AFP Northeast News
Volume 4, Issue 3 - March 2019
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A Message from our President
In like a lion, out like a lamb...if the winter blues have had you cooped up, join us for one of our upcoming FREE events! Chapter President Julie Keller shares the highlights.
AFP Member Moment
AFP Member Only Benefit Alert: Blackbaud University Now Available to AFP Members for Free! Whether you're a new fundraiser or need a refresh of basic fundraising and nonprofit skills, get free guidance with Blackbaud University. Check out the 5 courses available now and start learning! Learn more here.
RSVP and application deadline is April 1.
Apply Today to be a Fundraising Mentor or Mentee!
Are you new to fundraising and longing to connect with a more experienced peer? Is fundraising part of your job but you wish you knew more? Are you an experienced fundraiser with a heart for teaching (and learning)?
 
Enrich your career – apply today as a Mentor or Mentee in AFP Northeast Wisconsin’s Mentoring program! Everyone is invited to be a mentee. Mentor roles are reserved for AFP members.

We will be hosting a kickoff event on April 11 for our mentorship program. Click for all of the details and to sign up!
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“Employees must wash their hands before they return to work”
We’ve seen that sign in most of the restrooms we’ve visited outside of our homes. We fundraisers have a similar “health code” – an ethical health code, because our ethics define who we are as a fundraiser.

It's part of your individual identity and it's part of our collective identity as AFP members. Thankfully, AFP International has developed a number of resources to help you navigate a wide variety of issues.
Before you return to your work, please take time to look at these resources to ensure your fundraising practices and your organization (and our collective profession!) remain healthy!
March 20: Happy Hour Round Table - Monthly Giving
Save the Date! Come network and discuss monthly giving strategies and practices. What’s worked, what needs improvement?

We'll convene from 4-5 p.m. in 4 locations! RSVP to let us know where we'll see you.
April 17: Communication Strategies - for any shop!
How can you utilize your annual appeals not just to raise money, but as a strategy for improved donor engagement? Chad Hershner will take us through the steps needed and how this leads to more engaged donors and growth.
Spring Conference: Gift Officer Productivity
On Friday, April 12, at Marquette University, two seasoned veterans will walk us through tools and practices to enhance major and principal gift productivity. Prospect management professionals as well as gift officers and those who manage gift officers will benefit from attending.

Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits Conference
Hosted May 29-31 on the UW-Madison campus, this conference is for seasoned professionals and newcomers alike who want to polish skills, acquire new ones, and network with other influential nonprofit professionals.
Will you be attending the AFP International Conference? Let us know!
If you'll be attending the AFP International Conference (ICON for short) later this month and would like to connect with others from our area who are also going, let us know by clicking on the button and completing the short survey.
Get to Know Your Board Members
Nick Reising
Diversity Chair

The AFP Northeast Wisconsin Board is comprised of many hard working and dedicated fundraisers. Let's learn more about those who work to make us a Ten Star chapter!
Job Board
Looking to hire a development professional? Are you a development professional looking for a change? The chapter's job board is always free for job seekers and free for members to list open positions. It's a steal for non-members to post for $50 and reach over 500 potential candidates and their networks!
Membership Kudos and News
This month the big news and congratulations goes out to the Give Big Green Bay event and the 40 organizations who participated in it. Several of these organizations have AFP members on staff.

We celebrate member good news such as awards, success, or member promotions. Click below to hear the latest news about your local AFP community. Submit your entry for consideration to: AFP Northeast WI afp.newi@gmail.com.
Welcome to our New Members!

Pilar Martinez
Riverview Gardens
Appleton

Heather Zoromski
St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation
Appleton

What does it mean to be a Ten Star Chapter?
The Ten Star award honors those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in AFP's Strategic Plan.

Earning the Ten Star Chapter designation ensures that your AFP chapter performs specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.

Your Northeast Wisconsin AFP Chapter has been a Ten Star Chapter for more than a decade! The 2018 awards will be announced soon.
Thank you to our Renewing Members!

Courtney Weiland
ThedaCare Family of Foundations
Appleton

Angela Thoune
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
Green Bay

Ryne Lodl
Pillars, Inc.
Appleton

Andrea Collins
ThedaCare Family of Foundations
Appleton

Lisa Niemuth
Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE)
Green Bay

Thomas Shefchik
Bellin College
Green Bay

Joseph Metzen
Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA
Manitowoc

Nancy Heykes
On Point Consulting
Hazelhurst

Karen Ziemke
St. Joseph Food Program
Menasha

Cara Gosse
Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
Green Bay

Bridget O'Connor
O'Connor Connective, LLC
De Pere

Leslie Mary Coleman
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
Appleton

John Clark
The James Company
Menasha

Chiara Boss
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
Green Bay
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