Our Events

Building a Major Gifts Program - the Good, the Bad and the Benefits 

With Debby Nicklas, Vice President of Philanthropy for the Dignity Health California Central Coast Market Area and French Hospital Medical Center FoundationDebby Nicklas

October 14, 2021

12:00-1:00 pm

Registration $15
FREE for AFP SLO County Chapter Members with discount code 

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Major gifts are an essential part of any nonprofit’s fundraising strategy. This session will focus on how to build an effective major gifts program to help meet your fundraising goals. Highlights include prospect research, cultivation tools, moves management, and solicitation techniques.

Hybrid Events Are Here to Stay: Now What? 

With Paul Richardson, System Senior Vice President, Philanthropy Engagement, CommonSpirit HealthPaul Richardson

September 9, 2021

12:00-1:00 pm

Registration $15
FREE for AFP SLO County Chapter Members with discount code 

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This session will focus on the new normal as we continue to deal with the global pandemic and eventually shift to service recovery for our nonprofit events. The session will showcase information about the current state of strategic events from tangible recommendations on strategy, process, and tools. 

Launching a Successful Bequest Campaign… and Changing Your Fundraising Strategy Forever

Andy Ragone
With Andy Ragone from Crescendo
August 12, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Registration $15
FREE for AFP SLO County Chapter Members with discount code 

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Building a pipeline of substantially sized bequests will require a markedly different approach than through impersonal and generalized appeals. With larger gifts comes the need for a greater level of personalization, stewardship, trust and community. With perseverance, these efforts will shape your organization’s culture by creating enthusiastic champions of your cause.

Why and How Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Can Transform your Organization and Make You a Better Fundraiser

Geoff Green
With Geoff Green, CEO of the SBCC Foundation
June 10, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Registration $15
FREE for AFP SLO County Chapter Members with discount code 

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The current rise in racial justice activism has shone a light on the many ways in which our communities, institutions, and professional associations mirror and reinforce the divisions and inequities in our society. During this conversation, we'll take a look at what the data says, how it impacts our work, and strategies that we can use to make our organizations more inclusive, diverse, and equitable. The nonprofit sector is frequently a leader in addressing both the root causes and ultimate effects of inequality, discrimination, exclusion, and systemic oppression. As such, we must not only speak out in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion, but also model these principles in our own work.
Save-the-Date for Upcoming Programs
November 11, 2021 - National Philanthropy Day Celebration
December 9, 2021