Educate, Celebrate and Advocate

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It’s been back to school season at my house. Buying supplies, adjusting schedules, getting sara_leonard_webfriendly-5a driver’s license (wow!). What’s the season been in your life? For AFP, I’m going to call this our “ATE” season. What does that mean? It’s time to Educate, Celebrate and Advocate with the AFP Suncoast Chapter.

Educate: next week is our annual Planned Giving Symposium. There’s still time to register (but not a lot of time, so click here now: https://www.afpsuncoast.org/event-2836428). Our focus this year is on reaching diverse communities. Every organization can benefit from reaching out to new groups. Here’s your chance to learn how.

Celebrate: In November, we will join the celebration of National Philanthropy Day. Our celebration will be a luncheon on November 14. Now is the time to register for sponsorships, tables and individual tickets. Click here for the details:  https://www.afpsuncoast.org/National-Philanthropy-Day

Advocate: Our September monthly education meeting will focus on ethics. You, my fundraising professional, are the advocate for ethical fundraising in your organization. But you are not alone. Our chapter and our international organization, are here to stand with you. Join us September 18th to dig deeper (and have some fun). Click here for more info: https://www.afpsuncoast.org/event-2950420

Relax: So this one doesn’t rhyme with the others but sometimes we just need to relax and enjoy the company of our peers. We’re doing just that September 20 at Florida CraftArt. Join us to nibble, sip and, if you’re up for it, take the guided mural tour with us. Click here to register: https://www.afpsuncoast.org/event-2899409

Whatever the season is in your personal and professional life, AFP Suncoast is here for you. See you soon!

Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE
2017/2018 President – AFP Suncoast Chapter
Sara Leonard Group
www.SaraLeonardGroup.com
(813) 310-2364

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