AFP Chicago
Board Membership
Responsibilities and Eligibility Criteria
 
Members of the board of directors develop the policies for the Chicago chapter and monitor the execution of those policies. The board determines its present and future direction including long-range planning, fundraising, governance, financial management and personnel policy. In addition, AFP Chicago expects of all board members the following:
  • To maintain active AFP membership, and demonstrate membership during at least one (1) of the past two (2) years (Chicago or other chapters) OR demonstrate substantial AFP Chicago committee responsibility within the past two (2) years;
  • To promote the mission, vision and key messages of the Chapter;
  • To ensure financial solvency and adhere to fiduciary responsibilities related to annual chapter activities;
  • To attend all required board meetings;
  • To serve as a chair of one board committee or participate on a committee or special project, as assigned by the President, President Elect, Immediate Past President or Chair of Directorship;
  • To complete and submit on a timely basis all reports appropriate to board position;
  • To sign the Conflict of Interest Statement and uphold its beliefs and values;
  • To participate in the annual evaluation of the board of directors and ongoing board development process, including nominations of board leadership and committee chairs as appropriate;
  • To lead/participate in annual planning, budgeting and leadership orientation activities;
  • To support the efforts of the officers and chairs by actions such as 1) reviewing committee recommendations and materials presented to the board; 2) encouraging fundraising professionals to join AFP; and 3) encouraging member and nonmember participation in chapter programs;
  • To ensure that all activities are in adherence with the Chapter’s bylaws, policies and procedures;
  • To annually support the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy with a gift;
  • To support AFP Chicago’s efforts to embrace and engage diverse individuals, groups and organizations within the fundraising profession;
  • To serve as an ambassador of AFP Chicago, and to the extent possible, AFP broadly; and
  • To promote understanding of the significance of philanthropy
Directors and officers of the Chapter shall exhibit the highest ethical and professional standards of the fundraising profession in their employment and participation in the chapter. AFP Chicago recognizes the CFRE credential and similar professional certifications as such standards. The chapter encourages chapter officers and directors to hold such credentials as they hold office.

AFP Chicago believes that the most diverse board of directors is the strongest board of directors. The Chicago chapter recruits board members that reflect the broader Chicago community and the depth of viewpoints that it has to offer.


Board Member Financial Expectations (Required)
• AFP/AFP Chicago membership dues ($400 Professional; $95 Young Professional)
• A gift, of any size, to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy’s Be the Cause campaign.


Additional Financial Expectations
• Chicago Philanthropy Awards ticket (~$100)
• Education programs registration (~$30 per event)
• Ticket to annual member meeting/breakfast program (~$50)
 
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Chicago Chapter
2021 Board of Directors Call for Nominations


I nominate the following candidate for the AFP Chicago Board.

If you are nominating someone other than yourself, we ask you to ensure that they meet the minimum criteria for board membership, and to contact that individual prior to submitting this form to secure that person’s agreement to be nominated.  Please submit a resume or current bio with this form.


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* 1. Nominee’s Name:

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* 2. Title:

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* 3. Institution:

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* 4. Institution Address:

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* 5. Institution City/State/Zip:

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* 6. Preferred Phone:

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* 7. Preferred Email:

Section I: Nominator Information

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* 8. Nominated by (please skip if self-nominating):

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* 9. Nominator’s phone and email (please skip if self-nominating):

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* 10. How well and in what capacity have you known this nominee? Please skip if self-nominating.

Section II: Candidate’s Professional Information

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* 11. For how many years has the nominee been in the development profession?

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* 12. For how many years has the nominee been an AFP member?

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* 13. For how many years has the nominee been an AFP Chicago member?

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* 14. What was the nominee’s organizational budget in 2021?

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* 15. Has the nominee achieved CFRE certification?

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* 16. Has the nominee achieved ACFRE certification?

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* 17. Please list other relevant certifications (e.g., CAE, CNP, FAHP) or experience:

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* 18. Please list the nominee’s service to AFP Chicago, other AFP chapters, and AFP International, including dates of service:

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* 19. What skills, knowledge, and experience will the nominee bring to the AFP Chicago Board?

Section III: Candidate’s Demographic Information

AFP Chicago is an equal opportunity organization that seeks to reflect the rich diversity of Chicago and its community of development and advancement professionals. The following information helps Chicago chapter leadership to ensure to the greatest extent possible equity, inclusion and diversity among its volunteer leadership. The information you provide below is optional and confidential.

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* 20. Age

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* 21. How do you describe your racial/ethnic identity? (select all that apply)

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* 22. What is your gender?

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* 23. Do you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community?

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* 24. Do you identify as a person with a disability?

Section IV: Candidate’s Organization Information

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* 25. Subsector Affiliation:

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* 26. Organization/Program Geography:

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* 27. Please attach a PDF of the nominee’s resume. Please label with their first and last name.

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Contact Chair, Committee on Directorship, Kristienne Hanna at (312) 235-4533, khanna@advanceillinois.org or Executive Director, Alexis Wells-Loneman at alexis@afpchicago.org if you have questions. 
Please complete this form no later than August 25, 2021.
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