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Association Foundation Group (AFG)

Association Foundation Group (AFG) AFG is a professional network for those involved with leading, managing, and raising funds for foundations related to membership organizations.

Since 1988, the Association Foundation Group (AFG) has been the only organization in the country dedicated to the association foundation and association fundraising professionals.

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The AFG is excited to be hosting the  AFG Dialed In Continuing Ed. Webinar, Wednesday, Mar 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET“Innovatin...
03/16/2022

The AFG is excited to be hosting the AFG Dialed In Continuing Ed. Webinar, Wednesday, Mar 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET
“Innovating with Your Association: Corporate Social Responsibility Case Study” -Millennials are now well into their careers, and Gen Z is on the scene. Learn how the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA) and the PA Foundation explored the concept of corporate social responsibility to grow membership, increase engagement, and amplify messaging. The health care case study that will be presented received an Innovation Grant from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation.

Speaker: Lynette Sappe-Watkins, CFRE, Executive Director, PA Foundation

#appreciation to the AFG Educational Webinar Series Sponsor:  The Stelter Company
02/23/2022

#appreciation to the AFG Educational Webinar Series Sponsor: The Stelter Company

AFG Continuing Webinar , Wednesday, February 23, 2:30-3:30 PM ET - "Driving Growth & Innovation through Diversity, Equit...
02/23/2022

AFG Continuing Webinar , Wednesday, February 23, 2:30-3:30 PM ET - "Driving Growth & Innovation through Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion" - presented by Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CEO, KET Solutions. www.ketsolutions.com

Takeaway: Understand why associations and their foundations should help members with their diversity & inclusion program.

01/25/2022

REMINDER: All-Inclusive AFG Members, Please join the AFG Executive Roundtable 01/26/22 8:45am ET - 9:15am ET

01/12/2022
Recruitment

ASTRO – Corporate Relations Coordinator - Details below:

01/01/2022
Last AFG Webinar of 2021... join us!
12/22/2021

Last AFG Webinar of 2021... join us!

AFG Continuing Education Dialed-In Webinar SeriesWednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm “PR Best Practices and 2022 Tips...
12/22/2021
AFG Dialed-In Resources - Association Foundation Group

AFG Continuing Education Dialed-In Webinar Series
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm
“PR Best Practices and 2022 Tips for Professional / Trade Associations and Nonprofits”
We know deeper relationships, personalized experiences, authenticity and flexibility are all going to be key factors for effective communication. We can’t know for sure what the new year will bring, but following these tips can help you set your brand up for success.

DJG and Shortt Communications will share suggested content and messaging strategies to leverage in Q1 of 2022 to keep your brand relevant, with low-resource output.

Speakers:
Drew Navolio, Vice President, Client Services, Partner, David James Group
Rachel Shortt, CEO and Founder, Shortt Communications, LLC

Moderator:
Amy Quiggins, AFG Board Member and Director, National Blood Foundation, Association for the Advancement of Blood And Biotherapies (AABB)

Special thanks to AFG Webinar Sponsor: The Stelter Company
https://associationfoundationgroup.org/afg-dialed-resources/

AFG member benefits include monthly webinars (each worth one CAE credit) AFG Continuing Education Dialed-In Webinar Series Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm “PR Best Practices and 2022 Tips for Professional / Trade Associations and Nonprofits” We know deeper relationships, personalized expe...

Wishing all of the AFG Members and Supporters...a very blessed Thanksgiving!
11/25/2021

Wishing all of the AFG Members and Supporters...a very blessed Thanksgiving!

11/11/2021
It is with sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the 2021 Edge Conference. Thank you to our Attendees, Sponso...
11/10/2021

It is with sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the 2021 Edge Conference. Thank you to our Attendees, Sponsors, Presenters, Volunteers, Conference Committee members and Staff Support -- we couldn't have done this without each of you! #AFGlearn

Interactive & Thought Provoking Happy Hour in Progress!  #AFGlearn #cheers
11/10/2021

Interactive & Thought Provoking Happy Hour in Progress! #AFGlearn #cheers

5:00-5:30 PM ET, virtual: Part II: Associations as Changemakers: A Blended Approach to Drive Impact and Investments A Tw...
11/10/2021

5:00-5:30 PM ET, virtual: Part II: Associations as Changemakers: A Blended Approach to Drive Impact and Investments A Two-Part Pre-versation (Presentation + Conversation)
Building on the prior session, a time for additional Q&A and dialogue. As the Annual Edge Conference concludes, this is a chance for a free-wheeling debrief on questions like: what does transformation look like at my organization? Grab a beverage of your choice – the conversation will segue into a virtual happy hour!

