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Welcome to the Northwest Arkansas Chapter

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals offers members the opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new friends and achieve great results in their work. Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. 

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter is recognized as a Ten Star Gold Chapter for 2024. Fewer than 20
percent of AFP's 200 professional chapters earn this recognition, making AFP Northwest Arkansas one of the association's leading chapters around the world.

Congratulations to the Arkansas Chapter for earning the 2024 IDEA Champion Designation. IDEA stands for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters that have accomplished many of the key objectives in our goal of advancing diversity. 

                                   
    

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  • March Newsletter

     

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    Welcome to spring, where the flowers begin to the bloom and the sun shines a little longer! 

    Thank you for the work you do in our community to make it a little brighter each day.

     

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    Make Your Donation Count

     

    During the dates of AFP ICON 2024 (April 7-9 in Toronto!), Blackbaud will provide a $10 match toward every donor who makes a gift of at least $20 toward your chapter’s BE the CAUSE Campaign (one match per person). This match applies to the first 1,000 donors during this three-day period. Please make a gift during those three days online at https://afpglobal.org/donate or by Texting AFP to 571-749-2699. 

     

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    Nominations Accepted Soon

    Submissions will be accepted Wednesday, April 10th through 5 pm on Thursday, June 6th. The deadline will not be extended.

     

    Each year, the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrates philanthropy in a big way by honoring our local philanthropists on National Philanthropy Day (NPD). 

    Your organization can nominate individuals, businesses, and groups who have made Northwest Arkansas a better place to live and work through their dedication to philanthropy.

     

     

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    May Education Session

     

    First Session: Capital Campaigns Keys to Success - Panel Discussion

    This panel discussion explores two recent and highly successful capital campaigns in our region. Panelists include Debbie Rambo, Executive Director at Samaritan Community Center, and Emily Rappe Fisher, Director of Development at Children's Safety Center.

     

    Second Session: In Sync: Strengthening Fundraising with Effective ED/DD Collaboration 

    Teresa Mills, the Executive Director, and Eva Terry, the Development Director, have worked together for nine years at Peace at Home Family Shelter. During their time together, they have honed a strong partnership that has delivered strong revenue growth for Peace at Home. They will share how they work together to foster a culture of philanthropy across their staff and board and best practices learned during their time working together.

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    Registration closes the Monday prior to the event.

     

    Location: NWACC Springdale Campus

    Date: Wednesday, May 15

    Time: 8:30-11:30 am

     

    Members: $30.00 per monthly session

    Non-Members: $50.00 per monthly session

    Each session is 2 CFRE credit hours

     

     

     

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    Chapter Webinars

    Webinars are FREE for Members of AFP NWA!

     

    Webinars are 60 minute sessions that allow you to learn the latest from the best in the field. Each session qualifies for 1 point toward CFRE education requirements. AFP webinars are a great professional development opportunity and they are free for members! 

    To access webinars, click on webinar link and follow prompts to register. When you click on register, it will prompt you to log-in to your BlueSky Path Learning Management System Account (different from AFP Membership Account). If you don’t have an account, please follow the instructions to create one. 

    Once you have accessed the account, please place the webinar in your cart  (members will receive a code ) this code should be entered in the Discount Code field (not Attendance Code). This will zero out the purchase price. 

    The link to the event will appear in your Purchased folder. You may watch the day the webinar is available or save it for a later date. Access to the webinars is available through December 31, 2024. 

    Please direct any questions to Lindsay Dixon, Webinars Chair.

     

     

     

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    Save the Date

     

    April 7-9: Be the Cause Matching Gift

    April 10-June 6: NPD Nominations Accepted

    Aug 21: Education Session

    Oct 16: Education Session

    Nov 13: National Philanthropy Day

     

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    Mentorship Program

     

    Are you passionate about giving back to the fundraising community? Do you have insights and experiences you'd love to share with emerging fundraising professionals? We invite you to consider becoming a mentor!

    Applications for the mentorship program are now accepted year-round. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please visit our website for more information and to apply. 

    Questions? Contact Alison J. Levin

     

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    Community Events

     

    With the 2025 General Assembly Session just around the corner, Arkansas Kids Count Coalition is hosting a series of roundtable discussions where registrants and fellow advocates will talk about how to help kids and families in our community.

     

    The first roundtable discussion will take place Thursday, April 4th from 11:00am-2:00pm in Springdale. This event is free to join and lunch will be provided. To learn more and register, visit the link below.

     

     

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    AFP NWA Job Board

    Featured Jobs in Fundraising

     

    Director of DevelopmentDowntown Springdale Alliance

    Senior Director of Philanthropic StrategySingle Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA

    Manger, Sales and EventsBotanical Garden of the Ozarks

    Senior Director of DevelopmentSam M. Walton College of Business

    Major Gift Development OfficerUniversity of Arkansas Education and Health Professions

     

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    Welcome New Members

    January - March 2024

     

    Rhonda Bramell

    United Way of Northwest Arkansas

     

    Jessica DeBari

    Mount Sequoyah

     

    Amelia Herrera

     

    Gina Johns

    Single Parent Scholarship Fund

    Briana Korbe

    Arkansas Children's

     

    David Nelson

    AHA University

     

    Jessica Uranga

    Beautiful Lives Boutique

     

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    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the AFP offer members the opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, network with new friends and achieve great results in their work.

     

    Membership Value Highlights

    ·    AFP NWA Chapter Monthly Education Sessions

    ·    AFP National Webinars

    ·    Mentorships

    ·    Networking with area fundraising professionals

    ·    Monthly Chapter Newsletters

    ·    Add more: AFP NWA Chapter Website: https://community.afpglobal.org/afparnorthwestchapter/home

     

    If you have questions about your membership, please contact Kelly Sampson, VP Membership, AFP Northwest Arkansas Chapter.

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