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AFP Book Club

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Wednesday, October 27, 2021

AFPWM Book Club
A group of non-profit professionals will get together over four sessions and discuss the book
around a variety subjects including non-profits, fundraising, donors, leadership, and more.
Attendees can expect a unique and intimate opportunity where they can ask questions, share their experiences and dive deeper into discussions with their peers, around leadership in the non-profit sector.

About the book
Dough Nation is written by Christopher Andrus, founder of local West Michigan business, The Mitten Brewery Company and friend to AFPWM!
Summary: America has lost faith in its most trusted institutions. Charitable giving is slowing at alarming rates. Yet business owner and entrepreneur Christopher Andrus is convinced the future holds much to be excited about—if things change.

Told through the lens of a small startup making a big impact on its neighborhood, Dough Nation illustrates the power that small businesses have but often don’t recognize or leverage. Andrus brings data and real-life experience to show readers that entrepreneur-driven small business (and pizza) is our greatest hope for shaping a better world.

Who should attend and why?
This professional development experience is best suited for individuals in the non-profit sector.
Not only is this book club a great way to read about charitable giving and non-profits, but it’s also a great opportunity to learn from, share stories (commiserate?) with and network with other leaders in the industry about the prevalent issue of retaining quality fundraisers and growing donors.

How it works
The book club will consist of a kick-off event and 2 sessions, where participants will read the designated chapters before attending each meeting. Facilitators will be there to ask questions and guide the conversation along. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with topics and experiences they’re most interested in exploring further.

Those who register are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions. This will allow attendees to
have deeper conversations, form stronger relationships & explore ideas with the group that can be built upon over several sessions. You can join in person or via ZOOM, so we welcome people from all areas of West Michigan. You do not need to be AFP member to participate.

Must register for the book club with Missy Summers at afpwm.treasurer@gmail.com

Kick-off Event

(Attendance is not required for the book club)
August 17th 4:00PM to 6:30PM at The Mitten Brewery
Must RVSP for this event by August 12th
We will have up to 50 copies of Dough Nation available for AFPWM members only.

Session 1 (Chapters 1-6)
October 26th at 5:30-6:30PM host at Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes & ZOOM
Session 2 (Chapter 7-12)
November 30th at 5:30-6:30PM hosted at Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes & ZOOM
Questions: Missy Summers at afpwm.treasurer@gmail.com


Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021