Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Dial-in information will be emailed to each participant

    Refresh and Reset Webinar Series:

    Personal Branding:  5 Tips for Success at Work

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    A webinar presented by

    Amy Bronson, Associate Vice President, Advancement Resources & Strategic Talent Management, Boston University
    View Amy's Bio>>

    Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, Director of Advancement Talent Management, Dartmouth College
    View Alexis' Bio>>

    Refresh and reset your fundraising career with expert advice on professional development.  

    Are you a team player or a lone wolf? A problem solver or a problem child? These descriptors and more comprise your personal brand, and it’s up to you to intentionally create and maintain it. Your personal brand reflects what you’re known for (or would like to be known for) at work. In this workshop, you will learn the style and substance of personal branding, ways you can strengthen it, and pitfalls to avoid. As they say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” so you also will learn how to solicit candid feedback from your colleagues and supervisor about your personal brand.

    Dial-in information will be emailed to each participant.

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
    • 81
    Corporate and Foundation Cultivation Strategies

    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Presented by 
    Lori Friedman

    Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations & Strategic Industry Engagement, Wentworth Institute of Technology

    University of Massachusetts Club
    One Beacon Street

    32nd Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Are you seeking some creative strategies to jump start your corporate giving program? Please join us for an informative session led by Lori Friedman, Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations & Strategic Industry Engagement, to hear how she designed new cultivation ideas to increase corporate giving at Wentworth. Bring your questions and join in the conversation. This session welcomes seasoned professionals as well as young professionals just getting started in corporate and foundations relations.

    Program schedule

    8:00 a.m.  Registration, Breakfast and Networking
    8:30 a.m.  Program begins
    10:00 a.m.  Program concludes

    Registration fee

    AFP Members - $50
    Non-members - $75

    Breakfast will be served.
    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston, MA 02108
    • 31


    Massachusetts Gives


    April 4, 2019

    bout the Event

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals is pleased to present Massachusetts Gives, a celebration of philanthropists, volunteers, and development professionals in the Bay State. Nominated by the institutions they represent, the awardees will be recognized for their outstanding leadership, commitment, and support.

    Program Schedule

    7:30 a.m. Coffee and Networking
    7:45 a.m. Breakfast and Program
    9:30 a.m. Program concludes

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

    $500 for a table of 10
    Individual tickets are $65

    Awardees will be invited to attend at no charge.

    Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities

    Award Recipients

    Top Philanthropist Award
    To Be Announced

    Outstanding Fundraising Professional
    Amy Bronson, Boston University

    Outstanding Fundraising Rising Star
    Nikki Stewart, United South End Settlements

    Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
    Highland Street Foundation

    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
    David and Lori Sprows

    Corporate Philanthropy Award
    Eastern Bank

    Outstanding Communications Partner
    Allen & Gerritsen

    Awards Celebration Sponsor

    Massachusetts Gives Committee

    Sharon Allen

    Karin Blum

    Danielle Damren Lurie

    Kristina Lentz Capano
    Immediate Past President

    Kate Todd
    Event Chair

    Joe Ziska




    • 15 May 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
    • 125

    Meet the Funders
    Breakfast & Roundtables

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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

    AFP Massachusetts Chapter is pleased to present the 2019 Meet the Funders Breakfast & Roundtables. 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.

    Funders will be posted here as they are confirmed

    Amelia Peabody Charitable Foundation
    Barr Foundation
    Boston Women's Fund
    Cummings Foundation
    Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
    Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Smith Family Foundation
    State Street Foundation
    U.S. Trust

    Program schedule

    7:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Networking
    8:00 a.m.  First Roundtable begins
    8:30 a.m.  Second Roundtable begins
    9:00 a.m.  Third Roundtable begins
    9:30 a.m.  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.

    Sponsored by:

    Five Maples: Development Communications and Direct Marketing

    • 16 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston, MA 02108
    • 61

    May 2019 
    Fundraising Basics Course

    Thursday, May 16 & 
    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Presented by members of our Fundraising Basics Faculty

    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 - 3:15 pm (ends at 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 & Prospect Development
    • Corporate Fundraising, Foundations, grants & Initiatives 
    • Special Events
    • Partnering with Volunteers, CEOs and Boards
    • Managing your Career

    Course Registration Fee

    AFP Member - $299
    Non-Member Early Bird - $425
    Non-Member after April 17 - $475

    Breakfast and lunch will be served.

    • 04 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Marriott Boston Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116
    • 590

    Fundraising Day in Boston

    New England's Premier One-Day Conference on Philanthropy p
    resented by AFP Massachusetts Chapter

    Keynote Speaker
    Bill Cummings

    Author of "Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur's Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist"

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Marriott Boston Copley Place
    110 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116

    *Early Bird Pricing is Now Available*

    AFP Member:   $295
    Non-Member:  $450
    Small Shop Discount:  15% off all pricing

    Take advantage of these rates while they last! 
    Early bird rates available through July 31.

    Visit Conference Website

    AFP MA will award two full scholarships on the basis of eligibility.
    Please email info@afpmass.org if you are interested.

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