Community Announcements

  • Registration Closes Soon - AFP Greater Tri-State Chapter Fall Conference

    This two day event will be well worth the investment in attending. 

    Digital fundraising has become an integral part of our strategy as fundraising professionals. Digital and online fundraising can help us to not only prepare for the practices of a shifting demographic, but also be a key strategy to increase donor retention. Learn from two digital fundraising specialists about how to create a digital fundraising plan that works for YOUR organization, how to incorporate it into your current development plan, and how to create campaigns that work according to tested research and analytics. Walk away with not only a plan, but two bestselling books about digital fundraising and access to an online course on the subject – plus a bonus session by a Molly Schreiber from Challenge to Change about how to take care of your mental health as a fundraising professional.

    This conference is proudly presented by AFP IA, Greater Tri-States Chapter and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

    To learn more please visit the link.

  • Chamberlain Scholarship –  2023 AFP ICON International Conference

    The AFP Tri-States chapter is now accepting application for the AFP Chamberlain Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to any AFP member who has never attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference.

    The recipient of the scholarship will have their AFP International Conference registration waived.  In addition, the AFP, IA Tri-State Chapter will award $500 to the scholarship recipient to cover associated conference expenses.

    The application deadline is Friday, September 30 at 4:30 p.m. The recipient will be notified in mid-October. The 2023 conference will be held in New Orleans, April 16-18.

    Applications are now being accepted. Click here to download the application: Word format / PDF format

  • 2022 IDEA Champion Designation

    AFP-GTS is recognized as a leader as one of the 98 chapters who earned the 2022 IDEA Champion Designation!

    2022 IDEA Champion Recipients

    The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in our goal of advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA). Thanks to you and your chapter for its commitment to IDEA in the fundraising profession. 

  • Message from the 2022 President


    I am honored to serve as the AFP, IA Greater

    Tri-State Chapter President for the 2022 year. As we begin our work together, I’d be remiss if I did not acknowledge the many non-profit leaders who have loyally served this chapter for the past 20 years.

    2022 marks a special milestone for the chapter- our 20th anniversary!  As a Board, we look forward to celebrating with you and working together to advance the fundraising profession in our region. 

    I encourage you to embrace the programming, networking opportunities, and professional resources available to you through your membership. Our local Board is working diligently on your behalf, and we invite you to join our efforts as a committee member, guest speaker, mentor/mentee, or another way that fits your interests. I hope you will take time to review our monthly newsletters and website resources to see the opportunities that await you.

    Thank you, again, for entrusting our Board of Directors to lead the AFP, IA Greater Tri-State Chapter this year. I truly appreciate your support and encourage you to share any feedback or ideas you may have as we work together.



    Courtney Leonard

    AFP, IA Greater Tri-State Chapter, President

  • 2022 AFP - Greater Tristate Board of Directors

    We would like to welcome the 2022 AFP - Greater Tristate Chapter Board of Directors

    Officers/Executive Committee 

    President – Courtney Leonard, Clarke University

    President-Elect / Vice President – Karen Tuecke, Sisters of the Presentation 

    Secretary – Wendy Sweeney, Hills and Dales 

    Treasurer – Kara Leglar Murphy, UnityPoint Health – Finley Health Foundation

    Past President – Wendy Knight, NICC 


    Communication Chair – Angie Herting, University of Wisconsin - Platteville

    Education Chair – Tiffany Stietz, Hospice of Dubuque 

    Membership Chair – Jeff Schneider, Archdiocese of Dubuque

    National Philanthropy Day Chair –Wendy Knight, NICC 
    At Large Members 

    David Moore, MercyOne Health Foundation 

    Amy Schauer, Stonehill Franciscan Services 

    Amy Unmacht, Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools 

    Greg Orwoll, DuRide 

    Whitney Sanger, Project Rooted

    Cassie Bird, Archdiocese of Dubuque

    Cayla Schneider, Loras College