Chapter Update
April 17, 2020
Do You Know a Bernie?
Nominate Your Unsung Hero
Now more than ever, it's important to recognize our unsung heroes. It was hard not to be inspired when Bernie Kubale was honored for over 50 years of volunteer service in front of 450 community leaders at last fall's National Philanthropy Day luncheon. In case you missed it, watch this video... THEN go ahead and nominate one of your organization's unsung heroes to receive a National Philanthropy Day Award this coming fall. Don't wait - the deadline for nominations if May 15!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Learn how to get the most National Philanthropy Day for your organization, meet the NPD team, and get answers to questions about the 2020 celebration. Join us Friday, April 24 for a virtual Q&A.
The CARES Act:
All Hands on Deck
The new federal CARES Act contains COVID-19 relief and assistance for nonprofit organizations. Here's a quick guide and where to go for more information... 

"We're Here for You"
Amid COVID, AFP brings the promise to life for members
Discover AFP's comprehensive, fundraiser-curated COVID-19 Resource Guide. All the information you need on how to adapt to development in a social distancing world...

Big Cats and Bad Actors
Joe Exotic reveals the dark side of the non-profit sector
This On Philanthropy column has historically written about the virtues of the nonprofit world. But we have to admit that the nonprofit sector has a dark side.

AFPSEWI Receives TWO Awards
We couldn't be more proud
Every year AFP Global honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan - AFPSEWI is proud to be a Ten Star Gold Chapter having accomplished those goals.

The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in AFP Global's goal of advancing diversity. We are proud of our commitment to increasing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the fundraising profession.
What You Need to Know NOW for National Philanthropy Day
May 15 Nomination Deadline!
Honor an outstanding donor or volunteer for your organization by nominating them for a National Philanthropy Day Award (in one of six categories)! Or celebrate a local organization for fundraising practices that are exceptionally innovative, donor-centric or mission-driven by nominating them for an Impact Award . Awards will be presented at the NPD luncheon in November. Two special awards, one nomination deadline: May 15. Click below for more info.

21st Century Grant Applications
April 21 member-only webinar online watch party
Online grant proposals are here to stay. They are frustrating, exasperating and daunting. 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.

Amy Bluementhal, CFRE
Congratulations to AFPSEWI Member Amy Blumenthal
Wisconsin's most recent CFRE
Becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) sets you apart. Plan now to become a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2020. As a CFRE, you’ll join a distinguished group of only 117 other Wisconsin accredited fundraising professionals. Scholarship funds are available for AFPSEWI members.

Help Our Chapter Raise More Scholarship Funds
AFP has extended the opportunity for the BE the CAUSE match!
Thanks to the incredible generosity of Blackbaud – the BE the CAUSE match opportunity has been extended! The match extension will run until Wednesday, April 22nd. The first 109 GIFTS of a $20 minimum donation will be matched. Don't forget to select our chapter when you give your gift. Help us reach out 2020 goal of $3,500. We're 30% of the way there!

Welcome to our New Members

Michael Coffey
 Susan Conwell
Sean Devlin
Ellen Irion
Maggie Seer
Thank you to our Renewing Members

Steven Ayers
Ashley Caruso
Tamarra Coleman
Andrea Homan, CFRE
Nancy Ketchman
Richard Mannisto
Elizabeth O'Hara
Kim Schubring
Dan Taivalkoski
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