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Educational Programs

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

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AFG Dialed-In is a NEW educational series of one-hour webinars you can access from your phone, from anywhere.  AFG Dialed-In programs will be held on the third Wednesday of each month and are complimentary to AFG members. Each month we’ll discuss relevant fundraising strategies, best practices, and tips that you can act on as soon as you hang up the phone! Emails will go out each month with the topic, leader, and dial-in instructions. So be on the lookout for this great new resource.

AFG Dialed-In Webinars

AFG member benefits include monthly webinars (each worth one CAE credit) 

Special thanks to AFG Webinar Sponsor: The Stelter Company 

  • Date: Wednesday May, 15, 2024 
    Time: 1 pm ET
    Topic: “Motivating Volunteers for Donor Cultivation and Association Foundations”
    Speaker: Kevin Whorton, President, Whorton Research

     

Building upon findings from two ASAE Research Foundation studies, “Effective Holistic Approach to Association Volunteer Management,” and “Achieving Mutually Beneficial Volunteer Relationships,” this webinar will equip association fundraisers to motivate their volunteers to all-new heights. Join AFG to learn how you can design, implement, and operate effective volunteer management practices that reinforce your revenue development goals in the short- and long-term.

 

Key learning questions:

  1. What are the strengths and weaknesses of association systems for identifying, recruiting, and managing their “volunteer workforce”?

  2. What is the opportunity cost of not addressing your system’s weaknesses or leveraging your potential strengths?

  3. How can you do to improve your association and foundation volunteer systems?

 

CAE Domain 5: Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management – Volunteer Management

 

Join us for the monthly AFG webinar – a free member benefit! Thank you to AFG’s Dialed-In Webinar Sponsor, The Stelter Company.

 

Speaker: Kevin Whorton, President, Whorton Research

Kevin has worked with 450 charitable organizations and associations, having conducted more than 600 quantitative and qualitative research projects for nonprofit clients. As former head of a $65 million annual fundraising program at CRS and former chair of the DMA Nonprofit Federation, he brings a mix of theoretical research and applied fundraising experience to the topic. Kevin is an active ASAE and CalSAE member and leader for the ASAE Component Relations and Volunteer Management Council (CRVM). His consulting firm provides strategic and operational research, and advises organizations on internal structure, process, and audience management issues.

 

Moderator: Robert A. Vitas, PhD, CAE, CFRE, Executive Director, American Academy of Periodontology Foundation

Bob Vitas has worked in nonprofits and foundations most of his professional life, including directing Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Vitas has served on several nonprofit boards. Among other volunteer roles with the Association Forum of Chicagoland's, he co-chaired the Foundation & Development Shared Interest Group, and now serves on the CAE Working Group. Dr. Vitas earned his PhD in political science at Loyola University of Chicago and has published extensively. He served as an enlisted man and commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.
 

AFG Members: Free REGISTER NOW: May Webinar 2024


Non AFG Member: $15  (Purchase below) Non-AFG Members must purchase individual webinar sessions prior to being granted access to the scheduled event. If you do not receive your direct payment link, please contact: info@associationfoundationgroup.org. Once you have completed your purchase you will be sent a registration link for this month’s webinar. 

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  • Date: Wednesday,  July 17, 2024
    Time: 1 pm ET 
    Topic: “The New Rules for Association Revenue with PAR”
    Speaker: Sean Soth, Founder & Leadership Advisory Board Chair, Professionals for Association Revenue

AFG and the Professionals for Association Revenue (PAR) present the latest intelligence on non-dues revenue. For your association or foundation to grow its revenue, requirements include involved leadership, efficient operations and innovation supported by business development. Join AFG to learn about PAR’s most recent benchmarking, which underscores the roles that people, purpose, perspective, performance, and principles play in income growth.

 

The key learning objective for this program is to identify the competencies and support associations need to develop and deliver sustainable non-dues revenue programs.

 

CAE Domain 5: Business Development – Programs, Products, Services, and Non-dues Revenue

 

Join us for the monthly AFG webinar – a free member benefit! Thank you to AFG’s Dialed-In Webinar Sponsor, The Stelter Company.

 

Speaker: Sean Soth, Founder & Leadership Advisory Board Chair, Professionals for Association Revenue

With a career centered on association development, Sean has deep experience with the importance of great business relationships. Leading association teams in healthcare, education, legal, tech, engineering and consumer audiences has been a great privilege. In June 2019, Sean helped launch Professionals for Association Revenue to help association teams improve the culture and impact around business development and the bottom line.

 

Co-Panelist: Rita Nabhan, Director of Membership, PAR

With a background in consulting experience, Rita brings a special spark to member communications and connections. Rita sees projects, identifies gaps and takes action. She is PAR’s project powerhouse, engaging members and clients, while thinking about what best serves their needs.

 

Co-Panelist: Jen Smith, Executive Program Director, PAR

With a deep background in association media, Jen provides a unique approach to the programs that PAR has ahead, highlighting strategy and association performance. Jen's extensive experience in association leadership, revenue generation strategies and community building at associations like AM&P, ATD and ABA make her a valuable addition to PAR. Her strategic thinking and ability to implement successful programs have made a significant impact.
 

AFG Members: Free REGISTER NOW July Webinar 2024
 

Non AFG Member: $15  (Purchase below) Non-AFG Members must purchase individual webinar sessions prior to being granted access to the scheduled event. If you do not receive your direct payment link, please contact: info@associationfoundationgroup.org. Once you have completed your purchase you will be sent a registration link for this month’s webinar. 

AFG National Edge Conference

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This fast-paced, one-day conference is where association fundraising and foundation professionals unite, renew their commitment to lifelong learning, and strengthen the influence of the association community. Join us to learn about and discuss the unique issues related to association fundraisers and foundation professionals.

AFG Edge Conference on Wednesday June 12, 2024 from 10am to 4pm at the American College of Cardiology (2400 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20037)

 

AFG is the premier source of information, innovations, and development for the community of association foundations and fundraisers. The 2024 AFG Edge Conference is a special opportunity for you to network with top fundraisers and executives from professional and trade groups from all business sectors in the nation.

The Edge Conference will dive into emerging trends and pressing problems that affect the foundations of associations, providing fresh viewpoints and exchanging knowledge, best practices, and solutions.

Only AFG is designed specifically for people like you and me who serve as fundraisers for associations and association foundations.

 

Register for EDGE Conference

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