Other community events for fundraising professionals

There are so many great organizations in our community that offer fantastic training opportunities for nonprofit and fundraising professionals. Here are some that might interest you. If you'd like to let us know about an event, please email us and we'll consider sharing it here. Thanks!  

January 26-27, 2017 - AFP SOUTH SOUTH SOUND TWO-DAY CFRE REVIEW COURSE- Only 30 Seats Available!

Are you planning to take the CFRE Exam?

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Examination enables fundraising professionals to demonstrate mastery of nine core knowledge areas related to fundraising practice. With CFRE behind your name, employers, peers and the philanthropic community know that you have satisfied in full the requirements of being one of the top fundraisers in the world. Adequate preparation for the CFRE Exam demands more than just fundraising knowledge, it requires an understanding of the concepts and methods used in the creation of the exam. The course will be taught by South Sound’s top CFREs/ACFREs with decades of experience.

INSTRUCTORS: Jan BrazzellLyman GiffordJames Greenfield

February 15, 2017 - PRSA Gives Back to Nonprofits: FREE PR/Marketing Counseling for Nonprofits 
8:00 am - 10:30 am
415 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Presented by the PRSA Association of Puget Sound 

Learn more about communicating with your audiences in FREE one-on-one consultations with Puget Sound public relations and marketing professionals. In small groups you will discuss your nonprofit's specific communications questions and potential solutions with public relations and marketing professionals, and walk away with actionable suggestions.

Program includes:

• How to find an intern and how interns can help your PR and marketing efforts
• One-on-one PR/marketing counseling
• Networking with other local nonprofits
• Free coffee, pastries, and fruit
You will have the opportunity to ask specific questions before the program, so the public relations professionals can know about and prepare for your topics.

Register Online Now! 

Questions? Contact Joshua Holland or call 206.659.8038
and for more information: PRSA Gives Back to Nonprofits

February 23 and 24, 2017 - AFP South Sound's Upcoming Program: "Board Whisperer" Simone Joyaux Comes to Tacoma

Thursday, February 23, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Maximize the Effectiveness of Nonprofit Board Meetings & Members for GREAT Governance 

Friday, February 24, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
What Development Professionals Can Do to Create an Effective Fundraising Board

Don't miss this chance to learn from Simone and start fixing - or fine tuning - your board this February. 

For more information and to register - February 23 or February 24

March 7, 2017 - Campion Foundation hosts a free Webinar - "Put Your Voice Where Your Mission Is"

Tuesday, March 7
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Join them for a digital learning event to hear from nonprofit leaders about how to begin positioning your organization for advocacy success by engaging your board, aligning your staff, and leveraging coalitions.

Read here for more information

March 24-25 | Seattle Center

Citizen University National Conference 2017
Reckoning and Repair in America

We face deep divisions across the country. Now more than ever we the people have to step up: to reckon with injustice across ideological divides and to repair our frayed social fabric. The Citizen Univeristy annual national conference is like no other civic gathering in America. Join hundreds of change-makers, activists, and catalysts to learn about power, deepen your networks, and recharge your sense of purpose.

Speakers this year include:
Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Harvard Law professor
Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and undocumented activist
Jim Wallis, president and founder of Sojourners
Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of NPR’s Latino USA
Brittany Packnett, national Teach for America leader and cofounder of Campaign Zero
Matthew Dowd, political strategist and founder of ListenToUS
Heather McGhee, president of Demos
Bob Woodson, founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
• …and many more!

Citizen University 2017 National Conference is sold out. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Laurette Hanna.

April 8 and 9, 2017 - AFP Vancouver Island  - Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising program and the First Course in Fundraising and is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. 

For more information and to register.

April 19 - Washington Nonprofits: 4th Annual Central Washington Conference for Greater Good (Yakima) 

Strong Nonprofits Delivering on Their Mission
8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Yakima Convention Center 

Learn more about the conference here