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
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Peer Discussion: Uncomfortable Conversations

It seems that all professionals run into uncomfortable situations. Does it happen more often in fundraising and the nonprofit sector?  Is our response different when the conversation is with someone who controls a monetary decision? This uncomfortableness can come in many forms such as political…

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Build Connections in AFP - Virtual Happy Hour

Join us for this low-key virtual networking opportunity. Networking is a great way to relax, share ideas with your fellow fundraisers, and unwind. 

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A Successful Board; How to charge your board with fundraising

Listen to three experienced board members in the Madison community who will discuss the importance and power of fundraising to help initiatives for the areas they support. Board members are key influencers and can be a huge part of a strong philanthropic year, especially while we are not meeting in…

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How can a fundraising professional play a role in anti-racism work at their organization?

We heard from Debbie Biddle at the January program how we can move our organizations forward in becoming anti-racist. Now, how do we play a role as the fundraiser? Often as professional fundraisers, we hold a unique opportunity within our organizations where we see how the internal culture meets…

Let 2021 Begin
Looking Ahead: Nonprofit Planning for 2021

Join the “Looking Ahead” networking event to discuss your nonprofit plans for 2021! Networking is a great way to share ideas with your fellow fundraisers, and we would love to brainstorm and share ideas on moving forward into a new year. 

Deborah Biddle
Assessing Organizational Racism and Advocating for Anti-Racist Workplaces

In this virtual session,  we'll explore evaluative tools to determine how racism shows up in your organization.  From decision-making and budgeting to accountability and power, you’ll have a chance to think about your work environment and learn ways to advocate for the change necessary to transform…

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Wisconsin Gives 2020 & Annual Membership Meeting

Join President & CEO of Wisconsin Philanthropy Network, Tony Shields, to discuss the 2020 Wisconsin Gives Report. This meeting will also serve as the AFP Greater Madison Chapter's Annual Meeting. An election of the 2021 Board of Directors will occur along with an update of chapter activity.

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National Philanthropy Day 2020

The 33rd Annual National Philanthropy Day, hosted by AFP Greater Madison, will take place in November 2020, and will honor the people and organizations whose financial and volunteer efforts make Madison and Dane County a wonderful place to live. 

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Round (Zoom)table: End of Year Planning

The end of the year might mean meeting goals and deadlines but it also is a great time to talk to your donors. Planning and executing your work during the end of the year can sometimes feel overwhelming. Join your peers in this open discussion and hear how others are planning for the end of 2020.…

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AFP Madison; making local engagement more accessible

Over the years AFP Greater Madison has held strategic planning sessions with members, the board, and various committees. We find ourselves continuing to change and adapt to our professional communities. This year, your AFP Greater Madison Board of Directors has continued this effort of change. We…

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Setting the Stage: Navigating a Future for the Arts

The Arts play a unique role in our individual lives, local economy and the greater society. They amplify our mood in celebration and help us to heal in times of loss. But in the continuing pandemic and economic downturn, who is helping the artists and arts & culture organizations survive? Join…

Otto Reinisch
Reclaiming the Relational Work of Fundraising in a Digital Age

Although a vibrant digital presence is essential today, organizations settle for so little when mere online connections take the place of authentic relationships developed around shared values. Register today and join Fundraising Day Wisconsin and Otto Reinisch for the conversation!

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Grants Information Workshop 2020

AFP is offering a 2 hour workshop to members interested in learning about this valuable collection of grant-seeking resources available in Madison. Content is suitable for development staff of all levels. Ellen Jacks, Grants Librarian, will provide an overview of the grantseeking process and…

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Annual (Virtual) Member Happy Hour

The annual member happy hour is still on for Thursday, July 30th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Since we cannot physically gather, the happy hour is going virtual this year (surprise, surprise!).

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Round (Zoom)table: Continuing Through These Unusual Times

Are you wondering how to return to the office or do a better job in these unusual times meeting with donors? The conversation will be guided by a moderator but this is an open forum discussion to share thoughts and resources, so please come with questions and to share your experience.

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Canceled- CFRE Refresher Course 2020

*This event has been canceled for 2020. The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is an intensive program intended to provide an overview, organized around the domains of the Certified…

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Recorded Webinar: Corporate Philanthropy in These Challenging Times

If you missed the virtual panel conversation with area business and corporate foundation leaders to learn how they've responded to coronavirus relief and recovery efforts and what they think corporate philanthropy, including sponsorships, may look like in the months ahead, check out the recorded…

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4:30 PM Afternoon Roundtable: Moving Forward From Safer-At-Home

This month's topic is moving forward from the Safer-At-Home order and hearing how other local professionals are moving through this situation. The conversation will be guided by a moderator but this is an open forum discussion to share thoughts and resources, so please come with questions and to…

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8:00 AM Morning Roundtable: Moving Forward From Safer-At-Home

This month's topic is moving forward from the Safer-At-Home order and hearing how other local professionals are moving through this situation. The conversation will be guided by a moderator but this is an open forum discussion to share thoughts and resources, so please come with questions and to…

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The Art of the Legacy Ask - Free Webinar for Members

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is offering this  fee waived premium webinar to AFP members. You’ve grown your legacy program, you have an impressive pipeline of donors interested and considering leaving a legacy gift to your wonderful organization and now comes the big moment: THE…

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How to Create Donor Surveys that Improve Your Fundraising - Free Webinar for Members

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is offering this  fee waived premium webinar to AFP members. If you don’t regularly survey your target audiences, your fundraising efforts are merely educated guesses. And if your surveys aren’t carefully crafted, you’ll end up receiving misleading data.

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Don't Say I Didn't Warn You - The Pragmatist's Guide to Successful Special Events - Free Webinar for Members

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is offering this  fee waived premium webinar to AFP members. Special events have long been synonymous with fundraising and as a result, every fundraiser has a story of cold food, missing golf balls, no-show volunteers, and the $200 pot of hotel coffee.…

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10:30 AM Morning Roundtable: Navigating Through COVID-19

Join the discussion to hear and share advice from your fellow fundraisers on how they are moving through the COVID-19 situation.  

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8:00 AM Morning Roundtable: Navigating Through COVID-19

Join the discussion to hear advice from your fellow fundraisers on how they are moving through the COVID-19 situation.  

Genia Stevens
CANCELED - March Educational Series Luncheon

  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. STAY TUNED FOR POSSIBLE POSTPONEMENT DATE