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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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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National Philanthropy Day 2022

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.