Chapter Update
July 18, 2019
NEW! National Philanthropy Day Impact Awards
Honoring the innovative and inspirational work of our members
The Impact Awards will be presented at the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon to recognize the important work that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ and to celebrate the Art of Philanthropy. In the coming weeks, AFP SEWI will be seeking member nominations for the following awards: 

A Fundraising Retrospective from the World’s Finest to the World’s Largest 
Chamberlain Scholar Amy Rowell
I’ve been a fundraiser and activist since the age of six, having attended parochial school on the south side of Milwaukee beginning in the early 1980s. My lifelong relationship with fundraising and competition began...

AFP Brewers Bash - 50% Off Tickets!
NEXT WEEK! Wednesday, July 24
Join fellow members of the fundraising community for an afternoon of baseball and summer fun in Milwaukee. 


We invite you to bring your friends, colleagues, family members, or come alone and network with other AFP Superstars.

Saving the World – and My July 4th Picnic
Grilling the unenlightened for fun and nonprofit
Every July 4th, our family reunion brings me into contact with my clueless brother-in-law. He’s the guy in every family who remembers exactly one fact about everyone else. As expected, he quickly worked our conversation around to his usual dig. “Hey, dude, you work for a nonprofit. So do you actually get paid?” he smirked.

What’s Really Behind the Decline in Individual Giving?
Giving USA numbers demystified at June AFP gathering
Charitable giving in the United States reached $427 million in 2018, according to the 2019 Giving USA Report released last month. Giving by individuals declined to 68% of the total, suggesting that nonprofits will need to shift their fundraising strategies to rely increasingly on the growing corporate and foundation sectors. A group of local nonprofit leaders, however, has challenged this statistic, arguing that the reported drop is an artifact of the way the report was run. 

Got Two Minutes for One Question?
What's of interest to you?
The Education Committee needs your help to develop meaningful sessions, including our December ‘roundtable’ luncheon topics. Please take this one question survey so we can work to provide what YOU find of interest.

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JULY 24 - NEXT WEEK! AFP Brewers Bash

SEPTEMBER 26 - Educational Luncheon: Corporate Funding
AFP Member Only Benefit Alert
Blackbaud University FREE for AFP Members
AFP offers Blackbaud University 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.  
Welcome to our New Members

Amy Blumenthal
Jenna Czaplewski
Cecilia Davis
Margaret Enters
Andrew Gaertner
Starlet Hayes
Anna Henning
Tina Itson
Mike Lawler
Jessica Mulligan
McKenna Olson
Joseph Phillips
Sophia Torrijos
Courtney Schultz
Miriam Stern
Thank you to our Renewing Members

Sarah Bernstein
Meg Bilicki
Sara Bruesewitz
Kyle Dlabay
Paula Harris
Rikki Starich Harry
Christopher Hoar
Andrea Hug
Melanie Johnson
Steven Kass
Michael McNeely, CFRE
Jenny Mendenhall
Beth Maresh
James Moore
Ana Myers
Hannah Offermann
Patti Oliver
Andrea Powers Robertson
Sara Roemer
Carolyn Spath
Heather Willette
Fundraising Day Wisconsin
August 22, 2019
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