AFP Member Spotlight with Patricia!
We talked to Patricia Eldred, CFRE, the Development Director of Middleton Outreach Ministry, and a long-time member of AFP Greater Madison, about her love of AFP Greater Madison and how she values her membership.
Patricia’s member highlights
-Over 24 years in AFP Greater Madison
-Former board member for 12 years
-Taught CFRE exam prep courses (Been CFRE for 18 years)
-Nominated others for multiple Philanthropy Day awards (Four eventual winners)
“Always very exciting and always a thrill to see others at that event.”
-AFP Outstanding Fundraiser in 2005
-International publications for six years
“A fellow development professional talked to me about AFP, way back when it was a small group. They convinced me it would take off. AFP was instrumental in making development work a profession and supporting others in the field. Now there are so many opportunities through AFP for development professionals. It’s great to see where we are now!”
“Being a member of AFP Greater Madison is so worth it. It’s that monthly touch with your colleagues, you can’t put a price on that. It’s invaluable. As development professionals, we can always reach donors, but not always each other to share our successes and challenges.”
“It’s a privilege to belong to AFP Madison and all the great people that are a part of it. We are all doing good work, this helps bring us together.”