The AFP Desert Communities Chapter offers a robust schedule of education programs to its members and colleagues in the fundraising profession. Check back here often to find information about programs to enhance your technical skills, manage your career, expand your perspective and inspire your efforts as a fundraiser. With input provided by some of the leading fundraisers in the philanthropic community, AFP’s education programs provide an ongoing source of professional wisdom.
Virtually all of our programs are approved for CFRE Credits. CFRE is "Certified Fundraising Executive" and is the only internationally recognized professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives. Fundraisers with this designation have completed educational courses and an examination of their skills and knowledge of fundraising and ethics in fundraising.
2021 Chapter Meeting Dates / Visit our Event Calendar for Registration Links
January 15 - Virtual Chapter Meeting / Crafting a Story that Inspires
January 26 - Virtual Mixer
February 19 - Virtual Chapter Meeting - Planned Giving Panel
March 3-31 - Grant Writing Course (five sessions)
March 19 - Virtual Chapter Meeting - Virtual, Hybrid and Televised Events
April 16 - Virtual Chapter Meeting - Managing the Ask
May 21 - Virtual Chapter Meeting - Making the Most of Your Board of Directors
June 18 - Announcement of National Philanthropy Day Honorees
July 16 - Summer Social
September 17 -
October 15 - Ethics Panel
November 5 - National Philanthropy Day in the Desert
December 17 - Holiday/Member Celebration
Most meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of every month except July, August, November and December.
All educational sessions are accredited by CFRE for continuing education credits.