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May Newsletter

The Brave New World of Donor Acquisition
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AFP South Sound's Upcoming Program:

Beyond Events & Direct Mail:
The Brave New World of
Donor Acquisition

Everyone wants to grow their donor base. But how?
Are there options you're overlooking?

Join AFP South Sound on Friday, May 19 for a provocative workshop and discussion about how to bring new donors to your organization without throwing another big event or sending out a mass mailing.

Whether or not you can join us, please help our facilitators better understand what you would like addressed by completing this short, 6-question survey

Friday, May 19, 2017, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm,
Tacoma Art Museum

Register Here - May 19 Donor Acquisition Event

Coming Soon

Ask, Thank,
Report, Repeat!

Join Steven Screen for his lively, highly regarded presentation, Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat, on the building blocks of successful fundraising, and talk about how to be successful at each element. This is a “must see” for all young fundraisers who want to understand how fundraising works, how to raise more money today – and to excel at raising money in the future.

Hosted By: AFP South Sound Young Professionals Committee
Learn More Here

Member Spotlight

Meet Your Chapter Administrator,
Amy Wigstrom! 

Amy Wigstrom became the chapter administrator this past January. She started her career as a music and drama teacher after graduating from PLU. While volunteering for Seattle Opera, she was asked by the production staff if she would be interested in a contract position backstage. That began her career in the nonprofit world.

Read more in the full interview on our website! 
Spotlight Continued

Chapter Resource

Productivity and Successful Fundraising: How They Go Hand In Hand

We are all guilty of it: getting bogged down with never-ending emails and losing too much time to meetings; resulting in less focus on fundraising. These daily activities are a necessary evil, but can take away from your bottom line. This article examines a few practical tips that you (Yes you!) can implement to enhance productivity. Click the link below to check it out!

Get Resourceful!
May/June Partner Events

May 15 Martini Monday: How to Have a Great Informational Interview, Advancement Northwest* 

May 17 Seattle Lunchtime Program, PGSA

May 17 Washington State Nonprofit Confernece (Bellevue),
Washington Nonprofits

May 22 Council Connections, WPGC

May 24 Essentials: Hidden Treasure - Mid-Level Donors and Meeting Them On Their Journey, Advancement Northwest* 

June 1 - Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon: Go Multichannel to Raise More Money, Advancement Northwest* 

* AFP South Sound members can register for Advancement Northwest events at the member price. Follow this link to see the discount code