Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 23 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Dial-in information will be emailed to each participant

    Proactively Managing Your Career

    A webinar presented by Kassandra Jolley, Vice President, Mount Holyoke College & Marie Beam, Chief Development Officer, Discovery Museum

    Sponsored by

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    2:00-3:00 PM

    What do successful career paths look like in development shops? Is yours on track? Come hear from seasoned experts who will discuss strategies and what they learned along their own very different journeys--and leave with ideas about how to evaluate and attain a fulfilling and rewarding career. Kassandra and Marie have a combined 40+ years of experience that includes all areas in development. They will also give feedback on the tools needed to advance (such as professional development classes, networking ideas, boomerang opportunities, and LinkedIn), and how to find your own “sweet spot” in a diverse industry.

    Webinar Fee
    AFP Member: $19
    Non-Members: $29

    Webinar instructions will be emailed to each participant from the chapter office.

    • 24 May 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
    • 32

    Moves Management:  Are You Answering the Right Questions?

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    (11:30 a.m. Brown Bag Lunch)

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

    Presented b
    Emily Donohue and Cate McLaughlin
    of Simmons College

    Fundraisers, are you getting answers from your prospects that are helping you advance a donor engagement strategy?

    Prospect development staff, are you getting answers from your fundraisers that help you craft strategic research and analysis?

    Emily Donohue, Director, Prospect Development, Simmons College (View Bio) and Cate McLaughlin, Assistant Vice President, Capital Giving, Simmons College (View Bio) will lead a discussion on the importance of well-placed questions and active listening in the moves management process. 

    Program schedule

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


    AFP Member: $18
    Non-Member: $25

    Beverages will be served. Attendees may bring their own brown bag lunch or snack to eat during the program.

    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
    • 110

    How to Write Your Best Annual Appeal - Shark Tank Style

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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

    Master of Ceremonies
    Paul Barry

    Panel of Judges
    Maura King Scully
    Tracey Palmer

    AFP Massachusetts Chapter is pleased to present How to Write Your Best Annual Appeal - Shark Tank Style. This is a unique event where attendees will observe fundraising professionals making a case for their best annual appeal idea. Like TV's Shark Tank program, a panel of judges will hear each case live and choose the winning presentation. Dialogue between candidates and judges is sure to present valuable insights for anyone who works in annual appeal campaigns.

    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

    Appeal candidates who are selected to present on June 20 will receive a registration code for complimentary registration. There's still time to submit an appeal idea for a chance to participate!

    Breakfast will be served.
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Marriott Boston Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116
    • 564


    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 02166

    *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 end July 31

    AFP MA will offer two full scholarships. If you are interested in applying, please contact info@afpmass.org for a scholarship application form.