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  • 27 Jun 2017 9:53 AM | Stephanie Weadock (Administrator)

    July 19-21, 2017
    Casino Del Sol Resort
    5655 W Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85757


    About the Conference

    What do phenomenal development speakers, blackjack tables, and world-premiere fundraising musicals have in common? They’re all the stars of this year’s AFP Statewide Conference!

    We’re packing in the fun AND the learning at this summer’s conference, bringing together a stellar group of keynote speakers and breakout sessions to educate, inspire, and motivate us to kick butt. We had such an incredible response to our call for presenters that we’ve added an additional breakout slot for all sessions. Get ready to learn from the very best!

    And did we mention Fundraiser: The Musical?! Michael Martinez, Executive Director of Live Theatre Workshop, will write and direct this hilarious, completely original musical about a bright-eyed fundraiser’s adventure down the ‘rabbit-hole’ into the world of Professional Fundraising. Grab your free seat at the world premiere – a ticket is included with your Thursday registration!

    For nonprofit executive staff and board members, don’t miss Wednesday’s Executive Leadership Day with content geared especially for you. Take a deep dive into transitional leadership, creating winning CEO-board partnerships, and the latest data on philanthropic giving. And the best part is… the more people you bring, the lower the registration cost!

    We’re working hard to make sure that even the most experienced, well-educated fundraiser will find lots of new, engaging information at this year’s Statewide Conference. And we’ve included sessions for newer fundraisers, too! Don’t miss your chance to learn from and with your peers. We’ll see you at the conference!

    Conference Program

    View the full conference schedule and session summaries here.

    Registration Fees

    Pre-Conference – July 19, 2017    
    AFP Member $99  
    Non-Member $149  
    Additional staff/board members $49 each  
    Conference – July 20-21, 2017    
    Early Bird Rate, AFP Member $250 Deadline June 2
    Early Bird Rate, Non-Member $300 Deadline June 2
    Regular Rate, AFP Member $300  
    Regular Rate, Non-Member $350  
    Thursday only, AFP Member $199  
    Thursday only, Non-Member $249  
    Friday only, AFP Member $149  
    Friday only, Non-Member $199  

    Guest rooms at Casino Del Sol are available for $99 per night with offer code AFP17. Reservations can be made online at www.CasinoDelSol.com or by calling 855-765-7529. Make your reservation by June 18 for discounted rate. Complimentary parking and Wi-Fi are included.

  • 13 Jun 2017 1:30 PM | Stephanie Weadock (Administrator)
    Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday for the month of June to:

    Randy Huston

    Bradley Kuluris

    Gwyn Goebel

    How, you may ask yourself, do we know this? Completed information in the membership profiles.  Completing all fields in your profile could get you birthday recognition, and possible other little perks..........We don't need the year you were born, just the month.
  • 09 May 2017 2:47 PM | Stephanie Weadock (Administrator)
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  • 10 Apr 2017 4:55 PM | Stephanie Weadock (Administrator)
    Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday for the month of April to:

    Dan Packard, CPA

    Lisa Zuba

    Brad Harris, CAP(R)

    Carina Burtell, AAMS

    Jacqueline Palmenberg, CFRE

    How, you may ask yourself, do we know this? Completed information in the membership profiles.  Completing all fields in your profile could get you birthday recognition, and possible other little perks..........We don't need the year you were born, just the month.
  • 06 Apr 2017 9:31 AM | Stephanie Weadock (Administrator)

    Recognize Your Best with a Leadership or

    Spirit of Philanthropy Award


    Award nominations are now being accepted for the AFP Greater Arizona 33rd Annual Celebration of Philanthropy.

    You have two fantastic ways to recognize that exceptional supporter who goes beyond the call for your organization, or show a member of your development team that he/she deserves to be recognized for his or her passion and dedication!  Nominate them for a Philanthropy Leadership Award or bring your team together to show their support with a table and the Spirit of Philanthropy Award!

    ​​33rd Annual Philanthropy Leadership Awards
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017
    Sheraton Grand Phoenix
    340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004



    The Leadership Awards give us all an opportunity to pay tribute to one special person or entity, in one of five categories, who has demonstrated exceptional financial support and/or leadership in advancing our nonprofits and the communities they serve.


