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December 11, 2017 Luncheon

11:45am - 1pm

Roundtable Discussions

Registration is now open for the AFP December Luncheon.

Luncheon Location:
Plymouth Congregational Church, Waveland Room
4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa

About the program:

Back by popular demand, December’s luncheon will include table discussions around a variety of fundraising and management topics. This is a great chance to discuss both successes and struggles over the past year, so come prepared to share your own tips and tricks as well as learn new strategies to stay on top of your fundraising game!

Join us Monday, December 11, 2017 for our next AFP Chapter meeting.

We look forward to seeing you! And remember, as an AFP member, you may bring a guest annually FREE OF CHARGE to an AFP monthly lunch meeting.

NOTE: If you prefer to pay by check you will still need to complete the online registration and either send in payment or bring it to the meeting. Also, if you plan to bring a guest, you must do this manually by emailing AFP Chapter Administrator Suzanne Hull at

The online registration for the December luncheon will close at noon on December 5 so RSVP today!

Click here to register

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