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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Orientation to the Grants Information Collection at UW-Madison

Registration now open to all to attend! AFP is offering a 1.5 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. This event is offered to members first.  If space…

Eastside Rountable attendees 2018
Morning Roundtable: Tricks of the Grant Writing Trade

Many of us wear numerous hats, including grant writer, in our fund development roles. Come prepared to share how you manage timelines, how you communicate with stakeholders, your grant writing experiences, and reporting back to funders. Is anyone interested in continuing the conversation beyond…

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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.

YP Member Joseph Vande Slunt
The Life Cycle of a Donor - hosted by the Young Professional Committee

Join the AFP Young Professionals for an open conversation with seasoned professionals covering (Re)Acquiring New & Lapsed Members, Managing a Membership Program, and Stewarding & Inspiring Members to become Major Donors, as we discuss the life cycle of a donor, and learn what you can do to…

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CFRE Refresher Course

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 Fundraising Executive (CFRE) exam, rather than on…

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Great Boards = Solid Fundraising

Join this panel of experienced board members to discuss how organizations create good board experiences and how happy boards are better fundraisers. How do you engage board members in decisions? Do you provide time for social activities for board members? Do board and staff members have time for…

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…

Anne Wisner at February 2018 luncheon
Communicating Impact to Donors: Does My Gift Matter?

It isn’t difficult to imagine the positive impact of a one-time million-dollar donation. Yet, most of our organizations depend on the consistency of annual gifts.  Showing donors the impact of their gift, at any level, will help us attract and retain donors.