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South Sound Philanthropy Summit

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Time: 9 am – 12 pm 
Location: Online 
Cost: $20 Early Bird - Until Sept. 10, 2020 (scholarships available)

The 8th Annual South Sound Philanthropy Summit will address Community Transformation for nonprofits and fundraising professionals.

We could never have anticipated the transformation that would be taking place throughout our community and world. New questions beg for attention. How do we harness this pivotal time? How do we best support professionals and organizations in what will be a challenging time for most and painful time for many? How do we share tools and resources in new and innovative ways? How do we retain the feeling of connection and community?

Format: The Summit in 2020 will be hosted in a virtual Town Hall setting. The half-day session includes nationally-ranked keynote speakers, an expert panel, and a timely and relevant breakout session.

Scholarships available: Submit your application by September 4, 2020 to be considered.

Co-Presented by: The top two premier South Sound professional associations, South Sound Planned Giving Council and the Association of Fundraising Professionals – South Sound Chapter.
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Scholarship Opportunities

AFP Global 2020 Chapter Support Scholarship
Thanks to AFP Global, our South Sound chapter is pleased to be able to offer up to 5 membership scholarships. These scholarships are made available in recognition of the challenges organizations and individuals may be facing due to COVID-19. Scholarships are open to new and renewing members whose memberships expire before March 31, 2021. Application deadline: October 31, 2020.
Apply Here

AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Program
Are you a member of AFP South Sound and interested in attending AFP's International Conference (ICON) in 2021? Applications are now available! ICON provides high quality, accredited education opportunities and a chance to network with fundraisers from around the world. The scholarship covers conference registration (roughly $800 value) and up to $500 in travel expenses. Application deadline: October 9, 2020.
Follow this link to learn more and apply

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program
Details are still be announced, but we wanted to give you a heads up about this scholarship opportunity because applications should be available soon. This scholarship covers registration to ICON and some travel expenses. Historically, applications have been due by October 31st.
Follow this link to learn more and keep your eye out for application availability

COVID-19 and its Impact on Giving in 2020

October 9, 2020
10:30am to 12pm
$10 for AFP members;
$20 for not-yet members

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused major changes to giving in America. What adjustments in strategy and appeal messages are necessary for 2020 year-end appeals? What results can be expected? How will the Covid-19 crisis impact fundraising in 2021?

Jim Greenfield is a member of AFP’s Fundraising Effectiveness Project and will provide the latest analysis of 2020 results that focus on both donor participation and their gift support. This data will help you make informed decisions about your future fundraising plans.

Register Today!

Be the Cause!

Each year, AFP Members - and non-members! - around the world make a donation to the AFP Foundation. These gifts create opportunities for new research, membership and conference scholarships, leadership development, and increase accessibility to resources.

Together, we can empower fundraisers, strengthen communities, and transform the way donors give.  

Furthermore, a portion of the funds donated by AFP South Sound comes back directly to our chapter, allowing us to innovate and grow the way we serve you here locally. 

You can help shape the future of fundraising when you make a gift today.
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Introducing the Mentorship Lab!

AFP South Sound members are invited to participate in small group gatherings on a variety of fundraising topics. Each session will feature a seasoned professional who can answer questions and advise on their chosen topic. Limited to just six attendees, this intimate setting creates a forum for getting to know more of your AFPSS peers, have deeper discussions, and gain new leadership skills.

Virtual Events
September 10, 2020
12pm to 12:50pm
Presenter: Kari Young
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Managing a Team Virtually
October 29, 2020
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Presenter: Emily Mendez-Bryant
Learn More and Register

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Local Job Announcements

Communications Associate, Tacoma Community House (shared 8.19.20)

Development Specialist - Finance and Accounting, Lutheran Community Services Northwest (shared 8.25.20)

Donor Relations Manager, Vine Maple Place (shared 8.28.20)

If you have a job to share with the AFPSS community, please email the job title, organization and link to Job postings will be publicized in the monthly enewsletter. For more timely distribution, you may also post jobs to the AFPSS Facebook page to be reshared.

Become a Member or Renew

AFP South Sound brings together a network of philanthropic professionals who believe in supporting and encouraging their peers to achieve their maximum potential. Join or renew today or visit our website to learn more about membership!

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