August 12th – Michael’s on East
Sarasota, FL- July 29, 2014: The Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter (AFP SWFL) is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for not-for-profit executive directors, board members, and fundraising professionals to network with our area’s Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) on August 12th beginning at 11:30 am at Michael’s on East, Sarasota. An extended training session is being offered from 1:00-3:00 pm to all professionals interested in joining the 5000+ CFREs worldwide in achieving the highest standard of certification in the fundraising profession.
Janet Ginn, CFRE, Senior Vice President of Development and Donor Relations at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, will be leading this special CFRE networking and training session. Mrs. Ginn has spent more than 25 years assisting nonprofit organizations with fundraising and operational management functions. She has raised philanthropic dollars in 32 countries and the 50 United States. As a nonprofit executive with a history of successfully delivering sustainable financial, operational and policy gains for various organizations, Mrs. Ginn is enthusiastic and committed to the philanthropic arena. She is dedicated to building lasting relationships and has a deep desire to work with organizations that truly make a difference in the lives of others. She is best known for her educational seminars for donors, professional fundraisers, advisors and global partnerships.
Mrs. Ginn is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow. She currently is on the board of the Southwest Florida AFP Chapter (Program Chair) and the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch, Florida. She has served on the boards of CFRE International (Vice Chair, CFRE Exam Committee Chair, CFRE Subject Matter Expert and Interim CFRE President and CEO. ), Rotary Foundation Club 99 (Strategic Chair), and as President of the Arkansas Chapter of Charitable Gift Planning—PPP.
Event Information: The luncheon will be held at Michael’s On East (1212 East Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239) from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The extended training session will begin at 1:15 pm and end at 3 pm. The cost is $26 for members and $36 for guests. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afp-august-12-luncheon-tickets-12293896375.Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. For more information or with questions, please contact Kim Noyes, Chapter Administrator at 941-921-5410 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About AFP: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the trade association for fund development professionals and executive officers serving non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in all industries worldwide. The Southwest Florida (SWFL) Chapter of AFP supports fundraising professionals in Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto counties in effectively advancing the mission of nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida. Since 2007, AFP SWFL has earned the distinction of “10 Star Chapter,” an AFP International award that recognizes commitment to excellence in programming and service to its members. Our chapter boasts more than 150 development professionals and executive directors who participate in our monthly networking luncheons and various other training opportunities that center on the practice of ethical fundraising. For more information, visit www.afpswfl.org or call 941-921-5410.
About CFRE International: Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent nonprofit organization whose sole mission is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals. CFRE International certifies experienced fundraising professionals aspiring to the highest standards of ethics, competence and service to the philanthropic sector. The vision of this dynamic organization is a world where philanthropy is practiced in an environment of trust, respect and accountability. CFRE International’s values are the principles that guide the daily work of its members—how they interact with each other and those they serve. For more information, visit http://www.cfre.org/.