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Upcoming Events

Members Only Event: What's Next? Career Transitioning
Wed, 05/01/2019 8:30 - 10:00 AM
355 Lexington Ave, 15th Floor, New York City

New Member Orientation
Fri, 05/03/2019 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Ford Foundation for Social Justice, 320 E 43rd St., East of Second Ave, Nelson Mandela Room

Social-LY Awkward? How to Up Your Online Fundraising Game
Thu, 05/09/2019 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue

From Emerging to Leading: The Fundraiser's Journey
Tue, 05/21/2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Grace Institute, 40 Rector Street, 14th Floor, New York City


Chapter Leadership Brief 4.10.2019

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

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference (ICON).  It was a remarkable opportunity to connect with old friends, meet new ones who share a passion for improving the world via philanthropy, be reminded about some best practices I’d forgotten and be exposed to lots of new ideas and approaches.  It was good for my brain.  More importantly, it was good for my spirit.

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Chapter Leadership Brief 3.25.19

By Gary Laermer, AFP-NYC President

Qualities vs. Experience

I recently attended a CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) conference and there was no shortage of development department leaders saying they are spending more and more of their time in interviewing and holding searches for open positions, in particular front line fundraisers.  These conversations gave me pause to think about how many hours I spent in hiring new staff. I thought about how many times I was right-on in my choices and when I realized I didn’t make the best choice. 

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Approaching Foundations in the Age of Tech Seven Tips From Seasoned Grant Writers

AFP-NYC Educational Program Recap
By Susan Fields, CFRE

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Chapter Leadership Brief 3.15.19

By Steve Jacobson, AFP-NYC President-Elect

As we head into spring, many a development director (and their boards!) may be turning attention to thoughts of a new campaign.  It could be a large, multi-year capital campaign or a smaller, but critical, annual fund campaign.  Regardless, behind every fundraising campaign, the key factors to success are lots of research, planning, and… internal persuasion(!). Read More >

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