, June 16th as lawyer and author, David Frisse, will present on the topic of mission focused planned giving. This On the Road with AFP event will be hosted at Mattoon Country Club. Mr. Frisse is an experienced estate, farm and business planning attorney, and is excited to share his experience helping families with their legacy and charitable planning. Dave will discuss the interaction of testamentary and lifetime giving, the need for structure and a support team and conversations that planning and fundraising professionals can have with middle class and wealthy patrons to make testamentary giving much more likely. Read more

 

By |June 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Mission Focused Planned Giving with Attorney David Frisse

Anatomy of a Successful Social Media Campaign Webinar with Nathan Hand

Thursday, July 14, 12:00-1:00pm

United Way of Champaign County, 404 West Church Street, Champaign IL 61820

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By now we all understand social media, we’re working to post relevant things and gain followers. But how do we truly leverage what we’ve built to do something for our organizations?

Nate Hand

Nathan Hand

Campaigns are the lifeblood of social change. Capital campaigns, social media campaigns, ad campaigns, political campaigns – all organizations seek to mobilize and empower people towards some end goal. We’ll break down what works in social media campaigns and why. Understanding the psychology and theory – giving you tips, tricks and a planning framework for your own successful campaign.

Boxed lunch is included

1 Continuing Education Units, CFRE

Participants will learn…

  • The psychology behind building campaigns and momentum
  • The various steps in preparing and designing a social media campaign
  • Tools and tricks for executing a successful social media campaign

Nathan Hand is a philanthropy pro and nonprofit blogger who enjoys connecting people with the causes that need them. He has helped countless local, national and international organizations build awareness and raise funds. He serves as Director of Advancement at The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis, Faculty at The Fund Raising School at Indiana University, is past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Indiana, serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations and presents regularly on a variety of topics including fundraising, social media, nonprofit marketing, leadership and more.  Nathan has a masters in Philanthropic Studies from the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University and did his undergraduate work at DePauw University. When he’s not working, he’s tweeting at @nathan_hand and blogging at www.nonprofitnate.com.

By |June 21st, 2016|AFP, CFRE, Crowdfunding, Fundraising Campaign, Social Media|Comments Off on Anatomy of a Successful Social Media Campaign Webinar with Nathan Hand

Diversity Scholarships for Fundraisers Offered by AFPECI

Deadline Extended to October 31, 2016! | Online application

The AFP East Central Illinois is pleased to announce our new Diversity Initiative which includes several scholarship opportunities for individuals to join our Chapter. This includes scholarships for professionals, young professionals, retired professionals, and college students. Applications are being taken through July 15, 2016. Apply online -or- download PDF application

The Association of Fundraising Professionals East Central Illinois is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse culture. We strive to accurately reflect the diversity of our community through both our membership and programming.

Our comprehensive diversity plan includes:

  1. Intentionally increase membership among college, young professionals, and retired individuals.
  2. Actively engage our chapter and board in programs that boast diversity and inclusiveness.
  3. Create four scholarships to help increase diversity among AFPECI membership:
  • Professional Scholarship: Fundraising Professional over age of 30, currently working in a fundraising position ($300 scholarship including $50 in chapter dues)
  • Young Professional: Fundraising Professional under age of 30, currently working in a fundraising position ($125 scholarship including $50 in chapter dues)
  • Retired Scholarship:  Retired fundraising professional, must have been member of AFP past 5 consecutive years ($125 scholarship including $50 in chapter dues)
  • Collegiate: Current college member in a two-year or four-year school ($85 scholarship including $50 in chapter dues)

These scholarships pay 100% of the membership dues in each of demographic categories to the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

  1. Maintain a Diversity board chair member and create a Diversity committee to be overseen by that board member.

Download the Scholarship Application. Or apply using this online form. For more information contact Gabe Walder, Diversity Chair, AFPECI  | email: gabriel@loving-shepherd.org | tel. 217-714-5578

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Gabe Walder, Diversity Chair, AFPECI

 

By |June 2nd, 2016|AFP, College Students, Fundraising, News, Retired Professionals, Scholarships, Young professionals|Comments Off on Diversity Scholarships for Fundraisers Offered by AFPECI

Living the Mission: Inspiring Donors – A panel discussion with local nonprofit leaders

