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Educational Lunches

AFP Colorado offers educational programs several times a year. They are often held at the Downtown Denver Library, but in 2020 we will be at other locations as well. Please note location when you register.

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February 7, 2020 - "Special Events: Focus on your Fundraising with Fund-A-Need"
with Debby Roth Bush, Greater Giving 


Are your event night guests cross-eyed by the time you’re asking them to support your cause? Help them focus in on what really matters-funding your work! During this session we will discuss: top tips for a successful fund-a- need, how to market it in advance, creating an emotional appeal, and utilizing matching funds. We will also cover how technology can have a positive influence on the giving experience of your guests. Be sure to join us as we provide the clarity your event has been missing!

Debby Roth-Bush, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, Greater Giving, is responsible for recruiting the top U.S.-based auctioneers, event planners and consultants who have a passion for working with non-profits. Debby works with partners and key clients in coordinating on-going training to non-profit fundraising through the Greater Giving Working Smarter Webinars and seminar events. Prior to joining the company, she was the Channel Marketing Manager at Tektronix, coordinating partner activities and planning many of the large corporate training events around the country. She is an active volunteer with several local non-profits. Debby is a graduate of Mendenhall Auction School and has earned her Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS), Auction Marketing Manager (AMM) and Auction Technology Specialist (ATS) designations through the National Auctioneers Association. Debby’s professional memberships include the Association of Fundraising Professionals, International Live Events Association, and the National Auctioneers Association.

Registration Costs:

• $30.00 AFP Members/After Wednesday at noon, Late registrations $40
• $40.00 Non-members/ After Wednesday at noon, Late registrations $50
• $30.00 "Welcome Price" for 1st time attendees who have never attended an AFP program/After Wednesday at noon, Late registrations $35


Denver Public Library

10 West 14th Avenue Parkway Denver, CO  80204

Low cost parking at The Cultural Center Parking Garage on 12th Avenue just west of Broadway. 

For questions call the AFP Office 303-394-6388.

If you cannot attend you must notify us 72 hours in advance for receive a refund.

Thanks for your interest!

2020 Educational Schedule:

January 9, 2020 (luncheon) Joint Program with Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable, "The 2020 Economic Outlook for the U.S. and Colorado"  (at Denver Country Club) Register

February 7, 2020 - (luncheon) Debby Roth Bush with Greater Giving, "Special Events" Register

March 6, 2020 -  (breakfast) Lynn Adams "One Size Doesn't Fit All in Fundraising" (location TBD)

April 17, 2020 (luncheon) - Johni Hays "Planned Giving"

April 29, 2020 (happy hour) - Ann Goldman and Leslie Allen (Boulder location)

May 15, 2020 (luncheon) - Legislation Update

October 9, 2020 (luncheon) - Jen Darling "Major Gifts" (at Denver Museum of Nature & Science)

December 2020 (breakfast) TBD


2019 Education Programs:
January 25, 2019 : Greg Giesen "Leading from Within"
March 1, 2019 : Alex Yannacone "Self-Care for Personal and Professional Success"
May 16, 2019 : Jonathan Lev, and JCC staff with Tami Vinson, moderator "Raising the Bar for Philanthropy" (Boulder program)
July 19, 2019 : Christiano Sosa, Lora Adams, Tonya Kelly "Ethics" (brownbag)
October 18, 2019 : Penelope Burk 
December 6, 2019 : Reginald, Faye, and Quinn Washington "Making Philanthropy a Family Affair"

Past AFP Colorado Chapter Programs and Speaker Handouts