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Alaska Philanthropy Day

2016 NPD

Friday, November 17 | Dena'ina Center

"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.

Register now at this link for either event!


Information for Awards Lunch

Friday, November 17, noon-1 pm, Dena'ina Center

Register here for awards lunch

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska Chapter is proud to honor the following Alaskans for their commitment to bring about lasting community change at the 30th annual Alaska Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.

•  Outstanding Business or Foundation in Philanthropy:


•  Outstanding Small Business in Philanthropy:

Design Alaska

•  Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy:

Pete Pinney

•  Outstanding Individual or Family Philanthropist:

Jack and Carol Wilbur

•  Outstanding Youth or Youth Group in Philanthropy:

Rebekah and Victoriah Haakenson

•  Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy:

Megan Riebe, CFRE

 Eugene R. Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award:

Gov. William Sheffield

 Past Awardees (1989-2016)


Information for National Philanthroy Day Conference

Register here for full day conference (includes lunch)

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 - Volunteer Success: How to Recruit, manage and retain great volunteers
  • Track #1 - Are You Listening? Improving Your Active Listening Skills by Martha Schumacher
  • Track #2 - A Case Study: 88-Keys


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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Worked in the fundraising professional <5 years and feel like you need a good base of learning to do your job better? Come 2 days before Philanthropy Day and catch "Fun of Fun" with colleagues from around Alaska!