May 20, 2016, Educational Luncheon Program with the AFPECI

Living the Mission:  Inspiring Donors – A panel discussion with local nonprofit leaders

May Program Speakers

May 20, 2016, 12 noon – 1:30 PM | Phillips Recreation Center | 505 W Stoughton St, Urbana, IL 61801 | map | Register

Speakers:
Isak Griffiths, Executive Director, Courage Connection
Melany Jackson, Executive Director, C-U at Home
Kelly White, Executive Director, 40 North, Champaign County Arts Council
Moderator: Ellen Kirsanoff, Urbana Park District

Eventbrite - Living the Mission: Inspiring Donors - A panel discussion with local nonprofit leaders
Join the AFPECI for an informative panel discussion with local nonprofit executive directors who will explore how they and their staffs are going beyond program delivery and are ‘living the mission’ of their organization! Opportunities and challenges they will address include: Is there a risk to living so close to the heart of the organization? How do they stay grounded and passionate about their organizations? How do they translate their personal connection to the mission into organizational values and a working vision for their board members? How does living the mission inspire donors for the long term? And how does a development professional fuse their executive director’s passion into the brand of the organization?

At the conclusion of this session, participants will:
-Learn how and when to introduce donors to an organizations’ leadership
-Learn how executive directors who are living their mission engage donors and volunteers
-Explore methods to inspire new and long-term donors and keep them engaged

Read more | Register

Lunch is included!
AFP Members: $20
Non-AFP Members: $30

Panelist Bios:

Isak Griffiths, Executive Director, Courage Connection
Isak Griffiths received her MBA from the University of Illinois, comes to Courage Connection having managed her own leadership development business, facilitated Dale Carnegie training programs, and developed systems, programs and training courses in the library systems and telecommunications industries. She works with Madhu Viswanathan’s Marketplace Literacy Project in India and Tanzania. Ms. Griffiths is a veteran of the United States Air Force and AmeriCorps, a Champaign West Rotary board member and Paul Harris fellow, and member of Women in Business and of the Executive Club of Champaign County.

Kelly White, Executive Director of 40 North
Kelly White joined 40 North 88 West in September 2009 as Project Coordinator of two programs specific to downtown Champaign: Art & Sol – an outdoor performance series, and Sight Specific – a series of storefront exhibits. White was previously the manager of Verde Gallery in downtown Champaign where she supervised the planning, development and installation of all exhibitions as well as related events. Prior to re-locating to the Champaign-Urbana area, Kelly was Assistant Museum Curator and Collections Manager for the SCAD Museum of Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she received her MFA and MA in Art History and Painting. She is also currently an Art History instructor at Parkland College.

Melany Jackson, Executive Director, C-U at Home
Melany Jackson’s passion is serving the homeless and helping those in need. She earned her Master of Divinity in Kansas City where she was a leader in the Midwestern Evangelism Teams that minister to people from every walk of life. She moved back to Champaign in 2009 and served at Salt & Light, Canteen Run, and The Salvation Army, dedicated to taking food, clothing, hygiene products and information to those who in need. Melany became the Executive Director of C-U at Home in May of 2012 and began liquidating her assets to commit to the cause of CU at Home full-time shortly thereafter.  She lives in Restoration Urban Ministries to live in a transitional housing setting herself, while leading this effort to serve the homeless population.

By |May 3rd, 2016|Donor Loyalty, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Mission based fundraising, News, volunteerism|Comments Off on Living the Mission: Inspiring Donors – A panel discussion with local nonprofit leaders

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course Coming to East Central Illinois in August 2016!

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course – short course covers all aspects of successful nonprofit fundraising
August 25 and 26, 2016 | 
United Way of Champaign County, 404 W Church St, Champaign, IL | map
The instructors are senior fundraisers from the community including several who have achieved the CFRE designation. See below for module and instructor details.
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The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is a 16-hour intensive program that will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience. The course consist of seven modules designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. The course counts for 16.0 points of CFRE Credit for initial certification or recertification.
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The modules and instructors are:

~ Day 1 ~
Module I: Overview of Fundraising – Winnie Crowder, CFRE
Module II: Developing and Integrated Fundraising Program – Terry Goode, CFRE
Module III: Marketing for Ongoing Success – Tim Montague, M.S. CFRE
Module IV: Building and Sustaining Relationships – Becca Guyette, CFRE

~ Day 2 ~
Module V: Securing the Gift – Jackie Joines, CFRE
Module VI: Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising – Janice McAteer, MNA
Module VII: Management and Accountability – Julie Melton, MNA CFRE

The Fundamentals Course will be offered Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuition is $390 for AFP members and $490 for non-members (includes all training materials, continental breakfast and lunch)
Space is limited, register today!

