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Chapter Meeting Schedule

2021 Chapter Meeting Schedule

The AFP Northwest Arkansas Chapter holds chapter meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. Currently meetings are being held virtually and are free to members and $10 for non-members. 

Traditionally, each meeting includes lunch and a program related to fundraising. The cost of participation for luncheon meetings is $15 for members/$25 at the door and $25 for guests. Whether you are a member or non-member, we welcome you to join us! Registration is on-line only.

Please note the registration for AFP events or meetings is non-refundable.

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A Year in Review and Looking Toward the Future
Date: January 20, 2021
Time: Announcements at 11:45 - Program 12:00 noon 
Location: via Zoom

Storytelling for Nonprofits
Date: February 17, 2021
Time: Announcements at 11:45 - Program 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: via Zoom

Presented by: Merritt Neil and Monica Tiffany, Merrigan & Co.

The Current State of Donor Retention and What You Can Do About It
Date: March 17, 2021
Time: Announcements at 11:45 - Program 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: via Zoom
Presented by:  Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang

Forget Planned Giving - Remember This!
Date: April 21, 2021
Time: Announcements at 11:45 - Program 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Presented by David Hall, CFRE

Breaking Down the Process to Major Gifts
Date: May 19, 2021
Time: Announcements at 11:45; Workshop - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Presenters: University of Arkansas
Mark Power, Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Katy Nelson-Ginder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Development
Kellie Knight, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development

Member Only - Coffee with your CFREam
Date: June 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Virtual
Presented by; Eva Terry, CFRE

Educational Summit - Postponed until June 2022;

Ethical Fundraising in Action
Date: July 21, 2021
Time: Chapter Announcements at 11:45 am - Workshop 12:00 to 1:00 pm 
Location: Virtual 
Presented by:  Diana Marquis, CFRE, DM Group Consulting

On the Road to Monthly Donor Success
Date: August 18, 2021
Time: Chapter Announcements at 11:45 - Workshop 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Presented by: Erica Waasdorp, A Direct Solution

Understanding Generational Differences in Giving: Strategies to Engage Donors Across Generations
Date: September 15, 2021
Time: Chapter Announcements at 11:45 am - Workshop 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Today, a broad spectrum of donors from five different generations are active in the philanthropic marketplace. Learn the giving patterns and values of each generation and how you can best work with donors of all age groups. This session will explore why generational understanding is important, describe the generational differences and their impact on giving, and highlight action steps to ensure you are engaging and stewarding donors appropriately across the generations. 

Learning objectives

  • Understand the impact of generational values and life events on giving.
  • Identify and describe the generational differences of the Gen Z, Millennial, Gen X, Boomer, and Silent generations and the impact on their giving.
  • How to customize development activities in work with donors from each generation, particularly emerging generations.
  • Special considerations when working with multi-generational donor families.
Presented by: Angela White, CFRE, Senior Consultant and CEO, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, Inc.

Angela E. White, CFRE, serves as CEO of Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) providing day-to-day leadership to the firm and guiding the JGA staff, while continuing to provide tailored consulting services directly to our clients as a Senior Consultant. Angela has a high level of expertise in philanthropic consulting in healthcare, education, social services, arts, and faith-based organizations. She also brings considerable depth in strategic planning and data analysis. Before joining JGA in 1996, Angela was the Executive Director for Institutional Advancement at the University of Indianapolis and prior to that served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Among Angela’s passions are women’s issues and women-serving organizations. Angela is a member of the faculty at The Fundraising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and often presents on behalf of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Angela is a CFRE and currently serves on the Committee on Directorship for CFRE International. She is a graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, and obtained her Master’s degree in business from Purdue University.

Nightmare on Development Street Part 2: Fundraiser's Revenge
Date: October 20, 2021
Time: Chapter Announcements at 11:45 am - Workshop 12:00 to 1:00 pm; 
Location: Virtual
Presented by: Frankie Rankin, CFRE & Linda Phillips

During this session, Facilitators Frankie Rankin, CFRE and Linda Phillips will lead a discussion about real-life horror stories from local development departments. Together, we will uncover the root of these evils and learn how we could protect ourselves from these in the future. Chapter members will share stories prior to the session, and discussion will take place in the form of case studies. 
Please plan on attending the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon to be held virtually on November 17, 2021

2020 Chapter Meeting Schedule
2019 Chapter Meeting Schedule