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AFP Alabama Presents: Tips and Techniques for the Small Shop Non-Profit


Join us for a free panel discussion with some of our community’s leading experts in nonprofit management who will answer your questions about fundraising on Friday, September 26, 2014, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Junior League of Birmingham. Panelists include Margaret Ritchie, MPA, Executive Director of the Alabama Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Kimberly Richardson, President of Kimberly Richardson Consulting LLC, Joan Wright, Executive Director of Childcare Resources; Alane Larimer, CFRE, Principal at Larimer, Waldrop & Associates; and Robert Dewhurst, Ed.D. CFRE, CCNL, Vice President of Ministry Development of Alabama Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries.


The discussion will be helpful to organizations of any size. Please bring a bag lunch.


To register click here




Now accepting Chamberlain Scholarship Applications!


Ever want to attend an AFP International Conference but couldn't find the funding? Let AFP Alabama help you! Each year, our chapter selects one individual to receive the Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the cost of conference registration (minus a $10 processing fee).


The 2015 conference is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, Maryland March 29-31, 2015. All you have to do is fill out an application and turn it in to our Education Chair, Kristin Martin, at Questions? Call Kristin at (205) 802-6494.


Click here for the application. Deadline is Oct. 1.

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