| Member Kudos and News |
Community Shares of Wisconsin announced that the area's first online giving day, The Big Share™, raised over $230,000, surpassing the goal of $180,000, to benefit 70 local nonprofits. The nonprofits reached out to potential donors, primarily by social media and electronic means, to make online gifts on Tuesday, March 3. The Big Share's success relies on the viral nature of social media to build momentum and to engage new donors.
Congratulations to Sandy Morales from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County for being named one of Brava Magazine's "40 Women to Watch" in their January 2015 edition.
Sarah Linn, AFP's Young Professional's in Philanthropy Chair, has joined the Dane County Humane Society Development Team as their Major Events Coordinator. Sarah will also continue as the Events Assistant at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
St. Vincent de Paul is pleased to announce that Lauren Cnare has joined our organization as Communications Director. A skilled and proven communications professional, Lauren has a history of significant involvement in our community. Lauren will guide local public relations and marketing efforts for our district office and the seven stores that support our mission of helping Dane County neighbors in need.
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|Know your Board Member:
Michele Traband, National Philanthropy Day Chair
AFP Greater Madison Board is comprised of fundraisers from 14 different organizations. Let's learn more about those that work to make us a Ten Star Gold chapter!
Development Specialist, American Players Theatre
Married/Children/Pets: Married to Tom for 23 years, Two daughters (Emma 18; Rachel 10)
Last good book you read: Reading is not my favorite past time, however I can say that one of my very favorite books of all time is "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving.
One thing always in your refrigerator: hummus
How do you unwind: a glass of wine with good friends or a Netflix marathon
Why you do what you do: I love finding out what people are passionate about, whether it is in their work or their hobbies. And I enjoy finding out how APT fits into their world.
What you'd do if you weren't doing this job: Hairdresser (crazy, I know; but I made money in college cutting and coloring fellow students' hair and I think it is fun.)
Who is your hero (and why): I don't really like this question, but I'm a team player, so I'm going to say Ellen DeGeneres because she exhibits many of the qualities I admire in a person: the courage to be true to yourself; humor, and rhythm.
Guilty pleasure: Benedict Cumberbatch
|Did You Know? Check out these chapter updates...
- The chapter has allocated $3,500 for 2015 Scholarships. Apply today!
May 8th is the deadline for the UW Fundraising & Development Conference scholarships.
- The AFP Greater Madison Membership Directory will come out in June. Be sure you've renewed your membership and have updated your contact information with AFP International. Your can check your profile details here.
- Registration for the 2nd annual Fundraising Day - Wisconsin conference in August will open next week. Space is limited, be sure to register early!
- It's not just time for baseball caps. . . it's also time for "thinking caps"! Does your organization have an extraordinary donor or volunteer that you would like recognize for their good actions? What about a fundraising colleague who deserves acknowledgement for their work? A young person who is making a difference in their neighborhood non-profit? Here's your chance to shine a light on them! The Philanthropy Day Committee will begin accepting nominations in May for our 28th annual Philanthropy Day Awards. Categories are: Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Individual Philanthropist, Outstanding Small Business, Outstanding Corporation, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Philanthropic Org/Foundation, Outstanding Young Philanthropist, Outstanding Fundraising Professional.Nomination information and deadlines will be available on our website in May. It is a simple nomination process! Put on those thinking caps and help us celebrate our area's leaders in philanthropy!