The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter is to advance philanthropy and ethical fundraising.
Wednesday, March 19
noon - 1:30 p.m.
627 SW Washington Street | Portland, OR 97205-3522
This no host luncheon is an opportunity for new and prospective members to meet current AFP members and other colleagues in an informal social setting, and to learn more about what AFP has to offer senior fundraising professionals in our community. There is no cost to attend but space is very limited and registration is necessary to reserve your spot.
$500 Million. All or Nothing? What does the Knight Challenge mean for local philanthropy?
Friday, April 4, 2014 reschuled from February
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon Street | Portland OR 97205
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.
There is a lot of energy in our community generated by the wonderful announcement by Phil and Penny Knight of a two-year $500 million challenge grant.
But like philanthropists since the time of Rockefeller, there’s a catch: the recipient has to raise the challenge on deadline. The donor says it’s all or nothing.
Philanthropy nationwide has been stagnant for several decades. Researchers say it’s not really growing at all when compared to our economy.
What does the Knight challenge portend for our region in regard to philanthropy? This is a conversation everyone wants to have but feels uncomfortable.
Will such a large challenge inspire expanded giving, or giving from new sources, or will many major donors re-allocate where they give?
Attend the April 4 meeting for a conversation about the challenge, its implications for philanthropy in our region and how nonprofits of all sizes have a stake in the outcome.
The program features panelists with a range of experience and expertise in development and philanthropy. The format will be conversational, with audience participation and discussion on the advantages and disadvantages to small and medium non-profit organizations.
Kevin Johnson, Retriever Development Counsel, LLC, will facilitate this lively panel discussion featuring:
Bob Speltz - Director of Public Affairs, The Standard
Dick Withnell - Philanthropist, Community Leader, Oregon Education Community Investment Board
Lisa James - Director of Development, Portland Japanese Garden
Mason Blacher - Fundraising advisor and former director of major gifts at Stanford University
Anthony Petchel - Director of Development, OMSIREGISTRATION FEES for the meeting, luncheon, and program:
AFP Members $35
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