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COVID-19 and its Impact on Giving in 2020

Date: Friday, October 9, 2020
Time: 10:30 am – 12 pm 
Location: Online 
Cost: $10 for AFP members; $20 for not-yet members 
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1.5 CFRE credits available

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

AFP has extensive giving data from its 14-year Fundraising Effectiveness Project to help recognize what happened in the first half of 2020 and offer analysis of Covid-19 related fundraising strategies for the rest of 2020. 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.

About the Speaker: Jim Greenfield served as a fundraising executive for 40 years at three universities and five hospitals on the East and West Coasts and in between.  He retired from Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, CA after 14 years as Senior Vice President, Resource Development and Executive Director, Hoag Hospital Foundation.  Jim remains active with the AFP South Sound Chapter along with some consulting, teaching, volunteering and writing including being a member of AFP’s Fundraising Effectiveness Project for several years.
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Tell Us What You Think


At AFP South Sound, we care about how you are doing. We strive to support and encourage our fellow professionals because we understand the joys and challenges you face in making the world a better place. 

How can we better serve you so you can be your most successful, happy, and whole self? What are your professional needs and is AFPSS helping to meet them?

We created a short survey to help facilitate your response to these questions - Will you please take a moment to fill it out? 

You may elect to provide anonymous feedback, or submit your survey by November 13th with your contact information and be entered in to a drawing for a $25 gift card to Love by the Slice.

Chapter Survey

Scholarship Opportunities

AFP Global 2020 Chapter Support Scholarship
Up to 5 membership scholarships available for new and renewing members whose memberships expire before March 31, 2021. Application deadline: October 31, 2020.
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AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Program
Opportunity for a current AFP South Sound Member to receive a scholarship to ICON 2021, covering 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
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

Ethical Fundraising in Challenging Times

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

Many nonprofit organizations are reeling from economic and social upheaval related to the Covid-19 pandemic along with racial injustice, widespread unemployment, divisive politics, and more. 

These are current issues that can test even the most revered professional practices, including AFP’s Code of Ethical Standards and Donor Bill of Rights. This interactive session will address these issues and other ethical dilemmas submitted by Chapter members based on their personal experiences or from situations they have heard described by others in the field.

To share your questions and observations on this topic, please fill out this anonymous survey.

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AFPSS seeks a part-time Chapter Admin

Do you know someone that's interested in supporting fundraising efforts in our region? 

The AFPSS Board is looking for a part-time (25 to 30 hours per month) Chapter Administrator. The Chapter Administrator is a person responsible for the successful, consistent and efficient operational functioning of AFPSS and supports the Board of Directors in service to the members. 

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter responding to the responsibilities and desired skills to Application deadline: October 31, 2020
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Join us for the next AFPSS Members 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.

Young Professionals
October 15, 2020
4pm to 5pm
Presenter: Kate Ward
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Managing a Team Virtually
October 29, 2020
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Presenter: Emily Mendez-Bryant
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Local Job Announcements

Advancement - Grant Writer, Lutheran Community Services Northwest (shared 9.11.20)

Annual Giving Program Assistant, University of Puget Sound (shared 9.26.20)

Executive Director, Downtown on the Go (shared 10.1.20)

Director of Development, Museum of Glass (shared 10.1.20)

Director of Development, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community (shared 10.1.20)

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.

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