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April 2021

Create a Brand that Inspires

April 2 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am

Guest Speaker is Jeff Terpstra from Scott Allen Creative Discover timeless truths that can guide you as you create your nonprofit’s brand message. What are ways you can speak to others that will make a deep emotional connection? How can…

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May 2021

Keeping Score: Setting and Achieving Fundraising Goals for You and Your Team

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

Guest Speaker: Ron Haas Your fundraising calendar is chocked full of urgent things to do, but are they the right things? It’s not enough to be busy, you’ve got to be productive. So, how do you decide where to invest…

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Development + Finance = Fundraising Success

May 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Development + Finance = Fundraising Success Webinar (Virtual) May 20 11:45 - 1:00pm Members - registration is complimentary, Non-members $10 REGISTER  A Webinar Link will be sent prior to the event.   The Development Officer writes the story of your…

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June 2021

Financial Statement Basics

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

Financial Statement Basics I know… it sounds dry, but trust me, it will be fun! When Does a Person Decide to Become an Accountant? When she realizes she doesn't have the charisma to succeed as an undertaker. Nonprofit professionals will…

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AFP ICON

June 28 - June 30

Join professionals across the country for a three-day, immersive fundraising event!  Learn more and Sign up for AFP Icon June 28 - 30th!  We are now accepting applications for the Diverse Communities Scholarship! Sponsored by the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy, the program provides…

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July 2021

Friday Breakfast: Creating Your Post-COVID Personal Development Plan

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

Presenter: Lon Swartzentruber, Design Group International Title: Creating Your Post-COVID Personal Development Plan As fundraising professionals it is important to personally reflect on why we do what we do. To a certain extent....what gets us up every morning and go…

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August 2021

Philanthropy in Communities of Color

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

Author and consultant, Valaida Fullwood, will share best practices she has experienced while engaging donors of color in philanthropy, how to be an ally for fundraisers of color, and the evolution of Black Philanthropy Month. Bio: Valaida Fullwood is the…

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Networking and Book Signing with Chris Andrus

August 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Mitten Brewing, 527 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Join AFP West Michigan on August 17, 2021 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Mitten Brewing for networking and book signing with Chris Andrus.  Chris will be signing his book, "Dough Nation: How Pizza (and Small Businesses) Can Change the…

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Giving Black

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CELEBRATING THE PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN OUR COMMUNITY The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Michigan will be hosting a virtual panel discussion in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month on August 31 at 12pm.  Representatives from several West Michigan…

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September 2021

Navigating a Crisis

September 10 @ 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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