AFP Greater Madison Spring 2017 Newsletter
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Jen Davie, CFRE, Chapter President, Literacy Network of Dane County

Madison is a place where ideas turn into action so it is no surprise that the AFP Greater Madison Chapter is taking the lead. It is an honor to announce that for the third year in a row the Greater Madison Chapter has received the 10 Star Gold award for it's work in 2016. This is the highest designation a chapter can receive...
Piloting Your Organizations_s Story
Michele Traband, Scholarship Recipient, American Players Theatre

I went to flight school last fall. . . I logged over 20 hours learning valuable lessons about engaging donors and using their stories to help promote my organization during the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. Thanks to a scholarship provided by the AFP Greater Madison chapter, I had the opportunity to "sharpen my saw" in Chicago, participating in discussions and hearing from national and international donor relations professionals.

Thank you to all of our local members who supported the 2016 Be the Cause campaign. Together we raised more than $2,100 to support strategic initiatives that advance ethical and effective fundraising worldwide through the AFP Foundation.

Benjamin Brunette
Ben Brunette, Selinger & Brunette

The estate tax often plays a significant role in major donors' decision to establish planned gifts. The Federal tax code currently allows individuals to transfer $5.49 million of assets to their heirs, during lifetime or at death, without estate or gift tax consequence. An approximately 40% tax applies to all gift transfers made to any person (other than a spouse or charity) in excess of this $5.49 million. Rather than pay this tax, donors sometimes make large gifts to their preferred charities.

The repeal of the estate tax, however, has been a hotly-debated political issue...

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Well Done

It's a membership celebration! Check it out along with the latest news and successes of the AFP Greater Madison membership and community.  And be sure to check out details on how to advance you career with help from AFP Greater Madison.

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Thank you to our recent Chapter Meeting sponsors!

UW Carbone Cancer Center

The Badger Group
National Guardian Life Insurance Co.

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