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AFP Michiana’s Inaugural Philanthropic Institute


For most non-profits, passion and pride simply aren’t enough. Successful leadership takes the wisdom and experience that comes from active engagement with peers and respected professionals. That’s why the Michiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is conducting its inaugural Philanthropic Institute. Attendees are expected from throughout the region for an inspirational day of learning on topics including fund development, constituent engagement, marketing and communications and board leadership. Facilitating the event and presenting a powerful keynote address will be the amazing Joan Garry, non-profit industry consultant, blogger and author. Lively breakout sessions hosted by other thought leaders will be scheduled throughout the day.

joanPresenter and Keynote Speaker
non-profit industry consultant,
blogger and author
Early Registration: ends May 31
$195 members/$295 non-members

Regular Registration:
$250 members/$350 non-members
There is limited seating so register while space is still available!
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Marketing/Creative Services Sponsor: Spearhead/Villing
Digital Services Sponsor: Give Grove
Beverage Sponsor: Mendoza School of Business
Breakfast Sponsor: Kruggel Lawton CPA

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