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Celebrating 10 Years of Serving the Coachella Valley
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Upcoming Chapter Events
Friday, February 19, 2016
Fundraising Best Practices with E-Mail Marketing
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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

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
April 15 - Branding
      plus a 10:00 workshop on Grant Evaluation

May 20 - Collaborative Relationships Panel
June 17 - Diversity
      plus a 10:00 workshop

September 16 - Meet the Funders
      plus a 10:00 workshop on Leadership

October 21 - Ethics Panel
November 9 - National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

December 9 - Member Recognition 



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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