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Register now for National Philanthropy Day conference!

Friday, November 17 @ Dena'ina Center

Register here for full day conference (includes lunch)

Our Changing Philanthropic Landscape

Each year our Alaska Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrates National Philanthropy Day in two ways on the same day:

1.) Bringing our community together to recognize philanthropic leaders during our awards lunch. 

2.) A conference educating non-profit executives and development professionals who play a role in developing the resources of Alaska's non-profits.


Find more info about the day at the Philanthropy Day Page here


Conference Schedule:

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Annual Meeting Breakfast

9:15 am – 10:15 am: Opening Plenary: Changing Philanthropic Landscape by Martha H Schumacher

Noon – 1:00 pm: Awards Luncheon (included with your registration)

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Afternoon Session #1 (1hr 15min)

  • Track #1 - Building a Robust Cultivation Plan by Martha Schumacher
  • Track #2 - To be announced

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Afternoon Session #2 (1hr 15min)

  • Track #1 - Are You Listening? Improving Your Active Listening Skills by Martha Schumacher
  • Track #2 - To be announced

*Note you do NOT need to select a track when you register.


About Martha H Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF(AdvDip)

Schumacher, Martha

This year the Alaska Chapter of AFP is happy to host Martha Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF(AdvDip) as our Keynote Speaker. Martha is the president of Hazen, Inc., providing effective fundraising solutions for non-profit organizations. She is an international philanthropic thought leader, consultant, author, speaker, coach and champion. Dedicated to unparalleled client service, Martha provides executive campaign counsel, and comprehensive major gifts strategy, training and coaching. Named Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals D.C. Chapter, Martha has been working with and within nonprofit organizations for 25 years. Martha lives with her husband Casey and two rescue dogs in Alexandria, VA. When she’s not traveling for business or pleasure, she enjoys hiking the Billy Goat Trail on the Potomac, taking in Washington’s vibrant culture, and breaking bread at wonderful “foodie” restaurants across the region.


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AFP PM – Philanthropy Matters!

 AFP, Alaska Chapter hosts quarterly in-depth quarterly conversations designed for development professionals with the CFRE credential or 3+ years of experience.


AFP PM—Philanthropy Matters conversations explore the latest research, trends, and ideas in philanthropy and development. These discussions are facilitated and you earn one CFRE Certification credit each time you participate.


When: Tuesday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Meeting room at Marco T’s Pizzeria, 302 W Fireweed Lane, Anchorage  

WHAT: To discuss A Tradition of Giving—new research on giving and volunteering within families.

This research builds on Women Give to explore charitable giving and intra-family connections across three generations—examining the ways giving traditions are passed down through within families and discover the flow of influence of philanthropic behaviors and patterns of giving across generations. Read it here:


LEARN: Ways family members influence each other’s giving behaviors as we examine

How closely do parents and grandparents match their children and grandchildren in terms of their philanthropic priorities? How do socio-demographic factors explain the similarity or dissimilarity in philanthropic priorities between parents and their children?


Register through the Events Calendar on the AFP, visit the Alaska Chapter website


Your $10 registration fee will enable the Chapter to provide appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. (You’ll be able to purchase additional food and adult beverages if you prefer.)


We hope to see you there!


Dr. Sandra Ehrlich, CFRE                                   Julie Varee, CFRE                               





Announcing a Fundamental of Fundraising Course happening the two days before National Philanthropy Day conference! Come a few days early and get a solid foundation to the work you do everyday. Geared for those in the profession <5 years. 

Dates: Wed + Thu, 11/15-11/16 

Location: University of Alaska Foundation, 1815 Bragaw St, Anchorage, AK 99508

Click here for more info and to register now!






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