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The Alaska Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP, AK Chapter) is Alaska's only professional organization for fundraisers. We offer our members professional development opportunities and the chance to network and connect with colleagues, engage in creative thinking, and achieve great results for Alaska's nonprofit sector.  

We focus on delivering educational programs and events to reinforce ethical and effective best practices and serve fundraisers at every stage of their career. Our offerings include monthly webinars and professional networking lunches targeting mid-career professionals, evening roundtable programs serving advanced executives; and social gatherings for those newest to the field. We also offer CFRE training, work to advance public policy, and give back to the community through volunteer events. And, you won't want to miss our annual National Philanthropy Day, and Summer Seminar, featuring some of the world's leading experts in the fundraising field.
We are dedicated to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access and are eager to engage our members across Alaska. Please use this site to check out our upcoming events and programs, volunteer opportunities, and get to know your Chapter's leadership. Then, contact us anytime at afpalaskachapter@gmail.com to learn more and get involved! Help make AFP Alaska work for you by getting involved and sharing your feedback about how we can better serve you. 

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  • National Speaker Russell James - Estate Planning Workshop

    Workshop with Russell James III, Ph.D., J.D., CFP

    Great tools for quality conversations with people about their legacies

    June 21, 2018 8:30-3:30 p.m.

    BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99508

    Co-Sponsored by the Anchorage Estate Planning Council and theAssociation of Fundraising Professionals Alaska

    Register Now!

    Chapter Workshop Overview

    People count on you to help them achieve the most they can with what they have—including through charitable giving to improve their communities—while and after they’re living.

    Join the Anchorage Estate Planning Council and Association of Fundraising Professionals, AK Chapter for a day with Dr. Russell James from the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute—recognized nationally for ground-breaking research and teaching professionals about helping people have meaningful experiencesin making legacy gifts.

    Dr. Russell James

    Dr. Russell James is the Director of Graduate Studies in Charitable Financial Planning at Texas Tech University. His research interest include charitable giving, charitable estate planning, behavioral-and neuro-economics. Dr. James has over 145 publications in academic journals, conference proceedings, books, and professional periodicals, most of them focusing on charitable bequest giving. Dr. James is a sought-after national speaker on deepening relationships with clients andclients on legacy planning and charitable giving.

    Registration Fees

    Full Day - $175 AEPC and AFP Members and $225 Non-members
    Lunch Only - $35 AEPC and AFP Members and $45 Non-members



    8:00 a.m. – Check-In/Networking Coffee

    8:30-9:45 a.m. – Words that Work: Having Conversations that Encourage Planned Giving

    10:00-11:30 a.m. – Top 10 Strategies for Increasing Planned Gifts . . . Straight from The Lab

    12:00-1:15 p.m. – Lunch-and Learn - Inside the Mind: What Motivates People to Make Planned Gifts

    2:00-3:30 p.m. – The Hidden Code of End-of- Life Decision-Making

    3:30-4:30 p.m. – Reception with Dr. Russell James

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