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...

A Message From the President

This year was tough on many nonprofits and we all understand that challenge all too well. But be assured we are here to support you and your organizations in our community.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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...

AFPSEWI Member Survey results are NOT to be believed!

Do NOT believe the following 2018 Member Survey results. Why? Because they are still preliminary! Thanks to everyone who has participated so far – you’ve taught us a lot about how to improve member value.

Philanthropic Leaders Honored

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

Your AFP Chapter: Ever Better – Now Bigger!

Milwaukee-area fundraisers increasingly find value in AFP membership – and now there’s hard proof.

AFP Foundation Be the Cause – meet the Blackbaud Challenge!

When Dan Mueller of ARCW landed a $1 million gift from a brand new donor, he credited AFP with the idea that led to the gift. Your professional growth moment might not be as dramatic as Dan’s, but I’ll bet you have one –

Consultants! List your services for AFPSEWI members

AFP – Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter offers a Consultant and Resource Directory on its website, sharing information about fundraising consultants and other resources for our members to review in support of their work.

“Giving Back” a Theme with New AFP Board Members

AFP’s Southeastern Wisconsin chapter welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors. Despite very different career paths, they all share enthusiasm for the chance to contribute to the chapter’s success.

Your AFP Chapter's 2017 Accomplishments

Quick: How big the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter membership? Which members received scholarships to the International conference? How many community leaders attended National Philanthropy Day? How’s the chapter’s financial health?

Volunteers Wanted: AFP Education Committee

Education is a pillar of what AFP does for its members. Our chapter has benefitted greatly from an excellent group of volunteers who help develop quality programs throughout the year.

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.

Our Chapter Tops the Nation!

Wisconsinites love a bargain and the recent AFP Membership Promotion was just the ticket! The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter was recognized by AFP Headquarters for registering the most new members.

AFP After Work Aftermath

More than 50 AFP members and guests came together to enjoy the view at BLU on Monday, July 17 to celebrate summer, each other and the spirit of philanthropy.

Memo from AFP Southeastern WI Chapter President Nancy Seidl Nelson

Hopefully year-end efforts were fruitful, holidays enjoyable and now we all ready to move forward into 2017 with renewed energy, high hopes and solids plans for success. As your Chapter President, I hope that AFP and all we have to offer is part of your plans for networking and education in the coming year.


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: