Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 07 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 08 Mar 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston, MA 02108
    • 13
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    Spring 2019
    Fundraising Basics Course


    Thursday, March 7 & 
    Friday, March 8, 2019


    Presented by members of the AFP Massachusetts 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 and Prospect Research
    • 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 February 8 - $475


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

    Breakfast and lunch will be served.

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

    Dial-in information will be emailed to each participant.

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
    • 94
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    Corporate and Foundation Cultivation Strategies


    Thursday, March 28, 2019


    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


    Registration fee

    AFP Members - $50
    Non-members - $75

    Breakfast will be served.
    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston, MA 02108
    • 215
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    THE ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER IS PLEASED TO PRESENT

    Massachusetts Gives

    Breakfast and Awards Honoring Massachusetts Philanthropists and Development Professionals

    April 4, 2019


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    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

    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 categories

    Top Philanthropist Award
    Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
    Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
    Outstanding Communications Partner
    Corporate Philanthropy Award
    Outstanding Fundraising Professional (25+ years in field)
    Outstanding Fundraising Rising Star (15 years or less)

    Winners will be announced in early March.


    Massachusetts Gives Committee

    Sharon Allen

    Karin Blum

    Danielle Damren Lurie

    Kristina Lentz Capano
    Immediate Past President

    Kate Todd
    Event Chair

    Joe Ziska


    PLEASE INFORM OF ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.

    A PICTURE I.D. WILL BE REQUESTED AT THE DOOR.

    IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT CARRIE WINCHMAN OR MELANIE MCHUGH AT INFO@AFPMASS.ORG. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT MASSACHUSETTS GIVES!

    • 15 May 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston MA 02108
    • 151
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    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
    Cummings Foundation
    Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
    Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Smith Family Foundation
    State Street Foundation



    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