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AFP Desert Communities Hosts CFRE Review Course, October 9-10, 2014

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National Philanthropy Day, November 12, 2014
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Meet the Funders
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Unless noted, all events take place at
Agua Caliente Resort & Casino,
32-250 Bob Hope Drive (at I-10), Rancho Mirage

2014 Chapter Meeting DatesCFRE 2014
January 17 - Extreme Social Media Makeover
February 21 - Top Ten Tips for Running an Effective Board
March 21 - Speed Networking sponsored by iCreative
April 25 - Planned Giving Workshop + Luncheon
                    sponsored by First Foundation and The Sharpe Group

May 7 - Audio Conference:  Major Gifts for Small Shops
May 16 - Volunteerism sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains

June 20 - Auctions Galore!
July 16 - Member Social and "Bring a Guest" party - Braille Institute, 70251 Ramon, RM sponsored by Braille Institute
September 19 - Meet the Funders sponsored by The Community Foundation
October 9-10 - CFRE Review Course

October 17 - Ethics, sponsored by DesertARC 

November 12 - National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon - click here to register
December 5 - Holiday and Member Recognition Luncheon,
                                              sponsored by O’Brien, Miller & Blake, LLP

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eileen packer
Eileen Packer,
R.D., CAE,
President

Welcome - Thank you for visiting our Ten Star Chapter website!

AFP represents 30,000 members in 227 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Our Chapter, founded in 2006, provides unique connections with fellow development and nonprofit professionals and engaging educational programs.

Whether you are an AFP member or simply someone interested in learning more about ethical and effective fundraising, we cordially invite you to participate in our Chapter’s monthly education programs, networking opportunities, and National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon each November.

Eileen Packer
President

 

 

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Jul 29 - National Philanthropy Day in the Desert - November 12, 2014
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Jun 4 - Upcoming Programs
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Aug 28 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
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Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
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(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >