AFP Foundation Be the Cause – Join us in 2017!
Last year, our chapter benefitted directly from the AFP Foundation by being able to award a Chamberlain Scholarship to attend the International Conference in San Francisco. Additionally, our chapter grant from the AFP Foundation supported membership scholarships, awarded this summer and scholarships to attend Fundraising Day Wisconsin.
On Philanthropy - Donor-advised funds: on-ramp to philanthropy’s superhighway
Annual investment in donor-advised funds grew from $9 billion in 2010 to $22 billion in 2015, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. A doubling of giving by would-be philanthropists sounds like a good thing. So why aren’t nonprofits more excited about it?
FDW Preview: John Trybus gives us a sneak peek
Stories are the currency of life and an important way in which we connect as human beings. As social impact leaders we must think about how we can leverage the art and science of storytelling as a key strategy for the organizations we love to emotionally connect with donors and other target stakeholders to inspire them to act. Creating stories that resonate and break through the clutter in this age of information-overload is not easy!
A Recap of the AFP International Conference
It was quite an honor to be one of three Southeastern WI Chapter AFP members to receive a scholarship to the AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco this April! I was amazed by how much information was fit into three days of sessions. During the conference...
Share Your Thoughts With Me!
Nearing my six-month mark as your chapter president, I have been amazed by all the moving pieces that play a role in making membership in our organization a great thing for your career! What value do you find in your AFP membership and where can we do better? Please consider joining me for a talk-back session for members, to be held after our June 29, 2017 program at the Italian Community Center.
Women in Philanthropy
“Women rock!” “Women rule!” “If you want something done, ask a woman.” “Women hold up half the sky.” This is the opening statement in an article recently included in an AFP TOP TEN list posted on the AFP International website--a very timely inclusion for AFP of Southeastern Wisconsin.
On Philanthropy: How Nonprofit Board Members Can be Even More Appreciated
If you are one of the hundreds of Milwaukee-area business leaders who advance causes close to your heart by serving on the board of a local nonprofit, here are some tips that might make your efforts even more deeply appreciated…
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.
On Philanthropy: Tax reformers versus the “sole” of philanthropy
I just took my old work shoes to the resale shop. Yeah, I could have chucked them in my back closet. But I knew somebody out there would want them, and I knew I’d get a receipt for a little tax deduction. I wouldn’t save a lot -- but, hey, every little bit helps, right?