AFP Greater Madison March 2011 eNews  
My Kind of Town
By Patricia Eldred

ChicagoSkylineSure you're headed to Chicago to network with colleagues and sharpen your development skills at the 48th Annual AFP International Conference but, let's face it, you have to eat!  Here are a few of my favorite spots to grab a bite or enjoy a fabulous meal and enhance your Conference experience.

For an outstanding Sunday brunch (11 a.m-3 p.m.), visit Puck's restaurant at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  Enjoy an array of delicious dishes inspired by Chef Wolfgang Puck, while overlooking Lake Michigan and the Sculpture Garden.  220 E. Chicago Avenue (one block off Michigan Ave.)

The Paris Club restaurant and bar is a recently opened incarnation of Chicago favorite, Brasserie Jo. Feast on French "soul food" with wine on tap in a fun and unpretentious setting. 59 W. Hubbard St.

Coco Pazzo Caf´┐Ż offers hearty Italian fare for lunch or dinner surrounded by murals of famous authors. The pappardelle with wild boar ragu is amazing! 636 N. St. Clair (also at 300 W. Hubbard St.)

House of Blues brings the funk complete with the building-shaking roar of passing elevated trains. This is the place for live blues, ribs, catfish fingers, gumbo, and fun. 329 N. Dearborn

After you've taken in the re-installed Marc Chagall windows at the Art Institute, cross Michigan Avenue and walk a down E. Adams St. for a nosh at Russian Tea Time. Order the full afternoon tea service or maybe just a bowl of borscht with sour cream. 77 E. Adams St.

Finally, after a hard day of Conferencing, indulge in something yummy at Godiva Chocolatier. Hot fudge sundaes-oh my! and treats to bring home to the kids. 845 Michigan Ave., 108 N. State St. and 10 S. LaSalle

There's still time to register for the 48th annual Conference on Fundraising, March 20-22 featuring talks by former President Bill Clinton and Queen Latifah! Check it out at www.afpnet.org.

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Free Member Resource - Action University
You know there is a world of amazing written resources on management, fundraising or communication - but have you ever found yourself too busy managing, fundraising or communicating to read them?  Now there is a solution!

Action University is a new, online professional development tool for AFP members. In each weekly lesson, Action University takes a best-selling business book and summarizes it into a 10-15 minute video. Each video is accompanied by a workbook, a PDF summary, and in most cases a 45 minute webinar with the author where participants get to ask specific questions.

The book for this March is Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki.

Learn more, or start reading/watching on the Action University website.


Member Movement and Kudos
Congratulations to AFP Board members:
  • Cheri Buckner, AFP Greater Madison Chapter President has accepted the position of Development Director at Madison Children's Museum.
  • Jenni Collins, AFP Chapter President Elect is now the Executive Director of Madison Public Library Foundation.
  • Lori Werbeckes, AFP Chapter Secretary, has accepted the position of Foundation Director for Marquardt Village in Watertown, WI, a retirement center serving 650 residents.  
And we welcome our new Chapter Administrator, Sarah Smogoleski!

Also, the Greater Madison AFP Chapter welcomes Andrew Watt as our new AFP International president and chief executive officer effective March 23  replacing current Paulette Maehara, CFRE, CAE, who served as AFP's President and CEO for nearly 13 years.

Please send your member news, movement, honors, etc.  to Patricia Eldred, sandeldr@chorus.net for inclusion in the next e-newsletter.

Educating a New Generation of Fundraising Professionals!
AFP of Greater Madison is delighted to celebrate the creation of AFP's newest collegiate chapter at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  This chapter will work to provide support and educational opportunities to students interested in a carrier in fundraising and development.

Over the next year AFP of Greater Madison will work to engage students into many of our events and activities.  Please be sure to welcome our colleagues-to-be! 

Many thanks to thank you to AFP member Kristi Shepard for her hard work in making the collegiate chapter a reality!

 

AFP Greater Madison Chapter
403 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
madisonafp@yahoo.com


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