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AFP-Indiana Chapter Newsletter
 August 2010
In This Issue
Why I Joined
Social Networking
Charitable Advisors
Summer Social
Small Shop Development Group
Lafayette Group

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Why I Joined
Sue Hacker Nelson pic"My supervisor in my very first fundraising position told me that it was important to join AFP (then ICFRE).  I was brand new to the field and if you'd told me six months earlier that I would be a fundraising professional I wouldn't have believed it.
All these years later I'm still indebted to Linda for introducing me to AFP!  Through my membership I have learned so much, had numerous opportunities to take leadership positions, and made connections that have helped me throughout my career.
As an added benefit, I've applied for and received three scholarships from our chapter to attend national trainings!  The Indiana Chapter is so fortunate to have the resources to offer financial help to members.  Every member is eligible to apply and I strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of this program to increase your knowledge!  The application and instructions can be found on the chapter website."  -Sue Hacker Nelson, CFRE, AFP-IC Scholarship Chair
Make Yourself Heard 
You know that we are now on LinkedIn and Facebook.  Let us know your thoughts and start discussions with your fellow AFP members. This is a great way to take your membership to the next level and get input from fellow fundraisers.  We look forward to hearing from you.
AFP-IC and Charitable Advisors Form a Collaborative Partnership
Make sure and check your Charitable Advisors newsletter for the AFP Indiana section that has helpful articles and event information at .  If you do not receive this amazing newsletter...go to and subscribe now!
AFP-IC and All That Jazz
Indy Zoo JazzJoin us for AFP-IC's Summer Social at the Indianapolis Zoo on Thursday, August 19.  Registration will be 5:15- 6:00 p.m. at the Zoo entrance.  Your AFP-IC colleagues will be gathering in the Zoo's new VIP area for a buffet dinner, drinks and a "cool" evening listening to the jazz sounds of the Michael Houston Group, a 5-piece band with vocals.
Cost for the evening is $25 for members and guests, so bring a colleague or a friend who should be an AFP member.  The cost covers admission to the event as well as drink tickets and a buffet dinner catered by Centerplate.  Provide your email address when you register by the August 12 deadline, and receive a free parking pass by email (a $6 value).  Otherwise, parking for the event is $6.
Click here to register by August 12.
Small Shop Development Group 
Date/Time:  Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12-1:15 p.m.
Meeting location: WFYI Community Room, 1630 N. Meridian St.
Program:  Lapsed Donors; Tracking & Development Reporting
Presenter:  J. Christopher Smith, CFRE, Director of Advancement,
Purdue Univ. School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Learn how good tracking and reporting efforts in your development office can be used to lower your lapsed donor numbers. Good reporting can be a key to increased success in your fundraising office.

Chris Smith has been in his current position as Director of Advancement at Purdue School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences since 2000. Prior to this he was Director of Development at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue ('97-'00). Previous positions included Director of Development and Interim Campaign Director at Marian College from '92 to '97, and Marketing Analyst for Ryder Truck Rental from '87 -'92. Chris holds a BA in English Literature from Georgetown University and an MBA from University of Miami (FL).

To RSVP, please contact Sally Zelonis at


Participation in this program qualifies for 1 CFRE Continuing Education point.

Lafayette Group - "Meet the Funders"
What is the corporate world interested in funding?  And why?  Corporate funders will discuss grant request opportunities and procedures for successfully securing grant funds.
Panelists:  Jimmie Kesterson, Employee and Community Relations Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.; Anne Strawsma, Executive Assistant, Lafayette Life; David Huhnke, Vice President, Director of Marketing, Lafayette Savings Bank.
Date:  Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Time:  11:30 a.m. Lunch; 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Program
Location:  Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. Ninth Street, Lafayette, IN 47905
Cost:  $12 AFP member; $15 nonmember
Registration Information:  Registration and check are due by noon on Monday before the meeting.  Send your reservation and check to:  AFP-Lafayette, c/o Carol Willoughy, Purdue University, LYNN Hall, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, or email to
AFP Webconferences 
AFP-IC is proud to offer several of the AFP webconferences throughout the year.  Registration is free and members (guests welcome) join together to view the webconference in the Community Room at WFYI.

The next webconference the chapter will offer is:


Wednesday, September 8, 2010 

 "Great Gifts, Great Expectations:  Major Gifts Fundraising in the New Economy" 
 presented by Tony Myers

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

WFYI Community Room, 1630 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis 



Please RSVP in advance if you plan to attend so we ensure we have enough handouts.  To RSVP for this webconference, contact Sara Nash, chapter administrator, at or (317) 824-0940.


Click here to view the full list of webconferences the chapter will be offering. 


Participation in this program qualifies for 1.5 CFRE Continuing Education points per webconference. 



Thank you to WFYI for hosting these webconferences!