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April 12, 2017

A+ Speaker Presentation

"Donor Relations the Disney Way"

Presented by

Wayne Olson

Northern Trust
755 Beachland Blvd • Vero Beach

8:30 am – 9:00 am  Networking Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:30 am  Presentation

$30 AFP Members • $50 Non-Members

About the Presentation
What if Walt Disney were the CEO of your nonprofit? What would you do differently? How much more money would you raise? This session looks at the successes of Walt Disney and how we can apply his philosophy, his creativity and his approach to personal relations to our fundraising. We’ll also look at some contemporary examples of companies that are doing it rightly, and we’ll have some fun as we learn ways of being more like Walt.

This program is perfect for fundraising professionals, board members and anyone who is involved in customer relations.

About the Presenter
Wayne is the president and owner of Wayne Olson Consulting LLC where he advises charities on fundraising, capital campaigns and planned giving.  He also advises for-profit corporations on motivation, sales, leadership and employee morale. He provides training through seminars, retreats, and ongoing consultation.  He is the author of three books, including his newest The Disney Difference, which shows nonprofits and for-profit corporations how to apply Disney-like principles to improve their organizations.

An internationally-known speaker and trainer, Wayne speaks regularly at the annual AFP International Conferences, and has been the keynote speaker at numerous national and international conferences. He also teaches courses at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on customer relations and fundraising.

Wayne earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.

Questions?  Please contact Peggy Gibbs


June 25, 2017  - June 27, 2017

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2017 National Philanthropy Day Celebration

November 15, 2017
Vero Beach Museum of Art

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Watch the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Celebration

National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients Announced

On November 9, Indian River County's National Philanthropy Day Award recipients were announced during a dinner program held at Oak Harbor.  Click here to read more about this year's recipients listed below.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Owen Leyda

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Marta Schneider

Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist
REALTORS® Association of Indian River County

Unsung Hero
Donald Poust

Outstanding Individual Philanthropist
Joyce Steggles

2016 President's Award
Alma Lee Loy

At the 2016 Annual Meeting held on December 5, 2016, the following were elected to the
2017 Board of Directors:

President Monique Walker, CFRE
President-Elect Peggy Gibbs, CFRE
Vice President/NPD                Judith Lemoncelli, CFRE
Secretary Shannon Bowman
Treasurer Camille Yates
Past President Stephen Higgins, CFRE
Director Kerry Bartlett, CFRE
Director Liz Bruner
Director Russ Isaac
Director Katha Kissman
Director Michele Peters
Director Jessica Schmitt
Director Camilla Wainright


Sept. 15 Updated Membership Directory Now Available!

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If you are planning on working toward your CFRE and have any questions regarding the process or exam, please contact any of the chapter's twelve CFREs listed below who will be more than happy to advise you:

Kerry Bartlett, CFRE
Ginny Blossom, CFRE
Peggy Gibbs, CFRE
Stephen Higgins, CFRE
Richard Johnson, CFRE
Dolores Korf, CFRE
Kathleen Kowanic, CFRE
Judith Lemoncelli, CFRE
Lenora Ritchie, CFRE
Beverly Sanders, CFRE
Beverly Smith, CFRE
Monique Walker, CFRE

CFRE Application Summary and Information.


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