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For more than 35 years, the South Dakota AFP chapter has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. Our members have access to a rich network of people with varied experience and perspectives.

With your AFP membership, you’ll not only experience immediate benefits but also acquire skills, knowledge and insights about fundraising that will serve you for the rest of your career.

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Come enjoy art, conversation, and refreshments with your nonprofit counterparts on July 18 at the Suzie Cappa Art Center. Black Hills Works Foundation invites you to for a casual networking social. This is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, ask questions, and share insights with others serving in a non-profit organization.
The Foundation will be providing light appetizers and variety of complimentary beverages. In addition, BB’s Natural wine bar for you to purchase specialty wines and brews. The door between the art center and BB’s will be open from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
Mark your calendar and join us for a casual summer get together.  All fundraisers and nonmembers are welcome!

  • Thursday, July 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. MT
  • Suzie Cappa Art Center, 722 St. Joseph St. Rapid City


    Our next networking gathering is set for Thursday, July 18 at 8:30 a.m. CT. We’ll meet at Bagel Boy, 2505 S. Minnesota Ave. Nathan Stallinga, CEO of Dakotabilities, will be our featured guest. Nathan will share his thoughts & perspectives, and we’ll have the opportunity to discuss topics like engaging board members and your CEO in fundraising, creating a development plan, advice to new fundraisers, getting value from your AFP membership, and more. RSVPs to AFP SD's Facebook page are not required but will be appreciated.
    • Thursday, July 18, 8:30 a.m. CT
    • Bagel Boy, 2505 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls

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