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Celebrating 10 Years of Serving the Coachella Valley
National Philanthropy Day - November 9, 2016
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Upcoming Chapter Events

Workshop, Luncheon & Chapter Meeting
Noon - Ethics Education Panel
10:00 workshop on Sales & Use Tax for Non-Profits
Friday, October 21, 2016
Did you miss the online reservation deadline?
No Problem - come and register at the event.

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Our Mission

The Desert Communities Chapter of the worldwide Association of Fundraising Professionals
advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.The core activities through which the chapter fulfills this mission include education
and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources for fundraising effectiveness,
networking, mentoring, advocacy 
and recognition of philanthropy.

Unless noted, all events take place at
Agua Caliente Resort & Casino,
32-250 Bob Hope Drive (at I-10), Rancho Mirage

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2016 Chapter Meeting Dates

2016 CFREJanuary 15 - Marketing for Planned Giving sponsored by Desert AIDS Project
      plus 10:00 workshops
February 19 - E-Mail Marketing sponsored by Lotus Garden Center
March 18 - Non-Profit Finance sponsored by MissionInsite
April 15 - Branding sponsored by Duebner Design
      plus a 10:00 workshop on Grant Evaluation
      Special seminar - NPD Award Nomination Tips at 10:00

May 20 - Collaborative Relationships Panel sponsored by Momentous Events
June 17 - Diversity, plus a 10:00 workshop on Diversity sponsored by UC Riverside, Palm Desert Campus
July 12 - Summer Social at The Braille Institute
July 27 - Webinar at Guide Dogs of the Desert

September 16 - Meet the Funders sponsored by The Community Foundation 
October 21 - Ethics Panel sponsored by Desert ARC
November 9 - National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

December 9 - Member Recognition & Annual Meeting



Welcome and thank you for visiting
our Association of Fundraising Professionals' Ten Star Chapter! Terri Bona  

We are so pleased to share with you the benefits of chapter membership. 

With membership you will experience:

     - Programs to enhance your fundraising knowledge
     - AFP International website members-only access    
     - Discounts on program luncheons for you and a guest

     - Free job postings
     - Advertising events on Facebook
     - Scholarship opportunities

We look forward to your interest. 
Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Kind regards,

Terri Bona




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