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September 2021

Navigating a Crisis

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Crises happen. How we respond to them can make or break a brand, a business, even a career. Preparing a crisis plan and understanding how to address a crisis when it happens can help your team save the day. Join…

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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…

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October 2021

Planned Giving – You wish your predecessor did it…

Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Planned Giving – You wish your predecessor did it so don’t let your successor down. Guest Speaker: Mike Goorhouse, Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area   Our society does not do well with delayed gratification, and fundraisers are no different.…

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November 2021

What’s right for the donor?

Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

What's right for the donor? Using professional ethics to further your everyday work decisions and career. Presenter: Mark DeWitt, Senior Philanthropy Advisor at Hope College The donor I have been working with for years is now acting forgetful. The donor…

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January 2022

The Art of the Ask

January 7 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

The Art of the Ask Presented by Kristin Gootjes, The Breton Group.  The Brenton Group provides professional fund development consultation to help nonprofit organizations forward their mission, The event is free, but pre-registration is required by Wednesday before the Friday…

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February 2022

Stewardship: 7 Forms of Stewardship You May Miss

February 4 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Stewardship: 7 Forms of Stewardship You May Miss Guest Speaker: Lynn Ward Gray, Development Officer, Battle Creek Community Foundation Learn about 7 forms of stewardship you may miss when working with donors, nothing over the top, but will create a…

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March 2022

Opportunities for Professional Development at the Johnson Center: New Tracks and Old Faithfuls

March 4 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Opportunities for Professional Development at the Johnson Center: New Tracks and Old Faithfuls Guest Speaker: Tory Martin, Director of Communications and Engagement, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Tory Martin joined the Johnson Center in 2017. She is currently responsible…

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April 2022

To Do or Not to Do an Annual Report

April 1 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Guest Speaker: Kent Vanderwood, AFPWM Board Member This is a question many non-profits will ask from year to year; and one that ALL should ask. It is that important. As fundraising professionals, we all care about our mission and making…

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May 2022

Ten Ways to Kill Your Campaign

May 6 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Guest Speakers: Keith Hopkins/Hopkins Fundraising Consulting Fundraising is difficult work on the best of days. When you begin a campaign, you add additional responsibilities to an already crowded plate. Following best practices and doing what you can to ensure success…

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June 2022

Donor Retention Strategies

June 3 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Guest Speaker: Janice Fonger, J. Milito & Associates Retain More Donors . . . Raise More Money What’s all this talk about donor retention? And why does it even matter when we hit our fundraising $$ goal every year? In…

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