Association of Fundraising Professionals
AFP Greater Madison Fall 2013 Member eNewsletter 
In This Issue
President's Report
New Member Discount
Last Chance for Fundamentals in Fundraising
Stay in Touch on Facebook and LinkedIn
Member News and Kudos
President's Report

I am certain I feel as many as of you do - that I can't quite believe summer is just about over.  And as we all gear up for a very busy fall, I wanted to be sure to highlight what has been going on in the chapter.

Philanthropy Day winners have been announced, and the honorees continue to represent the best our community has to offer.  I know you will be moved by their stories and efforts, and I hope you will be able to attend this year's Philanthropy Day on November 1, 2013, at the Overture Center. This year's winners are:

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
A Fund for Women (Nominator: Bob Sorge, Madison Community Foundation)

Outstanding Business
Zimbrick, Inc. (Nominator: Leslie Ann Howard, United Way of Dane County)

Outstanding Philanthropists
John and Coleen Flad (Nominator: Jeff Poltawsky, American Family Children's Hospital)

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Gordon Derzon (Nominator: Dr. Ken Loving, Access Community Health Centers)

Outstanding Young Philanthropist
Franny Donovan (Nominator: Michael Johnson, Boys & Girls Club of Dane County)

Lifetime Achievement - Fundraising Professional
Martha Taylor (Nominator: Amy Overby, Madison Community Foundation)

Lifetime Achievement
Susan and Jonathan Lipp (Nominators: Steve Freese, Circus World Museum and Randy Hackbarth, Smith & Gesteland, LLP)

By now you should have received your invitation in the mail. (If you have not, please let us know and we will make sure you are added to the mailing list.) I want to urge you to register as soon as possible.  Each year, this event sells out weeks in advance, and sponsorships are again at an all-time high for the coming Philanthropy Day.  Sponsorship dollars are really wonderful for the chapter in that those funds are used for a number of chapter services - including scholarships.  The flip side is that there are far fewer seats available for single ticket buyers. In addition to sending in your reply card, you are also able to register online at Madison AFP Philanthropy Day Registration.

And speaking of scholarships, we have funds available for chapter members. Please login to your AFP account and go to Scholarships for more information.  If you are in the first four years of your fundraising career, you can apply for a scholarship to attend the Fundamentals in Fundraising taking place on September 27 and 28.  You can also apply for a Chamberlain scholarship which can be used to attend AFP's International Conference in San Antonio from March 23rd to the 25th.  Finally, our chapter also offers scholarships for members to attend a professional conference of their choice.

I look forward to seeing many of you at chapter meetings and events. Until then, enjoy your last days of summer!


Very best,


Dan Plummer - President, Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Madison

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Do You Know Someone Considering Joining AFP?
Now's the time!  AFP is offering a $50 discount to Professional or Associate new members through November 30, 2013.  For more information check out the AFP Madison homepage at 
Last Chance to Sign Up for Fundamentals In Fundraising

AFP Madison is hosting the Fundamentals in Fundraising Course on Friday and Saturday, September 27 - 28, 2013 at Madison College!  The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 18th


Fundamentals in Fundraising is designed for professionals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience.  The course is composed of 7 modules that were designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day.  This 16-hour program includes case studies and exercises for groups and individuals to make the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. 

Fundamentals in Fundraising offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques.  Modules include:

         Overview of Fundraising

         Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program

         Marketing for Ongoing Success

         Building and Sustaining Relationships

         Securing the Gift

         Volunteers - Partners in Fundraising

         Management and Accountability

For more information please visit the AFP Madison website at



Join the Conversation on Facebook and LinkedIn

Are you taking advantage of the information and networking opportunities available to you through AFP Greater Madison?  If you have not joined our group on LinkedIn or have yet to "Like" AFP Greater Madison on Facebook, you might be missing out.  Find us in LinkedIn under "AFP Greater Madison Chapter" and like "AFP Greater Madison" on Facebook to stay in the loop!


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Member News and Kudos

Renee Moe was elected the 2013-2014 Downtown Rotary President

Kirsten Houghton has been named head of SVA's Nonprofit Services Group 

Lori Werbeckes accepted the position of Fund Development Director for the WI Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired


Cheri Buckner

is now the Financial Development Director at YMCA of Dane County


The Dane County Humane Society has promoted Emily Weber to Fundraising Event Coordinator and hired Katelyn O'Brien as Communications Specialist. Jenny Kjin has also joined Dane County Humane Society as a Development Intern


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P.O. Box 45046
Madison, WI 53744-5046

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