    Leadership Award Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:

    • Outstanding Philanthropist

    • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

    • Outstanding Corporation/Foundation

    • Outstanding Fundraising Executive

    • Outstanding Youth/Student


    Nominations are due by May 31, 2017.  Please click a category above to download the form.





    The Spirit of Philanthropy Award allows you to show your support and gratitude to anyone you want to recognize and honor with an award and table of 10 at the Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon.  The cost starts at $1250.00 with additional options to place an ad in the event program.

    Click here for more details and to download the Spirit of Philanthropy award form.  Forms are due by September 1st.


    For any questions please call our chapter office at 480-947-3459 or email admin@afpaz.org



  • 29 Mar 2017 10:09 AM | Stephanie Weadock (Administrator)
     Arizona Community Foundation

    Workshop series for nonprofits to focus on financial topics


    The Arizona Community Foundation, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, presents a series of workshops that address financial topics of interest to nonprofit organizations. Sustainable Financial Strategies for Nonprofits will provide insightful information to help your organization succeed. Topics will include:

    Demystifying the grant process

    Creative funding opportunities

    Uncommon fundraising strategies

    During the first workshop in the series, Taking the Mystery out of Grants, experts in both grant writing and grantmaking will offer candid advice and answers to common questions to illuminate the grant process from start to finish.


    Taking the Mystery out of Grants


    Friday, April 28

    11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


    Debi Bisgrove Community Philanthropy Center at ACF

    2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 405B, Phoenix

    RSVP online


    Our thanks to JPMorgan Chase for generously underwriting the series.


    Learn More

  • 29 Mar 2017 9:33 AM | Stephanie Weadock (Administrator)

    April Lunch & Learn:
    An Introduction to Donor Data Segmentation

    Do you communicate to everyone in your database the same way? You can't craft a compelling message or story if you don't know who you're talking to. Effective storytelling starts with matching your message to your audience. When we don't segment our messaging, we set ourselves up for failure. In this presentation, Steven Shattuck - Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang - will share some of his favorite strategies for segmenting your donors and other constituents in your database.

    Attendee takeaways:

    • 4 basic ways to segment your donors.
    • How to get off the donor acquisition treadmill
    • How to improve your donor retention rates
    • One of Steven's favorite ways to segment donors - one that has the potential to turn casual donors into major donors.

    When & Where


    Wednesday, April 5

    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    24th Street Conference Center 

                  1841 N 24th St #10, Phoenix, AZ 85008


    *New luncheon format! We encourage you to arrive at 11:30 for the open buffet and table discussion portion of the luncheon. From 11:30-12:00 we will have table discussions to share with each other our best practices, tips and tricks for donor stewardship. Come prepared to share a technique that works well for you, or ask the table to provide suggestions for a challenge you may be experiencing. Expand your network. Share best practices. Enjoy open discussion on topics that matter to you.



    AFP Member - $30.00 / Nonmember - $45.00

    Click here to register today!


    *On-site registration: $15.00 additional for both members and non-members. AFP encourages you to pre-register for the luncheon prior to the deadline of 12 noon on Tuesday, April 4. If registering on-site the day of the luncheon, please note the cost increase and that we cannot guarantee a meal. ALL No shows will be charged. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • 23 Mar 2017 5:00 PM | Deleted user



    AFP March Member Mixer


    Join us on March 23rd for happy hour at our Member Mixer! Relax and meet your fellow fundraisers at one of the newest spots in Old Town Scottsdale. Enjoy a selection of complimentary appetizers and fun drink specials, invite your colleagues to learn more about what AFP has to offer! See you there!


    About the Venue

    Boss Pizza Bar, located on Second Street near Marshall Way, boasts a sprawling patio with strings of twinkly lights, white-washed picnic tables, and two separate bars. Boss Pizza owner Tony Alfonso traveled to Naples to learn how to make the traditional pies from local master pizzaioli.

    Thursday, March 23
    5:00pm – 7:00pm
    BOSS Pizza Bar
    7125 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Cost: $10
    Register by 12 noon March 22.

    Click here to register today!


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