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AFP 2017 Webinars

2017 Webinars now open for registration! You told us you felt the webinars were too pricey and didn’t fit easily within a lunchtime education session and we listened. Please note new easily affordable pricing and hour-long format.

AFP Refund Policy for Educational Programs

Individual member price $79, individual non-member price $99 per session.  Chapters pay $149 for an individual webinar, non-member groups $179 for an individual webinar.  Bundles of 10 are available at a discounted rate as well as all 25 (which includes live webinar and download at no extra cost).  For more information click here:  https://afp.peachnewmedia.com/store/subscription/


Non-member groups please contact us for rates for all 26 webinars:  proadv@afpnet.org or (703) 519-8494. 


Marquee Webinars
Upcoming 2017 Webinars
Collapse Four Steps to Successful Endowment Building

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 long-term sustainability and growth.

 

At the end of this session, participants will:  

 

  • Understand how endowment funds work and how they can (and cannot) support the organization, both now and in the future.
  • Create board commitment for the endowment and develop needed policies and practices.
  • Design the case for endowment support and endowment “products.â€
  • Identify, cultivate, and invite prospective donors and other constituencies.

 

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

 

Diana Newman is the Executive Vice President of Benefactor Group. She has more than 25 years of nonprofit and philanthropic experience, including distinguished service as Vice President for Development for the Columbus Foundation and as the first Executive Director of the Ohio Historical Foundation.  Diana is the author of Nonprofit Essentials: Endowment Building, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2005, and Opening Doors: Pathways to Diverse Donors, published by Jossey-Bass in 2002 and the winner of the 2003 AFP/Skystone Ryan Prize for Research. Diana is the co-founder of the original Leave A Legacy program in Columbus, a community-wide collaboration to encourage people from all walks of life to leave gifts to the charities of their choice. Leave A Legacy is now a national program sponsored by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning in more than 100 communities in the U.S and Canada.

 

Formats Available: Webinar (Single), Download (Group), Download (Single), Webinar + Download, Webinar (Group)
Original Program Date: September 27, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pnmresources/pID-235/seminar-77883/205819705-button_register.png" alt="" /> Four Steps to Successful Endowment Building
Collapse Strategic Planning for Maximum Fundraising Success
Strategic Planning

Do you have a strategic plan? If so, are your fundraising efforts in concert and alignment with the plan? If not, are you struggling to get buy-in for creating a strategic plan at your organization? Join us as we discuss how to create and leverage your strategic plan to motivate your staff team, engage your Board, and inspire your donors to make more meaningful long-term investments in your organization. 

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  



Martha H. Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF (AdvDip) is an international philanthropic thought leader, consultant, author, speaker, coach and champion. Dedicated to unparalleled client service, Martha provides executive campaign counsel, and comprehensive major gifts strategy, training and coaching. Named Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals D.C. Chapter, Martha has been working with and within nonprofit organizations for 25 years. Martha lives with her husband Casey and two rescue dogs in Alexandria, VA. When she’s not traveling for business or pleasure, she enjoys hiking the Billy Goat Trail on the Potomac, taking in Washington’s vibrant culture, and breaking bread at wonderful “foodie” restaurants across the region.

 

Bob Carter is one of the world’s most respected, experienced and recognized experts in the areas of Institutional Strategy and Philanthropy. During the past four decades, Bob has helped strengthen a variety of organizations throughout the world by helping them overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities to be successful. Bob is Chair-emeritus of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Board of Directors. Bob is also Chair-emeritus of the National Aquarium; and is a current member and past chair at The Mote Marine Laboratory. He is a past board member of Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; and he also chaired the boards of Gateway Rehabilitation Center, the e-Philanthropy Foundation and the Boys’ Latin School.

 

 

 

Formats Available: Webinar (Single), Download (Group), Download (Single), Webinar + Download, Webinar (Group)
Original Program Date: October 04, 2017
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pnmresources/pID-235/seminar-77883/205819705-button_register.png" alt="" /> Strategic Planning for Maximum Fundraising Success
Collapse The Capital Campaign:  How to Prepare for the 59th Minute in Your Busiest Hour

Is there anything more exciting than the launch of a capital campaign? Board members, volunteers and major gifts fundraisers can’t wait for that all-consuming and exhilarating announcement of the new project that will allow the organisation to launch from the starting gate. But wait! There are many steps and a lot of time to get ready to make sure you cross that finish line successfully! Join Vivian as she shares with you the key elements of preparing for your next capital campaign.

 

At the end of this session participants will:

 

1.  Know how the standard feasibility study is evolving to become a true planning tool.

2.  Understand Go/No Go:  the benchmarks to use in determining your readiness for a campaign.

3.  Know how to find the human resources and skill sets required for a campaign.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

 

Vivian Smith, CFRE, is known for her commitment to philanthropy and her passion for the fundraising profession. Over the course of an extensive career, her dedication has meant a winning track record in support of a wide range of charitable causes including education, youth, sports, social services, health care and arts and culture.

Vivian’s commitment to providing highly effective and ethical services to the sector along with her flexibility, insight and more than 25 years of experience has led her to become one of the most respected and sought-after advisors to the charitable sector in western Canada. Recently, after 17 years in business as a fundraising consultant, she took on the role of Executive Director for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation where she is presently busy preparing for its largest capital campaign ever.

