Chapter Leadership Brief 11.20.2018

By Craig Shelley, CFRE, Chapter Treasurer & Managing Director, Orr Group

As we gather with friends and loved ones during this Holiday Season, in between eating too much and bickering with family, I know each of us will stop to give thanks for the very many things we have to be grateful in our lives.  As you do so, please stop and reflect on just how fortunate we each are to be able to devote our professional lives to causes that matter.  As fundraisers we get to help activate the good intentions of those with resources on behalf of those without.  On top of being a great deal of fun we’re fortunate we get to make a difference.

I’m thankful I get to do this work and even more thankful I get to do it with so many fantastic people.  Happy Holidays.

If you have ideas or suggestions for our AFP chapter please always feel free to contact me directly at  If you’re interested in my thoughts on fundraising and news in the sector, sprinkled with the occasional picture of my kids, please follow me on Twitter @craigshelley.

Thank you for everything you do.

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