Help Invest in the Next Generation of Fundraising Leaders - 12-07-2018 Newsletter

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Members receive a discount when applying for CFRE/ACFRE certification!


December 7, 2018 

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Hot On The Horizon 

Wednesday, November 14 to Thursday, November 15
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2018 AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Thursday, November 29
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Essentials – Financials for Fundraising

Thursday, December 6
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Leading Edge – High Net Worth Donors: Where They are Giving and What Motivates Them

Monday, December 10
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

2018 Advancement Northwest Annual Meeting and Winter Social

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Find a Job, Make Connections, Advance Your Career

Check out dozens of open positions, post your resume or post a job. 

Visit the Advancement Northwest Career Center

Thank You, Annual Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors


Scholarship Sponsor


NW WA Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon Series Sponsor

Whatcom Community Foundation

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Notes from the Desk of the President

My 2018 personal mantra was “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work." Unoriginal and corny, yes. But effective in reminding me that no matter how hard one works, one is likely to go further when working as a team. And so it was for Advancement Northwest this year.

From the volunteers who work on the membership committee to those who shepherd our email communications, there was an incredible team of volunteers working behind the scenes to make Advancement Northwest work for you.

Some of the highlights of their work include upgrades to the Advancement Northwest's Career Center which allows both job seekers and hiring managers more information and resources. Robust programs presented at the Forum on Strategic Fundraising and monthly core programs like Leading Edge providing fundraisers with the chance to engage with peers and industry leaders alike on tough topics like sexual harassment and pay inequity. And, this past summer’s intentional and transparent board recruitment effort means your 2019 Advancement Northwest Board will be more diverse with respect to gender, age, and ethnicity.

Please join us on Monday, December 10 at Sole Repair Shop for the Winter Social and Annual Meeting to celebrate how teamwork has set us up for success in 2019.

Warm regards,

Will State Overtime Changes Impact You?

We wanted to share a message from our friends at Washington Nonprofits about the proposed overtime threshold changes.

Do you have salaried staff making under $70,000 per year? The state is proposing a change that affects how you do business.

Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries is proposing raising the overtime threshold significantly. Employees under the threshold cannot be salaried – they must be paid hourly and be eligible for overtime. The overtime threshold levels the state is considering are annual salaries of either $56,160 or $70,200.

What would this mean for your nonprofit? The Department of Labor & Industries needs to hear from nonprofits about how this affects you and your nonprofit.

Complete the survey so that Washington Nonprofits can represent your interests as we testify and submit comments on your behalf.

RFP for Forum on Strategic Fundraising – Deadline Extended to Today at Midnight

The deadline to submit a proposal to speak at the 2019 Forum on Strategic Fundraising was extended to today. If you haven't sent in your idea, now is your last chance! Deadline is midnight, tonight!

The Forum is a core part of how we deliver on our mission to build leaders who fundraise to transform communities locally and across the world. You can be a part of that transformation by sharing your strategies, tips, and tricks.

Available Tracks Offered at the Forum: 

Career Advancement
Smart Structure
Organizational Culture

While you're at it, mark your calendar for June 6 and 7 for the Forum on Strategic Fundraising. The 2019 event will be held in a new location at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.

Interested in speaking on a smaller scale? The Advancement Northwest's Core Programs committee is planning on a new approach for planning monthly programs in 2019 for Essentials and Leading Edge. The committee will be curating one program per month to bring improved focus on programming and sector trends, as well as needs for our membership. For 2019, we will be focusing each quarter on a different phase of the Donor Lifecycle. If you have questions or inqurieis, please contact Vice President of Core Programs, Troy Coalman at [email protected]

Registration closes today at 5 p.m. for the Winter Social and Annual Meeting

Monday, December 10 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Sole Repair Shop | 1001 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122

Appetizers and a complimentary drink ticket provided

Join friends old and new at the Winter Social and Annual Meeting next week. This is your last chance to register, so sign up today! Registration closes today at 5 p.m.

You will have a chance to meet the proposed 2019 Advancement Northwest board slate of officers and directors. We are delighted to have such a diverse and dynamic group of volunteers represented in the slate of candidates and the 2019 Board Officers.

