Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 08 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 4:15 PM
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
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    Spring 2018
    Fundraising Basics Course

    Thursday, March 8 -
    Friday, March 9, 2018

    University of Massachusetts Club
    One Beacon Street, Floor 32
    Boston MA 02108

    Basics is an introduction to fundraising for those who are new to the field. Career changers and junior professionals turn to Basics to acquire fundamental skills necessary for building a successful fundraising program. Development directors and CEOs encourage their staff to attend to give them a well rounded knowledge of fundraising and development.

    The course includes a series of master sessions taught by a faculty of practicing professionals in the field who are eager to share their knowledge with you. You will have direct access to accomplished individuals from a variety of fundraising sectors.

    Learn to apply fundraising techniques in the context of changing demographics, emerging management models, and ethical challenges. The Basics Course covers all areas of the development process from identifying your priorities and prospects, through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process, and planned giving. Corporate and foundation solicitation strategies, major gifts and capital campaign components also will be covered. Students will receive comprehensive resources and summaries for each interactive session.

    You will have an opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and leave with a lasting experience that provides resources to draw upon as your fundraising career develops.

    Program Schedule

    Registration and Breakfast - 8:00 am
    Program Begins - 8:30 am
    Program Concludes - 3:45 pm (until 4:15 on Friday)

    Topics to be Covered in the Course

    • Introduction to Philanthropy
    • Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns
    • Planned Giving Basics
    • Annual Giving and Best Practices
    • Marketing and Communications, including e-Philanthropy
    • Advancement Services and Prospect Research
    • Corporate Fundraising, Foundations, grants & Initiatives 
    • Special Events
    • Partnering with Volunteers, CEOs and Boards
    • Managing your Career

    Course Registration Fee

    AFP Members - $299
    Non-Member Early Bird - $425
    Non-Member after Feb. 8 - $475

    Two scholarships are available for the spring course.
    Please contact info@afpmass.org for details.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served.

    Please be advised that a photo I.D. is required to enter One Beacon Street.

    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Hale Reservation, 80 Carby St, Westwood, MA 02090
    • 83

    Big Data

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    CCS Fundraising

    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    7:30a.m. - 10:00a.m.

    There is much talk in development, at non-profits of all sizes, about data-driven fundraising. What does that mean and how do you do it well? Incorporating key metrics and performance indicators can help elevate your advancement operations. Are you measuring everything that can be measured? How are you using data to evaluate your fundraising program and set benchmarks? Data is an important tool in fundraising more effectively, managing staff more efficiently, and most importantly – raising more money. In this presentation, we will discuss how you can use your data to drive strategic decision making, staffing decisions, and donor cultivation and solicitation. 

    Program schedule

    7:30 a.m.: Registration, Networking
    and Breakfast
    8:00-10:00 a.m.:  Program


    Hale Reservation
    80 Carby St
    Westwood, MA 02090


    AFP Member: $50
    Non-Member: $75

    Breakfast will be served

    Please be advised a form of I.D. will be required to enter this building

    • 09 May 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
    • 135

    Meet the Funders
    Breakfast & Roundtables

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    University of Massachusetts Club
    One Beacon Street
    32nd Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    AFP Massachusetts Chapter is pleased to present the 2018 Meet the Funders Breakfast & Roundtables on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Club in Boston. This is a unique event where you can meet directly with representatives of high profile area foundations. Attendees will receive an insider's look at giving guidelines and interests. During the two-hour program, there will be two rotations so that each attendee can participate in three Funder presentations. A full list of Funder representatives will be announced in early spring.

    Confirmed Funders

    Agnes Lindsay Trust
    Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
    Cabot Family Charitable Trust
    Cummings Foundation
    DCU For Kids Foundation
    Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
    The Lynch Foundation
    State Street Bank Foundation
    Tufts Health Plan Foundation

    Program schedule

    7:30 AM  Registration
    8:00 AM  Breakfast and Networking
    8:30 AM  First Roundtable Begins
    9:00 AM  Second Roundtable Begins
    9:30 AM  Third & Final Roundtable Begins
    10:00 AM  Program Concludes

    Registration fee

    AFP Members - $65
    Non-members - $95

    Breakfast will be served.

    This event does sell out, so be sure to register early.

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