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Benevon Fundraising Model – Fox West Philanthropy Network

Association for Individual Development (AID), 309 West New Indian Trail , Aurora, IL

The program feature will be a panel discussion on the "Benevon Fundraising Model" by Lynn Momberger, Director of Development for the Northern Illinois Girl Scouts and Steve Taylor, CFRE of Taylor Philanthropic Services. The Benevon Fundraising Model was created in Seattle several years ago and is a cultivation/solicitation fundraising model for annual giving campaigns. The […]

$15

Annual Giving Symposium in Naperville and Chicago

NIU Naperville Campus and Chicago 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL

Inspired by your feedback, AFP Chicago is proud to announce a new pilot educational program...Annual Giving Symposium on June 14, 2016 or June 16, 2016. 1/2 Day Program with two days and two locations to choose from! Learn more about the: Donor's giving journey Creating relevant content and context to better engage donors Integrating online and offline […]

$165

Funders Panel – WSPN

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital 26W171 Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL

Join WSPN for a panel of area funders who will tell us about their foundations in general and their grant programs in particular. What burning questions do you need answered regarding grants and foundations? This program will be highly interactive in nature and encourage open dialogue between panelists and attendees. Learn first-hand from the experts how […]

Free for Members

How the Pros Succeed in Getting Donors and Clients to Yes

Lisle/Naperville Hilton 3003 W. Corporate Drive, Lisle

Closing charitable gifts can often prove challenging for not-for-profits and professional advisors, even when the donor/client possesses the capacity to make the gift and a passion for the opportunity being considered.  Myriad barriers, both practical and emotional can arise.  As such, understanding when and how to leverage technical expertise and emotional intelligence to address these […]

$30 – $45

Donor Communications Plan, Part II – WSPN

The Morton Arboretum Sycamore Room, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle

Are you responsible for your organization’s public profile, or are you lacking the team, time or tools to leverage your non-profit organization online? If so, grab a smart device and join us for a digital power training session on marketing your organization the economic and efficient way. Part one in our donor communications plan series […]

2nd Annual Partners in Philanthropy Day | The Art of Securing Planned Gifts: Myth-busting the Magic

Lisle/Naperville Hilton 3003 W. Corporate Drive, Lisle

Please join WSPN for Partners in Philanthropy Day,  second annual program in partnership with the Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council and the SouthWest Suburban Philanthropic Network. This half-day workshop  features nationally-renowned planned giving expert Bryan Clontz, CFP®, CAP®, who will debunk the perceived obstacles to creating and enhancing robust planned giving programs for not-for-profits of all […]

$75

Sleep Out Saturday

Bridge Communities 505 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn

Join the estimated 2,000 teens and adults in an outdoor, all-night movement and fundraiser assisting local homeless families: the 13th annual “Sleep Out Saturday”. Approximately 75 sleep-out sites participate throughout DuPage County on church lawns, in school parking lots and in families’ back yards supporting the #HomelessNoMore movement. Participants choose to leave the comforts of […]

#ILGive

#ILGive is an initiative of Forefront. Forefront is Illinois' state membership association of philanthropy, nonprofits, advisors, social enterprises, and other organizations that works to build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. Forefront created #ILGive, our local #GivingTuesday campaign, focused on giving specifically in Illinois. #ILGive is an opportunity to highlight […]

Secrets to Fundraising Success with Individual Donors

Did you know that 81% of all charitable donations come from individuals? If you’re not actively cultivating individual donors, you’re missing out on one of the best ways to ensure that your fundraising is successful and sustainable. This introductory workshop outlines the techniques, strategies, and skills for turning prospects into donors. You’ll learn how to […]

$260
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