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August Educational Luncheon

We're coming back in August for the start of our fall luncheon series. Join us at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center. 

State law regulates fundraising activities yet many non-profits are not informed on the numerous laws outside of Arizona.  Join us as Ellis Carter, attorney with Caritas Law Group, P.C., helps non-profit leaders and fundraising professionals navigate the complicated arena of multi-state fundraising regulations.

Topics include:

  • The rise of state regulators in nonprofit law enforcement
  • The application of multi-state laws regulating charitable solicitation
  • The application of multi-state laws to charitable sales promotions
  • Exemptions and exclusions that may apply
  • The application of laws to nonprofits’ online activities
  • The legal and ethical implications of failing to comply
  • Strategies for managing all of the above.

Our Speaker
Ellis McGehee Carter exclusively represents, nonprofit, tax-exempt and mission based businesses with respect to corporate, tax and regulatory matters as well as donors with respect to major gifts. Ellis spent 13 years practicing with large firms, forming Caritas Law Group (formerly Carter Law Group) in 2010.

Ellis has particular experience working with private foundations, hospitals and healthcare institutions, charter and private schools, museums and arts organizations.



Wednesday, August 2
Location
: Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center
                5600 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale, AZ 85308
Meet & Greet: 11:30am - Noon
Luncheon: Noon – 1:30pm

COST: Members $30.00/ Nonmembers $45.00

Click here to register

AFP encourages you to pre-register for the luncheon prior to the deadline of 12 noon on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. If registering on-site the day of the luncheon, please note the cost increase and that we cannot guarantee a meal. ALL No shows will be charged. Thank you for your cooperation.


Association for Fundraising Professionals - Greater AZ Chapter is offering both the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course and a CFRE refresher course here in Phoenix!

When: August 24-25 / 8:00am to 5:30pm

Where: Mesa Community College
           (Room location coming soon)
           1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa AZ 85202

Cost: $390 for AFP members; $490 for non-members

The AFP Refresher CFRE course is:

  • Designed for fundraising professionals with 5 or more years of experience
  • Participants will receive a participant manual that contains test taking tips and sample exam questions
  • Two-day intensive program that gives an overview of skills, techniques, and program components of a complete fundraising program
  • Eligible for 13.75 CFRE Credits

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course is:

  • A comprehensive overview of the six core fundraising knowledge domains
  • Taught face-to-face over two days, including case studies and interactive projects
  • Designed for individuals with up to 4 years of professional fundraising experience
  • Eligible for 16 CFRE Education Points

Click here to register for either course before August 18th at 12 noon.


September Educational Luncheon: Major and Transformational Gifts
Presented by Richard Tollefson, Founder and President of The Phoenix Philanthropy Group

Research tells us that, for most nonprofits, 90% of contributed  income comes from the top 10% of their donors. This speaks to the need for a robust, proactive, and sophisticated major gifts program to secure significant philanthropic investment from individuals, foundations and corporations. At the top end of major gifts are the transformational gifts, which have the potential to fundamentally alter not only the nonprofit itself, but also the philanthropic impact and significance of the donor. How can your nonprofit build the infrastructure and develop the strategies needed to attract major gift and transformational gifts? Our presenter and panelists will share with you their insights.

Our Speaker
Richard Tollefson is the Founder and President of The Phoenix Philanthropy Group, an international fundraising consulting firm which has served more than 150 clients in the education, human and community services, healthcare, arts and culture, and human rights arenas. In addition to outcomes-driven revenue generation, constituent relations, strategic planning, and organizational development services, Phoenix Philanthropy’s consultants has also overseen the planning, preparation, and management of comprehensive fundraising campaigns ranging in size from $1 million to over $750 million. 

Before founding The Phoenix Philanthropy Group in 2004, Richard Tollefson was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at his alma mater, Thunderbird School of Global Management, managing fundraising and alumni relations activities in 26 countries around the world. With 30 years of extensive fundraising, alumni relations, and advancement management experience, he has successfully guided many acclaimed arts, culture, and educational institutions, including Master Chorale of Orange County, The Joffrey Ballet, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University.  Richard was named Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year by the Arizona chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2001 and in 2015 was the recipient of Social Venture Partners’ highest honor, the Paul Shoemaker Leadership Award.

Wednesday, September 6
Location
: Pollack Tempe Cinemas
                1825 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284

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

COST: Members $30.00/ Nonmembers $45.00

Click here to register

AFP encourages you to pre-register for the luncheon prior to the deadline of 12 noon on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. If registering on-site the day of the luncheon, please note the cost increase and that we cannot guarantee a meal. ALL No shows will be charged. Thank you for your cooperation.


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.