Educational Program and Meeting Archives

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 8:30am - 10:00pm
Panera at Waterworks (Fox Chapel)
* Registration for Coffee Connections is closed. * Congratulations, you made it through the crazy end-of-year giving season! The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to regroup and refresh, ensuring your success in 2020 and beyond. What better way to kick off the new year than with an...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
fl.2 at The Fairmont
Registration for this event is closed.  
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00pm
FREE for AFP WPA Members        $10 for Non Members Join us for an informal discussion of all things planned giving. Shannon Christof, Director of Planned Giving at the University of Pittsburgh will give a brief overview of planned giving vehicles and strategies before opening...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Carnegie Mellon University
  * this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in 2020 *
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center (Washington, PA)
Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center 240 Wellness Way Washington, PA  15301  Please join us for a workshop where we will discuss the strategy to build a strong and purposeful network. As development professionals, we wear many hats and need to maximize our time out in the community....
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore
presented by Michelle Heck from NonProfit Talent Strategy and Tactics for Nonprofit Career Management There is a transfer of leadership happening in the sector.  People are on the move. So proves the search statistics of Nonprofit Talent.  The looming question is: how does one move...
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00pm
Panera at the Waterworks (Fox Chapel)
AFP Member Registration (FREE)     Non Member Registration ($10) Please get a beverage and a snack and meet us in the conference room to the right Presented by: Jacqueline S. Flanagan, CFRE Executive Director Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore
Approved for 1.5 CFRE credits * Registration for this event is now closed.  Please contact if you have any questions. * AFP Webinar: Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action Followed by discussion moderated by Ken Elliott, AFPWPA IDEA Chair Understanding and...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore
High Performing Teams are more than just a group of people working together.  Learn how to create a High Performing Fundraising Team for your own organization by learning the traits and characteristics of such a team from two senior-level fundraisers who have worked on a variety of teams....
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore
Approved for 1.5 CFRE credits AFP’s Code of Ethical Principles is both eloquent and essential.  But translating those principles into every day practice or decisions is not always clear cut and there are consequences.  From headline-grabbing controversies to seemingly simple matters...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Laughlin Children’s Center in Sewickley
          FREE for AFP Members    Guest Registration ($10) Coffee Connections with Kate Schandler, an Independent Database Administrator This Coffee Connection will be a chance to discuss your specific database. The conversation will begin with an...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2019 PITTSBURGH MARRIOTT CITY CENTER The Emerging Philanthropy Conference is the Pittsburgh regions premier conference for fundraisers and allied professionals.  The conference is organized by the Western PA Chapter Association of Fundraising Professionals ...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 8:30am - 9:45am
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
     We will chat through maximizing support through simple online fundraising strategies. Topics covered will include website tips, donation form best practices, email foundations and social media how to. This discussion will be all about how to digitally meet your...
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 8:00am - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:00pm
    Join us March 31-April 2, 2019, for the world's largest conference for professional fundraisers. AFP's International Fundraising Conference is now simply AFP ICON 2019, but we're still offering you 3 unforgettable days of education and networking with thousands of...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am
JDRF Western PA Chapter Offices (in the Clark Bar Building behind PNC Park
          FREE for AFP Members    Guest Registration ($10) Come prepared to share and engage in: Fundraising expectations in higher education and the nonprofit sector: overall similarities, differences, challenges, opportunities, culture, and...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:30am - 11:30pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore
Breakfast and Snacks are included Approved for 3 CFRE credits Working in a nonprofit often means that your job responsibilities are not limited to fundraising OR marketing... more often it means that your role includes both. Join us to learn more about building a robust marketing plan to...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore
Lunch is included with this session   AFP Member Registration ($25)     Guest Registration ($35) This program will focus on the following: Importance of good data Importance of staff “ownership” of the data, focusing on staff education and use In house...
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:30am - 9:30am
Literacy Pittsburgh
    Are you ready to break up with your special events? Is the event romance gone?   Join us for a presentation and round table discussion on building successful committees, budgeting that works and trends to help you fall in love with your special events again. Please...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
CoLab 18 at Nova Place on the North Shore
Are your calls and e-mails to your funder going unreturned? In this session, you’ll learn strategies to build, maintain and leverage strong funder relationships, and immediate action steps. I’ve found over the course of my career that funders want to be engaged and invited to...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:15am - 9:15am
Panera at Waterworks (Fox Chapel)
    Start off the new year with a brainstorming and sharing session with your peers from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Join this facilitated discussion of ideas and strategies from the past year – ones that works, ones that didn’t and ideas to test in...