Maximize Opportunities while Minimizing Cost
AFPSEWI Chapter Scholarship committee is now accepting applications for membership scholarships. This year our Chapter is pleased to open this opportunity up to active and lapsed members as well as the usual new members. Apply via email by June 11 for consideration.
Together we rise! Courage in the Age of COVID
The past 14 months have been scary. Our lives have been turned upside down, with everything we love and value endangered. But one thing never changed: the willingness of communities, donors and volunteers to come together to meet our collective challenges.
A Strong Legacy Gift Program Increases Future Funding
Did you know that 85-90% of planned gifts come from bequests? AFP’s virtual program “The Art of the Legacy Ask” explored the importance of a strong legacy gift program. Ligia Pena, CFRE, explored how non-profits should be promoting their legacy gift programs, and how a legacy gift ask is different than a major gift ask.
The Quest for Equity: How far out of reach is it?
Equity means being fair and a whole lot more. In an equitable society, people have access to the necessities of life with no obstacles based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or gender to name a few. In an equitable society, people can go as far as their talents and abilities will allow. It sounds quite simple. Why isn’t this our reality?
Tap into Your Greater Potential through Your Strategic Plan
If your strategic plan is collecting dust, then your potential is as well. During the AFP SEWI “Visioneering Your Organization” webinar watch, area AFPSEWI professionals discussed the importance of strategic planning to lead to the success of both their department and their organization.
Our SE Wisconsin Chapter Garners AFP Global 2021 Designations!
Every year, AFP honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Just one-third of all AFP chapters are named Ten Star Chapters, and I happy to report that our Chapter is one of a select group of chapters to earn this honor.
On Philanthropy: Your 2020 Holiday Song
The year 2020 has been unprecedented in so many ways. It only follows that the year’s nonstop changes would affect the holidays as well. That explains the song I heard on the radio the other day: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Coronavirus all around CARES Act tax law changes now will inspire Good donors to spread their money around…”
Philanthropy, Justice and a Chance for Change
We fundraisers are committed to philanthropy. But some things are even more important, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us: "Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary." Read AFP’s Milwaukee Business Journal column and get involved in NPD 2020.
Q: What’s more important than fundraising?
A: Ethical fundraising - Ethics is essential to fundraising because everything we do pivots on public trust. During its Ethics Month, AFP illuminates our path to the highest standards of practice. Reflect on these resources from AFP Global and learn more about Ethics Awareness Month.