Poonam Prasad

Name: Poonam Prasad
Title: Founder and President
Organization: Prasad Consulting & Research



How did you begin volunteering for the Chapter? 
About 15 years ago, I was invited to speak as a panelist at Fundraising Day in New York and subsequently was asked to run what used to be the ‘Research and Technology Track’ for the conference. I requested approval for the track to be focused entirely on research for the first time and have been co-chairing it ever since.

Why did you say “Yes!” to volunteering
I was so impressed with FRDNY as a first time attendee that I could not resist being involved with the organization!

How would you summarize your volunteer experience? 
I came into this profession from overseas and knew nobody in this field when I first began. I consider AFP to be my professional family and I’m honored to rejoin the Chapter Board after a hiatus.

What have you learned from volunteering with the chapter? 
I was invited to join the Board and the Greater New York Chapter and it was an amazing experience to get to know so many knowledgeable colleagues and learn from them.

Would you recommend that other members volunteer for the chapter? 
Yes, absolutely. Volunteering for the chapter is the best way to get the most of your membership.

Interested in learning how you can get more involved with AFP NYC? Contact Trish Lambe, AFP NYC Chair, Volunteer Relations at nycafp@nycafp.org.

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