Our Programs

The AFP Mid-America Chapter hosts a variety of programs and events for professional and volunteer fundraisers of all levels of expertise. We offer opportunities to network and learn over breakfast or lunch through our Forums and Webinars, or a deeper dive with our 3 hour tactical sessions and our day-long Focus programs. Each fall, we host those new to the profession at our two-day Fundraising 101, and we offer regular networking opportunities with your fellow fundraisers. Check out the Upcoming Events section to register your spot for an upcoming AFP program.

Forums

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AFP Forums take place over breakfast or lunch, and offer networking, a meal, and timely topics and tips from local experts. In 2018, we'll offer the following Forum topics:

  • Engaging Millennials, with Katie Lord of Jeffrey Byrne + Associates
  • The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors, with Steven Shattuck of Bloomerang
  • Your Ethical Fundraising Dilemmas, with the Ethics Professors from KCUR's Up To Date
  • Funders' Roundtable, with a panel of local funders

Focus Programs

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The AFP Focus Programs are a day-long focused fundraising session led by a national expert. We will host 3 Focus Sessions in 2018:

  • February Focus, with Carol Weisman (planned giving)
  • June Focus, with GoalBusters (major gifts for small shops and fundraising myths)
  • Fall Focus TBD
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Tactical Sessions

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AFP Tactical Sessions offer a deeper dive into a hands-on topic of interest to fundraising professionals. Led by local experts, you'll leave with a tangible product you can use. In 2018, we'll offer two tactical session topics:
  • Grant Writing
  • Development Plans that Wok

Fundraising 101

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​Presented by experts in the field, Fundraising 101 is a two-day comprehensive overview of the fundraising function. Each student will leave with a detailed manual to use in their daily work. Topics covered include:

  • the development process
  • annual giving
  • major giving
  • prospect research
  • planned giving
  • grant seeking
  • working with board and volunteers
  • special events
  • stewardship and reporting

Networking

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AFP Mid-America Chapter socials are a great way to network with other development professionals! New business relationships and friendships are often forged at AFP socials. These events are a wonderful way to mix fun, friends, and your chosen profession. Join us!

Webinars

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AFP Webinars are a wonderful way to experience world-renowned experts in Kansas City. The topics, which are presented by AFP International, and speakers change each time. In addition to broadcasting AFP Webinars live for our local audience, AFP Mid-America Chapter members can access the chapter library of Webinars for downloading and viewing at your convenience. Click here for additional information about the Webinars available for download.