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National Philanthropy Day
Wed, 11/06/2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vanderbilt Suites, MetLife Building, 200 Park Avenue, New York City


Chapter Leadership Brief 7.03.19

By Steve Jacobson, AFP-NYC President-Elect and CEO, JCA, Inc. 

The Fork in the Road

This past Wednesday, I had lunch with two colleagues whom I’ve each known for more than 20 years.  We get together once or twice a year to talk about everything and nothing (yes, all three of us are Seinfeld fans).  Sometimes, we forget that we haven’t met up recently.  After all, we have jobs and families and we just get busy.  This year, we ran into one another at Fundraising Day, which, by the way, had the highest attendance since the pre-Great Recession year of 2008.  So, we promised each other that we would set a date and meet.  And so we did.

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Chapter Leadership Brief 7.18.19

By Gary Laermer, AFP-NYC President

There has been a great deal of hype and discussion surrounding Ray Dalio’s book, Principles: Life and Work. It’s a New York Times bestseller and I encourage you to pick it up if you’re looking for a career-energizing summer read. As I was reading it made me think that as philanthropy professionals, we could start our own book of guiding principles and start to gather our collective wisdom.  So, I thought I would begin with this list: Read More >

Chapter Leadership Brief 6.20.19

By Jill Scibilia, AFP-NYC Treasurer 

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

- Albert Schweitzer

As a fundraiser, I feel called to ignite sparks of interest in support of the mission of the organization and people we serve. There is nothing I enjoy more than making a personal connection with someone who wants to make a difference and is looking for ideas on how she can do this.  In the best of these conversations the donor is inspired by the mission and ways she can help—and we kindle a spark in each other.

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Cause Effective Releases Timely Report on Racial Challenges in Nonprofit Fundraising

“Money, Power and Race: The Lived Experience of Fundraisers of Color” brings systemic issues to light through narratives; provides recommendations to improve equity at nonprofits

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Save the Date 6-14-2019

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