Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Program



We're having an afternoon holiday reception this month, and it's going to be great fun!

Join us Wednesday, December 13 at Gather, 2424 McHenry Ave, Modesto, and enjoy a delicious selection of snacks and beverages, prepared by the talented kitchen staff at Gather. Invite your friends and co-workers to come to the party with you! 




Attention Members: Have you brought a guest to an AFP Meeting this year? Every member is eligible to bring one guest free of charge to one meeting per year. If you haven't yet, this is your last 2023 opportunity to introduce a friend to your AFP Yosemite Chapter!

AFP Yosemite Chapter 2024 Board of Directors Election Results will be announced!

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 
3:00 - 5:00pm

Where: Gather - 2424 McHenry Ave, Modesto

Cost: AFP Members: $25.00
All others: $35.00

Membership is not required.  Everyone is welcome!

Join us and let's celebrate the holidays together!

Register on our website using PayPal or send an email to to let us know you'll be there, then pay at the door. Please register by December 11 at 4:00PM.

Members Only



Don't miss out on the last 2 complimentary webinars of 2023!


December 6, 2023, 10:00AM - Measuring and Evaluating the Results of your Fundraising Strategy and Plan with KPIs 

Define what Key Performance Indicators you should be collecing and analyzing to determine if your strategy is on track... Eligible for 1 CEU Education Point. Register


December 12, 2023, 10:00AM - AFP/Korn Ferry Emerging Leader Affinity Group Session: Make Yourself Indispensable

Being indispensable is all abou tfinding a place and a role where you can shine. Eligible for 1 CFRE Education Point. Register




Find a wealth of information in AFP's complimentary Members Only Webinars, bringing fundraising experts and thought leaders straight to your desktop or mobile device at no extra cost to AFP Members.




Have you taken time to explore the AFP Global website? You can find answers to just about any fundraising question you may have! There are resources to build career and professional development, information on certifications, answers to ethical questions, and so much more!





Did you know AFP Yosemite Chapter has a mentoring program? Local experts are available to help. Check out our mentor list!




AFP Members save 20% on CFRE Certification!

Become a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) to demonstrate your mastery of ethical, best-practice fundraising to your employer, board, donors, and beyond.




AFP ICON April 7-9, 2024 in Toronto



Registration now open for AFP ICON 2024. Don't miss your chance to save on attendance at the world's no.1 fundraising conference. Register by October 13 to get the Preview Rate.

Register today!



Congratulations and a warm welcome to the following people who have been awarded an

IDEA Scholarship in 2023:


Jacquelyn Forte

Joenna Llavore

Kathleen Rowe-Glendon

Tony Madrigal




Apply now for an IDEA Scholarship!


You can receive a one-year membership to AFP Yosemite Chapter! IDEA Scholarship applications are currently being accepted.

Apply today!







Diversity can mean just about anything, and EVERYONE offers 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 being accepted now.


IDEA Scholarship Applications Available 

Apply today! 




AFP Yosemite Chapter has earned the

2023 IDEA Champion Designation!



The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in AFP's goal of advancing diversity: commitment to increasing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the fundraising profession. 

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.




January 11, 2024 - Round Table Discussion 


February 1, 2024 - Branding and Social Media


March 7, 2024 - Stanislaus Community Foundation presents...



AFP Yosemite Chapter Members may invite a guest

~free of charge~

to one meeting each year. (CVFC Excluded)



Community Events



That new Community Events Calendar we've been working on? We are glad to announce it's ready! Check it out here


And if you have an event to include, please help us fill up the calendar using this form.

We are keeping track of your annual and biennial events so others can plan ahead, too. Let's keep our community up to date with what's happening!



Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Yosemite Chapter






Wednesday, December 13, 2023


3:00 - 5:00 PM


at Gather


2424 McHenry Ave












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 $5.00 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.