 

Formats Available: Webinar (Single), Download (Group), Download (Single), Webinar + Download, Webinar (Group)
Original Program Date: October 17, 2017
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pnmresources/pID-235/seminar-77883/205819705-button_register.png" alt="" /> The Capital Campaign:  How to Prepare for the 59th Minute in Your Busiest Hour
Collapse Re-Energize and Re-Event Your Fundraising Career

According to Gallup, the average workweek is now 47 hours. We as fundraisers put in way longer hours in our career! That’s a lot of time to spend in a stalled career or tedious job. We’ll talk tips for keeping your skills fresh; ways to maintain that ‘first day on the job’ enthusiasm; how to lead up so that everyone on the staff wins; and which fundraising skills translate to other fields and other job opportunities.

 

At the end of this session, participants will learn:

 

  • Techniques to reinvigorate your current job
  • Tips to take your job to the next fundraising level
  • Strategies for transitioning to a new sector utilizing all your fundraising expertise 

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

 

 

LAURA FREDRICKS is the Billion Dollar Ask Maker, and Founder & CEO of THE ASK©. She  trains people,  nonprofits and businesses how to “How to A$K© for Money – and More of It. Fredricks is the 1st to combine the most trusted professionals law and philanthropy and has helped hundreds of organizations worldwide raise unprecedented amounts through her unique approach to asking for money. She is author 5 books including: “THE ASK: How to ASK for your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project and Business Venture” and the star of an upcoming entertainment show on nonprofits.   

 

Formats Available: Webinar (Single), Download (Group), Download (Single), Webinar + Download, Webinar (Group)
Original Program Date: November 06, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pnmresources/pID-235/seminar-77883/205819705-button_register.png" alt="" /> Re-Energize and Re-Event Your Fundraising Career
Collapse Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits

This is not a session about buzzwords and fairy tale stories about "My, what big data you have."  No, this session is going to take you on a journey to understand why the nonprofit sector is not more data-driven, why it needs to be, and how do we get there together.  Join Steve MacLaughlin, nonprofit industry expert, for this informative and actionable session.  This session will also give you first-hand examples of nonprofit organizations that have become more data-driven.  What are the secrets of those data-driven nonprofits and what can you learn from their success? 

 

About the presenter:

 

 

Steve MacLaughlin is a Director of Analytics at Blackbaud and best-selling author of Data Driven Nonprofits.  MacLaughlin has been featured as a nonprofit fundraising expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and on National Public Radio.  MacLaughlin serves on the board of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events.  Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Masters of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.  

 

Formats Available: Webinar (Single), Download (Group), Download (Single), Webinar & Download, Webinar (Group)
Original Program Date: November 14, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/pnmresources/pID-235/seminar-77883/205819705-button_register.png" alt="" /> Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits
Collapse Why Today

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 we’ll see how those trends will demand new tactics if fundraisers are to connect with donors in the future and secure funding to propel their organization’s mission. 

 

At the end of this session, participants will:  

  • Better understand the factors that shape giving: demographic, economic, and socio-political.
  • Learn how to adapt fundraising practices as donors’ behavior changes. 
  • Participate in the movement that is attempting to elevate charitable giving above 2.1% of GDP. 

 

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

 

 

Laura MacDonald is president of Benefactor Group and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) with more than 25 years experience in nonprofit leadership, fundraising and philanthropy.  In 1999 she established a consulting firm to serve the needs of those who serve the common good:  nonprofit institutions, donors and civic leaders.  She is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences.  She chairs the editorial review board for Giving USA:  The Annual Report on Philanthropy, the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States.  She is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and was named the Central Ohio Chapter's "Fundraising Professional of the Year" in 2007.  

 

Formats Available: Webinar (Single), Download (Group), Download (Single), Webinar & Download, Webinar (Group)
Original Program Date: December 04, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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AFP Webinar
On-Demand Collection

Since its inception, AFP's Audioconference Series has provided a rare opportunity to learn from and interact with the experts in fundraising. We are pleased to offer the AFP On-Demand Webinar Collection, an archive of select sessions that make up a valuable contribution to the body of knowledge in fundraising. In order to preserve important presentations, AFP has created this program collection that will make these sessions available wherever you are – online and on demand.

The recorded sessions, complete with handouts, include such topics as annual fund campaigns, major gift fundraising, stewardship, board development, donor demographics and communication – just to name a few.
  • You can access the download from your computer or order the CD package
  • Earn continuing education points toward CFRE certification/recertification
  • Sessions on the topics you want, when you want them!

AFP Webinar On-Demand Collection

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AFP Refund Policy for Education Programs

A refund charge of twenty percent of the registration fee will be assessed for any AFP education session that is canceled as we are incurring registration and cancellation charges for each.

A registration fee for a Webinar session may be transferred to another session or archive product one time with no penalty within the same calendar year. Archive products include download and handouts for any past program (or future program that will occur in the same calendar year.)

There is no refund for the bundled priced programs. You may transfer a program one time to another program, or download. Any program or download purchased individually is priced at the $79/ member rate and $99/nonmember rate.