Community Announcements

  • Message from the 2022 President


    I am honored to serve as the AFP, IA Greater

    Tri-State Chapter President for the 2022 year. As we begin our work together, I’d be remiss if I did not acknowledge the many non-profit leaders who have loyally served this chapter for the past 20 years.

    2022 marks a special milestone for the chapter- our 20th anniversary!  As a Board, we look forward to celebrating with you and working together to advance the fundraising profession in our region. 

    I encourage you to embrace the programming, networking opportunities, and professional resources available to you through your membership. Our local Board is working diligently on your behalf, and we invite you to join our efforts as a committee member, guest speaker, mentor/mentee, or another way that fits your interests. I hope you will take time to review our monthly newsletters and website resources to see the opportunities that await you.

    Thank you, again, for entrusting our Board of Directors to lead the AFP, IA Greater Tri-State Chapter this year. I truly appreciate your support and encourage you to share any feedback or ideas you may have as we work together.



    Courtney Leonard

    AFP, IA Greater Tri-State Chapter, President

  • 2022 AFP - Greater Tristate Board of Directors

    We would like to welcome the 2022 AFP - Greater Tristate Chapter Board of Directors

    Officers/Executive Committee 

    President – Courtney Leonard, Clarke University

    President-Elect / Vice President – Karen Tuecke, Sisters of the Presentation 

    Secretary – Wendy Sweeney, Hills and Dales 

    Treasurer – Kara Leglar Murphy, UnityPoint Health – Finley Health Foundation

    Past President – Wendy Knight, NICC 


    Communication Chair – Angie Herting, University of Wisconsin - Platteville

    Education Chair – Tiffany Stietz, Hospice of Dubuque 

    Membership Chair – Jeff Schneider, Archdiocese of Dubuque

    National Philanthropy Day Chair –Wendy Knight, NICC 
    At Large Members 

    David Moore, MercyOne Health Foundation 

    Amy Schauer, Stonehill Franciscan Services 

    Amy Unmacht, Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools 

    Greg Orwoll, DuRide 

    Whitney Sanger, Project Rooted

    Cassie Bird, Archdiocese of Dubuque

    Cayla Schneider, Loras College


    Looking for a new career? Check out the opportunities around the corridor by visiting AFP Eastern Iowa's Career Center:
  • 2022 Chamberlain Scholarship Applications due 1/26 at 5pm

    Click Here for details.
  • AFP Annual Meeting

    Join us 01.31.2022 for our annual meeting!

    This is a great opportunity to connect with AFP members, learn more about the benefits of membership, get updated on our events for the new year, and let us know what you are interested in learning more about in the Fundraising and Development world.Event is open to members and non-members! Feel free to invite a colleague who might benefit from AFP.

    • 01.31.2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    • Payette Brewing Company (733 S Pioneer St, Boise, ID 83702)
  • Apply Now to be a 2022 IDEA Fellow!

    DEADLINE EXTENDED through January 21, 2022.
    The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Fellowship (IDEA) is a year-long program for fundraisers from underrepresented communities. The program is intended to recruit, retain, and support ethnically diverse non-profit fundraisers with the intent to accelerate their careers through skills training, mentorship, and networking activities, thereby increasing the number of ethnically diverse fundraising/non-profit professionals in Silicon Valley.
    Please encourage eligible applicants to apply! Applications are open until January 21, 2022.
    Questions? Email Illy Peete at or Ehsaneh Sadr at
  • Are You Interested in Joining AFP?


    January 2022 Educational Program:
    Utilizing Content and Local Influencers to Reinvent Local Supporter Engagement

    Presenter:  Logan Adam Schultz ~ Founder, The L.A.S. Group

    Logan will discuss how combining the power of local influencers with the mission of making digital content local can reinvent how audiences view your organization, help you discover new and targetable audiences, and even offer greater value to your community.
    FREE for AFP members! Bring a guest!

  • Enjoy our January 2022 Newsletter

    Welcome to 2022!   Please take some time and enjoy our first newsletter of the year.   We've included a little bit of everything for you.  Enjoy!


    Date: January 3rd, 2022

    For Release: Immediate

    Contact: Heather Even, 714-771-3685,




    The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles (AFP GLAC,) is proud to announce that Yvette Herrera of Netzel Grigsby Associates has been named President of this distinguished volunteer organization. Founded in 1968, AFP-GLAC has a legacy of supporting and developing strong philanthropy leaders throughout the area who in turn support a variety of non-profit organizations through fundraising and development. Under Herrera’s leadership, this momentum will continue, with a focus on reaching out to support those who are new to the field of fundraising while continuing to strengthen the education and leadership of experienced professionals.

    “The last two years have challenged and changed the way non-profits operate – especially how we fundraise,” said Yvette. “We should not aim for a return to business as usual. We can and must do better.  Now is the time to develop strategies and take action to bring to the table those who have been missing – as donors, board members and fundraising professionals. Instead of implementing best practices which can often mean repeating what worked in the past, let aspire instead to implement what’s best … for our collective future.”

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    About the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter is committed to supporting development professionals throughout the greater Los Angeles area of California. They have over 400 active members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

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  • Big Fundraising Goals in 2022?

    Participate in the 2022 Mentorship Program

    Cold weather around the chapter this week as we enter a great New Year!
    Please accept this short message as a "thank you" from all of us at the chapter.  This has been a challenging year but also with successes from around the area.  Thank you for all of your support to local AFP meetings and training.  We were able to hold quality training sessions and awards again this year at NO charge to members.  In 2022, we are discussing social events around the chapter as well as a huge National Philanthropy Day 2022!  
    Also, it appears that once again we will have local member growth in our chapter!  THANK YOU for sharing the word about AFP locally.  Reminder young professionals pay a reduced dues structure.  Also our member retention was 92% in November, compared with AFP 75% average! 
    Remember all of the resources available at as well on our local chapter website at 
    HAPPY NEW YEAR and may I say WELL DONE! 

    Travis Christopher
    2022 Volunteer Chapter President 
  • New Job Postings!

    Check out our new job postings!
  • How to Become a CFRE

    Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (PST)
    Via Zoom

    Ready to take control of your fundraising career and earn the world’s only globally-recognized, accredited certification for fundraising professionals?

    If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) but wanted to better understand the benefits and process, don’t miss this webinar.

    CFREs earn 10 – 25% more than non-certified colleagues with comparable experience (Source: 2021 AFP Compensation & Benefits Report) while reporting enhanced professional opportunities and increased on-the-job confidence.

    Join us for the webinar and you’ll learn about:

    - Benefits of becoming a CFRE
    - Eligibility requirements
    - How to start and submit your application
    - Cost
    - CFRE exam overview
    - Studying for the exam
    - Recertification

    Plus we'll have a live Q&A so you can get the answers you need. We hope you can join us!

    $20 for AFP Members / $30 for Non-Members

    Presented by CFRE CA Ambassador, Pegi Matsuda, CFRE

  • 2022 Program Calendar- Save the Dates

    Mark your calendar for our 2022 programs. Click here for details
  • Annual Meeting - January 25, 2022

    Join us on January 25 at 12:30 for AFPLI's Annual Meeting, a chance for some online networking and to welcome and install a new chapter president Mary Fu and board members.

    Click here to see the full slate of officers and members.
  • View Our National Philanthropy Day video

    Thanks to everyone who joined us for NPD! Congratulations to all the recipients - we're grateful for many active philanthropists and fundraisers in our community - working together to do good!
  • What's New in the AFP Neighborhood?

    Check out the latest and greatest from your AFP Chapter President.
    A Merry E-Newsletter for You!

    Want to get AFP info, networking events, educational program information and more more routinely? Register below for the bi-weekly e-newsletter with all the goodies!
  • Holiday Greetings!

  • Holiday Social!

    Join us for our Holiday Social on December 20th at 5:30 pm at KOBE Japanese Steakhouse!  RSVP by December 17th to

  • Apply for Chamberlain Scholarship!

    The AFP Greater Atlanta Chapter is excited to announce that applications are now live for the 2022 Chamberlain Scholarship. This scholarship is available to individuals who have never attended AFP ICON and covers the recipient’s registration. ICON 2022 will be held held May 2-4 in Las Vegas.

    Application Deadline: January 21, 2022

    December Educational Program: Registration is OPEN!

    Join us to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the fundraiser, the board and other staff in regards to ethics around donor data. 

    Donor, Data and Ethics Webinar

    December 14, 2021
    11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

  • 12/9 Holiday Social/Workshop- Register by 12/3

    Click here for details
  • Click on the Join AFP! Button above for more details on joining our movement.  We have membership growth here locally and we would enjoy having you with us.
  • New Scholarships To Be Announced Soon!

    The 2021-2022 Chapter Scholarships & Bursaries will be announced at the Winter Social 2021. 

    *Check back to apply (early December)
  • Winter Social for Members & Prospects

    Thursday, December 2, 2021
    4:00 - 6:00 PM
    Hudsons Canada's Pub
    904 2 Ave. S, Lethbridge 
    *Please consider bringing a donation for the food bank
    **Must be a professional fundraiser to attend (with > 50% of your role in fund development)
  • 2022 Call for Monthly Program Proposals

    You are invited to propose a program session for AFP Central Virginia’s monthly membership meetings in 2022. Meetings may be held in person in Richmond, VA or via Zoom, and we ask that your proposal please take either format into consideration.
    Our goal for monthly programming is to provide relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities for non-profit professionals. Through our programming, we aim to encourage and support excellence in fundraising and to consider inclusion, diversity, equity and access in all that we do.

    See the full program proposal guidelines for detailed information and a timeline regarding submissions.

    We ask you to please address the following questions as you put together your program proposal:
    • Who is the target audience?
    • How relevant and original is the presentation?
    • How is inclusion, diversity, equity, and access linked to the topic?
  • Special Message from Outgoing President Katherine Fritz

    Take a moment - this special message from Katherine Fritz is well worth your time!
  • In-Person Chapter Luncheon - Join us on 12/10

    Join us on December 10 at Classic Club
  • A Message From Our Chapter President

    As National Philanthropy Day approaches, I wanted to take this time to remind each of you of the important work we do as fundraisers. While the pandemic has caused our sector to rethink how we hold events, meet with donors, and share our passion for the mission of the organizations we represent, each of you in your own way have continued to be focused on one similar issue – our donors. Yes, national philanthropy day is about recognizing great contributions of philanthropy and those who are active in the philanthropic community. It also about celebrating our donors, each other, and the collective work that we endeavor in creating change in our communities.
    As our chapter celebrate this year through our monthly program topic Philanthropy Day: Appealing to our Donors with national speaker Steven Shattuck of Bloomerang, I encourage you to reach out to a donor, a colleague, or just a friend, and say thank you for being a part of the change. Your thank you will help them continue to see the importance of our collective work, but more importantly, their contribution that they make with their gifs of time, talent, and treasures. As leaders in this work, I thank you for continuing to give of your time, talents, and treasures. Our collective work is made all the better because you also lift up this work through your own individual commitment. 
    As we reflect on this month and celebrate together, I encourage you to look back on how impactful our work has been particularly in the face of this continuing pandemic. While COVID-19 has ravaged our communities, our work has continued because we know that we must be the change we want to see. To that end, I also want to encourage you to watch the video put together by AFP regarding National Philanthropy Day. You can view and download the video here:
    While locally we will celebrate National Philanthropy Day on the November 10, I encourage you to celebrate all month long. Make calls to donors to say thank you, send a note of thanks, or just show up to a donor’s home with a small thank you gift. These are all great ways to say thank you.
    Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to our communities! Have a wonderful, impactful month.
    Terry Langston, Chapter President
    AFP-Capital Area Chapter
  • 2021 Inspiring Philanthropy Award Honourees

    Corporate Philanthropist: FWBA, Architects
    Indigenous Philanthropist: Chad Chief Moon
    Individual Philanthropist: Sherry Davis
    Philanthropic Group:
    The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lethbridge Lodge #2
    Small Business Philanthropist:
    Lealta Building Supplies, owned by Dave & Tammy Jackson
    Southern Alberta Philanthropic HERO:
    Chris Rowley
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

    (November 15, 2021 -  St. John’s) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Newfoundland and Labrador

    Chapter (AFP-NL) proudly celebrates National Philanthropy Day® today and recognized the great contributions of

    Philanthropy in Newfoundland and Labrador during a small special event held at Manuals River Hibernia Interpretation

    Center early this morning proudly sponsored by Bell.

    National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy around the world—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.


    "National Philanthropy Day provides the opportunity for us to celebrate those who give, whether it be in volunteer time or charitable donations, and our members who are responsible for generating philanthropic support for their organizations," said Kelly Reid, President, AFP NL Chapter. "Philanthropy is a powerful thing.  No one is required to give; it is voluntary and those who give to do so because they see the need.  On this day we recognize those whose outstanding contributions have made a considerable difference in our province.”


