Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, 32nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108
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    Giving Day

    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    (7:30 a.m. breakfast)

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


    Stephanie Quinn

    Interim Executive Director of Annual Giving
    Boston University Development & Alumni Relations

    Phil DiMartino
    Associate Director of Annual Giving, Digital Programs
    Boston University Development & Alumni Relations

    In the battle for donor attention and wallet share, Giving Days can be a strategic way to cut through the noise to create real buzz – and substantive giving – for your institution (large, small or anywhere in between). Hear from members of BU’s Annual Giving team about their journey to launch and grow BU Giving Day, now in its 5th year. You’ll learn about building strong campus partnerships, marketing and content strategy, audience segmentation and activation, and ways to keep a time-bound challenge fresh year after year.

    While the giving day program has traditionally been focused in higher ed, the model can be applied to any agency or sector.

    Program schedule

    7:30 a.m.: Registration, Networking and Breakfast

    8:00-10:00 a.m.:  Program


    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

    • 02 May 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
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    Partners with a Purpose:
    Fundraising through Team Events

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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

    Do you ever wonder how all of those charities sponsor runners in the Boston Marathon? Have you seen the bikes fly by in Foxborough in September for Rodman Ride for Kids and wonder what it’s for? Team fundraising – whether through a run, a bike ride or something else – is an incredible way to share your mission and raise money to support it. How do you start and manage a team? How does this fit in your overall marketing and fundraising plan? What happens after the race or ride?

    This panel discussion features representatives from Rodman for Kids and the Boston Athletic Association, who will share the history of their team programs and their impact, as well as representatives from two of their partner organizations, who will share some of their best practices and suggestions for making team fundraising events work for your organization.


    Tracey Goulet-Manning, Executive Director, Rodman for Kids 
    View Bio>>
    Nicole Juri, Manager, Charity & Community Partnerships, Boston Athletic Association
    View Bio>>
    Paula McLaughin, Director of Development, Hale Reservation
    View Bio>> 
    Peter Waisgerber, Chief Development Officer. MetroWest YMCA


    Lorraine Driscoll Sousa, Director of Philanthropy, Hale Reservation
    View Bio>>

    Program schedule:

    7:30 AM:  Registration, Breakfast and Networking

    8:00 AM:  Panel Discussion

    Registration fee:

    AFP Members - $50
    Non-members - $75

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

    Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
    Barr Foundation
    The Boston Foundation
    Boston Women's Fund
    Cabot Family Charitable Trust
    Community Foundation of North Central MA
    Community Foundation of SE Mass
    Cummings Foundation
    DCU for Kids Foundation
    Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
    Essex County Community Foundation
    GMA Foundation
    Harvard Pilgrim Health CAre Foundation
    Janes Trust
    Liberty Mutual
    The Lynch Foundation
    Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
    State Street Bank Foundation
    Tufts Health Plan Foundation
    US Trust/Bank of America

    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 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.

    • 10 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11 May 2018
    • 4:15 PM
    • Hale Reservation, 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA 02090
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    May 2018
    Fundraising Basics Course

    Thursday, May 10 -
    Friday, May 11, 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 May course.
    Please contact info@afpmass.org for details.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served.

    • 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

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    2:00 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.

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

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

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    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.