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.

National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon To Be Held in Person

The annual Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin (AFPSEWI) National Philanthropy luncheon is back! After convening virtually last year due to the pandemic, local community leaders will gather in person on Tuesday, November 9 at the Pfister Hotel to celebrate the power and impact of philanthropy. This year’s theme, Meeting the Moment, pays tribute to the philanthropists, volunteers, organizations, and development professionals who rose to the occasion—in the midst of the pandemic—to make our community a better place for all. A highlight of the event will be the awards presentation honoring…

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.

More Than A Meeting

Though virtual networking and learning continues as the method to meet the needs of AFP members we have decided to provide opportunities that are 'more than just a meeting.’ Find out what the fuss is all about...

AFPSEWI New Year's Resolution

It’s hard to believe that we are almost one full month into a new year. I hope everyone had a great year-end and that you are well on your way to achieving your 2021 goals. As our AFP Chapter looks at a new year...

From Surviving Solo to Thriving Together

On a snowy morning last February, a small group met at the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin for the monthly AFP Grant Group. After great discussion, the March meeting was scheduled at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Then came March and COVID hit...

Why I Give

BE the CAUSE, the annual campaign of the AFP Foundation, gives us the chance to offer a helping hand to fellow fundraisers in Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond.  Immediate past president Nancy Seidel Nelson reflects on her reasons for giving.

Certify Your Excellence!

Have you ever thought about what your next career move would be? Or wondered how you would set yourself apart from other non-profit job seekers? If so, then it’s time to consider pursuing your CFRE and becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive.

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.

A Message to our Members: AFPSEWI Needs YOU!

As Chapter President, it is always interesting when I get asked how I got to be President. The easy answer, I was asked.

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.

Are YOU ready for 2020?

With 2020 just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to evaluate your career. Are you are ready to set yourself apart, ready for your next career advancement, or ready to demonstrate your commitment to your philanthropy career?

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.

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.

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!

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:

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.

Executive Scholarships for Non-profit Leaders

Deadline February 28!

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.