Stuck in the Middle With You: Generation X and Charitable Giving

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Time: 11:30 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
This is a live, interactive webinar presented on Zoom.
FREE for members and first-time guests!
$25 - Non members

AFP Eastern Iowa is excited to welcome Ben Snyder, founder of Project Gemini, to host our August Educational Program.
Did you know that Gen X represents over a quarter of population? This critical segment is underappreciated. Understanding Gen X preferences is vital, especially in the larger context of a rapidly changing and uncertain climate. Join us Tuesday, August 10 to hear more and discuss strategies.
2021 NPD Award Categories
Outstanding Individual Philanthropist(s) 
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser 
Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Outstanding Large Philanthropic Organization
Outstanding Small Philanthropic Organization
Outstanding Philanthropic Youth
Benjamin Franklin  

Check out all 2021 NPD event and award details HERE!
Start your online nomination form by clicking below. If you encounter issues with the online form, please feel free to submit your nomination via the PDF nomination form to by the same deadline.
BTC – BE the CAUSE – is the Foundation’s annual, unrestricted fund that supports scholarships, leadership development, diversity in fundraising, and education programs on the local, national and international level. Make a big impact today and take advantage of the wonderful match gift from Blackbaud!

Blackbaud has agreed to extend their "Good Takeover" match for the next 323 gifts of $20 or more to the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy! Beginning June 28, the first day of AFP ICON Virtual 2021, Blackbaud provided a $10 match for every gift (minimum $20) received by the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy. We've received incredible support from 677 generous donors totaling more than $30,000. Locally, our chapter has raised $3235. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! We only need $1135 to meet our annual goal!  A few givers at $100, and more at $50 and $25 and we will be set. 
  Once again, for a limited time only, those who donate a one-time gift of $20 or more (not a pledge) will have their gift matched $10 by Blackbaud!

Certified Fund Raising Executive
AFP Eastern Iowa wants to encourage participation in and highlight the importance of CFRE. Here you will find insights, perspectives, news updates and more surrounding the only accredited, globally recognized certification for fundraising professionals.
Congrats to the 2021 Class of new CFRE's!
These 265 individuals join over 7,400 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.
Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement for not-for-profit organizations. They have also passed a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive, and have agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.
Eastern Iowa Chapter CFRE's
Brenda K. Haefner, CFRE
Eric S. Weiler, CFRE
Helen B. Arnold, CFRE
Hilery S Livengood, CFRE, MA, BA
Jason S. Wright, CFRE
Jeannette Archer-Simons, CFRE
Jenifer Vick, CFRE
Jody Pellerin, CFRE
Justin C. Tolan, CFRE
Kelly Allen, CFRE
Laura Booth CFRE
Lois Ann Buntz, CFRE, MSW, ASCW, LCSW
Lorrie Erusha, CFRE, BA,MS
Melissa Pence, CFRE
Michele Ellen Brock, CFRE, MBA
Is your name missing? Please let us know if you’ve achieved your CFRE credentials so we can acknowledge your accomplishment. Email the chapter administrator at
October 18-20, 2021 | Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue | Indianapolis, IN | 46204

Join hundreds of your fellow fundraising leaders in Indianapolis for 3 days of learning and connecting, and gain the skills to lead your organization—and the sector—to a bright future.

This community involved individual will develop strategies, tactics, and implementation steps to increase workplace and
corporate giving. Responsible for coordination and accountability of annual campaign activities in assigned account portfolios. Responsible for leadership giving segments of UWECI’s annual giving strategy, specifically providing strategic planning and coordination of fundraising for leadership giving and affinity groups. Successfully develops new and varied resources from donors, achieving specified benchmarks and improving relationships. Develops and implements donor recruitment, retention, and stewardship strategies in collaboration with the Senior Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Engagement and the VP, Resource Development, ensuring donor growth and satisfaction. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to
Click below for more details.

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation seeks Executive Director to manage and promote the Foundation’s work as a champion of philanthropy to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Cedar Falls.
Responsibilities include implementing and updating the Foundation’s strategic plans, identifying and engaging prospective donors and non-profits in the community, facilitating efforts of volunteer board of directors, and ensuring compliance with national standards.
Qualified candidates will have bachelor’s degree in related discipline, at least three years experience in non-profit management and fundraising, be a highly organized self-starter, have excellent communications skills and the ability to build relationships.
Learn more by applying below.


The Senior Gift Planner is responsible for the successful design, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive planned giving program in support of the College’s mission. This position serves both as a mentor, as well as a service provider, to the major gift and annual giving staff in order to develop a greater understanding of planned-giving opportunities and success in securing such gift commitments. A broad working knowledge of development is important, and expertise in planned giving is essential. This position will devote roughly one-third of their time to managing a robust planned giving program, and two-thirds of their time to developing relationships with donors to realize outright- and deferred-gift commitments. This position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Learn more by applying below.

Looking for a way to drive more qualified candidates to your organization?
Let AFP Eastern Iowa help! For a nominal fee, you get your job posted on our website and you also get dedicated email promotions of your job opening through our bi-weekly e-newsletter, reaching more than 700 individuals every deployment.

Service Fees
AFP members: $50
Non-members: $125

The process is simple. Click below and submit your job posting there, including your contact information, the job title, job description, company website, link to online posting and any other information you would like to post regarding your job opening. 
Payment is taken online form for your convenience.
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Association of Fundraising Professionals
Eastern Iowa Chapter
P.O. 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1414