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
Milwaukee
Fundraising Day Wisconsin

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

Library
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…

Fundraising Consultant
Educational Series Program: Fundraising Consultants: How? When? Why?

Leveraging the expertise of a fundraising consultant can build your nonprofit’s capacity to advance your mission. But how do you know if your organization is ready to hire a consultant?

Betty Custer
Volunteer Fundraiser: Betty Harris Custer

Join Betty Harris Custer in a discussion of volunteer fundraising in our community.  Salli Martyniak, President of Forward Community Investments, will lead the discussion. Custer serves as Chair of the Overture Center Foundation Board, development committee chair for the Lussier Community Education…

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…

Roundtable attendees.
Roundtable After Work: What Keeps You up at Night?

What fundraising-related things have been keeping you up at night? Wish you had a group of other fundraising professionals to bounce them off of? This Roundtable provides an opportunity for exactly that. Start the new year by hearing about how others have dealt/would deal with your conundrum(s) and…

Roundtable attendees.
Morning Roundtable: What Keeps You up at Night?

What fundraising-related things have been keeping you up at night? Wish you had a group of other fundraising professionals to bounce them off of? This Roundtable provides an opportunity for exactly that. Start the new year by hearing about how others have dealt/would deal with your conundrum(s) and…

Katherine Bonus
Learning to Pause

After the year-end rush in fundraising, as well as holiday time with family and friends, and before the new year is fully underway, we invite you to take a pause. Our presenter Katherine Bonus teaches mindfulness, meditation and compassion practices as a way of cultivating clarity, equanimity and…

Jen Davie, CFRE - Chapter President
Love it, Leave it, or Fixer Upper

Our fundraising events have an important role in raising needed funds, engaging donors, and introducing new people to our organizations. But, do we always know the best time to embrace our events, make changes to our events, or scrap them altogether? Come prepared to play the game "Love It, Leave…

Webinar stock photo
Webinar Watch Party: The 100% Fallacy: Common Presumptions that Hold Your Fundraising Back

Many common assumptions about donors are just plain wrong, hence charities shipwreck financially and fail to grow. Get it right from the start, with this "truth stampede." World-sourced from top experts by Tom Ahern, you'll learn what are acceptable response rates for direct mail appeals and donor…

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 31st annual celebration.

Eastside Rountable attendees 2018
Morning Roundtable: Communication Strategies

Have you found the method of communication that works best for your donors? It could be email, text, direct mail, phone calls, or something more unique. Come prepared to share how you determine which method to use and how it has worked for you.

Luncheon photo - October
ROI: Practical Action Steps to Retain a Diverse Workforce

Your organization has taken the first step by acknowledging the need for a diverse workforce. The big questions surround retention. Are people of color and other underrepresented groups staying at your organization? Are they feeling heard, welcomed, fairly compensated? Are inclusion and equity…

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…

Jen Davie and Sarah Linn
Leadership Academy

Reach your full potential as a fundraising leader. Join us for two days of immersive development and top-flight networking at the Hilton Toronto. AFP Chapter Leadership, Young Professionals and Collegiate Members will receive pre-conference training on October 11.