NEW! Seasoned Professionals Group

Are you interested in networking with other seasoned development professionals (10+ years) to exchange ideas, discuss development trends, share frustrations and learn more ways to galvanize the power of philanthropy to address critical needs?

Free For(u)m for Fundraisers

These online sessions are a chance to network and connect, ask for advice or feedback from fellow professionals, and learn from other local professionals.

Grant Writers Group

Talk informally about grant writing, grantmakers, grant management, and pretty much whatever fundraising topics the group may want to bring up.

Free For(u)m for Fundraisers

These online sessions are a chance to network and connect, ask for advice or feedback from fellow professionals, and learn from other local professionals.

How Nonprofits Can Powerfully Use Storytelling NOW During the Pandemic

Free Webinar from AFP Global: In our restlessness and helplessness everyone seems to be hungry for inspiration. Hungry for examples of how life might be a little better for someone else. That's why NOW is the best time to share stories of your mission in action.

Free For(u)m for Fundraisers

These online sessions are a chance to network and connect, ask for advice or feedback from fellow professionals, and learn from other local professionals.

Giving USA Milwaukee 2020

Want to know the latest trends in giving and what they mean for your organization? Be among the first to hear expert analysis and local perspectives that will help inform your fundraising strategies and programs.

Grant Writers Group

Talk informally about grant writing, grantmakers, grant management, and pretty much whatever fundraising topics the group may want to bring up.

Six Figure Success: How to Grow Your Small Nonprofit’s Annual Fundraising to $100,000 and Beyond

Free Webinar from AFP Global: For small nonprofits, more money means more staff and more programs. But it can be tricky to figure out the right mix of fundraising strategies to cross $100,000 for the first time.

Free For(u)m for Fundraisers

These online sessions are a chance to network and connect, ask for advice or feedback from fellow professionals, and learn from other local professionals.

The Ins and Outs and Ups and Downs of Donor Advised Funds

May Educational Session: Join us for an online panel discussion to hear members of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation team demystify Donor Advised Funds.

The Art of the Legacy Ask

Free Webinar from AFP Global: This webinar will present the similarities and differences between a legacy and a major gift ask, what research tells us how donors make decisions and how you can harness all this information to craft a deeply personal and successful legacy ask.

Grant Writers Group

Talk informally about grant writing, grantmakers, grant management, and pretty much whatever fundraising topics the group may want to bring up.

How to Create Donor Surveys that Improve Your Fundraising

Free Webinar from AFP Global: In this session, we’ll examine all of the components of a great donor survey project—including how to build it, deploy it, and analyze the results. Perhaps more importantly, we’ll identify and help you sidestep the countless pitfalls that plague so many surveys.

Don't Say I Didn't Warn You - The Pragmatist's Guide to Successful Special Events

Free Webinar from AFP Global: It is essential that every fundraiser understand the value special events can play within their organization, as well as the importance of setting appropriate financial, time management and resource expectations. In this session...

National Philanthropy Day 101 - Virtual Q&A

Learn how to get the most out of National Philanthropy Day for your organization, meet the NPD team, and get answers to questions you may have about the nomination process and the other four ways to participate in this year's celebration.

21st Century Grant Applications

Members Only Event: Online Webinar Watch Party - 21st Century Grant Applications: Knowing what to say and how to say it in a short grant application is the focus of this session. The techniques discussed will help you craft successful paper and paperless proposal narratives.

Thriving in a Small Shop

February Educational Breakfast: Our expert panel has lived and thrived in their small shops. Come and learn their tips and tricks to be effective, efficient, and energized.

Grant Writers Group

Talk informally about grant writing, grantmakers, grant management, and pretty much whatever fundraising topics the group may want to bring up.

Emerging Professionals Group

February's Topic: Development Goal Setting – “Goals give you a compass in order to direct your path. Goals focus your thoughts and actions on areas that have precise purpose and meaning.” – Catherine Pulsifer

Make Minimal Marketing Marvelous– Yes, You Can!

January Educational Luncheon: Join us for this lively panel discussion with some of southeastern Wisconsin’s most adept nonprofit marketing professionals, who will reveal the secrets of how smart planning, effective segmentation, rigorous prioritization, creative repurposing, savvy resourcing – and just plain spunk -- can help fully leverage your shoestring budget and bandwidth. Master the minimal-but-memorable marketing moves that make mission…

Grant Writers Group

Talk informally about grant writing, grantmakers, grant management, and pretty much whatever fundraising topics the group may want to bring up.

Emerging Professionals Group

January's Topic: Focus on wellness with certified yoga instructor (and AFP Member!) Maggie Seer.

A Deeper Dive: Evaluation of Impact

Let’s keep the conversation on evaluation going! Bring your questions on how to define, measure, and communicate your impact when resources are limited. This is meant to be an opportunity to dig a little deeper and exchange more among colleagues in the trenches.

Grant Writers Group

Talk informally about grant writing, grant makers, grant management, and pretty much whatever fundraising topics the group may want to bring up.