We in the nonprofit sector don’t usually talk about the impact of our work. Maybe it’s time we did as it could help raise the profile of our work and our sector.
The New York City chapter compiled a list of data last spring, for our advocacy meetings in Albany with our NYS Senators, Assemblypersons and officials in the Charities Bureau. We thought the list below might help them understand more broadly what we do.
Fundraising in New York State is a big business with a huge economic impact.
AFP-NYC STATE OF INDUSTRY MEETING
“Insuring the Survival of the Charitable Deduction?”
January 11, 2017
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
By Susan Fields, CFRE
Many of our donors maximize their philanthropy by establishing planned gifts. With this new installation to the NYC Fundraising Matters e-newsletter, AFP-NYC is delighted to share with you the first of many planned giving articles and white papers that provide in-depth research.
Empathy, romance, and fundraising are an unlikely grouping of words. But a recent story in the Wall Street Journal suggests they can fit together, and provide a lesson for fundraisers trying to build professional relationships with donors.
The majority of nonprofits are small organizations. Rarely do they get the attention that larger organizations get, especially in New York City, which is home to so many major institutions.
But at Fundraising Day in New York we believe smaller organizations need to be heard, and to have their unique challenges addressed. And so we’ve dedicated an entire track (4 sessions) to “Small Shops”:
The new Administration is moving at break-neck speed and new cabinet appointments, changes in policy and new executive orders have already affected many nonprofits. The charitable deduction could be next and it affects us all. In case you didn’t see the email I sent earlier this week, I’m asking for your presence and voice on Capitol Hill on February 16th to support retention of the charitable deduction.
Inauguration Day is an historic day for our country and 2017 may be an historic year for philanthropy. There are many predictions that charitable giving will rise higher than last year, and many predictions that it will fall. For example, if the new President’s proposed tax cuts lowering taxes for the wealthy are implemented the incentive to make large gifts could be reduced. On the up side, should it pass there’s likely to be a huge uptick in giving prior to the law taking effect.
It’s said that New York City is not one large metropolis so much as it is a collection of many smaller communities. To a great extent we find our identity in communities.
The nonprofit sector is a community. Those of us who work in the sector share the values of service, sacrifice, and commitment to making our society and the world a better place. No greater expression of this exists than Fundraising Day in New York. It’s the one day each year when we come together to experience what it means to belong to this very special group of people and institutions.
The traditional approach to hiring is to look for compatibility between a candidate’s work experience and the skills and knowledge associated with an open position. The more extensive the experience, the higher up a candidate moves in the selection process.
The New Year is when many of us make resolutions. One resolution all nonprofit professionals should make each year is to become better at what we do, to elevate our performance. One step in that direction is to participate in Fundraising Day in New York.
This year’s conference will take place on June 23 at the Marriott Marquis. Our event committee is deep into planning what promises to be the best conference ever. Every session is designed to strengthen your performance and advance your organization.