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Professional Mentoring Program Class of 2017 Graduation Luncheon

Join us to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the nationally recognized professional mentoring program, and honor this year’s program graduates!  The luncheon will also feature presentations from the graduates as well as a keynote from Marilee Dal Pra, Vice President for Programs at Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.



Guest Speaker

Marilee Dal Pra currently serves as the Vice President for Programs at Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, where she oversees the Trust’s community initiatives and strategic program development. She is a driving force behind efforts such as Read On Arizona, the state’s third grade reading initiative; BUILD, a multi-state partnership that supports early childhood systems building (now the work of the Arizona Early Childhood Alliance); the Education Development Center, which prepares teachers for the statewide implementation of kindergarten assessment practices; and Maricopa Family Support Alliance, a collective of 70 independent agencies that work together to best serve families in need.

Dal Pra formerly served as the director for the Governor’s Division for Children, where she coordinated policies and programs to improve conditions for Arizona's children and families in partnership with professional organizations, business groups and policymakers. Her prior work experience also includes oversight of juvenile justice programs for the Governor’s Office and work to improve outcomes for women on probation. During her career, Dal Pra has served on a variety of national and local nonprofit boards, including serving as an original member of the FTF Central Phoenix Regional Council and serving as a gubernatorial appointee on several commissions and committees. She holds a Master's Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University.

Wednesday, December 6
Where
: Mesa Community College
             Elsner Library, Room LB300
             1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa AZ 85202

Meet & Greet
: 11:30am - Noon
Luncheon/Presentations
: Noon – 1:30pm

COST
: Members $30.00/ Nonmembers $45.00

Click here to register today!

AFP encourages you to pre-register for the luncheon prior to the deadline of 12 noon on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. 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.


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 to get started with one and what to do if your campaign has stalled. 

This session will cover:

  • The environmentThe 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
8:00am
Location: TBA
Cost: AFP Members - $30 Non-Members - $45
*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 Monday, January 8, 2018. If registering on-site the day of the breakfast, please note the cost increase and that we cannot guarantee a meal. ALL No shows will be charged. Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

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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.