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Announcing March 7, 2019

Lunch Meeting


AFP Yosemite Chapter Monthly Lunch Program: Stanislaus Community Foundation Nonprofit Survey Results


Beginning in Fall 2017, Stanislaus Community Foundation formed a group of local nonprofit leaders to help answer the question: “What is the overall health of Stanislaus County’s nonprofit community?”  Working with Sutter Health Foundation, Stanislaus State University, United Way of Stanislaus County and Great Valley Center, the group developed the following project outcomes:

1)      Educate local donors – and the community at large – about timely, relevant and substantive data related to nonprofits

2)      Respond to overall nonprofit trends affecting our community

3)      Develop partnerships and engagement opportunities to support local nonprofit organizations

Come hear more about the survey and the results at our March 7 meeting, where we’ll be joined by Marian Kaanon, President and CEO of Stanislaus Community Foundation.


AFP membership not required!  Come have lunch with us and see what we’re all about!


Register below using PayPal or send an email to


Thursday, Maarch7, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.



821 L St., Modesto 

(Parking on street or in the City Lot.)


AFP Members: $15.00; Non-Members: $20.00 Lunch is included.  Register today!


Please register by: Tuesday, February 5, 2018, 4:00 PM


Register today!

Now Accepting
2019 Diversity Scholarship Applications


Diversity can mean just about anything and anyone can offer diversity to our community. AFP Yosemite Chapter offers four Diversity Scholarships each year - one per quarter. You are eligile to apply if you've never been an AFP member. If your'e selected from the applicants, you will receive a one year membership to AFP. Our next deadline is March 17. Instructions are included with the application. Apply now!


Members Only


1. Hot Topics: Good Planning Essential for Building Donor Relationships


One of the outcomes of the local survey was to develop partnerships and engagement opportunities with local nonprofits; this article is a refresher on relationships and stewardship practices with donors and other partners.


 2. Hot Topics: Endowments
In the nonprofit report provided by Stanislaus Community Foundation the survey focused on nonprofits' ability to plan for long term stability. Many nonprofits may not be aware of how an endowment can help them attain stability, or where to get started. Find out more about endowments. 


Articles for Everyone 


1. What will fundraising look like in 2019?


Not every idea is a winner, and not every charity is ready to take on the latest trend. AFP asked their members what trend or issues they think are overrated for 2019 or are ones that fundraisers need to approach with more caution, understanding and/or nuance. 


Part I: What will be the primary trends and developments in fundraising in 2019?

Part II: What’s the one main thing your organization is going to be focusing on in 2019 with regards to fundraising, or what are you going to advise your clients, etc.?


2. What is a community foundation? Where can I learn about them?


Do you know what a community foundation is? How can it benefit your nonprofit? What can a community foundation offer the community it serves? This article is a resource tool for those who would like to know more about community foundations.

Association of Fundraising Professionals,
Yosemite Chapter






February 2019



Save the Date


Throughout the year, AFP Yosemite Chapter offers a variety of education sessions to help its members grow as fundraising professionals. Check out these upcoming events and mark your calendars! The 2019 schedule of events will be available soon.


April 4, 2019 - TBD


May 2, 2019 - Kate Trompetter, Ruhi Sheik & Sam Pierstorff

Know Your Network


AFP Yosemite Chapter welcomes our newest member: Karen Bottler of United Cebral Palsy Association of Stanislaus County.


Renewing members: Arnold Chavez, Great Valley Museum; Rick Fritzemeier, Youth for Christ Central Valley; Diana Gonzalez, Center for Human Services;  Keenon Krick,  Unitec Cebral Palsy of Stanislaus County; Jane Manley, Stanislaus Library Foundation; Victor Mitre, Jr., CFRE, Diocese of Stockton;  Michele Proffitt, Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation; Rochele Roura-Foster, LearningQuest - Stanislaus Literacy Centers; Karen Williams, LearningQuest - Stanislaus Literacy Centers



Be the Cause


Have you made a gift to AFP Foundation's Be The Cause yetPlease consider giving now!


AFP Foundation is how AFP helps us with scholarships and makes other learning opportunities available. Use the link below to 

Job Postings


AFP Yosemite Chapter occasionally is informed of job openings that we have agreed to post on our website. Our Chapter includes members from Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced and San Joaquin Counties.


No current job posts.


Do you have an opening? Post on our website!

Calling All Artists, Poets
and Photographers!

AFP invites all members everywhere to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at AFP ICON 2019, March 31 – April 2, 2019, in San Antonio.


See details here: AFP Global Website



 Community Events


AFP Yosemite Chapter wants to help you spread the word about your upcoming events. Do you have an event you'd like to share? Please send the information to and we’ll post it right here in our monthly newsletter. Please send your request at least 45 days prior to the event so we can make sure it's published in time.


Party at the Library - August 16, 2019, 5:30PM, Modesto Library

The Stanislaus Library Foundation invites its supporters to attend this event to hear what's new in our libary system. Food and beverages will be served free of charge


Author's Gala - September 14, 6:00PM, Location TBA

This is the Stanislaus Library Foundation's annual fundraising event. A local auther and his/her work will be featured. Food and beverages will be served. Sponsorship and tickets will be available in the spring. Save the Date!


About AFP 


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in nearly 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information,






AFP Yosemite Chapter Contact Information:


By mail:

P.O. Box 1168

Modesto, CA 95354


By Email:


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Lunch Meeting Reservation /

Refund Policy

  • If you register for the meeting and pay in advance via Paypal and are unable to attend, you will NOT receive a refund for your payment.
  • If you register in advance without paying and are unable to attend, you will be billed for lunch via PayPal invoice, due and payable on receipt.
  •  If you register and pay in advance but inform us of your inability to attend before the RSVP deadline we will refund your payment. Under the same circumstances if you don’t pay but let us know before the deadline, you will not receive an invoice.
  • We will not carry over your payment to the following month’s meeting.
  • You may designate another to attend in your place in order to retain the value of your registration. In the case where a non-member substitute is designated, that person must pay the balance of $5.00 to attend.
  • Walk-ins, please note: Preregistered attendees will be given priority for lunch. If you don't register in advance, we are unable guarantee adequate food for everyone. You will be charged to attend.