2014 is off to a great start. Not only have we had excellent speakers and attendance at the monthly chapter meetings but we've also continued our Quarterly Breakfast Roundtables and introduced our Fundamentals & Management Affinity Circles targeted to those new to the field and more experienced people.
One of May's highlights was the Capital Campaign Workshop jointly presented by Madison Community Foundation and AFP, Greater Madison Chapter. So many of you volunteered to speak and/or attended and we appreciate your enthusiasm and commitment. I'd like to say a special thanks to the Professional Development Committee including the chairs Amy Overby and Jen Davie, and also to Boris Frank and Tom Linfield for all of their work to make the day successful.
Membership and engagement is important to the organization as new and renewing members are the life blood of our group. As you renew your membership consider encouraging a colleague to join. There are several categories of membership options that can suit a variety of professionals and organizations.
Training is an important focus of the chapter and I want to remind you that scholarships are available for most of the opportunities we offer. Remember to contact Judy Brannstrom, Scholarship Chair, if you are interested in applying.
AFP is not all work - we do have fun. Join us at the AFP Happy Hour on Tuesday, July 15th, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm on Fresco's rooftop. This event is free to members and friends, appetizers are included and we will offer a cash bar. This will be a great opportunity to network with each other on a warm summer night!
Last but not least, planning for Philanthropy Day is in full swing. This year's event promises to be as successful as last year! The call for nominations is out and we are hoping for a great response. If you have someone in mind that you would like to nominate, please do so!
As always, thank you for your commitment and support of AFP. We have an excellent chapter due to your ongoing participation and enthusiasm.