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
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.

Coffee with Colleagues October 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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Roundtable Discussion- Ethics in Fundraising - Let's Talk about the Community-Centric Movement

It's time for a roundtable discussion! These open meetings give everyone a chance to talk with like-minded colleagues and share best practices. This month's topic  is "Ethics in Fundraising" but there is always room for your questions and ideas.

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Coffee with Colleagues September 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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The Power of Mid-Level Giving

Do you wish your organization had more major donors? You might need a mid-level giving program! Learn about the power of one-to-some strategies for better connections with your donors, better job satisfaction, better cross-departmental collaboration, and a better bottom line.

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Nominations DUE: National Philanthropy Day 2023

Nominations for an AFP Greater Madison National Philanthropy Day award are a great way to honor individuals and organizations within the community for their philanthropic endeavors. There is considerable work being done every single day in the Greater Madison area, let’s honor the impact! 2023 …

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Coffee with Colleagues August 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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Roundtable Discussion- Strategies for Donor Retention and Stewardship

It's time for a roundtable discussion! These open meetings give everyone a chance to talk with like-minded colleagues and share best practices. This month's topic  is "Donor Retention & Stewardship" but there is always room for your questions and ideas.

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Coffee with Colleagues July 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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Giving trends in Dane County & Advocacy

Join us as we explore the flow of cash to nonprofits in Dane County through preliminary research done by Andrew Davey at the Madison Community Foundation. The results may surprise you! Then, learn about the essential elements of advocacy from a seasoned experts, Mike Carlson and Melinda Heinritz,…

Coffee with Colleagues June 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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Roundtable Discussion- Establish, Grow or Reignite Your Planned Giving Program

It's time for a roundtable discussion! These open meetings give everyone a chance to talk with like-minded colleagues and share best practices. This month's topic  is "Establish, Grow or Reignite Your Planned Giving Program" but there is always room for your questions and ideas.

Coffee with Colleagues May 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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Navigating Relationships and Giving with Aging Donors

In Dane County, the 85 and older population is expected to more than double by 2040, and adults ages 65+ will make up 20% of the county’s population. Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services projects that the number of people with dementia in Wisconsin will double by 2040 because…

Coffee with Colleagues April 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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Roundtable Discussion- Educating & Engaging Board Members in Fundraising

It's time for a roundtable discussion! These open meetings give everyone a chance to talk with like-minded colleagues and share best practices. This month's topic  is "Educating & Engaging Board Members in Fundraising" but there is always room for your questions and ideas.

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AFP ICON 2023 Wisconsin Gathering

Please join the four Wisconsin chapters of AFP (Greater Madison, Southeastern Wisconsin, Northeast Wisconsin, and Upper Mississippi Valley) for a happy hour at ICON!