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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Coffee Chat with AFP Greater Madison (November 2022)

Please join us for this month's coffee chat and networking event! Meet fellow colleagues or reconnect with those you have missed chatting with. The opportunity will be held in-person on the last Tuesday of each month.

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National Philanthropy Day 2022

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.

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Networking October 2022

Please join us for networking! Meet fellow colleagues or reconnect with those you have missed chatting with. The virtual opportunity is open to you coming in and out of rooms as you like.

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Coffee Chat with AFP Greater Madison (October 2022)

Please join us for this month's coffee chat and networking event! Meet fellow colleagues or reconnect with those you have missed chatting with. The opportunity will be held in-person on the last Tuesday of each month.

Building Donor Relationships Grounded in Trust & Respect

Join us for lunch and a panel discussion as we build off of September's program on "Community Centric Fundraising." Attendance at September's program is not required to attend this session. We will hear from donors who have worked hand-in-hand with the UW Odyssey Project's development director,…

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Grant Writing Workshop

This four hour, hands-on workshop will center top tips for identifying the right grant opportunities and allow you to practice with formulating quality grant proposals for your organization. Join this session for concrete tips, tools, and practice time with experts in the grant writing field.

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Coffee Chat with AFP Greater Madison (September 2022)

Please join us for this month's coffee chat and networking event! Meet fellow colleagues or reconnect with those you have missed chatting with. The opportunity will be held in-person on the last Tuesday of each month.

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Panel & Community Discussion

Join this session featuring speakers from past sessions who will reflect on the top themes from the series and discuss tactics and inspirations. Use this session as an opportunity to network with other professionals and to ask the panel of experts questions that have come up during the series. 

Learning about Community Centric Fundraising Principles

Have you ever wondered what community centric fundraising is?  As a model grounded in equity and social justice, community centric fundraising has the opportunity to foster a sense of interdependence and a sense of belonging for the Madison nonprofit community while supporting your individual…

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Tactics for Revenue Models and Fundraising Plans

Apply your learnings around revenue models and fundraising plans in this hands-on and tools-focused session. Join to review and update your own revenue model, hear from experts in the field on how to take ideas into action, and identify key next steps for your organization to set your team up for…

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Revenue Models, Operating Costs, and Reserve Funds

Join this session for practical tips and tools around revenue models, operating costs, and reserve funds. Explore the importance of diversified revenue sources, social entrepreneurship, funds management, and communicating and collaborating with funders. 

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Coffee Chat with AFP Greater Madison (August 2022)

Please join us for this month's coffee chat and networking event! Meet fellow colleagues or reconnect with those you have missed chatting with. The opportunity will be held in-person on the last Tuesday of each month.

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Happy Hour with Senior Development Professionals

You're invited! Join a few seasoned fundraising professionals for a happy hour at Delta Beer Lab. Say hello, talk shop, and grab a drink with the group. 

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Trust-based Philanthropy and Shifts in Giving Processes

Explore the core principle of trust-based philanthropy and what this means for organizations in the nonprofit sector. Join for a discussion around the shifts in giving processes due to changing perspective and technology and learn how to be a part of the change to benefit your own organization and…

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Making Philanthropy More Diverse and Equitable

Learn how to make philanthropy more diverse and equitable at your organization and within the sector at large. Hear from experts in the field on how to attract and engage diverse donors and to understand the ecosystem and trends around where money in philanthropy is going and how we can make shifts.

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Nominations DUE: National Philanthropy Day 2022

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! 2022 …

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The “Art and Soul” in Funds Development and The Moment We’re In: Preparing for Current and Future Trends

This session will feature core lessons and how-to’s from the legacy Fundraising and Development conference and expand into current and future trends. Join to learn about generational transfer of wealth, lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and promising strategies that nonprofit…

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Networking July 2022

Please join us for networking! Meet fellow colleagues or reconnect with those you have missed chatting with. The virtual opportunity is open to you coming in and out of rooms as you like.

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Coffee Chat with AFP Greater Madison (July 2022)

Please join us for this month's coffee chat and networking event! Meet fellow colleagues or reconnect with those you have missed chatting with. The opportunity will be held in-person on the last Tuesday of each month.

Crypto For Good

You have heard about crypto, but what is it? Can it help your cause? The answer is YES! Learn about cryptocurrency, NFTs, and how they can support your nonprofit from Susan Schroeter, Senior Manager of Prospect Development & Major Gifts, and Ash Collins, Influencer Relations Specialist, at Best…

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Coffee Chat with AFP Greater Madison

Please join us for this month's coffee chat and networking event! Meet fellow colleagues or reconnect with those you have missed chatting with. The opportunity will be held in-person on the last Tuesday of each month.

Conversation and Coaching Around 'Making the Ask'

We're taking time this month to talk about one of the critical aspects of our work - making the ask. You'll be paired with an experienced AFP colleague to have an intentional conversation around solicitation of a gift. You'll be in a relaxed setting (no classroom pressure here)with the intent to…

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Active Listening Skills for True Connection

Whether it be in a virtual meeting or in-person, your communication success relies on the ability to listen well. Take time for this interactive session to hone your listening skills. Be ready to come away with tips to be a better listener and, therefore, improved understanding between your…

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AFP ICON 2022

In May of 2022, the entertainment capital of the world will become the fundraising capital of the world, as AFP ICON—the world’s No. 1 fundraising conference—descends on Las Vegas for three incredible days of learning and connecting. More than 100 education sessions to choose from, inspiring…

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Networking April 2022

Please join us for networking! Meet fellow colleagues or reconnect with those you have missed chatting with. The opportunity will be held in-person.