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The AFP Aloha Chapter seeks proposals for educational programs for its 2017 program year.
Program topics should appeal to fund development professionals, executive directors and CEOs, board members and volunteers.
Topics range from the science of fundraising strategies to leadership skills, current events affecting the field, the use of technology and other areas of interest to our membership. Apply Now!
What a Wonderful 2016!
S. Sanae Tokumura, ACFRE, APR
As we close the door on 2016, I thank you for your commitment to the ideals of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and for your support of your local AFP chapter. It is a privilege to work with you and to serve as your president. The Aloha Chapter board and I look forward to the coming year with great anticipation. 2016 was a banner year in many respects. We remained steady in our membership, and have experienced great success in our non-dues revenue areas.
Thanks to strong leadership of our 25th Annual National Philanthropy Day event with Angie Britten and Michelle Morihara as co-chairs, and strong fundraising leadership for that event from NPD Sponsorship Chair Mike Robinson, we have finished this year in excellent financial position. In addition, Janice Knapp, CFRE this year has laid the foundation for unrestricted giving to Aloha Chapter with her strategic efforts as chair of the Resource Development Committee, assisted by Darcie Yukimura, Kauai board member.
Be the Cause, AFP's annual campaign, was ably chaired this year by President-Elect Cathy Alsup, CFRE. Aloha Chapter will receive 25 percent of all funds raised this year through this effort. If you haven't made your annual gift yet, please go to: https://afp.ebiz.uapps.net/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabId=231 today!
Many consider the education aspect of AFP the heart of this organization. Our deep thanks have been expressed to Professional Advancement and Mentorship Committee Chair Kerri Van Duyne as she steps off the board to focus on her capital campaign at the YMCA of Honolulu. Kerri has assured us that she will remain as chair of the committee's Subcommittee on Mentorship.
Also leaving our board at the end of the year are John Keene, CFRE, after many years of steady leadership; Cara Mazzei who has taken on a new challenge as the Honolulu Museum of Art's Director of Development; Unyong Nakata, CFRE, who will remain active as a vital committee leader of this chapter; Kevin Takamori who has supported our educational programs for many years; Lance Takenaka who led our efforts in being an inclusive chapter this year as diversity committee chair; Sarah Tenney, CFRE, EMBA, who emphasized the importance of CFRE. All will be missed at the board meetings, but rest assured they will be involved in the chapter in important ways.
Especially noteworthy this year is the broader and growing community understanding of philanthropy and the awareness of how professional fundraising is critical in that process. Thanks to the ongoing leadership of Public Relations Chair Norma Spierings, we look forward to making even further progress next year as we continue to elevate community awareness and regard of the fundraising profession at all levels in Hawaii. According to our new strategic plan overseen this year by President-Elect Cathy Alsup, CFRE, this is a major area of focus in coming years.
The following is a summary of some of our accomplishments, which could not have been achieved without the strong volunteer partnership that you have helped to build. This list is not definitive but it is a glimpse at the results of the work of many AFP members in 2016:
+ Achieved improved financial stability: continued growth of non-dues revenue--website revenue as of November 30, 2016 continues to increase, success of National Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards Luncheon, initiated Resource Development Committee for unrestricted funding.
+ As of November 30, 2016, chapter reserves grew in 2016 to $64,000.
+ AFP Aloha Chapter is represented on 2017-2018 AFP International Committee on Directorship.
+ CFRE members in Hawaii: 21, one ACFRE; with 5 CFREs credentialed in 2016.
+ Fundraising Fundamentals series presented to 9 members.
+ Advanced community awareness of AFP in general, and the AFP Code of Ethics.
+ Revived AFP presence at state capital during the legislative season with resurrection of Government Relations Committee. Successfully worked with Hawaii State Attorney General's office to strengthen S.B. No. 1067, S.D. 2, H.D.1, Relating To Charitable Solicitation.
+ Secured funding for Kauai seminar from individual Kauai donor.
+Authored new strategic plan 2016-2019.
+ Be the Cause annual campaign achieved 100% of board member goal.
+ Will receive 10 Star Chapter designation in 2017.
These are just a few of many highlights this past year and none would have been possible without the critical teamwork among our volunteers and contracted support team. A big thank you to John Ciambrone, Debby Ciambrone and Jen Armstrong of Kaia Consulting for all their work on behalf of our members this year.
On behalf of your board, we wish you all a very joyous 2016 holiday season and successful new year!
S. Sanae Tokumura, ACFRE, APR
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