Course Objectives:

Module 1:  Overview of Fundraising

A big-picture look at professional fundraising, including the important role philanthropy plays in organizations and key motivations behind why people give. Also included: the primary sources of contributions; what an integrated development program looks like and which essential components aid success; the fundraising profession as a career, focusing on key qualities for success and a basic path for personal and professional development in the field; an introduction to professional standards and ethics.

Objectives:  After this module, you’ll be better able to:

•       Explain the culture of philanthropy and the role philanthropy plays in organizations.

•       Name 8-10 key reasons people give.

•       Describe the primary sources of contributions.

•       Describe the essential components of an integrated development program and the primary purpose of each one.

•       State key qualities that every fundraiser should possess and describe a basic path for personal professional development.

•       Describe the key principles of the Donor Bill of Rights and the AFP Code of Ethics.

Module 2: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program

To effectively raise funds for an organization’s mission, it’s important to have a comprehensive plan in place that articulates the organization’s case for support and includes appropriate giving opportunities. This module covers the importance of connecting that comprehensive plan with the organization’s overall mission and strategic plan. The module features an overview of campaign types (annual giving, major gifts, planned giving) with a focus on the key role of annual giving. Content will include establishing/ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place to both ensure integrity of donor intent and to honor donors/volunteers in appropriate ways.

Objectives:  After this module, you’ll be better able to:

•       Discuss the relationship between the organization’s overall mission and strategic plan and the development plan.

•       State the reasons for coordinating the budgeting and planning process of the fundraising department with that of the overall organization.

•       Define elements in background information and in the case for support that will have the most appeal to appropriate stakeholders, both emotionally and rationally.

•       Describe the essential components of an integrated development program.

•       Identify stakeholders typically affected by a development plan.

•       Distinguish the differences between and uses for annual giving, major gifts, and planned giving.

•       Describe the key characteristics of individual and group solicitations, and when each is most effectively used.

•       Define the reasons for and differences between gift acknowledgement, acceptance, and recognition policies.

Module 3: Marketing for Ongoing Success

Communicating information about fundraising activities to appropriate audiences (donors and prospects alike) and keeping all stakeholders informed about the organization’s progress is critical to ongoing and future success. Effective marketing is a key part of building and sustaining relationships for fundraising purposes. This module will cover creating a plan for marketing and communications activities that support development goals and strategies. It will also touch on the growing roles and importance of the Internet and social media in fundraising.

Objectives:  After this module, you’ll be better able to:

•       Explain the definition of marketing and describe its application to fundraising.

•       Cite examples of communications methods and describe how each might be used to cultivate and retain donors.

•       Identify a variety of ways an organization’s marketing message can be shared with stakeholders, and suggest which best fit particular stakeholders.

•       Prepare donor-centered solicitation materials that will influence and facilitate informed gift decisions.

•       Describe the roles of the Internet and social media in fundraising.

Module 4: Building & Sustaining Relationships

Relationships are the key to fundraising success, and successful relationships start with knowing current and prospective donors well. This module will introduce the powerful role of prospect and donor research, including identifying and segmenting prospects and donors according to appropriate variables as well as effective donor records management to support ongoing relationships. Finally, cultivation, establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals and organizations, and optimizing relationships to retain donors rounds out the module.

Objectives:  After this module, you’ll be better able to:

•       Explain the role of research in identifying individuals and groups with the capacity and potential to give in order to qualify them for further research and cultivation efforts.

•       Describe examples of effective cultivation strategies and identify steps to use to maximize gift return on an ongoing basis.

•       Identify the basic elements of good relationships with volunteers, donors, and qualified prospects.

•       Cite examples of effective relationship-building strategies.

•       Define “stewardship” and describe its role in building lasting relationships.

•       Discuss application of appropriate acknowledgement, acceptance, and recognition policies and practices.

