Here’s What You Missed: What Are Your Donors REALLY Thinking?

Attendees Learn About Best Practices During the Pandemic and Beyond

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect the nonprofit world, it’s necessary to revisit principles and best practices. Fundraisers gathered Dec. 9 for roundtable sessions covering a myriad of topics in light of our current fundraising environment. Hosts covered six topics.

Join the Fundraising Series Today!

Register today for AFP’s National Fundraising Day Series! This annual event has been transformed from a one-day offering to a series of five webinars with optional corresponding community conversations to engage participants virtually. The event culminates on Thursday, October 14th, where participants will have the opportunity to join colleagues in-person for chatter and beverages at Miss Katie’s Diner.

AFP-SEWI Announces Mentor/Mentee Program for 2021

Program for 2021 promises to be the best in chapter history!   I’m excited to inform you that our 2021 mentoring program is officially underway. 

Free For(u)m for Fundraisers Farewell

Remember last year when we were all just going to stay close to home and limit contacts for two weeks? If only it had been that simple…

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. 

AFP is More Than Membership

When we are up against such large challenges, it’s more important than ever to cling to the wisdom of our colleagues, lean on our professional network, and think about our work in new ways.

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.

Help Us Tailor to Our Membership

AFP is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible community. In order to cultivate and create a diverse environment, we ask that you take just a few moments to update your demographic information in your AFP member profile. Together with your help, we can continue to provide you with tailored resources, statistics and reports, and create an environment that fosters inclusion for all.  

Hidden AFP Benefit: That Consultant in the Crowd

So you’re chatting with a group of fellow AFP members, asking around for solutions to your latest fundraising challenge, when one of the group replies, “Wow, your situation sounds familiar. I’ve worked with about a dozen organizations who approached that challenge in five different ways.”

Great Start for New Seasoned Development Professional SIG

Our first meeting with eleven attendees went so well we decided to meet every other week instead of monthly!

Mentoring Program Forges Ahead Despite COVID-19

Worldwide health pandemics have an uncanny habit of interrupting the best laid plans.  The AFP Mentoring Program and the fall 2019 cohort of philanthropy professionals were not immune.


Our long-awaited website is an instant asset for member value! Unveiled today, the new website is specifically designed to address our members’ number one challenge:  to better navigate the benefits of AFP membership.

Chapter Zooms to Fill Fundraisers' Connectivity Gap

There was a surprise embedded in the results of the May survey of AFPSEWI members, and the chapter has responded with a new initiative that provides a creative new angle on AFP member benefit.

"We're Here for You" - Amid COVID, AFP brings the promise to life for members

Discover AFP's comprehensive, fundraiser-curated COVID-19 Resource Guide. All the information you need on how to adapt to development in a social distancing world...

A Thought – and an Invitation -- from Lisa Breitsprecker

Hi y'all. Can I ask you -- my fellow southeastern Wisconsin fundraising friends – how you’re dealing with the uncharted changes we’re all experiencing at the moment?

AFP New Member Chronicles: Wonderful Gifts from AFP that Keep on Giving

This month new members Amy and Ann discovered a surprising member benefit: how AFP's fundraising advocacy -- both locally and nationally -- strengthens the philanthropic environment in which we all raise funds.

A Message to our Members: Empower. Strengthen. Transform.

By serving fundraisers, AFP also serves our community. Because every fundraiser shares one mission: as we secure the resources that allow area nonprofits to do good, we also help generous community members act on hopes for a better world.

AFP New Member Chronicles: Today’s Special - Get Two AFP Communities for the Price of One!

What a good investment you made! That was what I told myself when I discovered there are not just one but two major pathways to getting value from my new AFP membership: local and global. If you’re like me, you probably joined without realizing how robust the resources are on both sides of that line. So I knew I had to share my findings as part of this ongoing “New Member Chronicles” blog I’m writing with fellow AFP rookie Ann Sebald. Ready? Here we go!

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!

An Ode to Our Mentoring Program

If you want to be a mentor Or perhaps a protege You must apply NEXT FRIDAY So click here without delay!

What’s the Connection Between Money and Gum?

Have you been around for a while? Seen a lot of things? Been successful in your career? Made some mistakes along the way? Consider lending your talents as an AFP Mentor!

AFP New Member Chronicles

It’s easy to feel bewildered or overwhelmed by AFP’s many resources. Here’s where to start: read the ongoing discoveries of Ann and Amy, our two neophyte explorers in “The AFPSEWI New Member Chronicles.”

Why AFP’s $30 Dues Increase is a No-Brainer

To cut to the chase: AFP’s annual membership fee is going up by $30 on July 1. May we boldly suggest you join us a hearty “Who cares?!” Here’s why…

AFPICON 2019: Front row at the center of philanthropic excellence

Who doesn’t like being front row? Whether it’s going to see your favorite act in concert or a sporting event, you’re usually bursting at the seams with excitement and making sure your cell phone is fully charged for pictures!

San Antonio AFP ICON Inspires

Conference is rewarding experience for scholarship recipient

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:

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.

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.

Local Feedback on the AFP International Conference

Attending this conference was an amazing opportunity to meet and learn from many experienced professionals from around the world. All the networking and educational opportunities available make it an invaluable experience that I recommend every fundraising professional to take part in.