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AFP FL. Everglades: Capital Campaigns

December 13, 2012

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 December Program

Topic: Capital Campaigns


Peggy Calhoun, Senior Principal of Miller, Calhoun and Company


John McIlquham, President of The Non-Profit Times


Thursday December 13, 2012

11:30pm – 2:30pm ( Lunch will be provided)

11:30 – 12:00 registration and networking

12:00pm – 1:30pm formal presentations

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm optional breakout sessions

Ask the Expert with Mr. McIlquham and Campaigning to Potential with Ms. Calhoun

Venue: Ave Maria School of Law

located at 1025 Commons Circle Naples, FL 34119

 in the Vineyards Development just south of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. 

Cost: Free for AFP members

$20 for Non-Members

RSVP to Elizabeth Hinkle at (239) 687-5407 or by e-mail at or

 *** We encourage you to bring your board members, campaign volunteers and executive directors.

Speaker's Biographies:

Peggy Calhoun
Peggy Calhoun, ACFRE
Founder and Principal
Peggy Calhoun, an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive, is in her 34th year as a full time fundraising professional. She is Senior Principal of Miller, Calhoun and Company, a firm credited with having been involved in over $1,000,000,000 raised for charities including health organizations, social service agencies, environmental groups, educational institutions, and cultural and religious organizations.

In 1991, she received the first Outstanding Fund Raising award given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) - Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter. In 1990, Peggy was given the Creative Fund Raising Award by the Grantsmanship Center. In 1984, she earned the Professional Staff Certificate from the United Way of America National Academy of Voluntarism. Peggy is included in Who's Who in the South and Southwest; Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the World. In 2001, the Association of Women in Communications honored her as the first Woman of the Year in Fund Development and Special Events.

Previously she taught Grant Writing, Fund Development and Planned Giving for Nova Southeastern University, Barry University, Rollins College and four nonprofit resource centers. As faculty for AFP, she conducts workshops and sessions throughout the U.S. Previously, Ms. Calhoun was an initial Leave A Legacy speaker for the National Planned Giving Council. She has lectured nationally for AFP, Ronald McDonald International Charities, United Way of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, National Planned Giving Council's Leave A Legacy program, and many other organizations. In 1995, she created the nonprofit certification program for Barry University and the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Currently she serves as a consultant for the Boards In Action Program at the Community Foundation of Broward. Since 2004, Ms. Calhoun has served as AFP Faculty providing standardized teaching methods and expertise to various AFP courses.

She began her career in 1978 as Executive Director of a crisis intervention agency serving three states. Her extensive staff professional experience includes raising $3.7 million in nine months for the Boca Raton Museum of Art, overseeing a $60 million national campaign for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and successfully concluding a capital campaign while increasing the endowment from $2.6 million to $10 million, later becoming $55 million – for The Salvation Army in Fort Lauderdale. Ms. Calhoun has also raised annual, capital and endowment funds for the Boy Scouts of America, YMCA and three United Ways. While with United Way, she was credited with tripling the amount of money raised in four years.

Ms. Calhoun is founding member and past President of the Broward Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and past President of the Gulfstream Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Ms. Calhoun is a former Board member of the Advisory Board of Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She graduated from Southern Illinois University as an Illinois State Scholar and Presidential Scholar at the age of 19. In 1994, she was awarded a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary's College in Minnesota and graduated with a straight 4.0 grade point average.

In 1998, Ms. Calhoun became the 33rd professional to receive the lifetime accreditation of the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive; a distinction earned by only 84 colleagues of the 30,000 members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Currently, she is the Education Chair for the 2010 AFP Planet Philanthropy Conference.

Ms. Calhoun is a frequent lecturer and published author. Most recently, she coauthored Asking for Major Gifts: Steps to a Successful Solicitation with Richard G. Miller, CFRE. This publication is in its second printing and is available through the AFP Ready Reference Series in Spanish and English.

She resides in Fort Lauderdale with her husband and twins.

John McIlquham

John McIlquham

John McIlquham is the President and CEO, The Nonprofit Times is the leading national business publication for senior executives at nonprofit organizations, Exempt, a national publication for chief financial officers and CEO’s at America’s largest nonprofits, and NPT Jobs Report, a national publication aimed at executives who manage and direct compensation and benefits for their organization, five e-newsletters aimed at the major executive functions within the nonprofit suite and producers of training and webinars for nonprofit executives.

Prior to founding the publication, He was director of advertising and public relations for The Gallup Organization, the country’s best known public opinion polling organization.
He previously served as vice president and associate publisher at Hoke Communications, publishers of Direct Marketing Magazine and Fund Raising Management and The Marketing Information Guide. He helped establish Fund Raising Management as the premier trade magazine for nonprofits interested in direct mail and fund raising.

He has lectured on three continents on fund raising trends and direct response advertising. John served as an instructor for The College Board in NY on adult enrollment and at various colleges and universities on nonprofit demographics.

He received the “President’s Award” from The National Society of Fund Raising Executives/NJ Chapter.



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