Welcome

Ready to start connecting with your AFPSEWI peers? Then click the "Discussions" tab above...or read on to learn how to use this fantastic resource...!

HOW TO USE THE AFP CONNECT FORUM

Welcome to your local Southeastern WI chapter AFP Connect Forum!  Here you can start discussions or join conversations on a wide variety of topics, for example, annual gala burnout, Facebook donations, fund development committees, etc.

  • This is a site for every member -- you don't have to be an expert to post a question or offer an opinion!
  • There are no dumb questions!  If you're wondering about something, then someone else is too.
  • Don't worry about wordsmithing your question or reply -- we're keeping it conversational here!


This forum is for AFPSEWI members-only. Only current chapter members can access and participate in this chapter discussion forum - access is with your existing AFP Global website login. Remember your log-in is controlled and administered by AFP Global, so you'll need to contact them at 800-666-3863, or, you can reset your password through the AFP Global website, www.afpglobal.org.

LOCAL vs GLOBAL:
The AFP Connect Online Member Community is an AFP Global program.  Every AFP chapter has its own member community along with access to the AFP Global community (known as "Open Forum") that reaches over 30,000 members.  If you're not sure whether to ask your question in the LOCAL community or the GLOBAL Community here are some things to consider:

Using the "Cross Post To" dropdown field you can opt to cross post your message to the local, global or another topic-interest group you belong to when submitting a message post.

Search AFP Connect:
How do I know if another member already asked a similar question to mine?  Or, whether there is already an answer or resolution to my question on AFP Connect?
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Start a Discussion:
Click "Discussions" in the upper-left-hand corner of the main navigation menu above.  Select "Post a Message" from the drop-down menu. Choose which community to post your question, complete the form, and click "Send".

Post your discussion anonymously:
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Reply to a Discussion:
Click "Discussions" in the upper-left-hand corner of the main navigation menu above.  Select "Discussion" from the drop-down menu. Select which thread you want to respond to.  Click "Reply" on the right-hand side under the thread you wish to respond to.  Enter your message in the form and "send".

Respond to a post privately:
Follow-up instructions directly above.  Choose "Reply Privately" from the "Reply" drop-down menu.

Join a topic-specific interest community:
In addition to an Open Forum community, AFP Global's has created several topic-focused communities that we feel are most relevant to member interests. They include Software/Technology Recommendations; Online Fundraising; Boards & Volunteers; Fundraising Policies; Donor Relations/Stewardship; Special Events; Planned Giving; and Direct Response/Marketing. All AFP members may participate in these new communities but will be required to join each one. You can find these new communities under My Communities and then select the Community Type as Special Interest Communities.

If you previously posted something or shared a document in the Open Forum regarding one of these popular topics that you feel is still important, or if your question went unanswered, please consider reposting your original post and uploading any related documents to the library in the new topic-related community.

As you use AFP Connect, please be sure to post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by eliminating "noise." In the future, and as this community discussion platform becomes more popular, we may add additional topic-focused communities.
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Share documents through AFP Connect:
Just like email, when starting a new discussion, or responding to a discussion you will have the option to upload a document or image when completing the form. 

If you do have a document to share, please consider posting in the Library section of the community of interest. You can also find all shared documents there! And by posting in this manner, we cut down on threads where everyone posts about wanting the same document (and save the document-sharer a lot of time instead of emailing each particular person!).

SITE NAVIGATION

Log-in to AFP Connect:
This forum is for AFPSEWI members-only. Only current chapter members can access and participate in this chapter discussion forum - access is with your existing AFP Global website login. Remember your log-in is controlled and administered by AFP Global, so you'll need to contact them at 800-666-3863, or, you can reset your password through the AFP Global website, www.afpglobal.org.

Update your AFP Connect profile:
Click on the profile icon in the top right-hand corner to update your profile, include a photo, and more!

Toggle between your AFP Connect communities:
The interface is streamlined so you can also view and participate in the AFP Global forums as well as the AFPSEWI chapter forum all in one spot. Click on the profile icon in the top right-hand corner to toggle between your communities.

Update my notification settings for AFP Connect:
AFP members can opt-in or opt-out of any particular AFP Global email communication at any time. Visit and sign in to afpglobal.org, then visit your "My Account" page under your name, select the "My Communication Opt-in/Opt-out Preference" page, then check/uncheck your preferences.

If you would like to change your digest and communication preferences for your AFP Connect online forum communities, please visit AFP Connect and then go to Profile > My Account > Community Notifications.

Back to Main Site:
Clicking on this top menu item will take you to afpglobal.org, AFP Global's website, not the AFPSEWI chapter site.

We encourage you to explore and to participate!  We too are learning how to navigate the online community, your questions will help us learn answers.

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

Below you'll find the Community Guidelines as set by AFP Global.  In addition to these guidelines, the AFPSEWI chapter will not allow jobs advertisements and similar postings on the forum.  Any jobs posted will be removed.  Information on posting a job on the AFPSEWI website can be found here
https://www.afpsewi.org/submit-a-job.

Thank you for being part of the AFP Connect community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your fundraising profession peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to us via the Contact Us link on this site.

Our intended goal is to keep the AFP Connect experience as "organic" and member-driven as possible. Unless there is a violation of our ethical standards (https://afpglobal.org/ethics/code-ethics) or community code of conduct (https://community.afpglobal.org/codeofconduct), AFP staff will not typically remove a post or ban a user. On occasion, if we are aware of information or other materials on the AFP website or other site that might be useful to answer a question, we will point to that resource. Otherwise, we will encourage members to share, ask and discuss as much as they would like.

Upon logging in for the first time, we will ask you to review and agree to the terms of the AFP Connect Code of Conduct. You may also refer to the Code at any time (link top left) should you have any questions about the use of the community.


Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and constructive dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these rules.

The AFP Connect Rules

Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members; there's no such thing as a stupid question.

Respect the purpose of the community. Use the community to share successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or services that you provide. If you've found a product or service helpful, please share your experience with the group in a respectful way.

Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.

All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.

Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.

When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It's also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.

Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by eliminating "noise."

Discussion Group Etiquette

State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.

Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals, not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link in every message.

Do not send administrative messages, such as "remove me from the list," to the group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings.

The Legal Stuff

This site is provided as a service for the members of Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Association of Fundraising Professionals is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by Association of Fundraising Professionals or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall Association of Fundraising Professionals be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials.  Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants Association of Fundraising Professionals and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

Association of Fundraising Professionals does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of Association of Fundraising Professionals we will take all appropriate action.

Association of Fundraising Professionals reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

Privacy Policy

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of those who use this website, or use related products and services.

This site compiles conventional log files to monitor and assess activity including traffic and visits on, and related to, the site. This activity does not specifically identify any individual user without prior notice to the user through use of the site.

We do not use or disclose information about your individual visits. Neither do we provide the information you give us on this site to outside companies, without your approval. The information we collect is used to improve and enhance the content and services of the AFP online experience.

Government and Legal Disclosures 

We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.

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We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Cookies

A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site (personalization, etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as news-feeds.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.  For any other information please contact us using the Contact Us page.