2019 Scholarships Deadline is Approaching! 10-05-2018 Newsletter

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Say Hello to Our Newest Members

October 5, 2018   

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National Philanthropy Day

We are excited to announce the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Award winners.

Hot On The Horizon 

Thursday, October 18
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon - Beyond Development: Growing an Organization-Wide Culture of Philanthropy

Thursday, October 18
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Essentials - Growing Your Annual Giving: Benchmarking, Sart Strategies, and Key Metrics

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

2018 AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

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

 Thank You to Our 2018 National Philanthropy Day Sponsors!

Premiere Sponsor


Presenting Sponsors



Founder Sponsors


Supporter Sponsors

The Alford Group

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Campion Foundation

Hugh & Jane Ferguson Foundation

Philanthropy Northwest

Washington State Convention Center


Donor Sponsor

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle

Seattle Foundation


Patron Sponsors

Bateman Consulting, LLC

Breakthrough Fundraising Group

Clark Nuber

Columbia Bank

Suzanne Hittman

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Scholarships, Pop Quiz!

Did you know that AFP Advancement Northwest gives out 10-20 scholarships every year? Did you know the deadline for applying for 2019 scholarships is October 15? If you answered yes to both of these questions you should ace the following Scholarship Pop Quiz. 

Q: Can I apply even if I’m not an active member of AFP Advancement Northwest to apply?
A: Yes, scholarships include a one-year introductory membership to AFP Advancement Northwest.

Q: True or False. Each scholar is paired with a mentor.
A: True. As a scholar you have the option to be paired with a mentor for one year.

Q: As a scholar will I receive free admission to the Annual Forum on Strategic Fundraising?
A: You will! Registration fees for this two-day event will be waived.

Q: True or False. As a scholar I will get to ride a unicorn on National Philanthropy Day?
A: False. We offer no guarantees of unicorn riding, but you will receive free admission to the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon which is typically hosted in November.

Q: Are scholarships are given to those who are new in the sector?
A: Yes, AND, they are also given to those who have been practicing for decades. Preference is granted to applicants from populations that are underrepresented in the profession – including people of color, people with disabilities, fundraisers working in small shops, and those serving rural communities.

Learn more about how to apply and the benefits of the AFP Advancement Northwest scholarship program.

Warm regards,

Phnom Pehn Noodle House: Outstanding Small Business

Phnom Penh Noodle House, this year’s National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Small Business, is a cornerstone in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood of Seattle.

Since 1987, this family-run small business has demonstrated a consciousness for creating a strong community alongside pride in Cambodian food and culture. Phnom Penh Noodle House was started by Sam and Kim Ung and became known for great food and a generosity. Their daughters, Darlene Ung, Dawn Ung, and Diane Le took over ownership until Phnom Penh Noodle House had to close in May due to a family tragedy.

The family is known for their support of the Khmer People and Asian Pacific American groups. They frequently offered discounted catering, meeting space, and donations for auctions. They also supported neighborhood revitalization activities, like the teen art mentoring program through Wing Luke Museum, to make the community more open and welcoming. It was not uncommon for them to be a site for neighborhood food tours.

Sam Ung escaped the Khmer Rouge and he and Kim arrived as refugees in 1980. Sam bravely and eloquently shared the difficult experience in his book, "I Survived the Killing Fields" to encourage community healing and pride.

Phnom Penh has been more to our community than just a restaurant. Yes, they have provided Cambodian comfort food to members of our community; yes, the meals they served provided a connection to the homeland, but their presence and invovlement in the community programs have made Phnom Penh Noodle House a symbol of strength and survival to our refugee communities. Their meals became a metaphor for community and a common denominator for different groups of people to connect to one another.

– Candance Inagi, Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Join us to celebrate Phnom Penh Noodle House and the other 2018 National Philanthropy Day Award winners at the luncheon on November 1.

From October 1 through October 29

$100 per Individual Seat
$1,100 per Sponsored Table (seats 10)

New this year! If you purchase an entire table, you will be recognized as a Table Sponsor and receive priority table placement. Priority seating is sold out, however, you can still purchase a full table (10 seats) or you can purchase individual seats or a few for you and your friends which will allow you to sit at any of the "open seating" tables. 

Essentials Educational Program

Growing Your Annual Giving: Benchmarking, Smart Strategies, and Key Metrics

Thursday, October 18 | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Woodland Park Zoo


Lauren Collette
Campbell & Company
Troy Coalman

Annual giving is a critical component of all individual giving strategies for today's revenue and tomorrow's major gift pipeline, but many organizations don't understand how to optimize this important program. How can you strategically grow your annual fund? We'll walk through annual giving best practices, from leveraging benchmarking and measuring key metrics to launching an annual giving assessment and monitoring program progress. Our panel will share their recommendations and success stories from the field.

Join Lauren Collette of Campbell & Company and Troy Coalman of FareStart as they discuss strategies for annual giving success.


2018 Winter Social & Annual Meeting

Monday, December 10 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Sole Repair Shop, Seattle

Come celebrate the end of the year with your fundraising friends at the winter social on December 10. This is your chance to relax and unwind! Advancement Northwest members will also have the opportunity to vote on the 2019 slate of officers and new Board Members

Congratulations to the New CFREs in Washington

This month, six fundraisers joined the CFRE ranks. Congratulations to Geoffrey Ball, Candace Hickey, B. Michelle Johnson, Catherine Merlo, Madeline Mulloy, and Errin Patton for passing the CFRE exam!

CFRE (which stands for Certified Fund Raising Executive) is the best known accreditation for fundraising professionals. Individuals with CFRE after their name have passed a written examination and met other standards for tenure, education, and fundraising achievement. They also have agreed to uphold the AFP Accountability Standards and Donor Bill of Rights.

Welcome and Thank You

Welcome to the new members who joined AFP Advancement Northwest in September. We are glad to have you as part of the family and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event! If you see any of these people at an upcoming program, like the Essentials program or Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon later this month, National Philanthropy Day or the Winter Social in December, make sure to say hi! 

We also want to thank everyone who chose to renew their membership in September. Your commitment to the sector is greatly apprecaited. Don't forget to take advantage of the benefits available through your membership!

If you think any of the new or renewing members would make a great addition to the affinity group that you are part of, reach out and invite them to your next gathering. All members can connect with each other through the member directory.

Early Bird Registration for AFP ICON 2019

The AFP International Conference (ICON) is an amazing experience where you learn alongside thousands of fundraising professionals and make connections with peers across the world.

AFP members save $300 on the early bird registration price of the conference. The 2019 Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX from March 31 to April 2. You can also apply for an AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship to help cover the cost of the Conference.

Did You Know?

All members of AFP Advancement Northwest receive Advancing Philanthropy as part of their membership. Each quarter, you have the chance to read about sector trends from thought leaders across the country, get up-to-date on current research and explore practical ideas that could improve your nonprofit.

Other Community Events for Fundraising Professionals

 Washington Planned Giving Council

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! Registration closes at noon on Monday, October 8.

Puget Sound Grantwriters Association

Specialized Training: Grantwriting from the Ground Up
Wednesday, October 10 | 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | The 2100 Building, Seattle

2018 PSGA Panorama
Wednesday, October 17 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | The Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle

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