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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
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 >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >