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Past Chapter Meeting Schedules

AFP Northwest Arkansas Program Schedule 2016

Fitting Grants Into Your Toolbox
Presented by Cheryl L. Kester, CFRE, The Kester Group
January 20, 2016

3 Point Solution to Finding Your Community Niche
Presented by Sach Oliver, Bailey & Oliver Law Firm
February 17, 2016

Ethics
Presented by John Threet
March 16, 2016

Annual Giving Panel
Presented by Laura Kellams - Arkansas Advocates; Rachel Krest - University of Arkansas; Leigh Wood - KUAF
April 20, 2016

Data Driven Fundraising Strategies
Presented by Megan Martin, Director of Advancement Operations, Crystal Bridges Musuem of American Art
May 18, 2016

Meet the Funders Panel
Panel Presentation in Partnership with FPL's Nonprofit Resource Center
June 22, 2016

No meeting is held in July

The Intentional Board
Presented by Kent Stroman
August 17, 2016

Special Events, Ask the Experts Panel
September 21, 2016

Planned Giving Potholes
Presented by: Ben McLintock, J.D., CFRE, Arvest Asset Management
October 19, 2016_

Educational Summit to be held November 15, 2016

Please plan on attending the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon to be held November 16, 2016

December: No meeting

AFP Northwest Arkansas Program Schedule 2015

Work-Life Balance

Presented by Dr. Becky Paneitz
January 21, 2015

Planned Giving - Cancelled due to inclement weather.

Presented by Ben McLintock, J.D., CFRE, Arvest Asset Management
February 18, 2015

Education Summit:

Creating Sustainable Funding for Your Nonprofit
Presented by Terry Axelrod, Benevon

Improving Donor Retention
Presented by Chris Painchaud, Bloomerang
March 18, 2015

Intergrated Solicitations

Presented by Suzanne Ward, Hartsook
April 15, 2015

Fundraising Jeopardy

Presented by Larry Hostetler, National Association of Fundraising Professionals
May 20, 2015

Meet the Funders Panel

Panel Presentation in Partnership with FPL's Nonprofit Resource Center
June 24, 2015
9am - 11:30 am

No meeting is held in July

Volunteer Engagement

Presented by Molly Jenson & Angela Oxford, University of Arkansas
August 19, 2015

Education Summit:
Non Profit Leadership and Management

Presented by: Sandy Tush, Soderquist Leadership

Major Gifts
Presented by: Blake Woolsey, Mitchell Communications
September 16, 2015

Planned Giving 

Presented by: Ben McLintock, J.D., CFRE, Arvest Asset Management
October 21, 2015

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon - November 18, 2015 

December Membership Social

AFP Northwest Arkansas Program Schedule 2014

Successful Capital Campaign, If We Can Do It, You Can Too

Presented by  - Allison McElroy, CFRE, Open Avenues Foundation President
January 15, 2014  

Multi-Channel Marketing in Fundraising

Presented by Chance Chapman, Sr., Digital Specialist, Saatchi X
February 19, 2014

Education Summitt: From Pain to Gain: Six Strategies for the Small Development Shop

Presented by Russ Hodge, CFRE, Managing Partner, The Hodge Group
March 19, 2014 

Long-Term Success - Building and Growing an Endowment

Presented by Justin Fletcher, VP for Development & Donor Relations, Endeavor Foundation
April 16, 2014

Ethics in Philanthropy 

Presented by Sandy Edwards, Deputy Director of Museum Relations,
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
May 21, 2014 

Meet the Funders

Panel Presentation in Partnership with FPL's Nonprofit Resource Center
June 18, 2014

No meeting is held in July

Why Can Fundraising Be So Difficult At Times?

Presented by Bill Oliver, GEMCO
August 20, 2014

Education Summit

Arkansas Gives
Presented by: Arkansas Community Foundation

Diversity in Fundraising
Presented by: Charles F. Robinson, Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Community, U of A

Everything Going Mobile, Opportunities for Fundraising
Presented by: Dale Knoop, Raz Mobile

September 17, 2014

Special Events - Converting Event Donors to Annual Donors

Presented by: Mercy Health Foundaiton
October 15, 2014 

National Philathropy Day Luncheon
November 12, 2014

December Membership Social 

AFP Northwest Arkansas Program Schedule 2013

What's in My Tackle Box? Mission, Development Plan, Strategy and Database

Presented by Gay Prescott - HOPE Cancer Resources
January 16, 2013  

Summit Series - Navigating the Deep Waters - Planned Giving

Presented by Fred Hueston, Ph.D., CFRE, Gardner & Associates
February 20, 2013

Casting the Net - Prospects

Presented by Blake Woolsey, Mitchell Communications Group
March 20, 2013 

Catching the BIG Fish - Major Gifts

Presented by Jim Krall, Ph.D. John Brown University
April 17, 2013

Summit Series - Red Fish, Blue Fish, Yellow Fish, Green Fish
Managing Donors

Presented by Kent Stroman, CFRE, Stroman & Associates
May 15, 2013 

All Hands on Deck - Meet the Funders

Panel Presentation in Partnership with FPL's Nonprofit Resource Center
June 12, 2013

No meeting is held in July

Summit Series - Weighing In and Getting the Top Prize
Rules of the Road to Success AND SuCCCess is Spelled with Three C's:
Contact, Cultivate and Close

Presented by Jerry F. Smith, CFRE, JF Smith Group
August 21, 2013

I Caught One. Can I Throw it Back? Gift Policy

Presented by Kelly Carithers, Davis Law Firm
September 18, 2013

Diversity in Fundraising Panel Discussion

October 16, 2013 

National Philathropy Day Luncheon
Date: November 13, 2013

December Membership Social 

 

