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Awards will be presented for:
- Outstanding Fundraising Professional.
- Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation.
- Outstanding Philanthropist.
- Outstanding Civic or Service Organization.
- Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.
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Aug 28 - Grants Training in Springfield, IL - October 27-28, 2014
The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Springfield, October 27-28, 2014. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. ... more >
Aug 25 - Donor Relations Coordinator
Central Illinois Foodbank is expanding its development efforts. We are seeking a Donor Relations Coordinator to implement fundraising activities to ensure adequate resources to meet the growing needs of the Foodbank. Qualified candidates will be open-minded, mission-driven, and willing to accept challenges while working as part of a team. ... more >
Aug 12 - MANAGER, FUNDRAISING AND SPECIAL EVENTS
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) seeks a Manager, Fundraising and Special Events for the Greater Illinois Area. ... more >
Jul 24 - Executive Director
The Executive Director will plan, organize, and execute the business of the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation under the direction of the ICAF Board of Directors. This is a non-profit organization with current assets over $1.7 million. ... more >
Jul 24 - Development Officer/Fund-raiser
The Development Officer/Fundraiser is critical to the overall mission of the Illinois State Historical Society. The DO/F will work closely with the ISHS President and with the Executive Director to map out strategies to achieve the long-term financial stability of the organization. ... more >
Sep 2 - Top Ten (Week of September 1, 2014): 5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Reach Millennials
(Sept. 1, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on raising awareness for your cause (circa #IceBucketChallenge), why school fundraisers need a complete overhaul, the awesome reasons why you should be using infographics in your content marketing, why it's essential to have a personality when trying to appeal to your target audience, how to do recon when the wrong automated email goes out, why video is ESSENTIAL for your nonprofit and how to get in on the #GivingTuesday movement that is less than 100 days away! ... more >
Sep 2 - Five Mistakes When Orchestrating Your Online Event
(Sept. 3, 2014) Online fundraising grew 13.5 percent in 2013, proving that online fundraising events are going to be important money-makers of the future. But before you jump online and create an event, there are some things that you need to know about what NOT to do. Read on to see the five mistakes you don’t want to make—plus examples of how some organizations hit it out of the park! ... more >
Sep 2 - Member Motion (September 2014)
AFP members are making moves and doing even more incredible work in fundraising and philanthropy. Join us in celebrating their achievements! Don’t forget to let us know about your announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions! ... more >
Sep 2 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
September 10, 2014 - AFP IL, Capital Area Chapter: September Board Meeting
October 8, 2014 - AFP IL, Capital Area Chapter: October Board Meeting
November 12, 2014 - AFP IL, Capital Area Chapter: November Board Meeting
December 10, 2014 - AFP IL, Capital Area Chapter: December Board Meeting
March 1, 2027 - AFP IL, Capital Area Chapter: AFP Networking Get Together