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January Educational Breakfast: Campaigns used to be "once in a lifetime,” then…"once in a generation,” today they are..."once in a while."

In other words, less an extraordinary and more of an occasional event. The reason why they have become more commonplace is simply because they work. 

If your organization is considering a capital, endowment, special or comprehensive campaign, this session will provide a good introduction and help you understand the opportunities and challenges such campaigns present and what you need to get started with one and what to do if your campaign has stalled. 

This session will cover:

  • The environment
  • The fundamentals
  • What to do to get started
  • What to if your campaign stalls

About Our Presenter
Penelope Cagney, MA, CFRE, President of The Cagney Company, has more than 25 years experience as a consultant specializing in fundraising, governance and planning and has helped many great nonprofits achieve multi-million dollar goals. She is the editor of the forthcoming “Global Best Practices for CSO, NGO and Other Nonprofit Boards” (Wiley, BoardSource 2018); co-editor of the award-winning (AFP/Skystone Partners 2015 award, causeplanet.org’s Best Books of 2015 award) “Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy” (AFP/Wiley 2013) which is being published in Chinese by the Shanghai University Finance and Economic Press in 2018. Penelope has taught graduate fundraising and other nonprofit management courses at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at American University in Egypt, and for the Lodestar Nonprofit Management Institute at Arizona State University. She currently serves on the AFP International Foundation Board, and on the Wish Fund Committee for Make-A-Wish International. Penelope recently served on the AFP International Association Board of Directors and has also been on the AFP Greater Arizona Chapter Board where she was honored with the President’s Award for Outstanding Service and Excellence in Education. She speaks frequently on fundraising and nonprofit management topics around the world.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Meet & Greet: 7:30am – 8:00am
Breakfast/Presentation: 8:00am – 9:30am
Location: Mesa Community College
                Elsner Library
                1833 W. Southern Ave.
                Mesa, AZ 85202
Cost: AFP Members - $30 Non-Members - $45
*On-site registration: $15.00 additional for both members and non-members.

Register here today!

AFP encourages you to pre-register for the luncheon prior to the deadline of 12 noon on Monday, January 8, 2018. If registering on-site the day of the luncheon, please note there is a cost increase of $15 and we cannot guarantee a meal. All no shows will be charged. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please consider registering for these additional educational sessions

February 7th Luncheon - “Staying Out of the Headlines: Dirty Money and Gifts with Strings … Ethics, the Law and Morality in Fundraising” - Presenters: Ellis McGehee Carter, JD, LLM and Sandra Searle, CFRE

March 6th BreakfastNot the Culture of Philanthropy you need? You can Change it! - Presenter: Mary Kaufman-Cranney, CFRE

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Cancellation and Refund Policy (For All Chapter Events)
Cancellations and Refund requests must be received in writing to admin@afpaz.org 72 hours prior to an event. No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the event. All no-shows will be charged and/or invoiced.