4:15-5:00 PM ET, virtual: Part I: Associations as Changemakers: A Blended Approach to Drive Impact and Investments A Two...
11/10/2021

4:15-5:00 PM ET, virtual: Part I: Associations as Changemakers: A Blended Approach to Drive Impact and Investments A Two-Part Pre-versation (Presentation + Conversation)
Speakers: Bruce Arbit, Principal, Melarbit Impact Partners; Lisa Lanzkowsky, Chief Development Officer, AIChE Foundation; Matt Harris, President & Founder, The DRINK Agency; and Alvenia Scarborough, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Chief Brand Officer, The Chemours Company
Forming association and industry collaborations that blend profit and purpose activates the participation and imagination of stakeholders. AIChE is sparking a movement among its members, with over $30MM raised. A recent winner of the Power of A award, AIChE Foundation is adapting fundraising campaign best practices to fund innovative programs and launch transformative new initiatives. In so doing they are shaping the future of a profession, an industry, and our world. This unique panel provides the opportunity to learn from all angles of a case study: association, investor, and partners.

3:00-3:45 PM ET, virtual: Designing the Right Fundraising Campaign: How Do You Lead Your Organization – and Your Board –...
11/10/2021

3:00-3:45 PM ET, virtual: Designing the Right Fundraising Campaign: How Do You Lead Your Organization – and Your Board – to Success?
Speakers: Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Principal of @Windmill Hill Consulting, and Stephen E. Peeler, CFRE, Executive Director, IDS Foundation. Moderator: Katrina Dunn, American Fisheries Society.
2020 forced every organization to accelerate or pause and certainly change its fundraising. This was true for annual giving and for campaigns planned or underway. Transformational campaigns require big, bold visions, careful preparation, and the right mix of staff and volunteer engagement. As we look to a post-COVID fundraising landscape, how should associations prepare for future campaigns?
#AFGlearn

11/10/2021

2:00-2:30 PM ET, virtual: The Ethical Nonprofit
Speaker: Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP, VEIP, Principal & Founder, Rogue Tulips Nonprofit Consulting & Association Management Services
An insightful and thought-provoking ethics overview that is designed for professionals in the nonprofit profession, presented by the CEO & Founder of The 501c League. This session demonstrates AFG’s commitment to supporting ethical development within our profession, which protects the integrity of what we do.

1:00-1:45 PM ET, virtual: Leading through Change: Charting a Course for PhilanthropySpeakers: Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Owne...
11/10/2021

1:00-1:45 PM ET, virtual: Leading through Change: Charting a Course for Philanthropy
Speakers: Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Owner, Raise Well and Melanie Dolechek, CAE, Executive Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and David Coyne, (Moderator) The Sheridan Group

Appreciation to 2021 Edge Conference Speaker/Sponsor Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting. To l...
11/10/2021

Appreciation to 2021 Edge Conference Speaker/Sponsor Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting. To learn more visit, whillconsulting.com

1:00-1:45 PM ET, virtual: Leading through Change: Charting a Course for PhilanthropySpeakers: Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Owne...
11/10/2021

1:00-1:45 PM ET, virtual: Leading through Change: Charting a Course for Philanthropy
Speakers: Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Owner, Raise Well and Melanie Dolechek, CAE, Executive Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing
2020 brought seismic shifts to our lives and our members’ lives. Donors – individuals, foundations, and corporations – are expressing a need to do something to affect real change. This session will study a case from an association tackling fundraising during the uncertain times of 2020 and early 2021. Learn how to craft relevant, empathetic appeals and how to steward supporters during difficult economic times, moving towards impactful lifetime giving. (Moderator: David Coyne, CFRE of The Sheridan Group)

Special thanks to Edge Conference Speaker/Sponsor Rachel Werner of RBW Strategy! Be sure to visit rbwstrategy.com to lea...
11/10/2021

Special thanks to Edge Conference Speaker/Sponsor Rachel Werner of RBW Strategy! Be sure to visit rbwstrategy.com to learn more about Rachel and her consulting services.

Day 2 of the AFG Edge Conference is in the books!  Thanks so much to each of the Presenters, the Attendees and Sponsors....
11/09/2021

Day 2 of the AFG Edge Conference is in the books! Thanks so much to each of the Presenters, the Attendees and Sponsors...#greatpresentations! #cheers See everyone tomorrow for our final day of virtual presentations!

