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Please join us to celebrate philanthropy and those who make a difference in our community!

Awards will be presented for:

  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional.
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation.
  • Outstanding Philanthropist.
  • Outstanding Civic or Service Organization.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.

 

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Aug 28 - Grants Training in Springfield, IL - October 27-28, 2014
The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Springfield, October 27-28, 2014. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. ... more >
Aug 25 - Donor Relations Coordinator
Central Illinois Foodbank is expanding its development efforts. We are seeking a Donor Relations Coordinator to implement fundraising activities to ensure adequate resources to meet the growing needs of the Foodbank. Qualified candidates will be open-minded, mission-driven, and willing to accept challenges while working as part of a team. ... more >
Aug 12 - MANAGER, FUNDRAISING AND SPECIAL EVENTS
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) seeks a Manager, Fundraising and Special Events for the Greater Illinois Area. ... more >
Jul 24 - Executive Director
The Executive Director will plan, organize, and execute the business of the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation under the direction of the ICAF Board of Directors. This is a non-profit organization with current assets over $1.7 million. ... more >
Jul 24 - Development Officer/Fund-raiser
The Development Officer/Fundraiser is critical to the overall mission of the Illinois State Historical Society. The DO/F will work closely with the ISHS President and with the Executive Director to map out strategies to achieve the long-term financial stability of the organization. ... more >
Aug 28 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >