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Educational Luncheons

AFP Colorado offers educational luncheons several times a year. They are typically held at the Downtown Denver Library.

April 6, 2018 - Controversial Gifts: An Ethical Dilemma"

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Colorado is in a unique position with its state marijuana laws. Owners of dispensaries are often philanthropic and want brand awareness. If your nonprofit was offered a gift from a local dispensary, what would you do? Does your gift acceptance policy have language addressing this issue? Do you risk Federal funding if you accept the gift? 

Alcohol, tobacco, and issues conflicting with your mission and values are also examples of controversial gifts. How do you work with your board and staff to discuss the gift? What will your donors and those you serve think?

Sarah Harrison of The Denver Foundation will moderate this captivating session with three experienced panelists –Kevin Mullin from Estes Park Medical Center Foundation, Erika Donaghy from the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver and Nia Wassink from Mission Launch Fundraising.


Kevin Mullin Photo    Nia Wassink Photo    Erika Donaghy Photo


Kevin Mullin, Nia Wassink, and Erika Donoghy



11:00 am  Registration

11:30 am - Lunch

12:00-1:30 pm  Program


$25.00 AFP Members/After Wednesday at noon Late registrations $35

$40.00 Non-members/ After Wednesday at noon Late registrations $50

"Welcome Price" of $30 for 1st time attendees who have never attended an AFP program. After Wednesday at noon Late registrations $35

Denver Public Library

10 West 14th Avenue Parkway Denver, CO  80204

Low cost parking at The Cultural Center Parking Garage on 12th Avenue just west of Broadway. 

For questions call the AFP Office 303-394-6388.

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Upcoming Events

January 10th 2018 Economic Outlook for the US and Colorado

February 2nd

Get Unstuck: Advice and Sharing from Across the Field

March 9th Shoulder to Shoulder: How Words Matter in Building Relationships
April 6th Controversial Gifts: An Ethical Dilemma
May 18th The Power of Donor Recognition: How National Philanthropy Day Honors Enhanced Our Fundraising Efforts
October 26th Board Education in Fundraising
December 14th Starting the Planned Giving Conversation with Donors


Past AFP Colorado Chapter Programs and Speaker Handouts

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