Leading Edge: Weathering the Storm

Thursday, July 19, 2018
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Mercer IslandCommunity & Events Center

Do you know what to do if someone on your leadership team is publicly accused of sexual harassment? What if your development director is let go with no notice tomorrow? Is there a plan for a flood or fire in your office and the records are destroyed?

Join Louise McKay to discuss strategies to keep your staff, board and donors informed and connected (and out of panic mode) in the face of challenging situations.


Essentials: Leverage Video to Connect, Educate, and Reward Donors

Tuesday, August 9, 2018
11:30 am to 12 pm — Registration & Networking
12 to 1:30 pm — Program

Have you been transfixed by a video recently? Was it a raccoon scaling a skyscraper in Minnesota? Or Essam El Hadary's save during the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

Video is a powerful tool in communications. It can be used to connect, inspire and thank donors. Do you have a video communication strategy and how does it align with a broader communication plan? Join Sharon Gottula and Laura Garfield from Idea Decanter as they discuss ideas and techniques to amplify your video marketing.


What to Expect When You Are A Mentor (or Protégé)

We recently sat down with Asa Irwin and Nicole Angus, a mentor and protégé pair connected through AFP Advancement Northwest's Mentor Program, to talk about their experience working together and the impact the program has had on their work. If their story inspires you, consider signing up as a mentor or protégé. Read the interview and get inspired!


Conversation with 2018 Professional Achievement Award Winner, Ray Li

This year's award goes to someone whose work in the community goes beyond his "day job" and extends into the whole philanthropic community. In addition to building the development team at Neighborhood House and the international fundraising department at the University of Washington, Ray was a leading force in what became the merger of Northwest Development Officers Association (NDOA) and AFP Washington (now Advancement Northwest) into one voice for the fundraising sector in Washington.

Read more from Ray about his feelings on being the first person of color to receive this award and the importance of creating a strong personal network.


2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Last year, the Advancement Northwest Board adopted a new strategic plan, with the goal of increasing generosity across Washington State. We intend to do this by supporting you – the philanthropic community in Washington – through career-advancing programs; building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable board and membership; and by ensuring we have smart structures in place to run your chapter. 

Plans must be informed by those in action. Your feedback, observations, and questions will inform and enrich our plan. With your leadership, we will continue to evolve and adjust to ensure membership to AFP Advancement Northwest gives you the return on your investment you deserve. 


Building leaders who fundraise and inspiring fundraisers who lead

As one of the largest AFP chapters in the world, Advancement Northwest is transforming the relationship between donors and fundraisers, building a more vital culture of philanthropy and stronger communities for us all. We believe the fundraising profession must rise to meet the highest standards of innovation and find creative solutions to help philanthropists make an even bigger impact in advancing the ever-growing needs that nonprofit organizations serve. Learn More