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May 2017

Nominations Due for National Philanthropy Day Awards

May 26
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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Minnesota Chapter sponsors an annual awards program to recognize outstanding achievements by individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and professional fundraising executives. Award recipients will be recognized at the Minnesota Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day celebration, November 17, 2017.

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June 2017

WEBINAR: I Wish I’d Thought of That Ten Years Ago! Launching a Successful Legacy Program

June 5 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Available on demand 7 days after live presentation — free for members! Overview Cash-strapped, acquisition costs keep increasing, and drawing a blank on how to engage supporters at a higher level. What is a Fundraiser to do? What if there was a simple and highly engaging way to raise millions from your supporters at a fraction of what you spend in acquisition costs, would you jump at…

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CHAPTER MEETING & EDUCATION SESSION: Preparing for the Future — Fundraising in a Diverse Landscape and Fostering Inclusion

June 13 | 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Neighborhood House at the Wellstone Center,
179 Robie Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Schedule 7:30 – 8:00am  Registration and breakfast 8:00 – 8:30am  Chapter Meeting 8:30 – 9:30am  Education Session This event is FREE for AFP MN members. Education Session Preparing for the Future: Fundraising in a Diverse Landscape and Fostering Inclusion Diversity: we all know it’s important, but do we know what to do about it? How to measure it? How to grow it? Diversity, inclusion and equity are…

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July 2017

MCN/AFP Nonprofit Fundraising Conference

July 19 | 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earle Brown Heritage Center,
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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Co-hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Minnesota Chapter (AFP) and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). Register by June 16 for best rates! Minnesota is a state with a vibrant nonprofit sector and a strong culture of philanthropy. It is through the art of fundraising that Minnesota's donors connect with individual causes. Through fundraising, we bring to life the ideals of our communities and make real the visions of change…

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August 2017

WEBINAR: Metrics Matter: How to Measure and Grow Major Gifts

August 1 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Available on demand 7 days after live presentation — free for members! Overview Measuring, reporting and analyzing your major gift program is critical for success in raising major gifts. Join us to learn how to measure more than simply dollars raised. While dollars raised is one important factor, it’s certainly not the only one to consider. Do you know your major gift donor retention rate? What about…

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WEBINAR: Mission Possible: Get in the Door and Get What You Came For

August 16 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Available on demand 7 days after live presentation — free for members! Overview From getting the visit to getting the gift, this step-by-step talk will outline what you need to do to make effective use of your time on donor visits, and eventually get the gift you came for. Learn proven strategies, guiding principles, and tips to help you help your organization. These principles are pulled from…

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2017 CFRE Review Course

August 24
TBA

Save the new date! Have you thought about taking the CFRE? Are you ready to sit for the test? Do you want an overview of best practices in fundraising? If so, then the CFRE Review Course is for you. The AFP CFRE Review Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. This intensive program focuses on the terminology, organization, and structure of a development operation. More info. to come ...…

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September 2017

Meet the Funders 2017

September 6 | 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation,
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104
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Save the date! AFP Minnesota is pleased to present the fifth annual “Meet The Funders” event, an information sharing opportunity designed to bring funders and fundraisers together. Senior representatives from high-profile area foundations will talk about their funding interests and guidelines, including new initiatives and high-priority focus areas. Participants will be able to ask questions and engage in roundtable discussions, giving them an insider's understanding of each funder’s giving interests and strategies. More info to come ... [vc_column…

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WEBINAR: Storyliving — Creating Transformational Donor Engagement Experiences to Inspire Major Gifts

September 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Available on demand 7 days after live presentation — free for members! Overview Traditional storytelling often puts the donor in the role of the passive listener. Storytelling invites the donor to roll up their sleeves and jump into the story, engaging in your work in a manner that leaves the donor inspired and passionate about giving. At the end of this session participants will: Get an overview…

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WEBINAR: Four Steps to Successful Endowment Building

September 27 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Available on demand 7 days after live presentation — free for members! Overview This presentation is designed for board and staff members new to endowment building and those interested in reviving and adding to existing endowment funds. In four clear steps, you will have the skills and tools to launch an endowment program or reengage the board and volunteers in building significant permanent assets for your organization's…

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October 2017

WEBINAR: Strategic Planning for Maximum Fundraising Success

October 4 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Available on demand 7 days after live presentation — free for members! Additional information about this webinar coming soon... Earn 1 CEU toward CFRE certification. EDITOR'S NOTE:  Add description & presenter info. when available from AFP (info below is sample only) Overview This…

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November 2017

Senior Fundraiser Event

November 16
Walker Art Center,
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Save the date! This session is especially relevant for CFREs and donor engagement professionals who have been in the field for 10+ years. Watch for details TBA! Sponsored by EDITOR'S NOTE:  2016 event details are in hidden section below.  Edit when 2017 details become available. This session is especially relevant for CFREs and donor engagement professionals who have been in the field for 10+ years. Topic: Donor Loyalty and Retention Donor loyalty and…

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NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY 2017

November 17

Save the date! National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside for all people active in the philanthropic community and the contributions they have made to our lives, our communities and our world. The Association of Fundraising Professionals Minnesota Chapter invites you to its National Philanthropy Day Celebration, a luncheon and program to honor those who dedicate their time and resources to make Minnesota a vibrant community to live, work and play! Registration opens…

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December 2017

WEBINAR: Why Today’s Tactics Won’t Work with Tomorrow’s Donors

December 4 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Available on demand 7 days after live presentation — free for members! Earn 1 CEU toward CFRE certification. Overview In this session, we’ll drill into charitable data such as the Giving USA numbers and other recent research to better understand the trends effecting donors and fundraisers. And…

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