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Quarterly Roundtables 2017

Roundtable DiscussionAFP Greater Madison quarterly Roundtables and Roundtables After Work give development staff an opportunity to network with other professionals and discuss a variety of topics. A Professional Development committee member facilitates the discussion, encouraging everyone to share their experiences with the published topic. Morning Roundtables are held at TWO locations, University Woods (west) AND at Aldo Leopold Nature Center (east) simultaneously. Roundtables After Work change locations, so watch for the registration information. All are open to members and non-members. The Professional Development committee is responsible for selecting topics based on member input and welcomes new committee members.

For more information on joining the committee, please contact Lori Werbeckes, CFRE, Professional Development Chair, at professional_dev@madisonafp.com.  Click below for details and registration.


2017 Schedule - Mark your calendars!

7:45 am Registration, 8-9:30 am Coffee & Bagels


January 26 Topic: Major Gifts

Build on the knowledge you’ll gain at our January chapter meeting, or come to share your own experiences with major gift fundraising. Our Roundtables are back for 2017 and we’re excited to hear how you and your organization are growing your major gifts program. Whether you’re just getting started or have years of experience, we would love to have you participate!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSIONS


February 6 - NEW! Roundtable After Work: Board Development

For those of you who can’t make it to our early morning Roundtables, this one is for you! Boris Frank will moderate a discussion focused on developing boards that are engaged and enthusiastic champions for your organization. Come prepared to share your success stories and attempts that didn’t work so well. (click above for registration and details)


May 25 Topic: Strategic Planning

How many years should a strategic plan cover? Is it better to focus on broad topics or hone in on specifics? Is it important that every staff member have a role? How do you keep the plan alive and functioning after a year or two? Hearing from organizations of all sizes and varying missions adds to the value of the discussion. Everyone is welcome!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSIONS


July 27 Topic: Creating a Philanthropic Culture

All fund development professionals want their organizations to operate with a culture of philanthropy. What exactly does that mean? Who drives it? How is it done well? Come to this Roundtable prepared to share your experiences with establishing a culture of philanthropy, whether this is new to you, or you have experiences that would benefit others. What have you tried? What was successful and what was not?


September 7 - NEW! Roundtable After Work: Making the Ask

For those of you who can’t make it to our early morning Roundtables, this one is for you! Boris Frank has been “making the ask” in the Madison area for many years! He will moderate the discussion focused on best practices for engaging donors that want to give to your organization. You just need to ask them! Come prepared to share your success stories and maybe some attempts that didn’t work so well. 

Meet at Family Service, 128 E. Olin Avenue, Madison 

Registration from 4:00 – 4:15, followed by a 90 minute discussion time. Light refreshments will be served.


 October 26 Topic: Fundraising with Social Media

NEW East location!  University Woods (Oakwood West)

What social media platforms are most valuable to you? Is trying the newest fundraising app always necessary to find new donors? How do you connect with social media followers to engage them in your mission? Come prepared to share your successful and not-so-successful attempts at engaging donors or volunteers through social media.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSIONS

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD HANDOUTS FROM THE DISCUSSIONS: PowerPoint, Articles, Quotes


2016 Programs and Discussion Notes

Online Giving DaysREVIEW THE NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSION

Creating a Philanthropic CultureREVIEW THE NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSION

Fundriasing with Social Media - REVIEW THE NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSION

Corporate Giving - REVIEW THE NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSION


2015 Programs and Discussion Notes

Making the Ask REVIEW THE NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSION

Building a Culture of Philanthropy -  REVIEW THE NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSION and view the

DISCUSSED ARTICLE

Staffing the Development OfficeREVIEW THE NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSION

Engaging Volunteers and Interns in FundraisingREVIEW THE NOTES FROM THE DISCUSSION


For more information see our Event Calendar.

September 13 Webinar, 12-1:30pm

Building a Major Gifts Pipeline despite BIG Obstacles 

Presenter: Adrienne Capps, MBA, CFRE