February is a short month so we packed in the programs for you! - 02-01-2019 Newsletter

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President's Message

Our Community – Stronger Together

Did you know that being a member of Advancement Northwest links you to the 31,000-member strong Association of Fundraising Professionals international network? There’s a lot of us out there! According to a recent survey of AFP members, the top three reasons why members join are education, networking, and our code of ethics.

I have been involved with Advancement Northwest (and its former incarnations) for over two decades. Each year I recommit because of my talented and supportive fellow members and because I want to continue to learn and grow. This greater AFP network gives me opportunities to reach across the globe to connect with fellow fundraisers.

Membership definitely has its benefits and its options – choose remote learning with AFP’s national webinars that can be accessed wherever you are; or travel to San Antonio in late March to attend the AFP International Conference, the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers; or attend one of our local monthly trainings and events where time to network is built into the program.

We learn from each other. I look forward to seeing you at one of these gatherings soon!

Asa Tate
2019 Advancement Northwest President

Programs to Attend this Month

Understanding the Relationship Management Cycle
Tuesday, February 26
4:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Program

The donor relationship cycle seems simple, but as we all well know, relationships are complex. Jodie Miner, Vice President of Development and Major Gifts at Swedish Medical Center Foundation and an Advancement Northwest member, will walk us through the relationship management cycle to help us determine when we’ve successfully moved from one stage to the next. She will also lead a discussion about implementing strategies to bring donors through the cycle again and again.

Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon: Building a Fundraising Plan You'll Want to Keep and Use!
Thursday, February 14
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Program

For those of you in Northwest Washington, we encourage you to attend this luncheon with consultant Kris McRea. You’ll learn how to build a plan that works for your organization and then work through real life scenarios to get you primed to create a plan that fits your team and mission. 

Monthly Webinars through AFP (discounts for members!)

AFP webinars add to your fundraising knowledge by bringing national experts right to your home screen. Every month AFP offers remote learning sessions via video and the opportunity to interact with your peers across the country.

On February 13, tune in at 10 a.m. PST for “Happy Donors - Keeping and Finding the Best Donors” with Wayne Olson, author of The Disney Difference: The Complete Guide to Adding Disney-Like Magic to your Corporation or Organization. Block the hour on your calendar and register now!

SPECIAL BONUS FOR MEMBERS! Did you know that AFP members have free access to select webinars? Past sessions include Getting the Most Out of Your Fundraising Effectiveness Project; Ethics and Information Overload: What Do I Do with all this Data; and Career Planning, the Strategic Plan of You. Check them out here.

Register for AFP ICON – Early Bird Pricing ends Feb 2

A career in nonprofit fundraising is inspiring, challenging, and rewarding. One of the most meaningful perks is simply being part of such a special professional community. Encounters with my colleagues are both enlightening and battery-charging for me.

Karen Mudd, Independent Consultant

AFP ICON 2019 is being held March 31 – April 2 in San Antonio, TX. Early bird registration ends this Saturday, February 2. Author and activist Spencer West and newscaster Soledad O’Brien will serve as opening and closing keynote speakers. Sessions include: How to Dial Down the Overwhelm; Rebels, Renegades, and Pioneers: You Didn’t Say That!? – Challenging Fundraising Discussions; Is Prospect Research Creepy? The Structure and Ethics of Prospect Research; Microaggressions: A Major Hinderance to Effective Fundraising; and many more.

A major benefit of Advancement Northwest membership is the opportunity to learn from and network with the greater AFP community. Register now and meet your peers from around the world! 

Welcome, New Members!

We are thrilled to welcome 19 new members to Advancement Northwest this month. There are many advantages of membership – start using your benefits and accessing resources now!

Elizabeth Anderson
Geoff Ball, Millionair Club Charity
Christine Beddia, Pacific Northwest Research Institute
Janelle Blakely, National Parks Conservation Association
Olivia Burley, Operation Homefront
Grace Cobbins
Michael D'Alessandro, Northwind Arts Center
Juli Genovesi, Seattle Cityclub
Josh Gerstman, Highline College Foundation
Laura Graber, Pioneer Human Services
Maria Kolby-Wolfe, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Jefferson Mok, Sound Outreach
Kelly Otis, New Beginnings
Gary Rubin, Solid Ground
Tobi Shannon, BA, Food Lifeline
Erica Slotkin, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Tina Tate, Friendship House
Helen Taylor, Whidbeyhealth Foundation
Michel Vekved, Friends of the San Juans

Members can connect with each other through the member directory

Survey on Planned Giving

Leave 10 aims to build better communities and transform as many people as possible into philanthropists by educating, inspiring, and encouraging individuals to aspire to leave at least 10% of their estate to charity. Part of their mission is to serve as a resource for nonprofits on planned giving. Will you share your thoughts by filling out this five-minute survey? Thank you!

The Board of Leave 10
Lorraine del Prado, Del Prado Philanthropy
Jan Jacobs, U.S. Trust , Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Jennifer Kim, IslandWood
James R. Carney, CFP, Morgan Stanley
Nancy Cahill, Holman Cahill Garrett Ives Oliver & Anderson
Anne Jannetti, The Kenney
Christine Benson, CFP, Washington Trust Bank
Sara Elward
Jeanne Goussev, Laird Norton Wealth Management
Elizabeth Gray, Baker Day Team
Jim Hopper, Bainbridge Community Foundation
Renee Kurdzos, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Robert Pittman
Evelyn Ryberg, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Kathleen Steele, AXA Advisors LLC
Heather Williams, Seattle University 

Community and Partner Events

Puget Sound Grantwriters Association

Specialized Training - Awaken Your Case: A Master Class for Grantwriters Creating Case Statements
February 4, 2019 | Pacific Tower, Panoramic Center, Seattle, WA
Pre-registration is closed - walk-ins are welcome

Washington Planned Giving Council

February Monthly Luncheon: Charitable Giving in the Post TCJA Era
February 11, 2019 | Women's University Club, Seattle, WA

CASE District VIII

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

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

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

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