Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
    • 120
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    Maximizing Major Gift Strategies: Moving Donors Toward Transformational Gifts


    Thursday, October 4, 2018

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


    Kate Villa
    Vice President, CCS Fundraising


    Does your organization have a major gifts program that needs to move to the next level? Do you feel like your portfolio is less than optimized? Join Kate Villa for an interactive session to explore best-practice major gift strategies that will help you manage your pipeline like a mini-campaign, followed by a breakout session focused on case studies of transformational gifts. If you are already successfully securing gifts but think there might be more out there, this session is for you.

    Program schedule

    7:30 AM  Registration, Breakfast and Networking
    8:00 AM  Program begins
    10:00 AM  Program concludes


    Registration fee

    AFP Members - $50
    Non-members - $75

    Breakfast will be served.
    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
    • 83
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    Garbage in, Garbage out – Creative Database Design and Reporting


    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    (11:30 a.m. - optional brown bag lunch)

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


    Presented b
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    Aaron Rothberg
    Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator
    Advancement Services, The New England Center for Children


    The integrity of your database is central to advancing your organization, but if you are unable to report on that data in meaningful ways, the data has little value. Aaron Rothberg, Blackbaud Certified Raiser's Edge Professional and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator with 16 years’ experience in database administration, will host an interactive session to help you think about custom database design and reporting solutions for your organization. This session is for database administrators, staff with database/reporting responsibilities, or managers who seek a deeper understanding of how to get the most out of your database. CDO's and DOD's are welcome to attend, but are encouraged to send relevant staff.

    Program schedule

    11:30 am: Registration, networking and optional brown bag lunch
    12:00 - 1:30 pm:  Program

    Cost

    AFP Member: $18
    Non-Member: $25


    Beverages will be provided by AFP MA Chapter.
    Attendees may bring their own brown bag lunch or snack to eat during the program.

    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 4:15 PM
    • Hale Reservation, 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA 02090
    • 52
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    Fall 2018
    Fundraising Basics Course


    Thursday, November 15 and
    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Hale Reservation
    80 Carby Street
    Westwood, MA 02090


    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 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 April 12 - $475

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

    Funded in part through member support of the
    AFP Foundation for Philanthropy’s BE the CAUSE


    Breakfast and lunch will be served.

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Marriott Boston Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116
    • 321
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    Fundraising Day in Boston

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


    New England's Premier One-Day Conference on Philanthropy

    Presented by AFP Massachusetts Chapter


    Marriott Boston Copley Place
    110 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116


    *Advanced Pricing is Now Available*

    AFP Member:   $325
    Non-Member:  $475
    Small Shop Discount:  15% off all pricing

    Take advantage of these rates while they last!
    Advanced Rates available through Sepember 30.


    AFP MA will award two full scholarships on the basis of eligibility. If you are interested in applying, please click here.

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