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Congratulations to our Professional Mentoring Program Class of 2018.

These applicants have been accepted into the 2018 professional mentoring class and will undergo a full year of one-one-one fundraising development in this nationally acclaimed mentoring program.

Mentee   Mentor

Jason Carlyle
Stardust Building Supplies

  Chris Sar, CFRE
Cascalote, LLC

Brian Carr
Youth Haven, Inc.

  Alan Knobloch, CFRE
The Nature Conservancy

Tiffani Cullin
Mentally Ill Kids in Distress

  Jessica Green, CFRE
Mission of Mercy Arizona

Jazmine Hall
Elevate Phoenix

  Sue Gaub, CFRE
Phoenix Rescue Mission

Laura Jensen
HALO Animal Rescue

  Loren Bouchard, CFRE
Banner Health Foundation

Tracy Leonard-Warner
Ryan House

  Karen Bisko, CFRE
St. Joseph's Foundation

Amy McDonald
Saving One Life

  Jacquelyn Ahrenberg, CFRE
The Rayvan Group

Brian Mosley
Toastmaster's International

  Judi Smith, CFRE
Arizona Community Foundation

Laura Ryerson
A New Leaf

  John Scola, CFRE
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix

Travis Schumake


  Sasha R. Lewis, CFRE
ASU, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and
Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Josh Stine
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix

  Adele Dietrich, MBA, CFRE, CAP
Phoenix Rescue Mission

Paulina Tiffany
Arizona Autism United

  Julie Wirtanen, CFRE
Carter Advancing Philanthropy Worldwide

Megan Word
Foundation for Senior Living

  Lindsay Walker, CFRE
ASU, Health Initiatives at ASU Foudation for
A New American University


City of Phoenix - Office of Government Relations and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Phoenix, February 12-13, 2018.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Special rate for AFP Greater Arizona Chapter members and their staff a special tuition rate of $425 which includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals.  Please use discount code "AZASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration

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AFP Greater Arizona Speaker’s Bureau

2018 is an exciting year for your local AFP Chapter! We know that we have a resource beyond compare in our membership. Whether you consider yourself “experienced,” “senior,” or “seasoned,” you have so much to offer! You are invited to add your name and expertise to our new AFP Greater Arizona Chapter Speaker’s Bureau.

For as long as I have been a member of an AFP chapter, there has been the challenge of how to serve professionals who, like you, have been in the field for more than 10 years. Historically, hosting educational luncheons with a relevant topic has not worked, because most of you have “been there, done that.”

AFP Greater Arizona Chapter is exploring ways to keep you engaged with your colleagues, with AFP, and with those professionals who are newer to this honorable work we do. I believe it is more than coincidence that you, this incredible group of professionals, can also be part of the 5 pillars of AFP International’s Strategic Plan. They are:

  1. Promote inclusion and expand influence
  2. Lead social change
  3. Advance advocacy, policy, and ethics
  4. Provide relevant quality education
  5. Strengthen AFP capacities and connectivity

You are invited to share your area of expertise with us, whether it is fund development, leadership, or advocacy.

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The AFP Ethics Assessment Inventory™ (EAI) Tool

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is proud to launch its first-ever self-assessment tool. The AFP Ethics Assessment Inventory™ (EAI) is a new benefit of AFP membership, available online for voluntary use. Test your ethics now!