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COVID-19 Resource Center

20 March 2020

Every day brings new information – and new changes. Fundraising professionals have a lot of questions right now. Your AFP Utah Chapter Board of Directors would like to share some FREE resources about crisis response strategies, including tips on communicating with donors, protecting your revenue streams, and staying the course of your organization’s fundraising plans.You’re strong and resilient – and we are here to help you navigate these unprecedented times.

 — Your AFP Utah Chapter Board



AFP Global Coronavirus Resource Guide


Fundraising During a Crisis

How To Keep Your Capital Campaign Moving Forward in Uncertain Times
Amy Eisenstein

Crisis Response Strategies and Fundraising
Gail Perry from Fired-Up Fundraising


Coronavirus and Your 2020 Fundraising Goals

10 Things Fundraisers Can Do from Home Right Now

8 Steps for Successful Fundraising During the Coronavirus Crisis
Amy Eisenstein

How to Adjust Your Nonprofit’s Communication and Events During the Spread of the Coronavirus

Principles for Fundraising: The Coronavirus and Philanthropy
CCS Fundraising

Tips for Communicating with Donors During Uncertain Times

How to Keep Your Fundraising from Stalling During the COVID Crisis
Doug Hartjes, CFRE

Coronavirus and Fundraising: Don’t Change Anything
Philanthropy Daily


How Do We Keep Fear from Undermining our Fundraising?
The Fundraising Talent Podcast

Event and Fundraising Resources

Federal Government Steps in to Assist Small Businesses and Nonprofits
Social Distancing Favors the Transparent, Intentional Gift Officer
Plus Delta Partners

Fundraising Resources for Challenging Times
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

Resources for Advancement Professionals
AGN Resources LLC


"Ask a Fundraising Consultant" Panel - April 24th, 2020

Postponing AFP-Utah’s Fundraising Day Conference

17 March 2020


Our world is changing constantly, and the most important thing right now is the health and well-being of our communities. In light of this, we would like to let you know that the AFP-Utah Fundraising Day Conference on April 24 will be postponed. We plan to reschedule the conference for later this year, and we will be in touch with more information as soon as possible. If you have registered for the conference, we will be happy to hold your seat and transfer your registration to the new conference date. Or, if you would like a refund, please click here to contact our AFP-Utah administrator, Maybell McCann, and she will gladly make the arrangements for a full refund of your registration. You may also call Maybell at (801) 355-1929. Our goal is satisfaction and fairness to you.

You all are doing incredible work helping your organizations navigate these truly unprecedented times. And no matter what happens, we’re committed to offering you the support, training, and resources you need to be a force for good. 

Thank you so much for your flexibility, patience, and understanding – and we’ll be in touch as this comes into focus.

Welcome to our new board members

25 October 2019

The AFP Utah Board of Directors recently held our annual retreat to discuss programming and strategy for 2020.  After several hours of good discussion, we took in some sunshine and tomfoolery for our group photo. Special thanks to Natural History Museum of Utah for hosting our retreat, and a big welcome to our new board members: Heather Brown with KUER, Chelsie Armstrong with University of Utah College of Engineering, Rachel Robertson with University of Utah, and Erin Hurtado with ACLU Utah.

Be on the lookout for our 2020 program schedule, and save the date for our Fundraising Day conference in April 2020.  If you are not already receiving our "Insider" email newsletter, sign up today to stay informed of AFP Utah updates.




Our 2018 Annual Report is here!

19 September 2019

The AFP Utah Chapter Board is happy to share our 2018 Annual Report with the world!  Click HERE or on the image below to check out all that we were able to accomplish last year, thanks to our amazing members and supporters.  There's even a list of our upcoming programs you won't want to miss!

Special thanks to AFP Utah scholarship recipient Brian Tonetti, of Seven Canyons Trust, for his desing work.

 2018 annual report afputah


2020 AFP Utah Scholarship Application Now Open

18 September 2019

AFP Utah Scholarship Program image


The application period is now closed for AFP Utah membership scholarships for the 2020 calendar year. Winners will be contacted in December 2019, with a public announcement in January 2020.


Please visit our Scholarships page for details on all of scholarship opportunities.

Giving USA Statistics and What They Mean for Your Fundraising

10 August 2019

The latest Giving USA report on charitable giving reminds me of two people from the upper Midwest who take a winter vacation to San Diego.  During their first day in southern California, the day is partly sunny, with a temperature of 78 degrees.  The first person proclaims gratitude for a warm, comfortable day.  The other person is glad to have packed a sweatshirt since the weather is so chilly.

The same data point: partly sunny and 78 degrees.  Two different reactions.

Similar responses have been made in the wake of this year’s Giving USA report, which announced that charitable giving topped $427 billion in 2018.  On one hand, this amount is the second highest on record and $17 billion higher than the previous year.  On the other hand, charitable giving declined by 1.7 percent when adjusting for inflation.