Rebecca Bryan, a respected nonprofit consultant, will share her proven five-step plan to create, present, and implement an effective fundraising plan at an upcoming AFP meeting. She will review the purpose, format, and content of a fundraising plan, suggest metrics that measure impact and how to present the plan to your board.

Bryan will speak at the Association of Fundraising Professionals luncheon at the Quattro Pazzi Restaurant at Oak Hills Park, 165 Fillow Street, in Norwalk, Jan. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. The fee is $25 for AFP members or $45 for non-members.

Bryan has served in a variety of roles in the nonprofit sector for 24 years and is the President of the consulting firm R. Bryan Associates. She has a masters in human resources administration and is a certified fundraising professional. She is an adjunct professor at Bay Path College in Massachusetts in their graduate program for nonprofit management.

"Today's competitive fundraising climate makes planning essential for nonprofits," David Schlakman, president of AFP - Fairfield County, said. "Fundraising professionals will gain new insights from Rebecca's experience."

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The AFP Fairfield County Chapter provides regular professional development opportunities and networking for those involved in fundraising, either vocationally or as volunteers. Luncheons with featured speakers are held the first Thursday of every month from September to June at Quattro Pazzi Restaurant in Norwalk.

To learn more about the activities of the AFP - Fairfield County chapter, or to register for the luncheon, visit the chapter's website at www.afpfairfield.org.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents nearly 30,000 members in more than 213 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

For more information about AFP, visit www.afpnet.org.