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Can't We Call Just Get Along?
A Guide to Building the Optimal Development Team

Presented by Amy Wolfe, CFRE
Two Days: August 6-7, 2020; 12:00 - 1:30PM

People are one of an organization’s greatest strengths and can also be a source of meaningful challenge. Many development professionals are exceptional at generating resources but struggle in building a cohesive, capable and coordinated team. In this session, we will review key human resources concepts, including lawfully hiring, successfully utilizing remote team members and maintaining a vibrant workplace culture.

This is a 2-day, 2-part Zoom event:
August 6-7, 2020 12:00 - 1:30PM

AFP Yosemite Chapter Members: $20.00
All others: $30.00

Cost covers both sessions

Register and pay via Paypal

A link to the Zoom platform will be provided upon receipt of your registration and payment.

Bonus offer:
 If you've never attended an AFP Yosemite Chapter meeting, contact us at to arrange a free meeting on us to see what we're all about.


Amy Wolfe is a partner in Mujeres Poderosas, a collaboration of hard-working, determined and passionate women sharing their collective wisdom for the betterment of non-profit organizations. Her career includes tenure serving as President and CEO of AgSafe for over a decade, as Vice President of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, as an account executive for E&J Gallo winery
and as a legislative aide for the California State Assembly.

Ms. Wolfe is dedicated to her community serving on the Boards of Directors of the Modesto Rotary Club Foundation, The Salas Foundation and Protected Harvest, being an involved member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, various California county Farm Bureaus and a Girl Scout for 35 years.

Ms. Wolfe received her Master of Public Policy and Administration from CSU, Sacramento, her Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is accredited as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).




   This class is approved for 2 CFRE CEUs.

As fundraisers for nonprofit organizations

no matter our cause, we are part of the solution to making the world a better place - by listening, empathizing, inspiring, raising funds and taking action.

AFP stands for and fights for the values of inclusion, justice, diversity, fairness, generosity and compassion. Fundraising unites people - there is no place for exclusion, racism and oppression.

AFP members raise funds for thousands of different causes, but stamping out institutional racism must be a priority for all. Every donor we inspire, every dollar we raise, every colleague we support, every action we take - is another vital step on the journey to eliminating hatred and racism.

Most importantly, regardless of our race, gender, socioeconomic circumstances, sexual preferences, geography or any other applied labels, we must ALL act and we must all act TOGETHER.


Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA
President and CEO
Association of Fundraising Professionals

2020 Membership Coupon

In honor of our 60th Anniversary, AFP will be offering a $50 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate categories only by July 31, 2020. 


Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but deduct $50.00 from the total and include this coupon with your payment.*

Complete your application and send it in via mail or fax by June 30, 2020. *Coupon must be included with payment. One coupon per new member. 


Can also be redeemed online by using discount code AFP2020. Join today!


Contact AFP Membership Department at (800)666-3863.

AFP, 4300 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 300, Arlington, VA 22203 / Fax: 703-684-1950



What virtual resources do you get with your AFP membership?
FREE Access to AFP Connect, our acclaimed online forum where thousands of fundraisers interact, ask questions and provide answers.
FREE Introductory-level fundraising courses through Blackbaud University covering the basics of fundraising, marketing and more.
FREE Micro-learning videos and member-exclusive webinars to keep you up to date on key industry trends: More than 100 to choose from for fundraisers of all skill levels, whether you have a couple of minutes or a couple of hours.
FREE Ground-breaking research results that inform the nonprofit sector on the latest trends in fundraising.
FREE Career advancement tools like negotiation workshops through the AAUW Work Smart program and access to the AFP Career Center.
FREE Profile in AFP360° powered by Korn Ferry Advance, our online career development platform offering you interview tips, resume review and so much more.
DISCOUNTED Premium webinars starring the best fundraising experts in the nonprofit sector: 26 brand new webinars each year with an archive of more than 100.
DISCOUNTED Rates for AFP ICON VIRTUAL, the world’s No. 1 conference for professional fundraisers: Watch on-demand at your convenience
AFP appreciates the economic situation that many members face, and is offering to allow payment of membership dues in six installments. This link provides the details of how this plan works. If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at


IDEA Scholarship Applications Available


Would you like to receive a one-year membership to AFP Yosemite Chapter, too? Apply today! Fourth Quarter 2020 IDEA Scholarship (Previously knows as Diversity Scholarship) applications are being accepted now.







Diversity can mean just about anything, and anyone can offer diversity to our community. AFP Yosemite Chapter offers four Diversity Scholarships each year - one per quarter. You are eligile to apply if you've never been an AFP member before. If your'e selected from the applicants, you will receive a one year membership to AFP. Applications are due by October 30, 2020. Instructions are included with the application. Apply now!


The announcement to name our Third Quarter IDEA Scholarship winner coming soon!


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Job Postings


AFP Yosemite Chapter occasionally is informed of job openings that we have agreed to post on our website. Our Chapter includes members from Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties. Job posts for Members and Member Organizations are FREE! Non-members may submit a 30-day post

request for $25.00.


Do you have an opening? Post it on our website!


AFP ICON Summer Sessions


AFP ICON Summer Sessions bring you 3 more days of AFP ICON’s top-tier quality content in a virtual format, taking special consideration of the current landscape to help you get back on track and make a bigger impact with your fundraising.

Join the Summer Sessions August 4-6 for the latest tips and tricks, engaging and constructive conversation, presented by some of the best and brightest minds in fundraising. Purchase a single day, register for all three days - just be sure to (virtually) be there!

AFP ICON Summer Sessions has been approved for 9 CFRE CE points. Individual days have been approved for three points each.



Reminder: Free Access to the
Foundation Directory Online!

Mentoring Program:


Are you in need of fundraising advice? AFP Yosemite Chapter has several members,experts in their fields, who are willing to mentor fellow fundraisers. To inquire, use this form.

Know Your Network


AFP Yosemite Chapter welcomes new member Reverend Rick J Fritzemeier, MA, and welcomes back renewing members Melissa Van Diepen, Community Hospice Foundation; and Jewel Whitaker, Opera Modesto.

AFP Global's 
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Guide available online


AFP knows these are challenging, scary and even puzzling times for you. To help you navigate the ever-changing landscape, we've gathered resources to help guide you in your fundraising, donor communications and stewardship, engaging current and prospective donors from your home, and more. As more resources become available, we'll update the guide regularly.


AFP Resources:


  • AFP Connect: As we continue to operate in a digital world, now is the time to utilize the fundraising community's online forum, ask questions, and engage in converstaion with fellow fundraising professionals.
  • AFP360°: There is no better time than now to develop your personal brand. Powered by Korn Ferry, AFP360°, gives you the opportunity to gain career insights and take a traits assessment, both of which are key in developing your personal brand.
  • Blackbaud University: AFP, in partnership with Blackbaud University, is excited to offer introductory-level courses on fundraising and relevant nonprofit topics at no charge to AFP members.
  • AFP Career Center: Visit the AFP Career Center to view the available job postings, post your resume’ or take advantage of the career resources.
  • AAUW Online Negotiation Workshops: Through a partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), all members of AFP can now participate in AAUW’s Work Smart program, a one-hour online negotiation workshop, free of charge.

Capital Campaigns:

...and much more. Visit the AFP Global Resource Page.

New information is added regularly.

Save the Date


Throughout the year, AFP Yosemite Chapter offers a variety of education sessions to help its members grow as fundraising professionals. Check out these upcoming events and mark your calendars.


August 6-7, 2020  - "Can’t We All Just Get Along? A Guide to Building the Optimal Development Team"


September 3, 2020 - "Causes Count: The Economic Power of California's Nonprofit Sector."


October 1, 2020 - "Developing a Succession Plan"


November 18, 2020 - National Philanthropy Day Celebration




Our Education Team has been working diligently to create exciting and meaningful content for our meetings in 2020! 


Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Yosemite Chapter













Next Meeting:


August 6-7, 2020

12:00 - 1:30 PM















About AFP






The Association of Fundraising Professionals *(AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in nearly 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information,






AFP Yosemite Chapter Contact Information:


By mail:

P.O. Box 1168

Modesto, CA 95354


By Email:


Visit our website:


 Community Events


Has COVID-19 disrupted your events? Let us help you with scheduling! AFP Yosemite Chapter is creating a Community Events Calendar that you can refer to when making your new plans. This will help by letting you know when other events are planned so we can avoid booking on the same date as other nonprofit organizations' events. Take a few moments to fill out this form to let us know when you're planning to reschedule. We'll put your event on the Community Calendar to help you plan a unique date for your event.




Late Notice: Happening Today!


Everyone experiences a little Zoom burnout, so let’s make it more fun. Talk about anything you're passionate about for the first ten minutes of the mixer! Practice your fast pitch! In addition, we will be throwing in a brief bit of trivia to play. Send your presentation requests to our Membership Manager, Steven Dilbert at

The first mixer will be on July 22nd at 4:30pm–6:30pm. Learn more and Register!




Lunch Meeting Reservation /

Refund Policy

  • If you register for the meeting and pay in advance via Paypal and are unable to attend, you will NOT receive a refund for your payment.
  • If you register in advance without paying and are unable to attend, you will be billed for lunch via PayPal invoice, due and payable on receipt.
  •  If you register and pay in advance but inform us of your inability to attend before the RSVP deadline we will refund your payment. Under the same circumstances if you don’t pay but let us know before the deadline, you will not receive an invoice.
  • We will not carry over your payment to the following month’s meeting.
  • You may designate another to attend in your place in order to retain the value of your registration. In the case where a non-member substitute is designated, that person must pay the balance of $10.00 to attend.
  • Walk-ins, please note: Preregistered attendees will be given priority for lunch. If you don't register in advance, we are unable guarantee adequate food for everyone. You will be charged to attend.