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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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Next Chapter Event

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Summer Member Social and "Bring a Guest" Event
5:30 - 7:30 at Braille Institute, 70-251 Ramon Road in Rancho Mirage
Did you miss the online registration deadline?
No Problem.  Just join us at the event on Wednesday and register there.
We look forward to seeing you.  Everyone is welcome.
 
 Sponsored by Braille Institute
 
 

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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