The Indiana chapter of the Association of Fundraising professionals is planning a speaker series to examine the future of philanthropy. The initiative is receiving support from Greenwood-based Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates and will help mark the non-profit consulting firm's 20th anniversary. April 9, 2014

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(INDIANAPOLIS) April 9, 2014 – The Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter (AFP-IN) has received underwriting from Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) to host three nationally-recognized speakers to discuss various aspects impacting the future of philanthropy.

JGA has created the JGA Signature Speaker Series as part of their 20th anniversary celebration. The firm, founded locally in 1994, approached AFP-IN about their desire to commemorate their anniversary by strengthening the field of philanthropy and providing access to enhanced training to local nonprofit professionals.

“We are thrilled we have the opportunity to bring this caliber of speakers to our members and enhance the professional development offerings we provide to the Indianapolis nonprofit community,” explained Nathan Hand, president of the AFP Indiana Chapter. “JGA has long been a supporter of AFP and we are happy to join with them in commemorating this important anniversary.”

Katherina Rosqueta, founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the first speaker in the series on April 17th. Rosqueta will share how nonprofit organizations can better measure their direct impact and communicate that value to current and future supporters.

Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, will speak in a special afternoon presentation from 3:30 – 5 p.m. followed by a reception on May 20th. Palmer leads the Chronicle’s coverage of philanthropy news, considered the number-one news source in the nonprofit world. She will discuss philanthropy in the media and how coverage is changing over time.

A third speaker will be added to the series in the fall.

“In our twenty years of work with nonprofit clients in central Indiana and around the country, we have sought to enhance and share our understanding of best practices,” explained Angela White, senior consultant and CEO of JGA. “JGA is happy to have this opportunity to grow and enhance the dialogue among nonprofit professionals and help empower them to make the world a better place.”

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals–Indiana Chapter

Founded in 1978, the AFP-IN fosters the growth of development of philanthropy, the fund-raising profession, the Chapter, and its individual members. Serving more than 1000 Indiana fundraising professionals annually, the Chapter strives to achieve its mission through research, education and training, adherence to a code of ethical principles, and high standards of professional practice. The Chapter seeks to enable its members and affiliated organizations to better serve society and its diverse communities through inspired advocacy of voluntary actions for the common good.

Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates

Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) has been providing authentic, strategic philanthropic consulting services to non-profit clients since 1994. JGA’s team of senior consultants offers client-focused, highly customized philanthropic consulting services to education, healthcare, arts and culture, and community organizations. JGA specializes in capital campaign counsel, feasibility studies, philanthropic assessments, and development audits. Source: Indiana Association of Fundraising Professionals-Indiana Chapter

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