AFP - GTS Monthly Newsletter

A Letter From Our President

Courtney Leonard


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
Educational Opportunities

Upcoming Chapter Programs:
Annual AFP-GTS Programming Survey

As 2021 came to a close, we thank you once again for being a member of the AFP Greater Tri-State Chapter. We are grateful for all you do to support our regional non-profit community.   

Please take a moment to complete our annual AFP programming survey. Your feedback will help with the programming decisions for 2022.

Click Here To Access The Survey

AFP ICON: Early Bird Deadline Ends Soon!

Join fellow AFP members in Las Vegas, May 2-4, for AFP Icon and three days of learning and connecting with fellow fundraising professionals. Early bird registration ends on January 28.

Mark Singsank, AFP Member, graciously shared his notes from the 2021 ICON Virtual Conference. Check out our website to see the session highlights or click here.  If you have any further questions, please email Mark at

AFP International Webinar Opportunities

AFP International is offering a wide curriculum of live and prerecorded webinars facilitated by industry experts. To learn more and register, visit  Webinar participants are eligible for 1.0 CFRE education point upon completion of the session.

FREE Member-Only Webinar Opportunities 
AFP International offers many membership benefits at no additional cost. The following programs are FREE to AFP members from the comfort of your own home or office space.

January 19, 1:00-2:00 pm EST:
FREE WEBINAR: Fresh Starts—Prospecting in a Hybrid World

January 25, 1:00-2:00 pm EST:
FREE WEBINAR: Thank You for Being a Friend: Forming Communities of Support for Fundraisers

FEBRUARY 3, 1:00-2:00 pm EST:
FREE WEBINAR: Donor Conversations in a Hybrid World

To access these webinars, members will need an account with Blue Sky. Create an account here AFP (
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Conference offered by AFP Greater Tri-State Chapter Coming to Dubuque in 2022 
More details to follow!


AFP Job Openings: 

Click the IMAGE ABOVE for the most recent local job announcements.

Job postings will go on the website and on the Facebook page as they are received. Also, a link to all current postings will be included in the monthly newsletter, which comes out the last Tuesday of the month. The postings will be removed during the first week of the following month if your organization does not reach out to the communications committee and reaffirm the position is still open. All current opportunities are listed at the link above.

If you would like to post a position, please use this link for your request: Request Form

Are you interested in being more active with the AFP – Greater Tri-State Chapter?

The Communications Committee is in need of more members. We invite you to be a part of our committee as a perfect way for you to become actively involved in AFP.
We meet every other month to discuss the structure of our committee, new ideas, social conversations, and contributions to communicating the activities that take place in our chapter. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with other AFP members. Please contact Angie today at or

Angie Herting - Communications Committee Chair

Karen Tuecke

Membership Update
Support Diversity and Inclusion in the Fundraising Community!

Complete Your AFP Member Demographic Information

AFP is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in the fundraising profession. Join us in supporting those principles by providing demographic information in your AFP member profile. Your information will remain confidential and is used to benchmark progress, promote equity and create new programs.

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Questions about your membership?

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