AFP Northwest Arkansas Program Schedule 2012

Developing Development at Crystal Bridges

Presented by Sandy Edwards & Jill Wagar
January 18, 2012   

Annual Giving at Walton Arts Center

Presented by Justin DeLille, Missy Kincaid & Emily Ironside
February 15, 2012

Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising

Presented by Kent Stroman, CFRE
March 21, 2012  

The Importance of Prospect Management

Presented by Mark Power, U of A
April 18, 2012

Maximizing Media Exposure Four Your Non-Profit
Media Panel 

Presented by Neile Jones, Becca Bacon Martin, Kyle Kellams, Kimberly Sharpe
May 16, 2012  

Meet the Funders

Panel Presentation in Partnership with FPL's Nonprofit Resource Center
June 13, 2012

No meeting is held in July

Corporate Sponsorships and Cause-related Marketing

Presented by Annie Presley
August 15, 2012
 
So You Think You Can Do It All? --- Really
 
Presented by Allison McElroy, CFRE
September 19, 2012

Round Table Discusssions
Topics: Earning your CFRE, Major Gifts: Getting the Appointment, Annual Giving, Corporate Sponsorships, Special Events, Social & Digital Media

Presented by
Representatives from The Jones Center, Open Avenues, NWACC Foundation, Crystal Bridges, WRMC Cancer Support Home, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA, EOA Children’s House, Children’s Safety Center and more.
October 17, 2012  

National Philathropy Day Luncheon

December Membership Social


AFP Northwest Arkansas Program Schedule 2011

Challenges Facing Non-Profits Organziations in the New Political Era

Presented by Gardner & Associates
January 19, 2011  

Enhancing Performance through Understanding Yourself and Others

Presented by Chris Chase
February 16, 2011 

An Annual Fund for Everyone - Tools & Tricks Any Size Shop Can Use

Presented by Rachel Neely, University of Arkansas
Date:
March 16, 2011 

Can You Hear Me Now? Making the Most of Social Media Tools

Presented by Jody Dilday & Anne Jackson of Single Parent Scholarship Fund
April 20, 2011 

Transfer Taxes and Charitable Giving Under the Tax Relief Act of 2010: What You Need to Know to Help Your Organization

Presented by Rebecca Hurst
May 18, 2011 

Meet the Funders

Panel Presentation in Partnership with FPL's Nonprofit Resource Center
June 1, 2011

No meeting is held in July

Planned Giving

Presented by David Hall, University of Arkansas
August 17, 2011  

Grants in Your Fundraising Tool Kit

Presented by Cheryl Kester, CFRE
September 21, 2011 

The Big Picture and The Small Details; Creating a Development Plan for Your Small Shop

Presented by Melanie Palmer
October 19, 2011  

National Philathropy Day Luncheon and Educational Summit

December Membership Social

 

AFP Northwest Arkansas Program Schedule 2010

Make Technology Work for Your Non-Profit/Donor Retention

Presented by Cate Shaffer, E-Tapestry
January 20, 2010

Special Events Panel

Presented by Alison Levin, Sarah Eldridge, and M. Traxon
February 17, 2010

Prospect Research

Presented by Jim Johnson
March 17, 2010

Understanding Your Non-Profit's 990

Presented by  Cheryl Schluterman, CPA
April 21, 2010

Major Gifts for Small Shops

Presented by Tim Hudson
May 19, 2010

Meet the Funders

Presented in conjunction with Fayetteville Public Library
June 9, 2010

Nonprofit Center @ Fayetteville Public Library: Your New Best Friend

Presented by Michele Raine
June 16, 2010

Personal Development: Playing to Your Strengths

Presented by Judy Schwab
August 18, 2010

The Summit

September 9, 1010

National Philanthropy Day

Luncheon and Awards Presentation
November 17, 2010

AFP Northwest Arkansas Program Schedule 2009

Economy and Fundraising Effects

Presented by Dr. Gary Trennepohl, Ph.D., President, OSU Tulsa
January 21, 2009


Business Etiquette

Presented by Blake Woolsey
February 18, 2009

Generational Communication

Presented by Judith Tavano, M.A.
March 18, 2009

Financial Language

Presented by John Bradberry
April 15, 2009

E-mail / Online Marketing

Presented by Mike Matchett
May 20, 2009

A.C.E.

Presented by Hunter Phillips-Goodman
June 17, 2009

Motivating Board & Volunteers

Presented by Sandy Edwards
August 19, 2009

AFP NWA Annual Summit

September 25, 2009

National Philanthropy Day

Luncheon and Awards Presentation
November 18, 2009

AFP Northwest Arkansas Program Schedule 2008

Circle of Giving: Donors' Stories of Wisdom

Presented by Janet Ginn, Heifer International
January 16, 2008

The ABCs of Branding

Presented by Tyson Kendig, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for University of Arkansas Relations
February 20, 2008

Recreating Your Brand

Presented by Terri Trotter, Walton Arts Center
March 19, 2008

Essential Resources for Your Non-Profit

Panel Discussion
May 21, 2008

Every Foundation Has a Story

Foundation Panel
June 18, 2008

(no meeting in July)

Using ROI as a Fundraising Advantage

Presented by Tom Ralser
August 20, 2008

The Development Plan: The Foundation of Success

AFP Northwest Arkansas Summit
September 17, 2008

The Middleman in Planned Giving

Panel Discussion
October 15, 200

National Philanthropy Day

Luncheon and Awards Presentation
November 19, 2008