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September 11, 2017 Luncheon

11:45am - 1pm

Get Ready for #GivingTuesday

Registration is now open for the AFP September Luncheon.

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

About the program:

#GivingTuesday has grown into an international fundraising movement, raising more than $168 million dollars online from hundreds of thousands of donors who gave more than 1.5 million gifts in 2016.

This year is likely to be even bigger.

As a nonprofit, you do not want to miss this fundraising opportunity, but you also want to
launch a #GivingTuesday campaign that will impress your donors and supporters.

Do you have…
…an online ambassador core ready to boost your fundraising message?
…technology ready for a high traffic event?
…an effective video strategy that fits your budget?

During our September 11 luncheon, Groundwork Digital will cover the basics your organization needs to have your best possible #GivingTuesday – especially for those organizations on a tight budget.
About the speaker:

Justin Ware – Co-Founder and President, Groundwork Digital

A thought-leader in the non-profit sector, Justin is a fundraising and content marketing expert. Justin’s work spans non-profits, higher education, and media. In 2009, Justin was the executive producer on one of the first ever YouTube videos to win an Emmy. The “Science of Watchmen” video has been viewed nearly 2 million times and was also nominated for a Webby. Justin began his career in television before joining the University of Minnesota and then Bentz Whaley Flessner. After this, Justin worked at Ruffalo Noel Levitz leading digital fundraising strategy as well as product management for Annual Giving. Justin has spoken at numerous conferences, and led consulting engagements for universities and non-profits across the country. In his spare time, Justin can be found rooting for the Minnesota Vikings and Gophers, skiing, hiking with his dog, and enjoying family time with his wife and two children.

Join us Monday, September 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 September luncheon will close at noon on September 5 so RSVP today!


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