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    • 01 Jan 2024
    • 31 Dec 2024
    • Sponsorship with all requisite benefits
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    Support AFP Massachusetts


    Become a Sponsor or Supporter

    With more than 7,000 newsletter email contacts and 1,200 program participants annually, AFP Massachusetts connects thousands of nonprofit professionals through evidence-based training programs, community-building events, fellowships, networking, and more.

    Opportunities to support AFP Massachusetts include premier sponsorships — our most prominent, year-round engagement — and à la carte opportunities, which may be purchased individually or combined with other support to build the optimal experience for your organization.

    To read about opportunities and benefits, please visit our 2024 Prospectus

    Register Your Support

    1.     Click the “register” button (at left)

    2.     Enter your contact information to access the registration form

    3.     Complete and submit the registration form

    Contact Us
    For registration assistance or general questions, please contact info@afpmass.org or (781) 894-3140

    For additional sponsorship inquiries, please contact Allison Mitchell, Vice President of Sponsorship, at sponsorship@afpmass.org

    • 17 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • A webinar link will be emailed to each guest
    • 21
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    July 17, 2024
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

    Virtual via Zoom

    Cummings Foundation

    Presented by

    Andrew E. Bishop, Deputy Director 


    Learn more about a place-based philanthropic initiative of Cummings Foundation and its local grant Cummings $30 Million Grant Program in particular. Each year, this program awards 150 grants to a diverse group of organizations that work in the areas of human services, healthcare, social justice, and education.
    The LOI window for the program recently opened, and this is your chance to have all your questions answered. 

    AFP MA's popular Meet the Funders series is an opportunity to meet funders and ask questions about their application process, current funding priorities, and preferred ways to interact. Presenters will give an annual update about the foundation and the rest of the time will be devoted to Q&A with attendees. Past attendees have said this is by far their favorite program and we would be excited if you would join us!

    Cost

    $39 AFP Member
    $49 Non-member

    Attendees will receive a Zoom link a day before the event

    Deadline for registration is July 16th at 1PM

    Session will not be recorded

    To register, click on the REGISTER button to the left


    Woburn-based Cummings Foundation was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester and has grown to be one of the largest private foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn, and Cummings Health Sciences, LLC. 
    The  Cummings $30 Million Grant Program supports nonprofits in Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties and the Norfolk County cities of Brookline, Dedham, Milton, Needham, Quincy, and Wellesley. 
    Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.


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    • 25 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • A Zoom link will be emailed to each guest
    • 33
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    July 25, 2024
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

    Virtual via Zoom


    Boosting Major Gifts with AI: 
    Leveraging AI to Enhance Donor and Internal Communications for Superior Fundraising Results

    Presented by

    Rebecca Kovrlija, CFREAssociate Director, Philanthropy,
    Lahey Hospital & Medical Center


    In this presentation, we'll explore the transformative impact of AI on major gift fundraising. Learn how free AI tools can help you minimize time spent on repetitive tasks, improve communication with donors and prospects, and streamline interactions with colleagues and leadership, ultimately driving better performance and satisfaction in your role.

    To register, click on the REGISTER button to the left.


    Cost

    $29 AFP Member
    $39 Non-member

    Attendees will receive a Zoom link a day before the event

    Deadline for registration is July 24th at 1PM

    Session will not be recorded


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    • 01 Oct 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 02 Oct 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • University of Massachusetts Club Boston
    • 41
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    October 1 & 2, 2024
    08:30 AM to 04:00 PM EST

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


    AFP' MAs Fundraising Fundamentals Course is an introduction to fundraising for those who are new to the field. Career changers and junior professionals turn to Fundamentals to acquire 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. With more than 10 faculty members dedicating their time to this course, registrants will have direct access to accomplished individuals from a variety of fundraising sectors and backgrounds.

    Check out the previous program HERE.


    Cost

    $295 AFP Member 

    $395 Non-member Early Bird

    Early Bird Rates are available until July 31, 2024

    To register, click on the REGISTER button to the left


    Scholarships

    Consider applying for one of the two scholarships to cover the cost of attendance. Instructions and application can be found here.


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    • 19 Nov 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 20 Nov 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • University of Massachusetts Club Boston
    • 38
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    November 19 & 20, 2024
    08:00 AM to 05:00 PM EST

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

    Today’s non-profits face significant leadership challenges. Changes in workplace configurations, accelerated retirements of senior professionals, and enhanced financial pressures require organizations to be agile and innovative. In addition, shifting patterns of donor behavior, acute shortages of qualified staff, and rapidly evolving technology are among the many factors that compound the dynamic fundraising landscape of today. Organizations that can navigate this complicated environment will be the most likely to succeed in executing their mission. And essential to this success is strong and visionary leadership, not only at the helm, but throughout the ranks.

    Where then does leadership come from? It starts with the advancement professional who knows not only the fundamentals of fundraising, but also has an acute appreciation for the overall performance and business strategy of the organization. This course has been designed to guide individuals who aspire to positions of leadership within their non-profit or in other organizations in the sector. Learners will take away insight about projecting an executive presence, navigating organizational structures, building trust and confidence, expanding critical networks, and becoming a strategic thinker and planner.

    This newly designed course is for professional fundraising staff with 4+ years of experience who wish to advance to positions of leadership in their career. The two-day, in-person event will be taught by experienced fundraising leaders from the AFP board and community. An initial cohort of 24 participants will kick off this new offering with subsequent cohorts to be formed in the future.

    Key topics covered by this program include the following:

    Topics:

    • Understanding the differences between leadership and management.
    • Sharpening communication skills for managing up and down.
    • Building awareness of the organization’s culture and impact.
    • Leveraging the power of persuasion within internal and external networks.
    • Becoming more of a strategist and less of a tactician.
    • Recruiting and empowering diverse teams.
    • Nurturing your team to be high-performing, and effective.

    The format of the program includes presentations, readings, group exercises, and guest appearances.


    Check out the previous Course Schedule.


    Cost

    $495 AFP Member Early Bird

    $595 Non-member Early Bird

    Early Bird Rates are available until September 20, 2024

    To register, click on the REGISTER button to the left


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