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June 14, 2003 was the day Penelope Burk’s first book was published. Not coincidentally, it was also the day modern fundraising was born. That now-famous book, Donor-Centered Fundraising, was a game-changer. It changed the way we viewed our donors. It changed the way we deployed our volunteers. Most importantly, it changed the very concept of “best practice” throughout the fundraising world.

That is why AFP is delighted to co-host her first-ever appearance in Tucson October 9th. “A Conversation with Penelope Burk” is being presented by AFP, the United Way and the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. Supporting sponsors are the Jewish Community Foundation, Development-Plus Fundraising and Alexander & Carrillo Consulting.

This interactive chat with Ms. Burk will include two distinct presentations lasting from 8:00 until 11:30 a.m. Then, at 11:30, she will be selling and signing copies of her books.

Through most of the 20th Century, fundraising was considered to be more art than science. We did things in certain ways because we’d always done them in those certain ways.

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npd15_logo Outstanding community philanthropists will be honored at the 27th Annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon. On Thursday, November 19, 2015, at the Westin La Paloma Resort, five major awards will be presented to individuals and organizations whose philanthropic contributions and dedicated volunteerism improve the quality of life in our community. Congratulations to the 2015 Honorees!
Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year: The Alan & Jan Levin Family
Outstanding Corporate or Foundation Philanthropist: Marshall Foundation
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Jill Rich
Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Edna Meza Aguirre
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: San Miguel High School’s Club Pag-asa

Registration is at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is 11:30 AM until 1:15 PM.

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AFP Holiday Party

December 8, 2015 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

As is our holiday custom, the last general meeting of the year will be our annual Holiday Party.  Join us Tuesday afternoon, December 8, in the Conference Room above the lobby of Tucson Electric Power. The address is 88 E Broadway downtown. The reception, featuring appetizers, beer and wine, will be from 5:00 to 7:00 […]

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