Ask a Seasoned Pro!

About the Event

December Educational Breakfast & Annual Meeting

Again this year AFPSEWI will hold a Pick 3 Roundtable Talks after our annual meeting. Bring your questions, ideas and more to learn from your peers.  Each topic will have a Seasoned Pro of the Field to facilitate the discussion! 

The first session will be more in-depth.  Your first session is chosen when you register online. Register early to make sure you get the first session of your choice.  Sessions two and three will be chosen at day-of registration. Be sure to arrive on time on 12/12 to get the sessions of your choice.


Event Details

Event Dates
Italian Community Center
631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Erin, Chapter Administrator
414.399.0281 |

Our Topic Leaders:

Building Relationships Through Digital Media, Laura Gainor, Founder of Vossberg Gainor and Former Executive Director of Serve Marketing

Join Laura as she discusses 10 easy steps to engaging your donors, partners, and clients with your mission through your digital platforms.  Discover how with just a little focus your social media efforts can build awareness, engagement, and enthusiasm for your organization.

CFRE Certification, Shannon Watry, CFRE, Senior Director of Advancement, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Looking to build your career -  become a Certified Fundraising Executive in 2020. Discover how to become a CFRE, what educational support is available to you, and the many benefits of CFRE accreditation.

Making the Ask, Chuck Rozewicz, Chief Development Officer, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Making the ask can be one of the more intimidating aspects of a development professional’s responsibilities. Learn the critical steps leading up to, and following, any type of ask.

Monthly/Recurring Donor Programs, Amy Rowell, Director of Development, Cathedral Center, Inc.

Grow your annual giving capacity and deepen donor relations through the implementation/expansion of a strategic recurring donor program.

Nonprofit Certification/Policies, Rob Meiksins, Executive Director, Nonprofit Academy of Wisconsin

Want to raise more funds by building trust in your organization?  Nonprofit Academy of Wisconsin is a new initiative bringing a unique new tool to nonprofits in Milwaukee: The Standards for Excellence.   This nationally recognized ethics and accountability code provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to help you strive for excellence and inspire confidence. Learn more about this exciting initiative and the standard policies every nonprofit should consider implementing!

Time Management, Nancy Seidl Nelson, CFRE, Principal, SPI Consulting, LLP

We still have 24 hours in a day, but as demands for our time increase, our ability to focus is constantly challenged!  Learn a few tips for maximizing your day, managing your activities, and navigating others - while trying to keep yourself healthy and happy!

Transitioning Volunteers to Donors, Bridget Kesner, Development Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Eastern Wisconsin

With hundreds of volunteers donating their time each year, learn how this organization builds upon the gift of time to inspire financial support as well.  Discuss strategies, tips, and techniques to make today's volunteers tomorrow's donors.

Understanding and Utilizing the Form 990 & Financial Statements, Kevin O'Leary, Anick & Associates

Learn about the key sections of Form 990 and how you can use the information to enhance donor engagement. Also, gain a basic understanding to interpret monthly financial statements.

Working With Boards, Lisa Attonito, Executive Director, Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee


Meeting Schedule:

7:30 – Network/buffet
8:00 – Announcements, vote on Board of Directors slate
8:15 – 8:45 – session 1
8:50 – 9:10 – session 2
9:10 – 9:30 – session 3

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