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
Genia Stevens
CANCELED - March Educational Series Luncheon


Conversations at a chapter luncheon
February Chapter Luncheon: Capital Campaigns - Lessons Learned

Capital Campaigns – Lessons Learned:  Seasoned nonprofit professionals will share stories, tips, strategies, benefit and risks in executing a capital campaign

Roundtable discussion with AFP members
Canceled - Morning Roundtable Discussion

CANCELED: Please note that this event has been canceled.  Another discussion is scheduled for April 2020. Roundtable discussions are a great way to share ideas with your fellow fundraisers.   How did we do and how do we improve? The topic will cover reviewing prior results; how to analyze them…

Heidi Zunker
January Chapter Luncheon: Inspired by Goals: lululemon led process for personal and professional goal setting with Heidi Zunker

Heidi Zunker, lululemon staff trainer, will lead you through a new process to think about setting goals for your job and yourself. Personal goals influence how and what we do at work. 

Listening to Connect…How to use improv and humor to engage with donors
December Chapter Luncheon | Listening to Connect…How to use improv and humor to engage with donors

Learn how to use improvisation skills to connect, communicate, and truly listen to donors. 

 Financial Literacy: What Every Fundraising Professional Needs to Know
Financial Literacy: What Every Fundraising Professional Needs to Know

National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day

Through the amazing stories of our award recipients, we are able to share the power of this philanthropy with the general community and recognize some very special people.  Join us for the 32nd annual celebration.

Trivia This: AFP Young Professional Trivia Night!

Trivia this: Did you know AFP’s YP Committee is turning 5? Young in age and young at heart, join the Association of Fundraising Professionals Young Professional’s Committee for Trivia Night! In celebration of the YP Committee’s 5th birthday, come nosh on some appetizers and sip on drinks while…

Year end quarterly round table
Quarterly Morning Roundtable

Bring ideas and Questions on solving the year-end rush!

What is intersectionality?
October Luncheon | What is Intersectionality? An LGBTQ Perspective


Diving into Development AFP 2018
Diving into Development

Free professional headshots
FREE Professional Headshots


AFP members networking after a recent event.
September Luncheon | Grassroots Fundraising

Fundraising Day Wisconsin

Join us for the 6th Annual Fundraising Day Wisconsin Conference! More information coming soon!

Grants Information Workshop

Professional Development Roundtable - Cultivation Events

Member Happy Hour Group Shot
AFP After Work - Networking Night presented by the Membership Committee

Join your AFP Greater Madison colleagues for a happy hour (or two) of networking and socializing. This special event is brought to you by the Membership Committee. This is a great time to get to know your local AFP network! This event is FREE. Both Members and Non-Members are welcome.

Workplace Wellness & Combating Burnout
Workplace Wellness & Combating Burnout

Network with Corporate Funders & Partners
Educational Series Program: Corporate Funders

Meet with the decision makers from a number of Madison’s philanthropic businesses and organizations.

Casey Oelkers, Madison Symphony Orchestra
Diving into Development

Do you feel like you have read all the articles out there but still haven’t found the answer?  Consider joining AFP Madison for this peer to peer group dive into development.  We will use our time to talk about development issues that are on YOUR mind.  Come ready to bounce ideas off of each other…

Membership Meeting

Passing a flower
Educational Series Program: They can change their mind: Planned Giving Stewardship

Your organization has worked hard to recruit planned gift donors. How do you stay connected with those donors and keep them engaged with your organization? Experts in gift planning will speak about their stewardship efforts and keep planned gift donors informed about your mission and intent.

AFP Discussion Group
Breaking Barriers

A panel of three women with intellectual disabilities will share their experiences in attending college. They participated in an innovative program called the Cutting-Edge Program at Edgewood College. Dr. Hafner will share her research on how to change the culture of a college campus in order to…

Roundtable Attendees
Morning Roundtable: Planned Giving Best Practices

Does your organization have a planned giving program? Are you following best practices? These and more questions answered during this roundtable discussion.

AFP Program Participants
Educational Series Program: Endowment Campaigns

An endowment campaign can be just as important to your organization as annual fundraising. A successful campaign can help your organization thrive, giving you flexibility for stable funding and future growth. But, how do you know when the time is right? How can you run a campaign that won’t take…