AFPECI Spring Newsletter 2018 Print

Calendar of Events

At a Glance

As more details are available we will fill you in! 

April 20:  Why the CFRE?

May:  Donor Cycles & Planning for Best Stewardship Processes (Mattoon Country Club)

June:  Retired Fundraisers:  A Changing Career & Best Practices 

July:  AFP Webinar

August 30-31 tentative:  AFP CFRE Review Course

September:  Tax Changes:  What they mean for the donor & fundraiser (Decatur, IL)

October:  TBD

November 16:  National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

December:  Ethics of Fundraising-Jepordy Style.

Up Next:

April 20

Join us for an informal discussion led by current AFPECI Board members who have their certification. You will learn about the credentials, the process for taking the exam, and more.

It will be Friday, April 20 at the United Way of Champaign County office on Church Street in Champaign.

Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. (bring your own or Einstein Bagels) with a discussion from 12 - 1 p.m.

More information and the link to register is on our website,

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AFPECI Meeting Recap

What a great source of inspiration Rachel was when she presented Retention through Inspiration and Branding.  If you missed it, you can find the presentation by going to our website, Events & Meetings, Previous Events & Meetings, Rachel Muir. 

Rachel hit many of the topics, we face every day as fundraisers.  How to deal with your board, your brand, and getting inspiration when you need it.  One video she shared that I think touched all of us:  Why do people give?  We need to not feel bad when we ask people to invest.  We are their solution to connect to what makes them happy!

Special thank you to Cunningham Children's Home for being a great host!

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With our next meeting discussing why it is important to take the CFRE Exam, here are several links that may give us more to consider.  Taking the CFRE can be a scary thought for many of us.  CFRE International has recognized that fundraising has advanced significantly over the years, and with that, the certification can grant you more credibility in your career. 

Great advice from new a new CFRE:

CFRE International CEO talks abou the benefits of becoming a CFRE:

What does the CFRE Mean..and What it Doesn't:

Ready to pursue or renew your CFRE?  Plan to attend our all new CFRE Review Course in August!  More details to come soon!

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There are several job openings in the area.  Take a look at our Fundraising & Advancement Career Opportunities:

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