4:30-5:30 PM ET, in-person: LEADERSHIP: Disruption, Risk, and Opportunity – Closing KeynoteSpeaker: Shawn Boynes, FASAE,...
11/09/2021

4:30-5:30 PM ET, in-person: LEADERSHIP: Disruption, Risk, and Opportunity – Closing Keynote
Speaker: Shawn Boynes, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, American Association for Anatomy

Followed by networking happy hour
Are you prepared to lead successfully through the next disruption? How can you positively influence teams – internally and externally – when everything has changed? Our closing keynote speaker will provide insights into the thought patterns of truly innovative leaders. Effective leaders craft opportunity from disruption. Honest leaders acknowledge social justice issues and address impact on their organizations. Successful leaders are preparing now for the new normal.

With 25 years of experience in the association sector, Shawn Boynes spent the greater part of his career passionately serving in the education and professional development space. A past member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Shawn currently chairs the ASAE Fellows Program and is a graduate of Howard University. He is also a co-host of the recently launched Texts to Table podcast, which focuses on conversations around race and leadership.

3:45-4:15 PM ET, in-person: Five Questions to Optimize Data Management within Your FoundationSpeaker: Wes Trochlil, Foun...
11/09/2021

3:45-4:15 PM ET, in-person: Five Questions to Optimize Data Management within Your Foundation
Speaker: Wes Trochlil, Founder, Effective Database Management
Whether your data management system is brand new or many years old, there are steps you can take to get the most from it. Here are five questions you should be considering at your organization in order to improve the value and usefulness of your current system and data. You’ll hear specific, real-world examples of actions other non-profits have taken to clean up their data, improve the use of their data management systems, and improve fundraising effectiveness.

3:00-3:45 PM ET, in-person: Annual Giving, Planning for Year-EndSpeaker: Douglas H. London, Executive Vice President, CC...
11/09/2021

3:00-3:45 PM ET, in-person: Annual Giving, Planning for Year-End
Speaker: Douglas H. London, Executive Vice President, CCS Fundraising.
An effective annual giving program is necessary for successful and sustainable fundraising for all foundations. Learn how to take your annual appeal beyond a year-end mailing and transform your annual giving. Join us for a presentation to learn about best practices for annual giving requests and marketing materials, donor communication and follow up, donor segmentation and targeted requests, volunteer and board engagement, and thanking your donors.

Address

1750 K St NW, Ste 700
Washington D.C., DC
20006

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 740-8737

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AFG offers a variety of educational opportunities. Monthly Luncheon meetings are held September – June in Washington, DC. There is also a growing schedule of Luncheon Meetings in Chicago. These educational programs offer AFG members an opportunity to meet, network with, and learn from professionals in the association/foundation fundraising field. Program topics include: Association/Foundation Board Relationships, Legal Issues, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Fundraising.

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Congratulations Association Foundation Group (AFG) on a very successful 2021 Edge Conference! #thatsawrap
PW is excited to be part of the 2021 Association Foundation Group (AFG) Edge Conference Capital One Hall! #afglearn
Association Foundation Group (AFG) will be hosting their 19th annual conference, Monday-Wednesday (Nov. 8-10) We are thrilled to be part of this incredible event and are looking forward to seeing YOU there! Capital One Hall #mcleanva #associationmanagement
The end of June is next week and the end of your AFG membership for FY21 comes to an end at that time. Be sure and renew your membership for FY22 today! The new fiscal year begins next Thursday, July 1, and you don't want to miss the upcoming programs!
Our client, the Association Foundation Group (AFG) has issued the following statement today... it’s an excellent example of taking action within your circles. #dogoodstuff
Chris Martin and Drew Navolio were guest panelists on the Association Foundation Group (AFG) mini webinar on Wednesday, April 29th. Watch the recorded webinar to learn best approaches to public relations strategies on COVID-19 for your foundation: https://bit.ly/2YHk9B8 Password: 9R*!7s5e
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Check out our newest blog post "Effective Social Media Strategies for Connecting with Donors' by DJG's own Drew Navolio!" #teamdjg (Association Foundation Group (AFG))
See you at the Association Foundation Group (AFG) National Conference tomorrow in D.C! Come join us for a breakout session, "Fundraising from a Multi-Faceted Membership."https://associationfoundationgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-AFG-Conference-Program.pdf
Members of the AMA Foundation fundraising team will attend the Association Foundation Group (AFG) conference next week in D.C., and share some of our key learnings about the future of fundraising within our unique association foundation sector. We hope to see you there!
Hey fellow fundraisers, come join me for drinks tonight at McCormick and Schmick's on K street in DC at 5:30pm.