Mark Your Calendars! The 2017 AFP Leadership Academy will be in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 12-14, 2017.
Details will be posted late Spring 2017.

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2016 AFP Leadership Academy Program

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2016 Leadership Academy Orientation Webinar

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CFRE Tracker


AFP Chapter Presidents Council 2017 Board Nominations


Become a Trusted Leader Parts 1 & 2 (Dr. B.J. Bischoff)

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Download Self Assessment
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Chapter Administrator Meeting

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Chapter Management 101

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Membership Categories
Log-in Cheat Sheet
Chapter Management and Resources Guide
Chapter Accord Compliance Policy
Chapter Accord Checklist
AFP Key Contacts

Chapter Management 201

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Successful Organizational Leadership Through Adaptive Capacity (Lyman Gifford)

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From Intention to Impact: Mission-aligned Strategic Thinking and Leadership (Denise McNerney, M.A.)

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Portland, Oregon - Here We Come!

In its tenth year, the 2016 AFP Leadership Academy is a two and a half day event featuring advanced leadership development opportunities and AFP chapter management training, designed to enrich your career. There are an abundance of networking experiences available giving you the opportunity to share best practices with your colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland, Oregon in October!

Online registration is now closed. The onsite registration desk will be available in the The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower on Thursday, October 20, starting at 7:30 AM, and on Friday and Saturday starting at 8:00 AM.

Schedule at a Glance

(Schedule subject to change)

Thurs, October 20, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Thursday’s sessions are only for current and future AFP chapter leaders.

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Chapter Management Sessions
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Like Size Chapter Meetings
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Chapter Presidents Council Meeting
Chapter Administrator Meeting
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Networking Reception

Fri, October 21, 2016

8:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Bill Toliver: “The Future of Fundraising”
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Leadership Sessions (Breakout 1)
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Leadership Sessions (Breakout 2)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Leadership Sessions (Breakout 3)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Leadership Development in the Fundraising Profession
Chapter Administrator Meeting

Sat, October 22, 2016

8:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
AFP Vision & the Next Generation of Fundraisers
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
AFP Vision and the Future of Fundraising
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Closing Plenary - Max Williams: “The Power of Philanthropy”
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Closing Comments: AFP Chair Pat Feeley
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Portland is a beautiful city with activities and attractions to keep AFP 2016 Leadership Academy attendees energized! Our friends at Travel Portland have provided great information about the city

The AFP 2016 Leadership Academy will take place at The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, the largest hotel in the state and located in the heart of the downtown Portland. This location makes it easy to experience all this vibrant city has to offer.


AFP would like to acknowledge the following Sponsors for the 2016 AFP Leadership Academy.

Presenting Sponsor

Abilia Logo

Supporting Sponsor


AFP thanks the following chapters and individuals for their generous donations supporting the 2016 Leadership Academy.

AFP AK, Alaska Chapter
AFP NJ, New Jersey Chapter
AFP OH, Central Chapter
AFP OR, Oregon & SW Washington Chapter
Hazen Inc.
PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation
Stetwin Consulting
The Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Helen B. Arnold, CFRE
Lisa M. Blackwelder, IOM
Brian J. Bonde, ACFRE
Bob Carter, CFRE
Catherine Connolly, CFRE
Patrick J. Feeley, CFRE, MBA
Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE
Jason Lee, JD
Timothy D. Logan, CFRE, ACFRE, FAHP
Jaye Lopez Van Soest, CFRE, and Hon. Anne Van Soest
Valerie Mardle
Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE