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Announcing Our November Lunch and Learn

Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Friday, November 16th
Space Foundation
11:30am - 1:00pm

What Does This Mean? A culture of philanthropy refers to your organization’s attitude toward philanthropy. Oftentimes, organizations without a culture of philanthropy feel ‘embarrassed’ by fundraising. The development staff is told to “Go forth and fundraise,” as no one else wants to get their hands “dirty.” Non-development staff may respond, “That’s not my job.” The Board says, “I’ll do anything but fundraise.” So how do you get these diverse groups to play their appropriate fundraising roles, whether direct or indirect? How do you help them to see fundraising as a noble pursuit?

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Please contact Cari Karns, Programs Chair, at if you have questions about this event.

sponsored by Space Foundation  

This event is sponsored by Space Foundation

2019 Chamberlain Scholarship is Available 

Attend the 2019 AFP ICON at Minimal Cost! If you are an AFP member and have never attended an AFP International Conference on Fundraising because it was cost-prohibitive, consider applying for the 2019 Chamberlain Scholarship. This scholarship pays for the registration fee plus an additional $1,000 travel stipend for first-time conference attendees. More information, including the scholarship application and conference details, is available on our website.

The full value of the Chamberlain Scholarship is $1,899! Apply today - all applications are due October 22nd.

Interested in Serving on the AFP SoCo Board of Directors?

Have you ever thought about being on the board for our local chapter? We have board spots available! The chapter is comprised of talented AFP members who plan and implement programs that support the professional growth of our members, and whose support helps to advance the fundraising profession in our region. Serving in this leadership capacity provides you the opportunity to help set direction of the organization, enhances the value of your membership, increases your leadership skills, and supports your fellow colleagues.

Board members are expected to maintain current AFP membership, attend monthly board meetings, serve on a committee, and attend as many chapter functions as possible. Board service would begin January 2019. Anyone interested in serving or for more information is invited to send an email to chapter president, Jennifer Malenky, at

Get involved and make a difference!

A Message from Your AFP SoCo President

I am honored to be stepping into the role of President of AFP-Southern Colorado, most recently filled by the extraordinary Gina Taranto. Building on our legacy of excellence in leadership, we are proud and excited to offer you the best in professional fundraising educational opportunities, networking with colleagues, and support of the profession through best practices sharing.

Our quarterly Lunch & Learn series will continue to bring you relevant topics to increase your skills and effectiveness. We are currently planning topics such as donor stewardship, managing your donor pipeline, and building a culture of philanthropy.

We are also exploring providing more scholarships to enhance your professional development. In addition to the Chamberlain scholarship, which sends a first-time attendee to the AFP International Fundraising Conference, we will be offering scholarship support for obtaining the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential. Look for details to come later this year.

We always love to welcome new faces to our monthly mixers, held the third Tuesday of every month at varying locations. Ours is a warm, welcoming, and collegial group! Bring a friend or colleague; the first drink is always on us!

Your AFP-Southern Colorado Board of Directors passionately believe in the power of philanthropy to change and transform lives by promoting what is best in the profession and advocating for ethical practices and donor interest. Please share your feedback, ideas, and suggestions with us! We are here to be of service to you, and to the profession we all love.

I personally welcome your thoughts and ideas at any time – please contact me at

Welcome to another new year of fundraising success!


Jennifer Malenky, MBA, CFRE

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