Our Events

Nonprofits, Fundraising, and the Meaning of Life

With Jan Masoaka, CEO, California Association of Nonprofits
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January 13, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Registration $15
FREE for AFP SLO County Chapter Members with discount code 

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Join us for our first program of 2022 on January 13 at noon. Our guest speaker, Jan Masoaka, will be reflecting on three takeaways from the pandemic and will share insights to help us be successful in raising funds in 2022 focusing on the factors that are disrupting the nonprofit ecosystem and the policies have the potential to help or hinder our efforts.

Self-Care Reflections for the Nonprofit Fundraiser

With Meghan Madsen from Transitions-Mental Health Association
December 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join us for our final program of 2021 on December 9th at noon. The program will include our Annual Member Meeting and then a deep-dive into self-care with Meghan Madsen from Transitions-Mental Health Association. We will reflect on the pandemic and its impact on each of our roles. Meghan will offer insights into deep rooted self-care. At this hectic time of year, take this moment to refresh your ideas of self-care and walk away with strategies for a lifestyle of awareness, intentionality and self-preservation. 

National Philanthropy Day 2021

With keynote by Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru
Rethinking Your Thanking: The Purpose-Driven and Donor-Centered Approach

Thursday, November 18, 2021

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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This year’s event will be virtual and LIVE on Zoom, Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and will feature a celebration of philanthropy within the San Luis Obispo County Community and a keynote presentation by Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru.

Philanthropy is so much more than simply writing a check. There are community members throughout our region who find ways to apply their talent and creativity to the causes they believe in. We will shine the spotlight on young philanthropist Claire Guyader and celebrate her creativity to provide hope to our neighbors in need. We will honor Mary Verdin and Verdin Marketing with the President’s Award for their service to our nonprofit community with their 24-Hour Give.

 

Building a Major Gifts Program - the Good, the Bad and the Benefits 

With Debby Nicklas, Vice President of Philanthropy for the Dignity Health California Central Coast Market Area and French Hospital Medical Center FoundationDebby Nicklas

October 14, 2021

12:00-1:00 pm

Registration $15
FREE for AFP SLO County Chapter Members with discount code 

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Major gifts are an essential part of any nonprofit’s fundraising strategy. This session will focus on how to build an effective major gifts program to help meet your fundraising goals. Highlights include prospect research, cultivation tools, moves management, and solicitation techniques.

Hybrid Events Are Here to Stay: Now What? 

With Paul Richardson, System Senior Vice President, Philanthropy Engagement, CommonSpirit HealthPaul Richardson

September 9, 2021

12:00-1:00 pm

Registration $15
FREE for AFP SLO County Chapter Members with discount code 

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This session will focus on the new normal as we continue to deal with the global pandemic and eventually shift to service recovery for our nonprofit events. The session will showcase information about the current state of strategic events from tangible recommendations on strategy, process, and tools. 

Launching a Successful Bequest Campaign… and Changing Your Fundraising Strategy Forever

Andy Ragone
With Andy Ragone from Crescendo
August 12, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Registration $15
FREE for AFP SLO County Chapter Members with discount code 

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Building a pipeline of substantially sized bequests will require a markedly different approach than through impersonal and generalized appeals. With larger gifts comes the need for a greater level of personalization, stewardship, trust and community. With perseverance, these efforts will shape your organization’s culture by creating enthusiastic champions of your cause.

Why and How Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Can Transform your Organization and Make You a Better Fundraiser

Geoff Green
With Geoff Green, CEO of the SBCC Foundation
June 10, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Registration $15
FREE for AFP SLO County Chapter Members with discount code 

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The current rise in racial justice activism has shone a light on the many ways in which our communities, institutions, and professional associations mirror and reinforce the divisions and inequities in our society. During this conversation, we'll take a look at what the data says, how it impacts our work, and strategies that we can use to make our organizations more inclusive, diverse, and equitable. The nonprofit sector is frequently a leader in addressing both the root causes and ultimate effects of inequality, discrimination, exclusion, and systemic oppression. As such, we must not only speak out in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion, but also model these principles in our own work.