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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

Monthly Meetings

Our meetings are held monthly on the second Friday of each month at the Doubletree Hotel Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, for a map see below.

Meetings start with networking and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and move on to introductions and announcements at 8:00 a.m. Every meeting has a speaker that provides education for the members, many of the presentations count toward CFRE credits. Meetings, time permitting, generally include a question and answer session with the presenter and end around 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required by noon on the Tuesday before the meeting. Click here to register by email, and pay at the door.

Online registration fees for most meeting are:
Members – $25.00 (plus $1.05 PayPal processing fee) 
Nonmembers – $35.00 (plus $1.35 PayPal processing fee)

No shows with reservations will be billed!


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Upcoming

    GUSA 2015 Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2014

    July 10, 2015 7:30 am to 9:00 am

    Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. For 59 years, fundraisers, nonprofit leaders, donors and volunteers, scholars, and other individuals who work in or with the charitable sector have counted on Giving USA to provide the most comprehensive charitable giving data available. No other source provides the context for annual giving like Giving USA.
    The Phoenix Philanthropy Group for the past two years presented the information to fundraising organizations throughout Arizona.  During the presentation they will cover, at a high level, the key data points from the report, this part of the event will be a 45-60 minute presentation.  At the conclusion of the report presentation component of the event they will then discuss with a panel of local professionals made up of fundraisers, foundation staff, and other industry professionals the report to help contextualize the data for the local market.

    The 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy will be presented by Matthew Laufman, U.S. Trust.

    Julie_Iacobelli-0108WebJulie Iacobelli has been dedicated to the nonprofit field for more than 20 years, working with underserved youth, child victims of sexual abuse, and persons with mental illness. She excels at leading, directing and transforming organizations through sound business practices and by developing staff and volunteers. She is former EO for Communities in Schools of Arizona, where she accelerated program delivery from 8 to 110 schools. Her consulting expertise includes organization assessment, board and organizational development, writing fundraising plans, annual giving and capital campaigns. In 2002, she was named Executive Director of the Year by the Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) and is a graduate of Valley Leadership (Class XXVI).

    Deborah_Whitehurst-torso8920webDeborah Whitehurst has been assisting nonprofits, foundations, and philanthropists in Arizona and nationally for 36 years. Prior to joining The Phoenix Philanthropy Group, Deborah served as Chief Operating Officer of the Arizona Community Foundation, overseeing the organization’s work in strategic planning, asset acquisition, affiliate development, donor services, communications, programs, grantmaking, initiatives and administration. Other staff positions during her 18-year tenure at the Foundation included Intermin Chief Executive Officer, Director of Development, and Special Advisor to the CEO. Earlier in her career, Deborah was founding Executive Director of the Phoenix Arts Commission and Deputy Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Deborah was writer/content editor of the Council on Foundations’ Institute for New Board Members curriculum. She is certified as a specialist in planned giving by the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies at California State University, Long Beach.

    Matt's Bio PictureWebMatthew Laufman is a Senior Vice President and Senior Non Profit Advisor in the Institutional Investments & Philanthropic Solutions group of U.S. Trust,  Bank of America  Corporation.  Matthew’s  role provides in-depth  philanthropic planning  knowledge and tailored solutions to assist clients in pursuing their mission and goals. In this capacity, he is able to provide best practices and advisory services in several areas, including governance and oversight, development strategies including planned giving, and board and staff education. Matthew works closely with the organization’s leadership, boards, development committees and staff to provide the knowledge and  resources needed to address challenges and thrive.
    Matthew has 23 years experience  in the philanthropic  industry.  Prior to his current position,  he was the Director of Gift Planning for Sutter Health, a non profit health care system based in Northern California, Vice President of the Community Home Health and Hospice of SW Washington, and Director of Planned Giving for Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
    Matthew is a graduate of the University of Washington.  He is a member of the Northern California Planned Giving Council and the Association of Healthcare Professionals.

    Members - $26.05

    Nonmembers - $36.35