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2015 AFP Greater New Orleans Chapter Fundraising Conference


Please note -handouts for sessions will only be available by clicking the links below!


Hard copies will not be available on site.  Please print copies of handouts and bring them with you or bring your ipad or laptop  - Wi-Fi is available.  The building has multiple outlets for cell phone and device charging.


If your session is not listed below, please note that speaker either does not have a handout or they will provide at the session or electronically following the session.

SESSION D - Direct Response Copy:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Sonya Swiridjuk, CFRE

SESSION E - Fundraising Jeopardy:  The Top 20 AFP Resources You Don't Know About - Larry Hostetler

SESSION F - The Evolution of a Winning Control - Sonya Swiridjuk, CFRE

SESSION K - Your Special Event Is Over - NOW What - Roselle M. Ungar, CFRE

SESSION L - What Every Fundraiser Needs to Know About Taxes and Giving - Barlow Mann

SESSION O - Annual Fund Campaigns:  The Essentials - Nora Ellertsen


July 9 - Monthly Luncheon Meeting

11:30 am Networking/ 12:00 Noon Lunch & Program

The Irish House
St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans

Roundtable Discussions and 
Expert Coaching

Topics include:   Asking for Major Gifts; Direct Mail that Actually Works; Building the Board Your Mission Deserves; Balancing Act:  How to Manage Annual Fund Drive and Major Gifts During a Capital Campaign and Implementing a Legacy Giving Program in Six Easy Steps


July 30 - Fundraisers Happy Hour at The Rusty Nail  
July 30th from 4-8 PM. Join us for Nail's Cheers For Charity 20% of all proceeds from 4-8 will be donated to AFP


August 13
Monthly Luncheon Meeting

September 10
Monthly Luncheon Meeting

October 8
Monthly Luncheon Meeting


2015 AFP Greater New Orleans Philanthropy Day Celebration

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Audubon Tea Room

Please click here for more information


December 10 - Monthly Luncheon Meeting




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Jul 7 - Development Director
This full time position is responsible for the promotion of consistent and captivating messages in support of the organization’s fund development efforts resulting in the expansion of financial contributions as well as increased grant and foundation support. The Director of Development reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Directors to identify, cultivate and solicit major gift support. ... more >
Jun 24 - Grant Writer
This position is an integral member of the Development Department, managing a portfolio of foundation, corporate and United Way donors and prospects. Responsibilities include writing a large volume of grant proposals and reports and conducting prospect research to identify funding opportunities. Because the position includes both grant coordination and some front-line fundraising responsibilities, the Grant Writer must possess excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a strong analytical and problem-solving approach. ... more >
Jun 24 - Development Director
Louisiana Children’s Museum seeks a Development Director for the planning, organization, and implementation of the museum’s development strategy including comprehensive grant application and management processes. ... more >
Jul 7 - Chatting About Cause Marketing With Tania Little, CFRE
(July 7, 2015) We recently had a chance to chat with Tania Little, CFRE, about her use of cause marketing in her job as Director of Development and Partnerships for Food Banks Canada and why she’s dedicated to the eradication of hunger and poverty. ... more >
Jul 6 - AFP’s National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 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 >
Jul 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 1 - Top Ten (Week of July 1, 2015): 13-Step Process to Building and Strengthening Your Mid-Level Giving Program
(July 1, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >