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AFP Desert Communities Hosts CFRE Review Course, October 9-10, 2014

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National Philanthropy Day, November 12, 2014
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Meet the Funders
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Unless noted, all events take place at
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32-250 Bob Hope Drive (at I-10), Rancho Mirage

2014 Chapter Meeting DatesCFRE 2014
January 17 - Extreme Social Media Makeover
February 21 - Top Ten Tips for Running an Effective Board
March 21 - Speed Networking sponsored by iCreative
April 25 - Planned Giving Workshop + Luncheon
                    sponsored by First Foundation and The Sharpe Group

May 7 - Audio Conference:  Major Gifts for Small Shops
May 16 - Volunteerism sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains

June 20 - Auctions Galore!
July 16 - Member Social and "Bring a Guest" party - Braille Institute, 70251 Ramon, RM sponsored by Braille Institute
September 19 - Meet the Funders sponsored by The Community Foundation
October 9-10 - CFRE Review Course

October 17 - Ethics, sponsored by DesertARC 

November 12 - National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon - click here to register
December 5 - Holiday and Member Recognition Luncheon,
                                              sponsored by O’Brien, Miller & Blake, LLP

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eileen packer
Eileen Packer,
R.D., CAE,
President

Welcome - Thank you for visiting our Ten Star Chapter website!

AFP represents 30,000 members in 227 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Our Chapter, founded in 2006, provides unique connections with fellow development and nonprofit professionals and engaging educational programs.

Whether you are an AFP member or simply someone interested in learning more about ethical and effective fundraising, we cordially invite you to participate in our Chapter’s monthly education programs, networking opportunities, and National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon each November.

Eileen Packer
President

 

 

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Jul 29 - National Philanthropy Day in the Desert - November 12, 2014
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(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 >
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(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 >
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