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AFP Utah Scholarship Program

11 September 2018

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Scholarships

AFP Utah created a special investment fund in 2018 to start offering individual scholarships for AFP membership. We are excited to launch our scholarship program this fall, and will be granting 5 AFP membership scholarships for the 2019 calendar year.

Rules

Scholarship recipients will receive a free AFP membership (up to $250 value per scholarship) for one year, free registration to our Fundraising Day or Fundamentals of Fundraising day conference (whichever year it falls on), and member discount rates to all of AFP Utah's workshops for a year.

Scholarships focus on and are open to:

  • Young professionals under the age of 30.
  • Those working at smaller sized nonprofit organizations with an annual operating budget less than $1 million.

Only one winner per organization per year.

Recipients will be selected by our nominations committee and notified in December 2018, with a public announcement event taking place in January 2019.

Individuals interested in applying should read the requirements below and complete the online scholarship application form before October 31, 2018.

Requirements

  1. Recipients agrees to pay the local Utah chapter dues of $50.
  2. Recipients agrees to serve on an AFP Utah committee for a year.
  3. Recipients agrees to sign a waiver for photo and video promo usage.
  4. Recipients agrees to write a thank you note to our underwriting sponsors.
  5. Recipients agrees to volunteer at the Utah Philanthropy Day event and represent AFP Utah.
  6. Recipients agrees to participate in scholarship award event.
  7. Recipients agrees to write a testimonial or blog post at the end of the year describing how the scholarship benefited your professional growth and career.

Contact

Questions? Email our Scholarships Chair, Tim Johns.

 

Think like Lindee Nance

30 May 2018

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Do you think like Lindee Nance? If you are seeking corporate support from Harmons Grocery
for your organization, you should!

Lindee Nance is the Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Harmons Grocery
where she leads Harmons marketing and advertising efforts, collaborates across
operational teams to craft a compelling brand message, and serves as an operating
board member.

She cares deeply about bringing quality food experiences to Utahans, nutrition
education, and eliminating childhood hunger. Her love of storytelling has shaped her
approach to branding and communication; before devoting her full time attention to
Harmons, she worked as a photojournalist and director of marketing communications.
Lindee earned her Bachelor’s degree at Idaho State University and her Master of Arts
at Weber State University.

Catch Lindee at AFP Utah Chapter's "Think Like a Donor" workshop on Thursday, June 14, where she will 
be one of several panelists representing philanthropic organizations across Utah. Register HERE

AFP Members receive $25 off the already discounted member price with a coupon code sent to
them via email on May 17. Become a member today, and take advantage of this savings! 

2018 Outstanding Development Officer

24 May 2018

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Kim Correa, Executive Director of The INN Between, was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Development Officer award at AFP Utah Chapter's Fundraising Day conference on April 11.

She was nominated by her colleague Matilda Lindgren, who lists the following as only a few of Kim's accomplishments:

      1. Locating an existing building that doubled the organization's bed count at a fraction of the cost of a proposed new building.

      2. Securing two loans to acquire the building. 

      3. Prior to and during the 2018 Legislative Session, (with the help of former Representative Kory Holdaway), meeting with many legislators to share the good work The INN Between is doing.

We are sure that, by now, Kim has even more impressive work under her belt.  AFP Utah Chapter can't imagine a member of our community more deserving of the Outstanding Development Officer award.  Congrats, Kim!

Click here to see previous winners.

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

24 May 2018

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 AFP Utah Chapter's 2018 Fundraising Day conference "Fearless Fundraising" on April 11 was one to remember!  Perhaps the greatest highlight was the presentation of awards to some very deserving fundraisers in our community. 

Kai Wilson, Executive Director of And Justice for All, was awarded the Patti N. Choate Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments in nonprofit administration, fundraising, and program development and implementation over the past 30+ years.  He was nominated by his colleague Kelly Striefel, who says, "Throughout his career, Kai has been seen as a natural leader. He is known for his ability to bring together people and organization in collaboration to make the most efficient and meaningful impacts possible. Kai’s insight the non-profit sector has made And Justice for All and the organizations it supports tremendously successful."

Congratulations, Kai!  

Click here to see previous winners.

Better Board Fundraising

08 April 2018

Want to  motivate and empower your board to get wholeheartedly involved in fundraising?  Not sure where to start?

Step 1: Click HERE and register for Fundraising Day, taking place Wednesday, April 11 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. 

Step 2: Attend the breakout session "Never Fear…Powerful Fundraising for your Board is Here!" 

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             Hillary Hahn                                           Helen Cardon                                                                          Jennifer Nuttall                                                        Patricia Richards

 

Moderated by Hillary Hahn (Senior Director of Institutional Gifts at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera), this panel of Executive Directors and Board Members will leave you with insights to empower you to boost your board's fundraising activities.

Panelists Patricia Richards (Lifetime Trustee of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera), Helen Cardon (Capital Campaign Co-Chair of Neighborhood House), and Jennifer Nuttall (Executive Director of Neighborhood House) have experience with board fundraising for annual funds, capital campaigns, and special projects.

Stewardship is trendy.

04 April 2018

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 We all know stewardship is important, but are you implementing development best practices for your agency’s long-term financial sustainability? Having helped family foundations, companies, and individuals to develop measurable social impact goals for more than a decade, Anna Smyth, Senior Associate at Cicero Group, has key insights to share with you. 

Catch her interactive session, "The Giving State: Future Trends in Donor Stewardship," at the 2018 Fundraising Day Conference on April 11 for a deep dive into The Giving State report published by Cicero Group in November 2017, of which Anna is a co-author. Discussion will focus on the leading trends in and key recommendations for Utah philanthropy, as presented in the report.

For more information on Anna's talk or to check out the full Fundraising Day schedule, click HERE.