Letter from the President 
Happy New Year!  As the 2016 board chair, my goal is to help make AFP indispensable to you. The board is so excited to provide programs and services here locally, and through AFP International, that help you grow personally and professionally. 

We are especially fortunate this year to have the International Conference in San Francisco April 30-May 2. I encourage you to attend and if possible volunteer. It is a great way to connect with colleagues from around the world and stay abreast of best practices and trends. 

If you would like to get involved a little closer to home, please do not hesitate to contact me or any members of the board. 

Warm regards,

Michele Melicia Young, CFRE
President, AFP Monterey Bay

Nominations were reviewed by the committee and members voted.  AFP Monterey Bay's Committee on Directorship is pleased to present the 2017 AFP Monterey Bay Board of Directors.  We would like to welcome 2 new board members, 

2017 AFP Monterey Bay Board of Directors

Michele Melicia Young

President Elect:
Kristine Edmunds

Immediate Past President:
Andrea Scott

Mary Mullen

Laurie Severs

Chair, Committee on Directorship:
Andrea Scott

Chair, Programs:
Mely Latham

Chair, National Philanthropy Day:
Kristine Edmunds

Chair, Membership:
Chelsea Storm-Larsen

Chair, Mentorship:
Lauren Cohen

Chair, Communications and Marketing:
Hana Kong

Chair, Professional Development (includes Chamberlain Scholarship):
Jennifer Wood

Website management:
Ashley Moranda

Members at large:
Christine Dawson, Julia Foster,  Philip Geiger, Nora Peyton
Long-time AFP Board Member, Suzanne Dewar, or fondly known as Sue, passed away peacefully January 7 after a progressive illness. Her husband, Roderick, asked the AFP membership to remember Sue for her joy for life and her witty intelligence, She was a passionate philanthropist and fearless fundraiser. 

Roderick also wrote,  "[Sue] admired the mission of AFP and particularly the membership, which she deemed first class. Sue was so proud to be a part of the organization." Thank you Sue; you will be missed.

C ontributions in Sue's memory may be made to the Foundation of CSUMB; or to any favorite charity.

The conference, which will be held at Moscone Convention Center in downtown San Francisco, will attract 4000+ fundraisers from around the world. The host committee is responsible for recruiting volunteers to introduce speakers, facilitate the dine-around dinners, and assist at the Opening Night Reception.  

If you are interested in volunteering, send a reply to ICONvolunteer2017@gmail.com with your contact information.  A committee member will confirm your interest with a return email or call.  

We need many volunteers!  We hope you will join us!
Online! Major and Principal Gifts
  • Enroll now through Jan.31 and complete by March 10. Passwords issued starting Jan. 25.
  • $1,100
  • Enroll in section 163FUN202
Online! Fundamentals of Fundraising and Development
  • Enroll now through Feb. 21 and complete by April 11. Passwords issued starting Feb. 15.
  • $895
  • Enroll in section 163FUN200
Special Discounts: Early Enrollment, CAAA members
To enroll or for more information on all courses, visit UC Davis Extension website or call (800) 752-0881.
4 Takeaways from the  AFP
2016 State Of The Sector Report
AFP’s annual State of the Sector report should be required reading for every professional fundraiser.  The 2016 State of the Sector report is no exception.

In 4 Takeaways from the AFP 2016 State Of The Sector Report , Jay Love,  Co-Founder & CEO at Bloomerang, re views and emphasizes the most important factors influencing your fundraising work will be more than helpful. 

Advancing Philanthropy Fall 2016
How do you define success? Let us count the ways. Not only can success mean something different to your organization’s various stakeholders, but there are also numerous ways to measure it. 

Read all about measurement ideas and strategies i n the  Fall 2016 edition of  AFP's Advancing Philanthropy.
Place your job announcements on the AFP Monterey Bay website. Make sure your job postings are seen by qualified, local fundraising professionals. This is a free service!
Thursday, February 2

Building a High Revenue Major Gift Program: The 5 Hurdles Holding You Back and How to Overcome Them

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Thursday, March 2

Small Shop Success: Building Your Development Dream Team

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Thursday, April 6
Powerful Events Where Philanthropy Thrives: How to Engage New Donors with Four Vital Audience Development Strategies
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Thursday, May 4
Getting to Know You:
Donor Surveys for the Win!

Save the Date

Friday, June 16
Summer Summit 2017

Save the Date  for Summer Summit 2017 on
June 16 Stay tuned for more information.

Friday, November 17

Save the Date!

November 17, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.

The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach 

*Dates subject to change.
Executive Director (ED) Learning Community
Application deadline: January 23
Now in its fifth year, this low-cost monthly series offers a safe space to share concerns and challenges while strengthening leadership practices. Karen Csejtey facilitates. Begins February 24.  Full details and application: www.cfmco.org/resources  

Stanford ACT Pro Bono Business Consulting 
Application now online – Deadline to apply is January 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Develop your nonprofit’s business, financial, marketing or other strategy with Stanford ACT. More than 35 local nonprofits have benefited so far.  Full details:  www.cfmco.org/stanfordact

Board Officers’ Roundtable Series Begins
February 9, 2017 8:45-10:15 AM
Join your peers from various nonprofit boards for monthly discussion, speakers and breakfast. Advance registration required. Full details:   https://2017boardroundtable.eventbrite.com

Supervisor as Coach Workshop with Rita Sever
February 16, Workshop: 9:30-11:30 AM, Clinic for LEADers-only 12:00-1:30 PM
Castroville, $25 per person, includes book Supervision Matters
Learn to boost your nonprofit supervision skills with a coaching approach.  Co-hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and alumni of LEAD Institute. Advance registration required. Full details: https://supervisorascoach.eventbrite.com
For more community events, please visit the AFP Monterey Bay Upcoming Events Calendar or to add your events, contact hk@mpfca.org.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Monterey Bay 2015 Ten Star Chapter.

Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.