Module 5: Securing the Gift

Once the development plan is in place and appropriate policies and procedures are set up, it’s time to actively solicit gifts from donors and prospects. In this module, a closer look will be taken at solicitation strategies for campaign types, focusing most closely on solicitation techniques for annual giving. Additionally, there will be an overview of techniques for soliciting major and planned gifts. Special emphasis will be placed on implementing critical acknowledgement, acceptance, and recognition practices.

Objectives:  After this module, you’ll be better able to:

•       Describe solicitation techniques used in annual giving programs.

•       Identify, recruit, and prepare the appropriate mix of volunteers, staff, and professionals to carry out solicitations

•       Name the additional training needs for volunteers involved in solicitation.

•       Discuss the six steps to a “model” major-gift solicitation.

•       List strategies for obtaining support from corporations/businesses, foundations, and government entities.

•       Describe the process for developing and presenting a written grant proposal.

•       Discuss application of appropriate acknowledgement, acceptance, and recognition policies and practices.

Module 6: Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising

Fundraising just wouldn’t be possible without dedicated volunteers supporting the organization’s efforts. Establishing and maintaining a respectful relationship with volunteers is both art and science, beginning with how they are recruited. This module will explore effective ways volunteers can be recruited, trained, managed, motivated, evaluated, and recognized. As importantly, there are times when volunteers are best included in the development process to ensure they experience a sense of ownership in the organization’s work and can effectively perform their roles.

Objectives:  After this module, you’ll be better able to:

•       Explain ways to use volunteers to help achieve organizational and fundraising objectives.

•       Discuss the key elements of a structured process for identifying, recruiting, managing, motivating, evaluating, and retaining volunteers.

•       Describe a model volunteer orientation program.

•       Explain the board’s role in fundraising.

•       Describe methods for recognizing volunteers.

Module 7: Management & Accountability

Fundraising is about more than soliciting donors and prospects, and the development office is responsible for managing the development plan. This module will present an overview of the management aspects of fundraising including budgeting, records management, gift processing, program evaluation, and the key roles and responsibilities of staff and volunteer leadership. The module ends with a look at accountability, basic legal requirements, and fundraising ethics in practice.

Objectives: After this module, you’ll be better able to:

•       Participate appropriately in the organization’s budget and planning process.

•       Describe key considerations in receiving, accepting, recording, acknowledging, tracking, and reporting gifts and pledges.

•       List the primary roles and responsibilities of the board, CEO and development officer.

•       Discuss methods for evaluating development program performance.

•       Identify basic accounting and tax requirements that apply to gifts and pledges.

•       Discuss the relevant legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements for information maintained in a donor database, and state potential sources for this information.

By |March 30th, 2016|Careers, CFRE, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Making the Ask, Nonprofit Management, Planned Giving, Training|Comments Off on Fundamentals of Fundraising Course Coming to East Central Illinois in August 2016!

How Nonprofits are Impacting Your Community

Special Breakfast Roundtable: Join the AFPECI for a roundtable discussion led by Association of Fundraising Professionals National President and CEO Andrew Watt, FlnstF

How Nonprofits are Impacting Your Community

April 15, 2016 | 7:30 am – 9:00 am | I Hotel & Conference Center, 1901 S. 1st St, Champaign IL | map | Register 

Andrew Watt photoAndrew Watt, President and CEO of Association of Fundraising Professionals will lead a roundtable discussion about how communities can best support the essential work of nonprofits, trends he has observed, changes in the non-profit sector in the United States and what is coming next. Join the conversation and share your success stories of unique partnerships between nonprofits and other sectors to address community needs.

Who should attend? Nonprofit leaders from across Central Illinois including social service agencies, economic development organizations, United Way offices, Community Foundations, higher education, business and community leaders.

Continental breakfast will be served. This is a free event open to the public. Space is limited so please register. 

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Andrew Watt, FInstF, is president and chief executive officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), representing individuals and organizations that raise more than $100 billion in charitable contributions every year around the world for countless causes. Named president in 2011, he has worked for the nonprofit community since the early 1990s. In his role, Andrew leads the association’s professional staff based in three offices (Arlington, Va.; Toronto, Ontario and Mexico City, D.F.) and serves on the board of directors for AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy–Canada.

