Here are the AFP Monterey Bay April features, upcoming events, and programs below:
  • Summer Summit information
  • May Program: 21st Century Grant Applications
  • The latest Issue of Advancing Philanthropy
  • Job Postings
  • Upcoming Community Events
Summer Fundraising Summit
Join us for AFP Monterey Bay Chapter's Annual Summer Fundraising Summit!

Wednesday June 5, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Embassy Suites, Seaside

The full-day conference will include a continental breakfast, a renowned keynote speaker, a choice of 4 breakout sessions, a networking lunch, a general session, wine reception, and more!

Our keynote speaker is  Brigid McGrath Massie , author and consultant. Brigid was the first-ever honoree as Business Woman of the Year from the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees will hear from  Victoria Verlezza  of CSUMB on equity and diversity and from  Carrie Rice and Adam London,  founders of Project Donor Love on online Major Gifts.  Steven Shattuck , Chief Engagement Officer of Bloomerang, will share his expertise on video production for small shop fundraisers.  Caitlin Scott  of FCP Communications will present a session on strategic communications.  Brenna Holmes will present on Welcoming new Online Donors.  E Griffin Ortiz  from Digital NEST and  Josh Madfis  from United Way MC will discuss Innovation. Closing out the day will be a special presentation of our local Monterey County Grantmakers panel.
Upcoming Program
Join AFP Monterey Bay Chapter for a Webinar viewing discussing strategies for successful online grant applications. Free for AFP Members, $15 for Non-AFP members. Check in begins at 8:30am, webinar presentation begins at 9:00am, followed by a group discussion of the topics presented.

Online grant proposals are here to stay. They are frustrating, exasperating and daunting. Still, we often must present our case for support in 2,000 characters (- 350 words or less). Writing tight or to the point while getting the attention of the grant reviewer has never been more crucial. Although brevity is key, grant makers still want engaging narratives that state the issue or problem succinctly while providing evidence that your organization will achieve the proposed outcomes. Knowing what to say and how to say it in a short grant application is the focus of this session. The techniques discussed will help you craft successful paper and paperless proposal narratives.

Participants will:

  • Learn techniques to present their case in as few words as possible.
  • Identify key elements that will grab grant reviewers’ attention.
  • Edit proposals for strong content

Presenter: Diane Gedeon-Martin
For over 27 years, Diane has focused on grants, grant seeking and fund development for non-profits. She launched her consulting firm, The Write Source in 1993 that today boasts a roster of nearly 270 nonprofit clients in 26 states and Washington, DC. Diane is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer. For 14 years she was an adjunct faculty member of The Fundraising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she also co-developed the curriculum for their Grant Proposals course. In 2010, she became an AFP Certified Master Trainer.
Save the Dates:
The Future of Philanthropy and Why Diversity Matters
August 29
Brenda Asare
How to Raise Major Gifts in 30 minutes a Day
September 26
Amy Eisenstein, ACRFE
Getting the Board on Board
October 31
Robbe Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE
Advancing Philanthropy April 2019
The cover photo on this, our April 2019 issue, is exceedingly famous, although most of us do not recognize it. Imagine: The 3.2 million-year-old bone fossils carefully arranged here belonged to a female Australopithecus afarensis hominid living in what is modern-day Ethiopia. The celebrated anthropologists who found her named her "Lucy." But in her "home country" she is known as "Dinkinesh," or "you are marvelous."

Think about it. What wonders lie before our very eyes, in life and work, that we overlook, perhaps for the entirety of our days?

From brokenness we can make things whole. By concentrating each day on becoming more insightful professionals, we can give civilization a better chance at survival. But only if we are students for life.
Start reading this and more in the April 2019 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!
Friday, May 10, Noon – 1:30 PM Free
Community Foundation for Monterey County, 2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Topic: Cultivating New and Existing Donors
Bring a lunch , join your peers for this networking lunch and learn.

Changing Lives of Women & Girls
Thursday, May 16
The Hyatt Regency Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Join more than 600 people seeking to empower local women and girls. 
Julie is dedicated to promoting diverse women’s voices and propelling women’s leadership forward.
Mistress of Ceremonies –  Erin Clark, News Anchor, KSBW
Tickets: $55 per person
Sponsor a table of 10: $1,000

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Volunteer Managers’ Association presents this interactive workshop on volunteer recruitment featuring a panel representing different media outlets. Get tips and suggestions for accessing each type. No cost to attend – bring your lunch. Co-sponsored by NAMC, Community Builders, and Center for Nonprofit Excellence.
For more community events, please visit the AFP Monterey Bay Upcoming Events Calendar  or to add your events, contact