Everyone is welcome at AFP Greater Madison. Community members are invited to join us for any program, and chapter members receive discounts on registration. Our recurring event formats include:

  •  Educational Series: Luncheons or breakfasts with networking and educational speakers on a variety of topics; attendance is worth at least 1.0 CFRE continuing education credit
  • Conferences & Workshops: Longer format programs led by trained experts; some programs are multiple days
  • Roundtables & Discussions: Facilitated roundtable conversations on a specific topic; or Diving into Development, which is a peer-to-peer discussion group in which professionals bring current development issues to discuss with colleagues
  • Special Events: Exclusive networking events and National Philanthropy Day
  • Young Professionals: Programs and topics addressing the needs of the next generation of fundraisers
CFRE Working Group 2024

If you're ready to start or continue your CFRE journey, AFP Greater Madison offers a CFRE Working Group.

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Raiser's Edge Users Group June Meetup

You are invited to join our upcoming Raiser's Edge Users Group meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, from 1:00-2:00 PM via Teams. This meeting is open to all nonprofit professionals currently using or interested in using The Raiser's Edge donor database.

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Virtual Speed Networking

Join colleagues in this virtual setting for a speed networking. You will get the chance to meet individuals in the non-profit sector.

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Leveraging AI for Nonprofit Fundraising

McKinsey estimates that Generative AI tools are adding $2.6 – $4.4 trillion annually to the economy; and Goldman Sachs estimates a 7% increase in GDP over the next 10 years as a result of these technologies. But what does this mean for fundraising in Wisconsin communities, particularly the Greater…

CFRE, Certified Fund Raising Executive
How to Become a CFRE- Webinar

Take control of your fundraising career and earn the world’s only globally recognized, accredited certification for fundraising professionals. Join AFP Greater Madison's professional development team as we host a representative from CFRE to discuss becoming certified.

CFRE Working Group 2024

If you're ready to start or continue your CFRE journey, AFP Greater Madison offers a CFRE Working Group.

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Donor Qualification: How to conduct effective meetings with clear outcomes.

The key to successful fundraising is a strong pipeline of qualified prospects. Let's discuss best practices for conducting effective qualification meetings that will lead to clear outcomes allowing you to spend your time with the donors that will have the biggest impact on your organization. (…

CFRE Working Group 2024

If you're ready to start or continue your CFRE journey, AFP Greater Madison offers a CFRE Working Group.

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Coffee Chat April 2024

Join colleagues for a refreshing cup of coffee and conversation. No agenda is provided for this event. Bring your ideas and questions, or listen and enjoy your coffee.

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Fundamentals of Fundraising 2024

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques. This 16-hour intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0 to 4 years of…

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Building an Inclusive Culture

Having trouble diversifying your team/Board - is your process the problem? In 2024 and beyond, diversifying your team or Board is a good goal to have. In fact, it should be a goal of almost every organization in our community. The question becomes, HOW do you now attract and acquire talent that…

CFRE Working Group 2024

If you're ready to start or continue your CFRE journey, AFP Greater Madison offers a CFRE Working Group.

Coffee Chat March 2024

Join colleagues for a refreshing cup of coffee and conversation. No agenda is provided for this event. Bring your ideas and questions or listen and enjoy your coffee.

CFRE, Certified Fund Raising Executive
How to Become a CFRE Webinar

Take control of your fundraising career and earn the world’s only globally recognized, accredited certification for fundraising professionals. Join AFP Greater Madison's professional development team as we host a representative from CFRE to discuss becoming certified.

How to ask donors for more money: donor funnels and how to move donors to the next level

We all have heard about donor funnels and moving donors to the next level. But how do we ask a donor for more money? How do you ask someone to increase their monthly or annual donation? Join this roundtable discussion with fellow fundraising professionals to share your thoughts and hear from others.

CFRE Working Group 2024

If you're ready to start or continue your CFRE journey, AFP Greater Madison offers a CFRE Working Group.

Database Reset: Developing a New Relationship with Your CRM in the New Year

We can all recognize how important it is to our work, but are we devoting the proper amount of time, care, and attention to this vital resource? In this session, let’s explore pain points, celebrate small wins, and consider how we can better use technology to support our actual goal of raising…

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Cocktail Hour

Let's chat over a beverage. Join the conversation and enjoy a cocktail (NA options available!) with fundraising colleagues. We will keep the conversation going as we enjoy networking at the local brewery. All are welcome to attend!    

CFRE Working Group 2024

If you're ready to start or continue your CFRE journey, AFP Greater Madison offers a CFRE Working Group.

A Look Back, A Look Ahead: Reflections on Year-End Fundraising- Roundtable Discussion

We're just wrapping up the busiest time of the fundraising year - let's take a breath together! Bring your successes, challenges, and questions to share how 2023 went and what 2024 might have in store.

CFRE Working Group 2024

If you're ready to start or continue your CFRE journey, AFP Greater Madison offers a CFRE Working Group.

Coffee with Colleagues December 2023

Join your colleagues to chat over coffee about all things fundraising. This is your time to get together to brainstorm, let off steam, enjoy company, and catch up. Coffee chats are hosted by active AFP Greater Madison members and registration is not required to attend.

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Annual Meeting and Networking

AFP Greater Madison invites you to the Chapter Annual Meeting. Hear from members of the board and committees, what is in store for 2024 and more. Along with the annual meeting, we will hear from Senator Kelda Helen Roys. She will share her view of why nonprofits are important to the community and…

Coffee with Colleagues November 2023

Join your colleagues to chat over coffee about all things fundraising. This is your time to get together to brainstorm, let off steam, enjoy company, and catch up. Coffee chats are hosted by active AFP Greater Madison members and registration is not required to attend.

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National Philanthropy Day 2023

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world. Here in the Greater Madison area we celebrate this day with a luncheon honoring members of our community.