Join us as we celebrate, recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our great city of New York, and our world. Jane B. O’Connell, President, Altman Foundation will be honored with the Chamberlain Award. This award, in honor of dedication to AFP and to the philanthropic community, was named after Ralph E.
By Norma Hopcraft
Non-profit organizations can count for far more if they take the broadest view, said Andrew Watt, President & CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He spoke at AFP’s annual meeting in New York City on January 16.
Not only do non-profits need to take a broad view of the upcoming tax code reform to be debated in Congress, but also take a broad view of collaboration in order to have the greatest impact.
By Cynthia Wellins
At the first Annual membership meeting of AFP NYC, a panel discussion followed the keynote address by Andrew Watt. The three distinguished panelists, each representing a different sector in the fundraising community, responded to a wide range of questions posed by AFP NYC President, Stephanie Thomas, presenting their perspectives on trends and issues in fundraising in 2013. The panel offered the following perspectives:
Charity Corps is extending to February 1, 2013 the deadline for nonprofits to apply for free legal assistance from volunteer lawyers. Charity Corps, a joint initiative between the Attorney General's Office and the New York State Bar Association, matches volunteer attorneys with nonprofits that need legal counsel on matters involving corporate law, governance and compliance matters.
By Sarah Durham, Principal and Founder, Big Duck
If you ask me, nonprofits will remember 2012 as a year when communities connected and mobilized with newfound moxie. With the help of data-informed personalization, online agility, and personality-driven movements, we saw big donations and big changes happening all over the place. Here's my take.
Our Chapter's leadership continues to monitor events in our Nation's Capitol regarding congressional discussions about the potential cuts and caps on the limitations for charitable deductions. We are closely collaborating with AFP's National Chapter, strategically based in Washington, D.C. which is also the acting chair of the Charitable Giving Coalition. With such efforts, it is our hope that the proposed cuts and caps will never become a reality.
Ever wonder how our chapter finds venues for our professional advancement programs? Well, it's through your contributions - our members and industry friends! Here’s your opportunity to get your organization noticed by thousands of diverse and dynamic leaders and influential decision-makers in the fundraising industry. Just ask 7West, Lighthouse International, UJA, YMCA and JNF! They hosted an event for us in 2012.
Take a sneak peak at the Professional Advancement schedule of events for 2013
February 12, 2013: Direct Marketing/Direct Mail
Location: International Rescue Committee (IRC), 122 E. 42nd Street, NYC
AFP/NYC and the NYC National Philanthropy Day Committee are honored to announce a collection of children’s holiday gifts and toys to benefit the families impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Our partner and long-time event sponsor, The Salvation Army, will be collecting unwrapped, new toys, gifts, toiletries for babies to teens at our event on November 19th at The Plaza. Won’t you join us in making this holiday season a bright one for the city’s families who need it most?
Interactive discussion recap
By Cynthia Ray, AFP contributor
On July 19th at Lighthouse International, the Professional Advancement Committee produced an insightful panel on Best Practices in Development Departments. Moderated by Ira Madin, Professionals for Nonprofits, panelists included: Tricia Balsamini, Continuum Health Partners; Joy Cooper, Theatre Development Fund; Michael Feinman, Jewish National Fund; and Lucretia Gilbert, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ==========================================================
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