Most people I know have never heard of William McRaven. Today he serves as Chancellor of the University of Texas System. For 37 years before being appointed to his current post McRaven served in the United States Navy, rising to the rank of Admiral and commander of the Special Operations Command (Navy SEALs).
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The competition for charitable dollars is getting tougher. For more than a decade the rate of growth in the number of nonprofit organizations has outpaced increases in charitable giving. Organizations that want to succeed in this environment will need a high performing staff.
AFP-NYC Educational Program
EXPAND YOUR OUTREACH AND RAISE MORE MONEY!
“Seven Takeaways for Fundraisers and Marketing Professionals”
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Scandinavia House, NYC
By Susan Fields, CFRE
“There is strength in numbers” is an apt expression of the nearly two hundred nonprofit advocates from around the country lead by AFP, and others last month. Our coalition descended on the Capitol in defense of the charitable deduction that is under threat from a number of draft tax bills that if implemented would reduce or eliminate the itemized deduction forall but the wealthy, and could eliminate $17 billion in annual giving
Congratulations to Leah Heister for being chosen as an AFP 2017 Outstanding Young Professional. Leah is one of five Young Professionals from across the country to be recognized, and will be in San Francisco attending the International Fundraising Conference to receive her award and represent the AFP-NYC Chapter.
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, AFP-NYC, The Plaza and Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI), hosted a breakfast at the Plaza Hotel for an AFP Leadership Conversation.
Back in the fall I reached out to an old colleague I hadn’t seen in a long time and suggested we get together for lunch. The person replied that she had a gala coming up, and meeting after the gala would be better (later in the conversation I learned that the gala was four weeks away). The next time I reached out to my friend she said she was busy with post-gala follow-up and that we should meet sometime after the holidays.
I believe one of AFP’s key benefits to members and the nonprofit sector is its proactive advocacy in Washington D.C. and in State legislatures throughout the U.S.
We’re only two months into the year, but early indicators suggest a significant upturn in business activity and consumer spending lies ahead. Good news for fundraising!
Are you and your organization positioned to take full advantage of the opportunity? Fundraising Day in New York can help you get there. Here’s just a sample of the 43 sessions and 9 workshops planned:
The focus of Fundraising Day in New York is, of course, on fundraising strategies, tactics, ideas, opinions, and best practices. But there’s much more. Here are just a few examples:
· FRDNY is about community. It’s the one time each year when nonprofit professionals and volunteers from the Greater NYC Area (and beyond!) come together: development professionals, board members, vendors, managers, chief executives, and philanthropists.
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