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The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter
is to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising. 


Friday, June 10, 2016

Multnomah Athletic Club | 1849 SW Salmon Street | Portland 97204 

FUNDRAISING FROM THE MIDDLE: Cooking Up a Major & Special Gifts Program

Lunch and Program: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

registration opens at 11:00 a.m.

The historic $1B Knight Cancer Challenge gave the OHSU/Doernbecher Foundations an opportunity to rethink how best to engage and inspire increased giving from annual and special gift donors. A team focused only on this pipeline building activity was developed to meet this goal and continues to be a great success. Come learn about the unique recipe of talent, training, tools and tenacity that defines this program and come away with strategies to use in your own work.  

Sarah Grace McIlveenSarah Grace McIlveen, Managing Director of Gift Planning, OHSU & DOERNBECHER FOUNDATIONS

With almost ten years of fundraising experience, Sarah Grace McIlveen has helped raised support for both Big Bird (at KQED in San Francisco) and Big Data (at the OHSU Foundation). She is currently the Managing Director of Gift Planning at the OHSU/Doernbecher Foundation where she one day hopes to assist Big Bird with his charitable estate planning to benefit Big Data. In 2014, Sarah Grace led the inaugural Major & Special Gifts at the OHSU/Doernbecher Foundation to great outcomes and great fun along the way.




AFP Members: $35

NWPGRT Members: $35

Nonmembers and Guests: $50

AFP Young Professionals: $25



Fundamentals of Fundraising 

 Join us for a professional development course you don’t want to miss! The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon and SW Washington is bringing to Portland a special AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course from AFP International. It’s the first time this course will be held in Oregon!

 This two-day course is approved for 16 hours of CFRE credit – either to qualify towards your CFRE or if you already have your certification, this provides approved continuing education credits.

 The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of seven customized modules that have been developed to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofits face every day. This 16-hour program includes case studies and expert regional and national speakers. 

 This course is designed for fundraising professionals with 0-4 years or others who have responsibility for the development function such as:

  •  executive directors; 
  •  vice presidents of development;
  •  program managers;
  •  special event coordinators; and
  •  leadership board members for local nonprofits and foundations. 


Thursday September 29, 2016 and Friday September 30, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


MercyCorps Global Headquarters (Aceh Room) 
45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97204


This course is approved for 16 hours of CFRE credit towards a qualifying CFRE application or as continuing education for recertification. 

Early Bird Discounts before August 15

$290 AFP Members ($390 after August 15)
$390 Non-AFP Members ($490 after August 15)
$190 Additional Registrants (from same organization)

Limited scholarships are available – please contact us at before July 1 for scholarship application.

Register Now!


Thank you Philanthropy Awards Sponsors!


   OSU 2015       OCF2015       UOFoundationstacked 

The Collins Group


Clark College Foundation
Home Builders Foundation 
LKA Fundraising & Communcations





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