Chapter Update
December 22, 2020
A Message From the President
2020 has certainly shown to be the year of unpredictable challenges 
This year was tough on many nonprofits and we all understand that challenge all too well. But be assured we are here to support you and your organizations in our community.

Wisconsin Funders "Stepped Up" in 2020
WPN report reflects inspiring response, changing practices
The funding community throughout Wisconsin “really stepped up” in an inspiring way to meet the extraordinary challenges facing the nonprofit community in 2020, according to Tony Shields, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Philanthropic Network.

Your 2020 Holiday Song
The holidays may look different this year, but the spirit of philanthropy remains
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Coronavirus all around
CARES Act tax law changes now will inspire
Good donors to spread their money around…”

Rollercoasters and Hamster Wheels? Ugh!!
Sustaining your organization over the short and long term
Are revenue rollercoasters keeping you awake at night? Is the special event ‘hamster wheel’ eating all your time and energy? Are annual fund deadlines causing too much stress?

I liked rollercoasters when I was young. Now, not so much.

What Does Inclusion Mean?
Hint: You'll have to work at it.
Opening your arms is not enough. People feel included only when you truly invite them in and make them feel welcome.

That’s a good thing to remember – especially for those of us who have volunteered to help lead AFPSEWI’s commitment to stand up for inclusion, diversity, and equity in more meaningful ways.

New Data Shows Small NPO Fundraising Hammered
News you can use
Is your fundraising revenue way down? Well, you're in good company. Here's what you (and your boss...and your board) need to know about how fundraising has suffered at small nonprofits...

This. Is. The. Rainy. Day.
You can help make foundations spend NOW, when charities need it most
Last week, a memo sent to President-elect Biden’s transition team by The Charity Reform Initiative was covered by the Wall Street Journal. The headline was “Make Foundations Spend?” The article went on to explain our proposal to unlock “around $200 billion for struggling charities, without the use of taxpayer funds.” The memo urged the Biden team to include this proposal in its First 100 Days agenda. They are hoping to grow support for this effort by getting more people to sign the petition.

Participate in One of AFP Global's Mentoring Programs
Applications for both mentors and mentees are due by Jan. 15.
AFP Global has launched two similar but distinct mentoring programs: the IDEA Impact: Alford Group Woman's Mentoring and Leadership Development Program was created to provide support and guidance to women in the profession and to help develop their leadership skills. And the Emerging Leaders Mentor Program is committed to providing emerging leaders and young professionals with the resources needed to be successful, creating a more diverse and equitable profession for all.

Click the links above to learn more
Nonprofit Skills Academy
Free courses from the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
These courses are learning opportunities designed to develop skills, practices, and behaviors which best prepare people working in the social sector for success. Finance, Fundraising, and Nonprofit Start-up are the main topics the Nonprofit Skills Academy offers.

Registration for AFP ICON 2021 is Now Open—and Flexible!
AFP ICON 2021 will be offered virtually—no matter what!—and we're working hard to plan a safe, in-person event in Minneapolis. Registration for the in-person event includes access to the virtual experience, or you can choose to register for the virtual-only experience. Either way, we’re flexible, so if you choose to switch, we’re happy to work with you! Register today and take advantage of the Early Bird rate before it ends.

Member Kudos
Celebrating achievements
Our members are amazing! Every day they do things that make a huge impact in our community and the world. See what AFP Southeastern fundraisers have been up to.

National Philanthropy Day - ICYMI
This year, NPD highlighted philanthropy’s role in furthering racial equity, inclusion, and community change. Almost by definition, communities unify people for collaborative action and shared benefit. That’s why 2020 will be remembered as a year when the unifying powers of community were put to severe test. When circumstances divide us, it’s too easy to lose sight of what unites us. Together, let’s commit to change that.
2020 Partners in Philanthropy Video
A Conversation Worth Watching
Thank You to MGIC for Sponsoring NPD
Welcome to our New Members

Carrie Becker
Shanyeill McCloud
Carolyn Muckelberg
Laura Otto
Sara Tomilin
Thank you to our Renewing Members

Julie Cordero
Catherine Draeger-Pederson
Sarah Gilday
Rebecca Gregory
Jean Gurney, CFRE
Maggie McAsey
Sebastian Mei
Robert Meiksins
Ellen Phillips, CFRE
Nicole Pretre
Erin Vella
Lisa Weisman CFRE
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