Other community events for fundraising professionals

There are so many great organizations in our community that offer fantastic training opportunities for nonprofit and fundraising professionals. The following events and programs are not AFP Advancement Northwest sponsored programs and we cannot endorse the quality or content. 

If you'd like to let us know about an event, please email us and we'll consider sharing it here.  

Community Centric Fundraising - A Summit for Non Profit Unicorns – POSTPONED

The Summit that was scheduled for 9/27 has been postponed until likely Spring 2019. There were so many great ideas shared at the pre-Summit in August for fundraisers of color that the planning committee wants to be able to incorporate the lessons gained. If you are interested in being informed about the Summit, fill out this form.


Opportunity Knocks: How to Tell Your Story, Leverage Your Network, and Land the Job You Want

August 28, 2018 to September 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Lynne Wester, the Donor Relations Guru, presents a 3-part course that will walk attendees through the steps they need to take to get noticed by hiring managers and recruiters, taught by the DRG's very own nonprofit recruiter, Kathleen Casanova.

Lynne is one of the most sought-after fundraising and donor relations professionals in the world. She's an internationally renowned speaker and consultant and is an incredible resource for everyone in the nonprofit world. 

Learn more about the course here. Advancement Northwest members receive a discount for registration. The discount to use is AFPNW.

The Association for Women in Communications - Seattle Professional Chapter

Digital Analytics: Translate Your Business Goals into Measurable Data
Wednesday, September 26 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Weber Shandwick Seattle | Learn More


2018 South Sound Philanthropy Summit: Uniting to unleash the power of philanthropy 

Presented by: South Sound Planned Giving Council and AFP South Sound 

Friday, September 28, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Registration: $120 - $150 | Allenmore Elks Event Center 2013 South Cedar St, Tacoma | More Information

Washington Planned Giving Council 

Monthly Luncheon Presentations

The Washington Planned Giving Council (WPGC) gathers on the second Monday of the month (except May and July) for luncheon presentations at the Women's University Club. Topics are timely, relevant, and applicable to a variety of disciplines. Speakers are regional and national experts in their fields. WPGC members and luncheon attendees participate in a stimulating learning environment, while also benefitting from networking opportunities with planned giving professionals. View a list of upcoming luncheons

Registration Fees: Members: $37.50 | Members with No Lunch FREE | Non-members: $50 | Non-members with No Lunch $10

2018 WPGC Planned Giving Day Conference 
Thursday, October 11 | The Conference Center, Seattle WA

Join us for the region's largest conference on Planned Giving!  Take your understanding of planned giving to the next level, gain concrete tips from experts, network, enjoy a delicious lunch and yummy desserts, honor the career of a respected planned giving leader, earn continuing education credits, and top it all off with some wine and cheese! Where else would you find all of that in a single day? 

Keynote Speaker: Susan Howlett

More information coming soon. Registration will open soon! 

Puget Sound Grantwriters Association

Lunchtime Programs

PSGA's lunchtime programs are offered in Seattle and Tacoma. Everybody is welcome to attend. PSGA members enjoy free admission while non-members are asked to pay $15 to attend a program meeting.

Seattle Programs: Held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month in January, March, May, July, and September
South Sound Programs (Tacoma): Held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month in February, April, June, August, and October

2018 PSGA Panorama
Wednesday, October 17 | The Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle WA

PSGA Panorama builds on our renowned Specialized Trainings series and Conferences ... but with more flexibility. You'll be able to learn new skills, network with colleagues over lunch and/or dessert, and witness grantmaking in front of a live audience. The time commitment is up to you. 

Washington State Arts Alliance / Foundation 

Cultural Congress - Ellensburg
Thursday, October 11 - Saturday, October 13 

This event will bring together arts administrators, advocates, artists, and educators from around the state.