Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston MA 02116
    • 70

    Strategies to Grow Planned Giving

    Presented by Brian Nevins
    Principal & Managing Director
    CCS Fundraising

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    12:00 - 1:30 PM

    Participants may bring their brown bag lunch to eat before the program.

    Program schedule

    11:30 a.m.: Registration/Brown Bag Lunch
    12:00-1:30 p.m.:  Program


    Boston Center for Adult Education
    122 Arlington Street
    Boston, MA 02116


    $18 - AFP Members
    $25 - Non-Members

    Remember to bring your lunch! Drinks will be provided.

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Employment Options, Inc.., 82 Brigham Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

    Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Celebration

    Guest Speaker: Deborah B. Goldberg, Treasurer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Monday, November 6, 2017
    12:00 - 1:30 PM

    National Philanthropy Day® is held during November.  For AFP Massachusetts, we will be celebrating on November 6th.  Now is your chance to nominate someone who has made tremendous impact at your non-profit or community.

    The deadline for nomination is October 5th.

    Click Here to Learn More about this Event

    Click Here for the Nominating Form

    Event Information:
    12:00 p.m.: Registration & Lunch
    12:30 -1:30 p.m.:  Program

    Employment Options, Inc.
    82 Brigham St.
    Marlborough, MA 01752

    $25 per Seat

    Lunch will be served.

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
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    Fundraising and Market Research: Knowing the odds prospects will say yes before you even ask

    Presented by 
    Sarah Durham
    CEO, Big Duck

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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

    Every organization wants to grow its donor base, but how realistic is it for a national organization to make their brand a “household name” that they can really leverage to raise money? In this session at AFP International, Big Duck's CEO Sarah Durham will share how nonprofits are using market research to understand who is likely to support them, and how to turn that data into actionable insights for attracting donations.

    Program Schedule:
    12:30-1:00 - Lunch
    1:00-2:30 - Presentation and Q&A

    $50 for AFP Members

    $75 for Non-members

    Lunch will be served.

    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 4:15 PM
    • UMass Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
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    Fall 2017 Fundraising Basics Course

    November 16-17, 2017

    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 basics.

    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.

    You will get a lesson in the applications of fundraising techniques in the context of changing demographics, emerging management models, and ethical challenges. Basics 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. Handouts and related reference material will provide you with comprehensive summaries of 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 (both days):
    Registration and Breakfast - 8:00 am
    Program Begins - 8:30 am
    Program Concludes - 3:45 pm

    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
    Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please be advised that ID is required to enter the building.

    A scholarship is offered for this event. Please click here to view the application forms:

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    • 29 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116
    • 490

    2017 AFP MA Conference on Philanthropy

    Welcome to the registration page for the Annual Conference on Philanthropy featuring Keynote Speaker Chef Jeff Henderson

    There is still time to get the Advanced Registration rate!  Registrants can get a reduced rate from now through September 30th.

    Author of If You Can See It, You Can Be It

    Get Your Inspiration Back
    Chef Jeff Henderson inspires through his journey of redemption, empowering audiences to identify their strengths and achieve success through a real “from the streets to the stove” life story.
    Show details

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Boston Marriott Copley Place
    110 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116


    Reserve a space today at the discounted rate and reserve your sessions later.

    AFP Massachusetts Chapter will offer a number of full scholarships to the 2017 AFP MA Conference on Philanthropy. Please click here for more information.

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