Here's What You Missed – Transforming Your Nonprofit through a Campaign

So what makes a campaign transformational? Over 60 fundraising professionals gathered for the AFP educational breakfast to hear from two dynamic campaign fundraisers and find out.

NEW Grant Opportunity for Metro Milwaukee

Deadline April 22, 2019! One metro Milwaukee not-for-profit will receive an unrestricted grant of up to $50,000, made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Wisconsin Athletic Club.

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.

Invest in Your Future: Member benefits are growing fast!

Are you taking advantage of all AFP membership has to offer? Have you heard the latest announcements from AFP Global? There have been so many exciting changes and announcements it's hard to keep up! Let's recap:

Our SE Wisconsin Chapter Garners AFP Global 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.

Elizabeth O’Hara Receives 2019 Young Nonprofit Professional Emerging Leader Award

2019 is proving to be an exciting year for Elizabeth O'Hara of Alverno College. Elizabeth was recently nominated by her colleagues for the 2019 Young Nonprofit Professional Emerging Leader Award!

Here's What You Missed – A Glimpse Inside the Minds of Wisconsin Grantmakers

More than 100 members and guests joined us on February 28 to peer Inside the Minds of Wisconsin Grantmakers to learn about giving trends and issues that matter most to funders across the state.

Succeeding Seven

AFPSEWI welcomes seven new board members in 2019! Given the excitement and lofty goals they have expressed, AFPSEWI is confident these leaders will make a lasting impact and enhance the AFP experience for all chapter members.

On Philanthropy - Can Philanthropy Make You a Better Lover?

Three lessons from charitable giving for a long and lasting relationship

Yee-haw! AFPSEWI's ICON Scholars Ride Off into the Texas Sunset

We’re excited to send three AFP ICON Scholarship winners to San Antonio, Texas, for the 2019 edition of the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers.

Here's What You Missed – Lessons from a Self-Described Hustler

Deanna Singh enters every room with an impressive resume, built through a mix of intention and serendipity. She is charismatic and engaging as well as down-to-earth and grounded by her family.

Executive Scholarships for Non-profit Leaders

Deadline February 28!

A New Year, A New Board

It is a great honor to have been elected to serve as the next president of our chapter and I want to thank those who have served over this past year for their hard work and dedication.

Jevita Brister Honored with AFP Foundation Scholarship

It is a great honor to have been elected to serve as the next president of our chapter and I want to thank those who have served over this past year for their hard work and dedication.

Here's What You Missed – Fundraising Topics ‘On the Table’

Ask and you shall receive! Per member request, the December Luncheon was dedicated to small group discussion on a myriad of topics.

Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine profiles AFPSEWI as builder of philanthropy!

When Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine planned an article on our region’s culture of philanthropy, where did they turn for insight? Our local AFP chapter, of course!

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

On Philanthropy - Resist the List! Give Them a Gift that Gives

Dear Dad: I received your annual Christmas Wish List yesterday. After an online search for the meaning of “auger,” “tip up,” and “floating livewell,” I have to let you know that you will not be receiving any ice fishing supplies this year.

President’s Message

As I get close to turning over the virtual gavel, I reflect on my time as Chapter President and share a few thoughts to summarize what meant the most to me during this time.

YOU asked for it!

The December luncheon will provide a freeform of opportunities to discuss and share issues that you, our members are facing. In the recent member survey, you requested to have opportunities for small group discussions and getting to know other members personally – this whole luncheon is for you!

2018 AFPSEWI Member Survey Results Drive Future Planning

The 2018 AFPSEWI Chapter Member Survey was recently concluded; the more than 120 respondents revealed vital insights that chapter leaders are already using to plan for the future.

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.

Your Chance to Attend International Conference – for Free

2018 Chamberlain Scholar Chris Giancomo says Conference is the ultimate way to reenergize through…

On Philanthropy - Can Southeast Wisconsin Nonprofits Energize Corporate Giving?

Here’s an easy multiple-choice question: Last year, We Energies gave more than 2 percent of its net income to charity – twice the average rate for corporations nationwide. That makes the company well-positioned to:

AFPSEWI Reaches 70% of Its AFP Foundation Campaign Goal

What does your AFP membership mean to you? The answer to that question will be different to each of us, but we consistently hear...

Here's What You Missed - Donors Make the World Go Round

October luncheon recap: Michael McNeely asks “Does your organization treat a first time contribution as a contribution -- or as “the initiation of a sacred bond?”

Here's What You Missed - The Power of Positive Thinking in Philanthropy

Positive vibes and heart are key to an artful ask

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.

Are Milwaukee’s Corporate Donors Maxed Out?

The $20.8 billion that American companies gave to charity last year sounds like a lot…until you consider their share was just 5 percent of the nation’s $410 billion in philanthropy. So maybe it’s time to ask: are corporate donors maxed out?