    AFP NL congratulates the following outstanding philanthropic achievement in Newfoundland and Labrador in the

     following categories:


    • Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist Award – Schlumberger (Home Again Furniture)
    • Outstanding Special Event – Polka Dot Trot (Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation)
    • Spirit of Philanthropy Award (Group) – Kilometers for Kids (Ronald McDonald House Charities NL)
    • Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award (Individual) – Ailish Slaney (Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation)
    • Outstanding Fundraising Executive – Celina Stoyles, CFRE (Kids Eat Smart Foundation)
    • Rising Star Award – Katie Keats (Choices for Youth)

    December 7, 2021
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Join us for our end of year Chapter Meeting & Holiday Celebration as we gather for the first time in-person since February 2020!

    Wear something festive as you mix and mingle with your AFP-GLAC friends and associates, celebrate our National Philanthropy Day honorees, get inspired by our motivational speaker, meet the incoming board of directors, and recognize chapter donors and our outgoing board of directors.

    $60 Members
    $75 Non-Members

    Registration closes December 3rd at 5 p.m.
    Late registration fee $10
    Parking not included in price of ticket.

    Please read the full COVID-19 Policy prior to registering.  Per LA County guidelines, all attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of the event.

    Links to event


    Today is the last day to get registered for the National Philanthropy Day events.
    Educational Sessions with Alexis Kanda-Olmstead and the Awards Luncheon registration will remain open until midnight tonight!
    We hope to celebrate, learn and network with you on November 16! Register now, before it's too late! 
  • National Philanthropy Day Virtual Celebration 11/8

    Click Here to view the video if you couldn't join us!
  • Congratulations to our 2021 Volunteers in Philanthropy!

    Please join us in recognizing our National Philanthropy Day VIPs:

    William Howell, MD

    St. Martin’s in the Pines


    Henry King and King Acura

    Glenwood, Inc.


    William R. Ireland Jr.

    The Nature Conservancy Alabama

    K. Wood Herren

    Honored by Civitan International


    IPC Foundation & Volunteers

    STAIR of Birmingham


    Jeanna King Westmoreland

    Samford University


    Marvell "Chip" Bivins

    United Way of Central Alabama


    Renaissance Scholarships, Inc.

    The Altamont School


    The Phillip Rumore Family

    Birmingham Boys Choir

  • Strengthening a Community: Black Philanthropy in New Jersey

    You are cordially invited to Strengthening a Community: Black Philanthropy in New Jersey.

    This event is hosted by NJ PBS and takes place ONLINE on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7 pm.

    Join us as we explore the history, complexity, and impact of Black philanthropists on the state of New Jersey. Moderated by Eugenia Harvey, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for The WNET Group, participants will include Jonathan Holloway, President of Rutgers University; Calvin Ledford, President, PSEG Foundation; and Paula Tuffin, Chief Compliance Officer/General Counsel for Better Mortgage.
  • November Chapter Meeting- Delbert Madison

    Join us as we celebrate Philantrophy and Philantrophy with our speaker Delbert Madison Senior Vice President ServisFirst Bank!
  • Looking for a new career?

    Looking for a new career? Check out the opportunities around the corridor by visiting AFP Eastern Iowa's Career Center:
  • Meet our Presenters: Jennifer Neil & Bart Hendricks

    We are excited for our upcoming Educational Session on the topic of Planned Giving!

    Join us November 16th at 9:00 am at Boise State University for an engaging discussion on this topic. Free event open to AFP Members & Development/Fundraising/Philanthropy professionals. Register for the event here.

    Let's meet our wonderful presenters!

    Jennifer Neil, CFRE
    Sr. Executive Director of Gift Planning
    Boise State University

    Jennifer began working for Boise State University in 2003 as development director for two colleges as well as serving as director of gift planning. Currently Jennifer serves as Sr. Executive Director of Gift Planning securing major, deferred and noncash gift assets. Jennifer also serves as Sr. Director of Development for the School of Public Service.

    During Jennifer’s tenure at Boise State, she has raised over $90,000,000 in major and deferred gifts; including serving as lead project manager for a campaign to raise $14,000,000 in funding for the Alumni and Friends Center. 

    Jennifer’s prior fundraising experience comprises seven years at the United States Naval Academy and three years at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis, MD, developing gift-planning programs at each institution. She has degrees in pre-law and interior design; and obtained credentials as Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2008 and has continued to recertify every three years.

