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USFR Organization Spotlight: Tracy Aviary

12 May 2015

Located in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, Tracy Aviary offers exciting bird shows, beautiful exhibits, and is an accessible, enjoyable place for families to enjoy.

Join the Aviary this Saturday, May 9th, for the Urban Bird Festival, from 9:00am- 6:00pm. This all-day event features tons of local vendors, food, fun activities, and opportunities to learn and explore the birds and environment around you. The Festival also features an Urban Market with local vendors, an art gallery, a Learning Lawn for nonprofits, classes, and Tracy Aviary’s awe-inspiring tours, bird encounters, games, trainings, and more. This is a festival you won’t want to miss!

AFP Utah Accepting Board Submissions

12 May 2015

Make your AFP Utah membership more meaningful.

Nominations now open for AFP Utah's 2018 Board of Directors

Are you interested in getting more involved with AFP Utah and making your membership more meaningful? In the nonprofit sector, we all know that volunteers are vital to our success. The same is true for AFP Utah!

We are looking for fund raising professionals to potentially serve on the AFP Utah Board and on AFP Utah committees. Consider joining our fun group of volunteers who make sure that AFP Utah continues to be the premiere place for fund raising training and networking in Utah.

There are several opportunities to serve on the committees that plan our programming, support our membership, and ensure that our organization is running smoothly. Volunteer today and you will find that your service makes your AFP Utah membership even more meaningful.

Contact Jessie Strike, Nominations Chair, at to express your interest today!

All the World is a Stage: Planning the Structure and Program for Your Event

09 April 2015

You become the director of a special kind of play when planning and producing an event. The action, activities, and entertainment at an event must be carefully scripted and planned out. There should be a strong opening, surpris¬es, a climax, and an exciting finale—all advanc¬ing at the appropriate pace.

Speakers, music, and entertainment are essential tools that allow you to engage with your guests, tell your story, and deliver your important message to donors. You must thought¬fully think out all of the elements you plan to include in your programming.

Engaging Corporations and Their Employees Through Volunteer Opportunities

06 April 2015

Corporate fundraising is a constantly shifting landscape; charitable giving budgets have been slashed, and companies are under increasing pressure to see a return on their community investments.

USFR Organization Spotlight: IJ & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center

04 April 2015

The IJ & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center works to enrich the lives of the Jewish community and the community at large by offering educational, cultural and recreational opportunities in a place where people of all backgrounds, cultures and beliefs gather in peace and understanding.

Summer is here and so is the JCC to offer a variety of summer activities from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, including summer camps for children 2 – 16 years-old, a swim and dive team, and gorgeous indoor and outdoor pool facilities.

Using 990s in Foundation Research

17 March 2015

You’ve seen their names on buildings and programs, in honor rolls and news articles: there are many charitable foundations located right here in the great state of Utah, and they are giving away millions of dollars each year. But how do you tap into that wealth? How do you know if they’ll even be interested in what your nonprofit does?