2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $305,164 in gifts and pledges from 3,015 donors as of September 1, 2016. This represents more than one-half (61%) of our $500,000 goal. Chapter members and donors may make a direct contribution online at http://www.afpnet.org/BTCgive or make a pledge payment at afpfoundation.org/pledgepayment. Keep up the great work!

Four months remain in the 2016 campaign, so please check for outstanding pledges, which you can access from your Chapter Tally Report. Click here for instructions to access this report.

SAVE THE DATE: BE the CAUSE Campaign Conference Call

Date & Time: September 22, 2016 at 2:00pm EST
Attendees: This conference call is open to Foundation Development Chairs, BE the CAUSE Campaign Committee Members, Chapter Presidents, Administrators, and any chapter leader interested in learning more about our cooperative annual fund.
*NEW* Dial In Numbers:
(303) 248-1290
*NEW* Participant Code: 5198480

Chapter BE the CAUSE Status Update

All chapters should have recently received an update on their chapter's current status relating to the BE the CAUSE Campaign. The email also identified any chapter forms not yet received by the AFP Foundation. If you did not receive this update, please contact Melissa.

100% Board Participation

As of September 1, 2016, 89 chapters already achieved 100% Board Participation! If you have not yet completed your form notifying the AFP Foundation of this milestone, please do so before Friday, September 30, for recognition at the Leadership Academy in Portland, Oregon.

REMINDER: To reach the high- and low-range goal (25% or 35% distribution), your chapter must meet 100% board participation by December 31, 2016.

2016 Awareness & Giving Days in September

Remember to celebrate International Peace Day on September 21 with #PeaceDay on social media. Email Mgusdorf@afpnet.org to spotlight your giving day in the next BE the CAUSE Update!

Chapter Toolkit Spotlight

This month's chapter toolkit spotlight features the BE the CAUSE Solicitation Letters. These letters may be used to inform your chapter members about the BE the CAUSE Campaign. Customize the solicitation to include chapter activities or spotlight a local scholar and/or donor. The AFP Foundation would be happy to assist in the printing and mailing process. Please email Melissa, if you are interested.

Amazon Smile

Did you know you could support the AFP Foundation with your Amazon purchases? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. AmazonSmile is no different than Amazon, same products, same prices and same service. Support the AFP Foundation by starting your online shopping experience at smile.amazon.com, simply select the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and begin shopping.