2023 AFP Professional Development Program Series
11:30pm-1:00pm (Unless otherwise specified)


AFP Rockford meets the third Tuesday of each month except July, November, and December.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023-Masterclass: How Your Fundraising Can Thrive in a Changing Economy, presented by Bruce Berglund, CFRE. Register HERE.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Tuesday, October 17, 2023


Tuesday, February 21, 2023-Why Planned Giving is Important and How to Get it Going Again, presented by Charles Slamar Jr., JD, LLM, FCEP.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022- Grant Writing 101: Get the Dollars you Need for Your Non-Profit, presented by Dr. Lynn Gibson and Dr. Kim Suedbeck.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022- Don’t Give Them Something to Talk About: Ethical Dilemmas in Philanthropy, presented by Alicia Schatteman, director of the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and associate professor of nonprofit management in the Department of Public Administration in the School of Public and Global Affairs.

Tuesday, August 16 2022- What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know About Charitable Giving Strategies, presented by panelists Jakob Loescher, financial advisor/team lead, Savant Wealth Management, Chris Kovarik, senior director, Choreo (formerly RSM), and Dan Ross, president, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

Tuesday, June 25 2022- Facebook Fundraisers: A Case Study, presented by Adam Clevenger, CFRE, partner, Loring Sternberg & Associates

Tuesday, May 17 2022- Who? Me!? Advocating for your Organization to Elected Officials, presented Christy Filby, executive director of Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs.

Tuesday, April 19 2022- PayPal Now Active!! Setting Marketing Goals that Support Fundraising, presented by Jackie Lalley.

Friday, March 25 2022- Destination: Culture of Philanthropy, presented by Helen Brooks, CFRE, Director of Leadership Giving, School of Advanced Research.

Wednesday January 19, 2022- Getting Started with Cause-Based Marketing, presented by Wendy Schultz, Corporate Giving Director, Make-A-Wish Illinois.

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