Andrew views nonprofits as a critical interface between the public and government and is an outspoken advocate and champion for philanthropy on Capitol Hill, in the Canadian Parliament and other legislatures around the world. He has been appointed to the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt Organisations (ACT) and has served on the Public Policy Committee of Independent Sector since 2012. He has been invited to speak in many countries about fundraising and philanthropy, working to bring charities and governments together to maximize the impact of philanthropy and help engage citizens with their communities and their world.

From 1993–2005, Andrew was employed by the Institute of Fundraising in the United Kingdom, a professional membership organization for fundraising professionals, ultimately as deputy chief executive.  In 2006, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising in recognition of his extraordinary service to the profession. He joined AFP as vice president for international development in 2006 and was promoted to chief programs officer in 2008.

Andrew has served as both a volunteer and board member of many nonprofit organizations. He sits on the board of the National Philanthropic Trust – UK and is currently chairman of the American Friends of Winchester College. He was an adjunct faculty member of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota from 2007 – 2012 where he taught on the globalization of philanthropy.

Andrew is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and is married with two children.

By |March 17th, 2016|CFRE, Donor Research, Fundraising, Major Gifts, News, Nonprofit Management|Comments Off on How Nonprofits are Impacting Your Community

The Future of Philanthropy and the Impact of AFP

The AFPECI is pleased to welcome AFP National President and CEO Andrew Watt, FlnstF

~ for a special luncheon presentation ~

The Future of Philanthropy
and the Impact of Association of Fundraising Professionals

 April 15, 2016 | 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm | I Hotel & Conference Center, 1901 S. 1st St, Champaign IL | map | Register 

While philanthropy is playing an increasingly greater role in society, it is also undergoing an immense transformation. Changes in technology, demographics and capacity, along with increasing scrutiny from government and shifts in funding approaches from for-profit partners, are creating new opportunities and challenges.

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At the center of this revolution is the fundraiser, who no longer simply raises funds but must mobilize resources, coordinate volunteers, develop a charitable brand, create a philanthropic experience and ultimately deliver social value and impact. How does a fundraiser harness this change so as to become a better professional and ensure their organizations exceed their goals? Mr. Watt will discuss the current philanthropic landscape, the challenges of the future and how AFP is working to help members find success in these turbulent times.

Lunch is included in the ticket price of $25 for AFP members and $35 for non-members

1.5 Continuing Education Units from CFRE Interntaional.

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Presenter: Andrew Watt, FlnstF, President and CEO, AFP

Andrew Watt, FInstF, is president and chief executive officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), representing individuals and organizations that raise more than $100 billion in charitable contributions every year around the world for countless causes. Named president in 2011, he has worked for the nonprofit community since the early 1990s. In his role, Andrew leads the association’s professional staff based in three offices (Arlington, Va.; Toronto, Ontario and Mexico City, D.F.) and serves on the board of directors for AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy–Canada.

Andrew views nonprofits as a critical interface between the public and government and is an outspoken advocate and champion for philanthropy on Capitol Hill, in the Canadian Parliament and other legislatures around the world. He has been appointed to the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt Organisations (ACT) and has served on the Public Policy Committee of Independent Sector since 2012. He has been invited to speak in many countries about fundraising and philanthropy, working to bring charities and governments together to maximize the impact of philanthropy and help engage citizens with their communities and their world.

From 1993–2005, Andrew was employed by the Institute of Fundraising in the United Kingdom, a professional membership organization for fundraising professionals, ultimately as deputy chief executive.  In 2006, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising in recognition of his extraordinary service to the profession. He joined AFP as vice president for international development in 2006 and was promoted to chief programs officer in 2008.

Andrew has served as both a volunteer and board member of many nonprofit organizations. He sits on the board of the National Philanthropic Trust – UK and is currently chairman of the American Friends of Winchester College. He was an adjunct faculty member of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota from 2007 – 2012 where he taught on the globalization of philanthropy.

Andrew is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and is married with two children.

 

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By |March 17th, 2016|AFP, Careers, CFRE, Crowdfunding, Donor Loyalty, Donor Research, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Making the Ask, News, Nonprofit Management, Planned Giving|Comments Off on The Future of Philanthropy and the Impact of AFP