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New! Check out the following Scholarship opportunities for Membership, Alaska Philanthropy Day and those travelling from Rural Alaska to National Philanthropy Day! Learn more at our Scholarship page here.



Register now for Alaska Philanthropy Day conference!

Friday, November 17 @ Dena'ina Center

Register here for full day conference (includes lunch)

Our Changing Philanthropic Landscape

Each year our Alaska Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrates National Philanthropy Day in two ways on the same day:

1.) Bringing our community together to recognize philanthropic leaders during our awards lunch. 

2.) A conference educating non-profit executives and development professionals who play a role in developing the resources of Alaska's non-profits.


Find more info about the day at the Philanthropy Day Page here


Conference Schedule:

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Annual Meeting Breakfast

9:15 am – 10:15 am: Opening Plenary: Changing Philanthropic Landscape by Martha H Schumacher

Noon – 1:00 pm: Awards Luncheon (included with your registration)

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Afternoon Session #1 (1hr 15min)

  • Track #1 - Building a Robust Cultivation Plan by Martha Schumacher
  • Track #2 - To be announced

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Afternoon Session #2 (1hr 15min)

  • Track #1 - Are You Listening? Improving Your Active Listening Skills by Martha Schumacher
  • Track #2 - To be announced

*Note you do NOT need to select a track when you register.


About Martha H Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF(AdvDip)

Schumacher, Martha This year the Alaska Chapter of AFP is happy to host Martha Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF(AdvDip) as our Keynote Speaker. Martha is the president of Hazen, Inc., providing effective fundraising solutions for non-profit organizations. She is an international philanthropic thought leader, consultant, author, speaker, coach and champion. Dedicated to unparalleled client service, Martha provides executive campaign counsel, and comprehensive major gifts strategy, training and coaching. Named Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals D.C. Chapter, Martha has been working with and within nonprofit organizations for 25 years. Martha lives with her husband Casey and two rescue dogs in Alexandria, VA. When she’s not traveling for business or pleasure, she enjoys hiking the Billy Goat Trail on the Potomac, taking in Washington’s vibrant culture, and breaking bread at wonderful “foodie” restaurants across the region.


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Announcing a Fundamental of Fundraising Course happening the two days before National Philanthropy Day conference! Come a few days early and get a solid foundation to the work you do everyday. Geared for those in the profession <5 years. 

Dates: Wed + Thu, 11/15-11/16 

Location: University of Alaska Foundation, 1815 Bragaw St, Anchorage, AK 99508

Click here for more info and to register now!


Thank you to this year's event sponsors!


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