AFP Diversity Art Showcase

The Diversity Art Showcase spotlights youth art, a local professional artist, and the artwork of AFP members. The Showcase strives to portray the uniqueness, value, and diversity of people through art, photos, and poetry. We know there is a lot of talent among our members, so we’re calling all AFP member artists, poets, and photographers to participate. Members do not have to attend the conference to participate.

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Stewardship of Donor Advised Fund Gifts

The surge in donors giving through donor advised funds is real and palpable in our industry. In fact, the largest funds have made large leaps in the amounts they hold in their coffers and the industry is taking bold notice. Here are some of the articles of late on the subject. There are plenty of experts that tell us how to seek donor advised fund (DAF) gifts, but I haven’t seen much in the way to help us steward the gifts. Here you go, folks.

Reflection on an AFP GVSU Collegiate Chapter Panel Discussion

AFP GVSU Collegiate Chapter hosted a panel discussion on November 8, 2017 with local nonprofit professionals. Participating in the panel was: Janice Fonger, Steve Ozinga, Holly Johnson, and Mary Lehman- Panek. These professionals provided insight to various questions that the attendees of the panel discussion had regarding entering into the nonprofit field. The questions asked were: career path, benefits of AFP, possible hurdles, and advice entering into a nonprofit.

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2018 Chamberlain Scholarship Now Open!

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is again proud to announce the Chamberlain Scholarship program for the 2018 AFP International Fundraising Conference. The Foundation will offer every AFP Chapter in Accord for 2017 one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient’s conference registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee, to the AFP International Fundraising Conference on Philanthropy to be held April 15-17, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The scholarship is available to individuals who have never attended an AFP International Conference, and chapters are encouraged to promote the Chamberlain Scholarship program locally.

Learn more and apply here.