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Did you know members receive a discount to AFP’s annual fundraising conference? Members can save up to $300 on conference registration. Click here to print the coupon. The 2017 AFP International Fundraising Conference will be held in San Francisco, CA on April 30-May 2, 2017.  You can go to for more information.



Did you know that AFP members have exclusive access to the AFP Ethics Assessment Inventory Tool?  The self-assessment tool is available for members to test their ethics in the fundraising field. Visit the AFP homepage for more information. 

Please see the discount coupon for the AFP anniversary in June.  This coupon is for $50.00 off the Professional or Associate membership categories dues of $250.00 and is applicable to new members only.  Members will be able to join online and enter the discount code of JUNE16 to receive the reduced dues.  Members will also be able to mail in the coupon with the membership application.  The coupon expires June 30 2016 so please feel free to share this coupon now.

Ann Wolf, Central Iowa AFP Membership Chair

Each year AFP offers a $50 discount off a new Professional or Associate member in honor of National Philanthropy Day®.  This coupon is good from now until November 30, 2016.  New members can use it by mailing it in or by joining online and inserting the discount code NPD2016.

Ann Wolf, Central Iowa AFP Membership Chair



December 12, 2016 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

Topic: Roundtable Discussions
Table discussions to include productivity hacks, work + life balance tips, hot topics in fundraising, and more. 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 12, 2016 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 midnight on December 7th so RSVP today!


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