There needs to be at least 50 members present in order for the vote to take place and approve the slate of officers. The event is just $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

If you haven't already, register today!

Join Us for a Special Session on Diversity Prior to the Social on Monday

Diversity & Inclusion Conversation with Kim Vu, SVP of Bank of America
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an intimate discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Kim Vu, Senior Vice President at Bank of America. Kim will explore how corporate foundation and corporate community engagement diversity and inclusion initiatives vary and what fundraisers need to know. This is a unique opportunity to ask your questions about this extremely important topic with one of the industries leading authorities in a conversational setting.

Space is limited to 20 guests. Please RSVP today to participate. This is a very special "meet the funder" opportunity.

Register for the pre-social program and bundle with your social registration and pay just $20 for members and $30 for non-members. You can attend just the pre-social for $15 (members and non-members).

If you have already registered for the social and want to attend this pre-social program, contact the office so we can add you to the list (206-971-3605 or [email protected]).

Investing in Future Nonprofit Leaders

If you were at the 2018 Forum on Strategic Fundraising, you heard from Hong Chhour about his experience as an AFP Advancement Northwest scholar.

Through my involvement with Advancement Northwest, I’ve grown so much as a person and as a fundraiser. Because of my experiences, I firmly believe that development professionals with robust peer networks, strong fundraising acumen, and effective leadership skills are leading our sector to become more professionalized and strategic. The people who are going to be tomorrow’s leaders will do this because the fundraisers who came before them invested in them personally and professionally.

– Hong Chhour

You can make scholarships, like the one Hong received, possible.

When you invest in Advancement Northwest, you are creating the next generation of fundraising leaders. These are the people who will boldly find new ways to solve today’s problems. These leaders will ensure that everyone has enough to eat. They will be at the forefront of curing cancer. They will care for the people in our population who are aging.

Donations to Advancement Northwest are used to fulfill strategic initiatives. Currently, our focus is on creating opportunities for involvement for people who represent traditionally underrepresented groups for our chapter. This includes people of color, individuals from small nonprofits, the LGBTQ community, people who are differently-abled, and those living in rural or remote areas.

In 2018, we awarded 12 scholarships with almost all of the recipients working in small nonprofits spread across four counties in Western Washington. About half of the individuals identified as being people of color.

Scholarships are made possible because of gifts from people like you. Will you invest in future leaders today


2019 Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Is your company committed to making a difference in the philanthropic sector? Do you want to ensure resources are available for fundraisers in the Puget Sound? Then consider partnering with AFP Advancement Northwest in 2019.

There are sponsorship options that fit many needs. If you want to support the entire profession, consider being a Professional Impact Sponsor for year-round sponsorship of Advancement Northwest. Are you looking to reach development decision makers? The Forum on Strategic Fundraising is the right fit for you. Is your audience a room full of area board members, executive directors, philanthropists, and volunteers? Then becoming a National Philanthropy Day partner is a perfect match.

Check out the 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus to find out the right partnership opportunity.

Welcome and Thank You

Welcome aboard to the new members who joined Advancement Northwest in November. We are glad to have you as part of the family and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

We also want to thank everyone who chose to renew their membership in November. Your commitment to the sector is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you all at the Winter Social and Annual Meeting on Monday. 

Did You Know?

Members of AFP Advancement Northwest receive a discount when they apply for (or renew) their CFRE or ACFRE certification. CFRE stands for Certified Fundraising Executive and is the most widely used certification for nonprofit fundraising professionals. ACFRE stands for Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive and is the top credential of the fundraising profession. 

Community and Partner Events

Washington Planned Giving Council 

December Monthly Luncheon: Engaging the Next Generation of Philanthropy
December 10, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Donor Relations Guru - Lynne Wester

4 Pillard of Donor Relations Conference
January 25, 2019 | Cecil Green Park House, Vancouver BC

CASE District VIII

2019 CASE VIII Conference
February 13-15, 2019 | Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver BC 

Association of Fundraising Professioals (AFP)

2019 AFP International Conference
March 31 - April 2, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

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