I am honored to be serving in my second year as your AFP-Southern Colorado Board President. I hope each of you was able to take some much needed time over the holidays to reconnect with your families and loved ones. Fundraising is hard work! But our rewards – to see changed, transformed lives in our communities – has always been worth it to me. I am sure you feel the same.
We welcome a new board slate this year who are dedicated to bringing you the best opportunities for your professional growth and development, networking, and camaraderie. Our members-only offerings last year were extremely successful, and we will continue to diversify programs such as coffee chats and webinars available only to members. Our Lunch and Learn Series will also feature our friends and colleagues in the field to focus on topics such as planned giving, development planning, monthly and/or online giving, and donor engagement. Chamberlain Scholarships for first-time attendees to the AFP ICON as well as scholarship support for those taking the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) exam will once again be available. And as always, the Summit on Philanthropy, our signature education event, will highlight a nationally known speaker to focus our energies and broaden our understanding of how to follow best practices in the profession.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to another new year of fundraising success!
Jennifer Malenky, MBA, CFRE