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The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the 
Association of Fundraising Professionals

Would like to thank all who attended our

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
Fayetteville Town Center

 Presented by:

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Congratulations to Our 2017 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients

Outstanding Philanthropist: Thad & Melanie Beck
nominated by Gay Prescott, Hope Cancer Resources 

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers: Gary & Robin George
nominated by Marcy Doderer, Arkansas Children's Hospital 

Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Jody Dilday
nominated by Natalie Bartholomew, Grand Savings Bank 

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council
(MLK Council)
nominated by Emily Ironside, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 

Outstanding Foundation: The Blue and You Foundation
nominated by Dina Wood, UAMS Northwest 

Outstanding Coporation: Rockline Industries
nominated by Elizabeth Ward, United Way of Northwest Arkansas 

Legacy Award: Sandy Keiser Edwards
nominated by Association of Fundraising Professionals NWA 

Lifetime Achievement: Ed Clifford
nominated by Dina Wood, UAMS 

Youth in Philanthropy, Individual: Meg Mauldin
nominated by Lanya Carson, John Brown University 

Youth in Philanthropy, Group: Lemonade Day NWA
nominated by Sarah Van Vleck, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas 

Judges Special Award: Citiscapes Magazine
nominated Association of Fundraising Professionals NWA 


Benefactor Sponsors

Walker brothers   

Presenting Media Sponsor

 Citiscape Logo

Supporter Sponsors

3W Magazine
Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Arkansas
Highlands Oncology Group
The Jones Trust
The McElroy Group
University of Arkansas Foundation
UAMS Northwest
Walton Arts Center 
Washington Regional Medical Foundation 

Friend Sponsors

Fort Smith Public Library Foundation
Hog Country Media - Studio Chunky
Walton Arts Center Volunteers



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Nov 8 - Community Engagement Coordinator
We wish to hire an enthusiastic team member to lead our fundraising efforts. ... more >
Oct 30 - Business Development Officer
The Business Development Officer will implement strategic fundraising efforts in support of Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, NWACC’s new state-of-the-art culinary school located at Bentonville’s new 8th Street Market. The position will report to Brightwater’s Executive Director, as well as work closely with the NWACC Foundation, and be charged with cultivating relationships and developing philanthropic support and partnerships for various Brightwater programs and student needs. ... more >
Oct 30 - Donor Relations Assistant
Position Summary Under the supervision of the Donor Relations Manager, the Donor Relations Assistant will support the operation of the patron travel program, donor events, and custom museum experiences for high level guests. The assistant will work with the Donor Relations Manager to provide support to the development team with stewardship and benefit fulfillment. The Donor Relations Assistant will be a consistent point of contact for donors, sponsors, vendors, high-level guests and internal departments for travel information, guest itineraries, benefit fulfillment and event planning. No travel is required. ... more >
Oct 24 - Northwest Arkansas Regional Coordinator
BROAD FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION: Implements all JA activities in Northwest Arkansas region. Responsibilities include all fundraising and education programs with particular emphasis on recruiting, training, placement, support and recognition of volunteers. In addition, the Regional Coordinator will manage the NWA Regional Board in conjunction with the Area President. ... more >
Nov 22 - Ann Hale to Lead AFP Volunteer Leadership in 2018
(Nov. 22, 2017) AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2018, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve a second year as chair. ... more >
Nov 22 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 22, 2017): Using Your Form 990, Silence in Conversations, Donor Surveys & More!
(Nov. 22, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Nov 20 - AFP U.S. Legislative Update: Contact Your Senators the Week of Thanksgiving
(Nov. 20, 2017) AFP, the Charitable Giving Coalition and other organizations continue to reach out to the U.S. Senate regarding its tax reform bill and push Senators to support a universal charitable deduction. ... more >
Nov 20 - The Fundraising Effectiveness Project Releases Third Quarter Benchmark Report for Nonprofit Fundraisers
(Nov. 20, 2017) The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) released its third quarter findings and announced that both donor giving and donor retention is on a continued downward trend. FEP’s third quarter report indicates year-to-date giving through September 2017 is down by -4% compared to the same time period in 2016 and that donor retention is currently at its lowest point in five years, with an overall year-to-date retention of 45%. ... more >
Nov 20 - 2018 Accord Materials
As the chapter president, this is your opportunity to showcase the chapter. We strongly recommend that you engage your board in the work of completing the required reports. ... more >