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Event FAQ's

General Questions

Who attends AFP Western MD Chapter events?
Fundraisers, Executive Directors/ CEOs, board members, and those interested in furthering the mission of their organization through fundraising efforts.

When and where are the events?

AFP Talks:
2018 dates-January 10, May 9, July 11, October 10
Mount St. Mary’s Frederick Campus
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Book Clubs:
2018 Dates- March 6, May 1, August 7, December 4
Vini Culture
20 N. Market ST.
Frederick, MD 21701

Discovery Groups:
2018 Dates
Carroll County-March 13, May 8, August 14, October 9
Frederick County- March 8, May 10, August 9, October 11
Washington County- March 13, May 8, August 14, October 9 
Discovery Group’s take place because of the generosity of our members who host at their organization. Please refer to [link] for location information.
Flagship Program (One day seminar):
April 24, 2018
The Major Gifts Challenge with Amy Eisenstein
The Claggett Center
3035 Buckeystown Pike
Adamstown, MD 21710
Morning Programs:
2018 Dates: February 21, June 19, and September 18
Hampton Inn Frederick
5311 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

National Philanthropy Day (NPD):
November 15, 2018
Catoctin Hall at Musket Ridge Golf Course
Myersville, MD
Why should I attend?
As an attendee of an AFP Western MD Chapter you are provided with the latest information on fundraising trends and best practices, networking opportunities, educational seminars, and social functions. Many of these programs are applicable towards continuing education hours. 

Food and Beverage Options?

  • Morning programs serve breakfast, which typically includes coffee, tea, water, fruit, bread/pastry items, eggs, and breakfast meat.
  • Discovery Groups typically offer bread/pastry item and coffee, water
  • Flagship programs serve breakfast and lunch. Please email if you have any dietary restrictions/needs at least one week in advance so that we may accommodate. Beverages are offered throughout the day.
  • NPD serves lunch. Please email if you have any dietary restrictions/needs at least one week in advance so that we may accommodate.

Registration 101

What are the different registration options?
All of AFP Western MD Chapter’s events offer registration to accommodate for planning purposes.

Early Registration Rate
The early registration rate is offered for the flagship program. See here for deadlines
Member vs. Nonmember Rate
Registrations requiring payment are offered at two rates-member and non-member. AFPWMD is proud to offer a discount for our members to attend. Memberships belong to individuals, not organizations and are obtained through AFP International, not AFPWMD.

How and when do I register?
You may register online in the months before the event or through Constant Contact emails you receive. Events must be paid for in advance.
How much does it cost to attend?
Event prices are based on membership status and registration type. Discovery Groups and Book Clubs are free. Please review the specific event registration for listed prices. 

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
Yes, once you have registered and paid for your event (if payment is required), you will receive a confirmation.

Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the meeting?
You are not required to bring confirmation information to events.

Professional Development

Can I earn education points at the events?
You can earn certified fund raising executive (CFRE) points at most of our events. For more information, contact Teresa Witt, CFRE

Will there be a chance to network with my peers?
YES!!!! All of AFP Western Maryland Chapter’s events provide time to network and meet peers. These are opportunities you cannot miss and something you can expect at every event.