    Jennifer serves as a board member of the Wyakin Foundation, dedicated to assisting wounded veterans in their academic careers; she has been a board member of the Southwest Idaho Council of Gift Planners since 2004; and is a past board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Idaho Chapter.

    Bart E. Hendricks,
    Director of Development - Gift Planning
    Boise State University

    Bart Hendricks has been in development with Boise State University since 2014. He began as a Development Director in Athletics prior to moving to the Planned Giving office in 2019 where he is now the Director of Development for Gift Planning. 

    Since joining the Planned Giving team, Bart has secured over $7M in planned gifts to the university. With a financial background prior to joining Boise State, Bart held his securities and insurance licenses, bringing a knowledge and understanding of various financial products and assets, their uses and the benefits of each within an individual's estate. 

    Bart is also a proud graduate of Boise State. Graduating in 2001, he has a stake in seeing the university thrive while helping donors provide the most impact through asset giving, ensuring the same positive experiences he had as a Bronco.

    While not on campus, he is on adventures with his wife and son, renovating, repairing or neglecting items around their house, or crashing on his mountain bike.

    Go Broncos!

  • Last Chance to Register

    It's not too late!  Please join us for National Philanthropy Day 2021!

    Click on the links below for more details

    Unable to attend?  Please consider donating in honor of this year's honorees.

    National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon Price Increase is November 1. 

    Register NOW and save!
  • Eastern Iowa Lifetime Achievement Award - Helen Arnold, CFRE

    ~ MEET THE HONOREES ~ Eastern Iowa Lifetime Achievement Award - Helen Arnold, CFRE

    A lifetime of fundraising doesn’t begin to describe the accomplishments of Helen B. Arnold. President of Arnold Olson Associates, Helen specializes in fund development consulting services for nonprofit organizations.

    Click here to see why Helen was chosen as this year's recipient of the National Philanthropy Day Eastern Iowa Lifetime Achievement honor! 
  • Benjamin Franklin Award - Friends of Indian Creek Nature Center

    ~ MEET THE HONOREES ~ Benjamin Franklin Award - Friends of Indian Creek Nature Center

    Belief in the mission is at the heart of the work of the Friends of the Indian Creek Nature Center. Nurturing individuals through environmental education is what unites these passionate and dedicated volunteers.

    Click here to see why Friends of Indian Creek Nature Center was chosen as this year's recipient of the National Philanthropy Day Benjamin Franklin honor! 
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Youth - Tejas Gururaja

    ~ MEET THE HONOREES ~ Outstanding Philanthropic Youth - Tejas Gururaja

    Goal setting has been central to the success of Linn-Mar student Tejas Gururaja. And achievement of those goals has paid great dividends for those served by his projects.

    Click here to see why Tejas Gururaja was chosen as this year's recipient of the National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Philanthropic Youth honor! 
  • Celebrating a Proud AFPNB Moment

    We're Shaping the Future of Fundraising!

    Check out our "What We've Been Up To" page to see this latest reason to cheer.

  • Testimonial from AFP Icon 2021

    Truly, my most sincere gratitude for the Monterey Bay Chapter's support of my first AFP conference. With so many inspiring speakers and amazing learning opportunities, I'm excited to put all my new knowledge to practice in our community!
  • November President's Message

    Thanks to all who joined AFP and PPGC for the Emerging Philanthropy Conference and National Philanthropy Day events. The conference had a great lineup of amazing speakers both local and from other parts of the country. The conversations were educational and lively and I'm sure everyone learned a few new tips or tricks or takeaways to implement at your office.
    As fundraisers, the last few months of the year are very busy. I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the blessings you have during this giving season and not get so preoccupied with the busy stuff. Your acts of kindness are appreciated by the people, places and things we are honored to support.
    To celebrate the end of a crazy year, mark your calendar for Thursday, December 9th for our AFP Holiday Party at Shannopin Country Club. Help us celebrate the accomplishments of your peers and spend some time together.
    To that end - let our hearts be full of both, thanks and giving! Thanks for giving your time, talent and treasure for the betterment of our communities. Enjoy some time with family and friends - I hope to see you in December at Shannopin Country Club.

    Best regards,

    Jodie Tabano
    AFP WPA President

  • NPD Awards Luncheon Master of Ceremonies Announced

    AFP Eastern Iowa proudly welcomes Rachel Rockwell, of Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, to this year's Awards Luncheon stage as MC of the special event.

    Learn more about Rachel here and register to attend!