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Developing Planning for Small Shops

Presented by
Nathan Hand, President of AFP Indianapolis

Nathan Hand
Date:          Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time:          11:15am Registration                

                    11:30am-1:00pm Presentation

Location:     Construction Advancement Foundation                   

                      6050 Southport Road, Portage, IN

Nathan will be sharing secrets for a successful small shop fundraising office including how to manage the donor pipeline, social media in 30 minutes a day and the best capacity building tips to get more done with less! 

Nathan Hand is a professional fundraising practitioner and nonprofit blogger who enjoys connecting people with the causes that need them. He has helped countless local, national and international organizations build awareness and raise funds. He serves as Director of Advancement at The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis, Faculty at The Fund Raising School at Indiana University, is President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Indiana, serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations and presents regularly on a variety of topics including fundraising, social media, nonprofit marketing, leadership and more. He is the first from the United States to be named to Rogare, the new global fundraising think tank based at Plymouth University in the UK. Nathan has a master’s in Philanthropic Studies from the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University and did his undergraduate work at DePauw University. When he’s not working, he’s tweeting at @nathan_hand and blogging at

Cost:  $25 for AFP members; $35 for non-AFP members

Register by September 14th. 



National Philanthropy Day


Date:          Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time:          7:30am Breakfast             

Location:     Sand Creek Country Club

                      1001 Sand Creek Drive, Chesterton, IN


Presenter:  Rebecca Riccio, Director, Social Impact Lab, Northeastern University


Check back soon for registration details.



Call for Nominations 


Do you know an individual or organization that has changed the world with a giving heart? We bet you do, and that is why we are asking for your help to recognize outstanding philanthropy in the Northwest Indiana area communities.

National Philanthropy Day 2015 is scheduled for Thursday, November 19th at the Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton from 7:30am - 12:00pm. 

We are seeking nominations for the prestigious awards to be presented at the event. The annual awards are intended to recognize an individual, couple, family, foundation, company or organization who has made a significant philanthropic impact on our region. Recipients will be selected in four categories (Outstanding Individual Philanthropist, Outstanding Couple/Family Philanthropist, Outstanding Company/Organization Philanthropist or Outstanding Foundation) and must commit to personally attending the November 19th breakfast to receive their award. 

The nomination process is simple and you are welcome to submit one or more nominations. Please help ensure that we extend our reach to honor individuals and organizations throughout the Northwest Indiana area recognizing the generosity of our communities. 

Please note: Only Chapter members are able to submit a nomination. If you are not an AFP member, please ask a member to partner with you to submit a nomination.

Click here to download the 2015 Philanthropy Awards Nomination Form.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stogsdill at (219) 616-5520 or

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