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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

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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
National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is one day set aside each year for the purpose of recognizing the great contribution philanthropy makes to our society and to honor individuals, businesses and support organizations that are active in the philanthropic community. ... more >
Jun 4 - Contact Us!
Local chapter contact information. ... more >
Jun 4 - Upcoming Programs
The AFP Desert Communities Chapter offers a robust schedule of education programs to its members and colleagues in the fundraising profession. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(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 >
Aug 13 - Top Ten (Week of August 11, 2014): #GivingTuesday Campaign Planner
(Aug. 11, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on taking your ‘ask’ to the next level, cashing in on the new Millennial craze: Snapchat, discovering what to do in integrated fundraising (from an undercover donor!), making the most out of interns at your nonprofit, knowing the oddball reasons why your donors donate to your organization, how to tap into donor data to boost donor retention and how to make the most of a special occasion and holiday to strike a chord in your donors! ... more >
Aug 11 - 2014 Membership Survey Results
(Aug. 13, 2014) AFP Canada members had their say in the 2014 Membership Survey. Read some highlights here or click through to the executive summary results. ... more >