Fundraising 101 - 2023

When:  May 5, 2023 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  AFPKC

Join AFPKC for Fundraising 101 – 2023!


Learning Objectives:

Fundraising 101, over the course of one day in-person and a half day virtual, will cover fundamental fundraising techniques, including:

  • Putting together a successful development plan;
  • Securing individuals as annual donors, as well as upgrading and securing major gifts;
  • Effective storytelling techniques and how to utilize them in raising more money;
  • Obtaining grant support from foundations, corporations and government sources;
  • Professional and ethical prospect research and data collection techniques;
  • Reporting back to donors with stewardship best practices;
  • The importance of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) in fundraising;
  • What it means to be a fundraising professional; and
  • Establishing a healthy network as a fundraising professional

Resource guides and tip sheets will be provided for topics not covered in-depth at Fundraising 101, such as planned giving, capital campaigns, and event planning. The Target Audience is nonprofits of all focus areas; the Shop Size is all sizes; and the Experience Level is Beginner (0-3 years of fundraising experience); or Intermediate (4-7 years); although fundraisers of all experience levels are invited and would benefit from the presented content.

This year's event will be split across 2 sessions.
Friday, May 5 from 8am to 5pm in person at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Friday, May 12 from 8am to noon virtually

Member AFPKC - $254
Member AFP Other Chapter - $254
Non-Member - $329



Michelle Brownlee

Assistant Director of Prospect Development, Children's Mercy Kansas City

Prospect Research

Margaret Perkins-McGuinness

Deputy Director for Philanthropy, Kansas City Public Library


Chelsey Buseck

Senior Manager of Development and Alumni, Agriculture Future of America

David Fulk

Director of Philanthropic Giving, KCUR 89.3

What Does It Mean to Be a Fundraising Professional?

Molly Paugh, MPA, CFRE

Senior Manager, Philanthropic Giving, Children's Mercy Kansas City

Major Gifts

Chandra Clark, M.Ed.

President, Corey C. Griffin Foundation

Your Network is Your Net Worth

Rita Cortes

Executive Director, Menorah Heritage Foundation


Kelley Carpenter

Chief Storyteller, Chapters KC, LLC

Effective Storytelling in Fundraising

Robin Rowland, CFRE

Vice President of Donor Relations, Communications & Education, Wayside Waifs

Donor Relations and Stewardship

Katie Lord

Vice President of Nonprofit Development, Proof Positioning

Annual Development Plan

Lauren Clifton-Thompson

Philanthropy and Communications Manager, Amethyst Place

AFP Membership Benefits


Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
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