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Congratulations to the 2017 Oustanding Honorees

of National Philanthropy Day in the Desert
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Our Mission

The Desert Communities Chapter of the worldwide Association of Fundraising Professionals
advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.The core activities through which the chapter fulfills this mission include education
and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources for fundraising effectiveness,
networking, mentoring, advocacy 
and recognition of philanthropy.
 

Unless noted, all events take place at
Agua Caliente Resort & Casino,
32-250 Bob Hope Drive (at I-10), Rancho Mirage

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2017 Chapter Meeting Dates
All events at Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage unless noted 

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      plus 10:00 workshop - Employee Law 2017 Update
February 17 - Gifts of Real Estate, sponsored by Mark Duebner Design
 

March 17 - Prepping for a Strategic Plan sponsored by ACE Printing 
April 21 - P's & Q's of Public Speaking, sponsored by Desert AIDS Project
May 19 - Volunteer Management sponsored by Momentous
June 16 - Diversity, and a 10:00 workshop; sponsored by Lotus Garden
July 20  - Summer Social sponsored by Cathedral Senior Center and Modern Woodmen of America

September 15 - Meet the Funders 
October 20 - Ethics sponsored by WSB
November 8 - National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

December 8 - Member Recognition & Annual Meeting

 

 

Thank you for visiting your Desert Communities Chapter of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals, a Ten Star Gold Chapter!

It is our pleasure to share with you the benefits of AFP chapter membership.  Sarah Clapp
Membership in AFP provides you and your organization with:

  • Educational programs that enhance your fundraising knowledge and skills
  • Members-only access to research conducted by AFP International to help you keep current on trends and concerns among your peers
  • Discounts on program luncheons for you and a guest
  • Free job postings
  • Free advertising of  your events on Facebook
  • Scholarship opportunities for conferences
  • Discounted webinars on fundraising
  • The assurance that you and your organization adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethical Conduct in all fundraising endeavors and
  • Lasting friendships

We look forward to getting to know you and welcome you to the AFP family!

Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Kindest regards,

Sarah Clapp

President

 

 
 
 



    


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