Revolutionize Your Fundraising Events. Develop Your Career as a Mentor or Mentee. Check Out New Job Opportunities.

We have a lot in store for you. Here are the AFP Monterey Bay March features, upcoming events, and programs below:
  • AFP Upcoming Program
  • 2017 Mentorship Program
  • Membership Updates
  • Job Postings
  • AFP Monterey Bay Chapter Upcoming Events
  • Community Events

Powerful Events Where Philanthropy Thrives
Thursday, April 9 | 8:30 am 
Heritage Harbor, Monterey

Join us for the AFP Monterey Bay April Program... This content-rich and profitable webinar will show how your auctions, galas and events are THE new catalyst for donor engagement and retention. Discover the #1 revenue stream and hottest trend in event fundraising. You’ll learn how to leverage your event to invite and engage new donors, catapult your cause and to skyrocket your bottom line with Kathy’s proven donor-centered strategic fundraising auction approaches that you can use immediately to break revenue records.

At the end of this session, participants will:
  • Discover how to raise more funds by transforming how your guests think
  • Unleash 4 innovative and profitable strategies to attract and keep loyal donors
  • Find out why free is so expensive
  • Double (or even quintuple) your event net income in 10 inspirational minutes

Apply to be a mentor or mentee today!
AFP Monterey Bay's 2017 Mentorship Program

Our AFP Monterey Bay Chapter offers members an exciting opportunity to transform their fundraising careers through its Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program formalizes a mentoring relationship in a structured program that offers networking opportunities and one-on-one coaching sessions with experts in the field. Our Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced friend in who is there to help in any number of situations. 

 “I have truly grown as a fundraising and development professional in a short period of time. My mentor was spectacular and I can’t thank her enough for sharing her wisdom and time with me." -2015 Mentee

The goals of the Mentorship Program include:

  • To strengthen the skills of the Mentee and support professional and career development by identifying and working on specific areas of his or her practice.

  • To enhance the professional abilities of participating Mentors through their efforts in guiding and coaching.

  • To foster professional relationships between seasoned development professionals and those newer to the field.

  • To provide mid-level professionals with the opportunity to expand their skill set to new areas of development.

How to Participate:

Mentors and Mentees are asked to commit approximately one hour per month for a six month period, as they work together on key issues that are important to the Mentee’s success and the success of the organization they serve. The location of our workshops will be determined based on locations of our mentors and mentees.

How to Apply

Upcoming Group Workshops & Mentee/Mentor Meetings:

June 30, 2017: Applications due
Fees: Mentor: No Fee, Mentee: $35 (AFP Members), $65 (Non Members)

Questions? Please contact Lauren Cohen at

Sarah Nichole Boos
Monterey Jazz Festival

Amber Sanchez Leon
Big Sur Land Trust

Doreen Luke
Kinship Center

Paola Shammas 
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Inga Waite
Monterey Public Library

Elizabeth Welden-Smith
Monterey Jazz Festival

Susan Wolfe
York School

Advancing Philanthropy Winter 2017
Looking to improve your chances of "getting to yes" with major donors? Dive into the Winter 2017 digital issue of Advancing Philanthropy! It is all about the all-important "Ask." If you dread the very thought of asking people for money, you're not alone.

Learn how to target the right prospects, discover what motivates their philanthropy, and develop a plan for each conversation i n the Winter  2017 edition of  AFP's Advancing Philanthropy .
Hot Topics in Fundraising

The AFP Resource Center has produced comprehensive "Hot Topic" overviews of key fundraising areas that members have identified as being most in demand. That is information available to you covering over 25 different areas of fundraising!

Find out more at AFP Hot Topics.
AFP Young Professional Discounted Rate
  1. Expand your network exponentially with access to more than 3,000 fellow fundraisers. 
  2. Choose from 100+ education sessions to learn exactly what you need to know to grow as a fundraiser. 
  3. Earn dozens of CFRE education points in a 3-day span (all sessions are eligible). 
  4. Meet fellow AFP Young Professionals during the Young Professional Happy Hour Reception. 
  5. Save with a special Young Professional discounted rate of $629. 
N eed more help? Visit .
2017 Chamberlain Scholarship Award Recipient
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and AFP Monterey Bay are proud to announce Deanne Glaser, Advancement Manager and Board Liaison of Monterey Museum of Art, as the 2017 Chamberlain Scholarship recipient.

Deanne will be representing the Monterey Bay Chapter at the 2017 International Conference on Fundraising as the Chamberlain Scholarship recipient. The chapter is also providing a $500 stipend. We look forward to hearing from Deanne after she returns from the conference. 

Congratulations Deanne!

For more information about the scholarship, please visit the AFP Monterey Bay Chamberlain Scholarship webpage.
Place your job announcements on the AFP MB website. Make sure your job postings are seen by qualified, local fundraising professionals. This is a free service!
Thursday, April 6
Powerful Events Where Philanthropy Thrives: How  to Engage New Donors with Four Vital Audience  Development Strategies

AFP Monterey Bay April Program

8:30 a.m. |  Heritage Harbour

Click here and register today.

Thursday, May 4
Getting to Know You: Donor Surveys for the Win!

AFP Monterey Bay May Program

12:00 pm | Community Foundation for Monterey County

Reserve your seat today.

Friday, June 16
Summer Summit 2017

Save the Date  for Summer Summit 2017 on
June 16
Stay tuned for more information.

If you have topic suggestions, please contact
Mely Latham at

Friday, June 30

Our AFP Monterey Bay Chapter offers members an exciting opportunity to transform their fundraising careers through its Mentorship Program. 

ComNetwork Monterey Bay Kick-Off
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
8:30 – 10:00 AM, Free
Community Foundation for Monterey County, 945 S. Main Street, Suite 208, Salinas

CNE Workshop: Board Leadership in Changing Times (with Kim Klein)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:30 – 7:30 PM
Community Foundation for Monterey County, 2354 Garden Rd. Monterey
$40 (good for a team of 1-3 per organization), light supper included.

CNE Workshop: Fundraising for Small Nonprofits (with Kim Klein)
Thursday, March 30, 2017
9:00 AM - Noon
Community Foundation for Monterey County, 2354 Garden Rd. Monterey
$30 per person (some scholarships available)
Full details and registration: