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Message from the Chair

April 19, 2015

 There are several ways to measure the effectiveness of an organization. Sometimes the public measures us on the percentage of budget spent on fundraising and administration costs, the number of people served per year, event attendance or even the number of acres protected. We even use these figures when we seek support or report on grants. But do these really measure the impact we have on our community?

Instead, we should measure how much better our members, clients, or our communities are as a result of our efforts – the outcomes of our work.

I hope you’ll join us next month as Dr. Bob Penna will be our speaker  discussing the “outcomes approach” and how it can benefit your entire organization, not just a project or program.



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 Vann Pearsall

President, Cape Fear Region Chapter AFP


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Apr 15 - Volunteer Coordinator - Good Shepherd Center
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Apr 15 - Events and Marketing Director - Historic Wilmington Foundation
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Apr 6 - Events Manager - Greater Wilmington Business Journal and WILMA Magazine
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Mar 14 - Employment Specialist
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Apr 23 - Nominations Now Open for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
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Apr 16 - GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
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Apr 15 - New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
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