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Congratualtions to the 2013

National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients

Celebrating the spirit of philanthropy in Northwest Indiana

Susan Cohen, Individual Philanthropist

Strack & Van Til, Corporate Philanthropist

Foundations of East Chicago, Foundation Philanthropist


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Apr 10 - Fundraising Expert, DonorPath, Inc.
DonorPath is seeking experienced development professionals to help increase the fundraising capacity of small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations. DonorPath clients include national / international, established / emerging, mission-driven agencies that are addressing the most pressing issues facing our communities today. ... more >
Feb 17 - Director of Development, Purdue University Calumet
The Director of Development provides leadership and management of direction, planning, and execution of fundraising & advancement-related activities for the university. This will include but not limited to, major gift fundraising, serving as liaison for the Athletics department as well as collaborating on advancement –related programs. ... more >
Feb 5 - Community Outreach Specialist - Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana
This position serves as the primary liaison between the Alzheimer’s Association, its volunteers, and the local community. The Community Outreach Specialist will recruit and mobilize volunteer, community, and corporate support to reach specific mission and revenue goals as set out in the FY15-FY17 strategic plan and beyond. This position is based in Valparaiso but will travel and serve extensively the surrounding counties. ... more >
Jan 27 - President & Chief Executive Officer, Legacy Foundation
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Legacy Foundation, Inc., and is responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective use of its financial and human resources. The President has primary responsibility for planning and management of the Foundation’s programs and services; attracting additional gifts to expand the Foundation’s assets; liaison with local groups and agencies that make up the Foundation’s various constituencies, stimulating increased awareness of the Foundation in the community; and encouraging measures to improve the quality of local philanthropy. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >