We have a lot in store for you. Here are the AFP Monterey Bay April features, upcoming events, and programs below:
  • AFP Upcoming Program
  • 2017 Summer Summit Save the Date
  • 2017 Mentorship Program
  • Membership Updates
  • Job Postings
  • AFP Monterey Bay Chapter Upcoming Events
  • Community Events
April is National Financial Literacy Month 

This marks the 13th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month. This is an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning (and including philanthropy in your planning) can help overcome those challenges.

For ways to educate donors about financial and charitable planning, visit www.afpnet.org

Getting to Know You: Donor Surveys for the Win!
Thursday, May 4 | 12:00-1:30 pm 
Community Foundation for Monterey County 
Community Room

Register today for the AFP Monterey Bay May Program!  Donor surveys are the best tool to learn your donors interests, deepen their relationship with your organization, and show them how much you value their opinions. All priceless information that can help you improve your fundraising results.

Not sure how to do a survey? You will after this webinar! From crafting questions to choosing a delivery method, Shanon Doolittle will teach you the know-how you need to create and send a donor survey.

Apply to be a mentor or mentee today!
AFP Monterey Bay's 2017 Mentorship Program

Our AFP Monterey Bay Chapter offers members an exciting opportunity to transform their fundraising careers through its Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program formalizes a mentoring relationship in a structured program that offers networking opportunities and one-on-one coaching sessions with experts in the field. Our Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced friend in who is there to help in any number of situations. 

 “I have truly grown as a fundraising and development professional in a short period of time. My mentor was spectacular and I can’t thank her enough for sharing her wisdom and time with me." -2015 Mentee

The goals of the Mentorship Program include:

  • To strengthen the skills of the Mentee and support professional and career development by identifying and working on specific areas of his or her practice.

  • To enhance the professional abilities of participating Mentors through their efforts in guiding and coaching.

  • To foster professional relationships between seasoned development professionals and those newer to the field.

  • To provide mid-level professionals with the opportunity to expand their skill set to new areas of development.

How to Participate:

Mentors and Mentees are asked to commit approximately one hour per month for a six month period, as they work together on key issues that are important to the Mentee’s success and the success of the organization they serve. The location of our workshops will be determined based on locations of our mentors and mentees.

How to Apply


Upcoming Group Workshops & Mentee/Mentor Meetings:

June 30, 2017: Applications due
Fees: Mentor: No Fee, Mentee: $35 (AFP Members), $65 (Non Members)

Questions? Please contact Lauren Cohen at lauren@mymuseum.org

Advancing Philanthropy Spring 2017
Looking to blossom in new directions? It's spring. Let the sun in! Whether you are a bright young professional or a wily veteran, you will find a world of wisdom in the half-dozen articles that comprise the Spring 2017 Advancing Philanthropy!

These articles debunk the notion that midlife inevitably entails midlife crisis. They posit, instead, that midlife can be a terrific opportunity for personal renewal and wide open horizons. Check out the Spring 2017 edition of  AFP's Advancing Philanthropy .
Hot Topics in Fundraising

The AFP Resource Center has produced comprehensive "Hot Topic" overviews of key fundraising areas that members have identified as being most in demand. That is information available to you covering over 25 different areas of fundraising!

Find out more at AFP Hot Topics.
AFP Young Professional Discounted Rate
  1. Expand your network exponentially with access to more than 3,000 fellow fundraisers. 
  2. Choose from 100+ education sessions to learn exactly what you need to know to grow as a fundraiser. 
  3. Earn dozens of CFRE education points in a 3-day span (all sessions are eligible). 
  4. Meet fellow AFP Young Professionals during the Young Professional Happy Hour Reception. 
  5. Save with a special Young Professional discounted rate of $629. 
N eed more help? Visit  afpfc.com/whyattend .
2017 Chamberlain Scholarship Award Recipient
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and AFP Monterey Bay are proud to announce Deanne Glaser, Advancement Manager and Board Liaison of Monterey Museum of Art, as the 2017 Chamberlain Scholarship recipient.

Deanne will be representing the Monterey Bay Chapter at the 2017 International Conference on Fundraising as the Chamberlain Scholarship recipient. The chapter is also providing a $500 stipend. We look forward to hearing from Deanne after she returns from the conference. 

Congratulations Deanne!

For more information about the scholarship, please visit the AFP Monterey Bay Chamberlain Scholarship webpage.
DO YOU HAVE A JOB OPENING?  HIRE THE BEST!
Place your job announcements on the AFP MB website. Make sure your job postings are seen by qualified, local fundraising professionals. This is a free service!
Friday, April 30 - Tuesday, May 2

AFP International Fundraising Conference

Moscone Center West800 Howard St. For more information visit http://afpfc.com/

Thursday, May 4

AFP Monterey Bay May Program

12:00 pm | Community Foundation for Monterey County

Reserve your seat today.

Friday, June 16
Summer Summit 2017

Save the Date  for Summer Summit 2017 on
June 16.
Registration opens May 1, 2017

If you have topic suggestions, please contact
Mely Latham at alatham@mbayaq.org.


Friday, June 30

Our AFP Monterey Bay Chapter offers members an exciting opportunity to transform their fundraising careers through its Mentorship Program. 

Nonprofit Finance Fundamentals- Six-Part Webinar Series
April 18 | 12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Building Healthy Funder-Grantee Relationships
April 19 | 11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

25 Free and Low-Cost Tech Tools for Nonprofits
April 20 | 10:00 am  -  11:00 am
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

How to Conduct a Successful Board Retreat
April 26 | 11:00 am
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Tools of the Trade: Leveraging Facebook for Your Nonprofit
April 27 | 11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Women’s Fund Luncheon 2017
May 9 | 11:00 am  -  1:30 pm
Women's Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County

May 9 | 11:00 am  -  1:30 pm
NAMC and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence

June 20 | TBD