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Upcoming Events



Grant Writing Best Practices: From Research Through Writing

Date: Thursday, March 11
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members

Basic knowledge and understanding of how to find potential grants to apply for, reach out to build relationships with grantmakers, and ultimately craft a grant application.

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Driving Impact Webinar Series: Fundraising During a Pandemic and Beyond

Date: Thursday, March 18
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free

Adapting to pandemic fundraising realities, especially donor giving, engagement, retention, major gifts, and how those factors will evolve as vaccination numbers rise.

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How We Do It: Collecting and Analyzing Donor Feedback

Date: Thursday, April 1
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free

Strategies to determine what’s most important to your supporters. how they want to hear from you, and how organizations are opening channels of communication to improve the donor experience.

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Considering Strategic Collaborations: The Benefits and Bottom Line

Date: Thursday, April 8
Time:  9 – 11 a.m.
Location: GoToMeeting
Cost: Free

An exploration of the opportunities nonprofit collaboration and affiliation present for sustainability, growth, and even survival, plus creative ways to overcome challenges and obstacles.

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Steps to Take to Diversify Your Donors

Date: Thursday, April 15
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free

Learn why a diverse staff and board matters and how to create an organizational culture that advances DEI; how to identify and build trust with potential new donors of different races and ethnicities; and how to keep diverse supporters engaged in your work and giving especially during social distancing.

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Time, Talent and Treasure: Using Giving Circles in Fundraising

Date: Thursday, April 29
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members

What giving circles are, how they function, how you can connect with them as a fundraiser, and ways to research demographic-driven giving circles.

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Strategic Conversations Lead to Major and Planned Gifts

Date: Thursday, May 6
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free

Sharpening gift-planning engagement skills by identifying listening strengths and weaknesses and improving questioning techniques.

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Adapting Your Development Plan to the New Normal

Date: Thursday, May 13
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members

Best practices to prepare for post-pandemic annual including stewardship and online and digital giving, and developing a 12-month, donor-focused, comprehensive annual giving campaign with year-end giving strategies.

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Jump Start Your Volunteer Program and Improve Your Fundraising

Date: Thursday, May 27
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members

Starting or restarting a volunteer program to advance fundraising goals, reduces staff burdens, and attract new and diverse talent to your organization, leveraging volunteers for immediate mission impact.

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Marketing Gift Annuities

Date: Thursday, June 3
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free

How to market Charitable Gift Annuities now and in future, communicate strategically with prospects, adjust for tax law changes, and turn stewardship into a repeat donation.

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Engaging Your Constituents!

Date: Thursday, June 10
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members

Your organization’s constituents are like family – your “inner circle.” They are often the best source for donors, volunteer leaders, insight and ambassadors. Learn how to develop and implement a constituent engagement plan that:

  • Identifies your key constituents
  • Deepens relationships with them
  • Results in increased engagement, including giving

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Talking About Death: Planned Giving & End of Life Planning

Date: Thursday, June 17
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost:  Free

This lively discussion about a serious subject will provide Insights into how to have deeper donor conversations leading to meaningful charitable legacies.

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