Memorable Moments from the Podium - National Philanthropy Day Honorees Inspired with Actions and Words

More than 450 community leaders gathered at AFPSEWI’s National Philanthropy Day celebration at the Pfister Hotel on November 12, hoping to be inspired by this year’s honorees. Those receiving the six awards did not disappoint, as affirmed by some of the outstanding quotes from their words of thanks:

On Philanthropy: How to paint a beautiful picture without picking up a brush

To create an inspiring work, an artist translates a beautiful vision into reality. It’s the same for a philanthropist: starting with their vision of a better world, they wield brushstrokes of passion, creativity, insight and generosity. Their works don’t just inspire us – they lift our whole community’s quality of life.

Impact Awards - Nominate today and receive free admission to an Educational Luncheon!

It turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch! All members who nominate a project for the 2019 NPD Impact Awards will receive one free admission to a 2020 AFPSEWI Educational Luncheon of their choice! Individuals or organizations may self-nominate projects completed within the past three years. Each nominated project must include the work of at least one Association of Fundraising Professionals member to be eligible to win.

Thanking Your pARTners in Philanthropy

Did you know that your AFP membership includes two nominations to acknowledge and celebrate your closest donors and supporters? Submit Partners in Philanthropy (PIP) by October 4 for the chance to win two tickets to NPD!

Looking for a great way to promote your non-profit?

Build awareness for your cause, your mission, and for philanthropy. The Milwaukee Business Journal's Partners in Philanthropy (PIP) special edition is what you have been waiting for.

National Philanthropy Day Is Artfully Approaching!

The National Philanthropy Day committee is working hard, and we are pleased to announce plentiful opportunities for members to show their talents, and contribute to the celebration on Tuesday, November 12, at the Pfister Hotel. Here are some quick updates:

NEW! National Philanthropy Day Impact Awards

The Impact Awards will be presented at the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon to recognize the important work that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ and to celebrate the Art of Philanthropy. In the coming weeks, AFP SEWI will be seeking member nominations for the following awards:

Whose generosity inspires you?

Quick: what’s the biggest thrill of being a fundraiser? Surely it’s the opportunity to associate with selfless humanitarians every single day. Admit it: you’ve got at least one donor or volunteer whose incredibly generous commitment gets you a little choked up… buoys your belief in society’s future…restores your faith in humanity…

Here's What You Missed – National Philanthropy Day

“I have attended hundreds of these during my tenure as AFP President and yours ranks at the top! It was very well done, the awardees were outstanding and I think the audience really enjoyed themselves. Congratulations to your AFP Chapter for an outstanding National Philanthropy Day event.” - Paulette Maehara, CFRE

Don’t Miss It! 40th Annual National Philanthropy Day

The 40th Annual National Philanthropy Day on Tuesday, November 13th, will be an event to remember.

Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Fall

Play in the leaves, pick some apples...and celebrate top philanthropists at NPD

Donor Love Should be Number One

"I would highly encourage other fundraisers to recognize their own volunteers and donors at NPD." Patti Oliver tells how it pays off in deeper donor relationships.

Philanthropic Leaders Honored

The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin (AFPSEWI) Announces Awardees for National Philanthropy Day® 2018

On Philanthropy - Behind the Brass Plaque

You see their names on buildings. You read their names on plaques. But behind all the brass and calligraphy, what really motivates our community’s philanthropists?

Testimonial: The many benefits of nominating your donor for a National Philanthropy Day award

AFP member Michelle St. Clair has good things to say about how her donor’s National Philanthropy Day award paid off in stronger relationships and sound stewardship:

Whose generosity inspires you?

Quick: what’s the biggest thrill of being a fundraiser? Surely it’s the opportunity to associate with selfless humanitarians every single day. Admit it: you’ve got at least one donor or volunteer whose incredibly generous commitment gets you a little choked up… buoys your belief in society’s future…restores your faith in humanity…

On Philanthropy: Revealed - Milwaukee Philanthropists Secretly Wish to Be Ordinary!

The scene: last November’s National Philanthropy Day celebration in Milwaukee. There I sat, in the crowd of 600-plus diners, listening to heartwarming thank-yous as our area’s leading philanthropists and volunteers received awards from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. I tried to put myself in their shoes, imagining how such public acclaim for altruism, generosity and community commitment must be like a dream come true for the honorees. Then suddenly it struck me:

National Philanthropy Day Date Set: Volunteers needed now

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to put that word into action as well as to recognize the many people who have contributed to making our society a better place. On November 13, 2018, we will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary in the Southeastern Wisconsin AFP Chapter—a very special occasion for our Chapter and the Milwaukee community.

An AFP Member You Should Know

AFP SEWI Chapter – Member Profile of the Month Does AFP participation hold the key to your organization’s next $1 million gift? It did for Dan Mueller.

Philanthropic Leaders Honored

Join us in saluting these 2017 award recipients who through their involvement demonstrate the best in community engagement. Their actions and responsible conduct make the following individuals, corporations, foundations, and youth the leaders in Southeastern Wisconsin.

An NPD Nomination Can Lead to Great Things

There is still time to nominate your favorite volunteer, your top donor or a well-respected fundraising colleague for a National Philanthropy Day Award. The process is easy and the rewards to your organization are priceless! If you’re skeptical check out what AFP member Shavonn Montgomery Brown has to say.

AFP in the Milwaukee Business Journal: Give a Hand to Those Who Give

Milwaukee is known as a great, family-oriented community: People here know that giving to a family member in need is not only the right thing to do, but results in a warmer and stronger family environment that benefits everyone. Fair enough. But there’s a special group among us who take this even farther – who see all of us as family. These people extend their giving spirit to the community at large – and the result is a warmer, stronger metro Milwaukee.

Philanthropic Leaders Honored

The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin Announces Awardees for National Philanthropy Day® 2016. Philanthropists strengthen the community by enabling innovation, inspiring engagement, and spreading goodwill. The following awardees are being honored at the event this year:

AFP and Milwaukee Business Journal Team Up to Advance Philanthropy

Americans gave more than $373 billion to charity in 2015 – a new record, according to the Giving Institute’s Giving USA report released last week. Clearly, philanthropy is not just a uniquely American force for building community – it’s also big business. So to promote a robust culture of generosity locally, who better to partner than the Milwaukee Business Journal and the Association of Fundraising Professionals?