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Chapter Meetings 2017

AFP Greater Madison Luncheon at Nakoma

AFP Greater Madison chapter meetings focus on topics that members have expressed interest in and offer attendees a chance to network with other fundraising professionals. Meetings are held at the Nakoma Country Club and are open to members and non-members. The program committee is responsible for coordinating the program schedule and welcomes new committee members.

For more information on joining the committee or being a sponsor, please contact Janie Winston or Nicole Hoffmann, program chairs, at

January 17, 11:45am – 1:15pm: Chapter Meeting

Major Gift Meeting… Are you ready?

Presenter: Andrea Engebretson, UW Foundation’s Associate Vice President of the College of Agriculture and Life Science

Sponsor: UW Carbone Cancer Center

Committee Spotlight: Program

February 21, 11:45am – 1:15pm: Chapter Meeting

Corporate Decision Makers and Foundations

Moderator: Elizabeth Kirchstein, Corporate Giving Administrator, National Guardian Life

Panelists: Michelle Downer, WPS Health Solutions; Jac Garner, Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation; Tom Golden, M3; Steve Skolaski, Rennebohm Foundation

Sponsor: National Guardian Life Insurance Co.

Committee Spotlight: Communications

March 21, 11:45am – 1:15pm: Chapter Meeting

Maximizing your Direct Mail Response

Participants: Deiliee Calver with The Badger Group, Marketing Manager; Julie Ehrke with the Badger Group, Business Development; Daniel Jaspersen with Kingdom Workers, Marketing Communications Director; Stan Kitson with KMI Research Marketing, Owner; Julie Mueller with JAM Graphics and Design, Partner & Founder; Sally O’Brien with The Badger Group, Owner/President; Jayne Pfeifer with The Badger Group, Business Development; Jan Viney with UW Madison, Wisconsin Union Membership Director.

Sponsor: The Badger Group

Committee Spotlight: Professional Development

April 18, 11:45am – 1:15pm: Chapter Meeting ***Note, location change - Park Hotel Madison

The Millennial Donor; Engaging a Younger Generation

Moderator: Stefan Fletcher, President of MAGNET and  University of Wisconsin, Office of Administration

 Panelists: Alex Draginis, Accent Learning & Consulting; Sarah Knab, Overture Center for the Arts; Kay-Tee Olds, The Mobile Contessa

Sponsor: UW Center for Community & Nonprofit Studies

Committee Spotlight: Membership

May 16, 7:45am – 10:45am: Chapter Meeting - BREAKFAST and SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Engaging the Board Fundraising

Presenter: Brent A. Hafele, M.A., Vice President of Client Services, Dickerson, Bakker & Associates

Sponsor: Agrace HospiceCare Foundation

Committee Spotlight: National Philanthropy Day

June 20, 11:45am – 1:15pm: Chapter Meeting

Fundraising with Social Media

Panelists: Spencer Smith is the founder of and an instructor at the University of Wisconsin

Sponsor: TBA

Committee Spotlight: Diversity

August 17, 2017 Fundraising Day Wisconsin Conference

September 19, 7:45am – 9:15am: Chapter Meeting - BREAKFAST

Donor Conversations About Planning Giving

Presenters: Courtney Polster, Ph.D., CFRE, Campaign and Major Gifts Manager, Agrace HospiceCare Foundation and Judi Martinez, J.D., CFP, ChFC, Director and Financial Advisor at The Burish Group of UBS

Sponsor: Wisconsin Association of Charitable Gift Planners

Committee Spotlight: Board & Scholarships

October 17, 11:45am – 1:15pm: Chapter Meeting

Diversity Program: Inclusive Leadership: Championing Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Speaker: Deborah Biddle, High Performance Development Solutions LLC

Sponsor: TBA

Committee Spotlight: Presentation of Board Slate for 2017

December 19, 11:30am – 1:30pm: Annual Meeting and Holiday Vendor Open House

Event Management Open House

Vendors: TBD

Sponsor: SVA Certified Public Accountants