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Programs & Events

Because our chapter represents a large geographic area, area groups meet regularly for continuing education and networking in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. In addition to those meetings, we offer continuing education during an annual conference at the National Philanthropy Day celebration and at other periodic trainings throughout the state.


SD AFP Thanks Our 2015-2016 Annual Sponsors

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View all of our upcoming programs on the Event Calendar or click on a title from the list below.  Register for a program by clicking on the name of the event.

2016 Programs

January 19: Sioux Falls: "Capital Campaigns: taking care of the little details so others see the bigger picture"

January 20: Rapid City: "Strategies for Developing a Successful Marketing Campaign"

February 16: Sioux Falls: "Building a Culture for Millennials: The Secret Sauce (HINT: It's Not Money)"

February 17: Rapid City: "Fundamentals of Grant Writing"

March 15: Sioux Falls: "Breaking Bad: Habits Leading to Breakthrough Fundraising "

March 16: Rapid City: "Maintaining Public Trust – Ethical Considerations in Fundraising"

April 19: Fundraising 101: Full day training for new professionals in Sioux Falls

April 20: Rapid City Networking Social: “Uncorked”

May 9-11: Mid-America Fundraising Conference in Omaha, NE

May 17: Sioux Falls: Networking Luncheon

May 18: Rapid City: "Strategic Planning for Non Profits"

June 15: Rapid City: "Fundraising – The Basics"

June 21: Sioux Falls: Philanthropic Donor Panel       

July 19: Sioux Falls: "How to Make an Ask"

July 20: Rapid City: "Developing a Successful Annual Campaign"

August 16: Sioux Falls Monthly Meeting

September 20: Sioux Falls: "Storytelling"

September 21: Rapid City: "A Look at AFP and A Personal Passion for Storytelling"

October 3-4: National Philanthropy Day in Sioux Falls

November 15: Sioux Falls Monthly Meeting

November 16: Rapid City Monthly Meeting

December 1: Sioux Falls: Members Holiday Mixer


2015 Programs

January 20: "Top 10 Grant Tips" 

January 21: Panel Discussion: "Oh, no. You didn’t! Mistakes Nonprofits Make"

February 17: "The Campaign: Strategies Before, During & After"

February 18:  Rapid City Roundtable Discussion: Burnout "Survivor"

March 17: Sioux Falls: "Creating Balance in Board Expectations"

March 18: Rapid City: "Building Mission Partnerships"

April 15: Rapid City Networking Event: "Speakin’ Easy at The Speakeasy"

April 21: Sioux Falls: "Courting High Net Worth Donors" 

May 19: Sioux Falls: Major Gifts Networking Lunch at All Day Cafe

May 20: Rapid City: "Managing a Development Department with Limited Resources and Staff"

June 16: Sioux Falls: "How to Write a Fabulous Case for Support" Webinar & Discussion 

June 17: Rapid City: "South Dakota Nonprofit Corporations Act and 2015-2016 Western SD AFP Program Forum"

July 15: Rapid City: "How to Avoid the IRS"

July 21: Sioux Falls: "Understanding the Revised South Dakota Nonprofit Act"

August 18: Sioux Falls: "Strategies for Your Annual Fund"

September 15: Sioux Falls: "What’s Hot and What’s Not in Direct Mail Fundraising" 

September 16: Rapid City: "Planned Giving Strategies for Impactful Gifts"

October 5-6: National Philanthropy Day in Rapid City

November 17: Sioux Falls: "Ethics: First Step in Successful Fundraising"

November 18: Rapid City: "Thanks-giving – Donor Cultivation and Stewardship"

December 3: Holiday Members Mixer in Sioux Falls


2014 Programs

June 17: "Effectively using volunteers to raise money and are you helping or hurting that?"

June 18: "Writing Your Future" Grant Writing Conference

July 15: Panel Discussion "SD Ad Federation Members"

August 19: Networking Event in Sioux Falls

August 20: Networking Event in Rapid City

September 16: "Fundraising: The Nuts & Bolts"

September 17: Panel Discussion "Black Hills Philanthropy Study"

October 14 & 15: National Philanthropy Day

November 18: "Significance of Requested Attachments for Grants to Funders"

November 19: "Cultivating Donor Relationships"

December 4: Members Only Holiday Reception in Sioux Falls

December 17: Holiday So-Ho-Ho-Ho-cial in Rapid City