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AFP publishes several industry-leading publications that fundraising professionals rely upon for the latest and best news and information:

  • A true member benefit, Advancing Philanthropy is the award-winning, bimonthly magazine published by AFP that provides practical information, useful tools, and other resources to help members succeed in the fundraising profession.
  • eWire is AFP’s weekly news publication tracking trends and developments in the fundraising profession. Available to members as a membership benefit, eWire examines fundraising issues as they happen, providing members insight into the most current questions facing the profession.
  • Local Chapter News: This section will provide you with valuable news from our chapter and the greater philanthropic community. Here you will find everything from downloadable workshop handouts to our online calendar of events. Visit often for exciting chapter updates and important announcements.

Latest News

Chapter Leadership Brief 9.13.18

By Gary Laermer, AFP-NYC President

I am often asked about the qualities I look for in hiring development professionals. In fact, as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Pace University, I’m in a hiring phase right now. I have spent my whole career in this crazy and wonderful industry, starting back when there were few university programs to train fundraising professionals and donor databases were on index cards! Despite all the changes that have come to our profession since then, I still believe now what I believed then—that the most important quality for success in development is enthusiasm.

Considering a Campaign? Five questions to answer in the beginning to be successful in the end

By: Leigh Page, Director, Orr Associates, Inc.  

Nonprofits launch fundraising campaigns for many different reasons: to build or expand facilities, grow the endowment, enhance programming, or execute on a new CEO’s grand vision. Or simply because they feel due for a campaign. Regardless of the reason, there are important campaign planning questions an organization should consider to improve its chances of reaching or exceeding its revenue goal.

Chapter Leadership Brief 8.28.18

By President-Elect Steve G. Jacobson 

AFP-NYC is the Smorgasburg of Fundraising!  What?  For the uninitiated, Smorgasburg is an outdoor food festival in Brooklyn that is open on Saturdays and Sundays from April through October.  But Smorgasburg is much more than a seasonal food fair. 

Seven Strategies for Mobilizing your Volunteers and Board in Producing Stellar Events

By Susan Fields, CFRE

AFP-NYC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Thursday Morning, July 26, 2018, Scandinavia House, New York City

Chapter Leadership Brief 8.16.18

By Jill Scibilia 

It’s the last gasp of summer…admittedly, I will be headed out on my summer vacation the day this article hits.  When I am back it will soon be Labor Day and the beginning of one of the busiest times of the year.  Well, all seasons are busy now—even the summer as our Chapter Treasurer Craig Shelley pointed out in the last issue.  But let’s just say that fall is special.  

Chapter Leadership Brief 8.02.2018

By Craig Shelley, CFRE, Chapter Treasurer & Managing Director, Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI)

In the summer of 1991 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince set the expectation that the summer was the time to sit back and unwind.  They lied to us.

Chapter Leadership Brief 7.18.2018

By Gary Laermer, AFP-NYC President 
 
I am often asked about the value proposition of membership in AFP. I hear that it is easier to attend several of our excellent Professional Advancement sessions and Fundraising Day in New York than is to join. And of course, we need to do what works best for us and our organizations. However, I would like to share two points for your consideration.

Chapter Leadership Brief 7.12.18

By President-Elect Steve G. Jacobson 

  Were you one of the 1,777 people who attended Fundraising Day in New York, our chapter’s signature event, on June 22nd?  If you were, you were able to choose from 11 different tracks of superb educational content.  Our speakers represented some of the brightest and innovative thought leaders in our industry. 

How to Wow the Crowd at a Fundraising Event

By Ryan Grosso, Orr Associates, Inc.

It can be challenging to stand up and speak in front of a crowd. Knowing what is at stake for your organization ramps the pressure up even more. Here are some tips to help you prepare to speak at any fundraising event, whether large or small. Use these best practices to win over a crowd and make new friends for your organization!

Chapter Leadership Brief 6.22.18

By Jill Scibilia 

Fundrasing Day Matters 

Today is Fundraising Day!  One of my favorite days of the year.  Today, more than 2,000 of us are gathering for what I think is the best one-day conference devoted to our work on the planet.

 

Fundraising Day in New York 2018

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