Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 06 Dec 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    • 135 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452
    • 37
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    The Most Important Frame of Your Life

    Presented by

    Lesley Tolman, Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)

    Drawing on over 35 years of management and leadership experience, Lesley designs and delivers skills-oriented programming that uses coaching techniques to improve skill acquisition and mastery.


    Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    1:30 PM - 2:45 PM EST

    This event will be in person at 135 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452

    Wouldn't it be great if you spent the majority of your day feeling "flow", and less of it feeling like you're swimming against the tide? Effortless instead of effort-full? All of us live within a frame of reference that reflects our outlook and experiences. What's your frame? What motivates you? What are the negative thoughts that constrain you? In our time together, we learn what is most important to us, and what messages we carry - consciously or unconsciously - that may be holding us back. Become more aware of your frame of reference, and you can live more of your life effortlessly.

    $29 AFP Members
    $49 Non-members

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

    Note: This session will not be recorded.

    • 08 Dec 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    • A webinar link will be emailed to each guest
    • 4
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    Using Data Analytics to Drive Strategy (and Bring in More Gifts!)

    Presented by

    Ruthie Giles, Associate Director of Advancement Services, Westfield State University and Associate for Prospect Development, Staupell Analytics Group


    Thursday, December 8, 2022
    1:30 PM - 2:45 PM EST

    This event will be virtual on Zoom.

    Data analytics: to some, this sounds like an exciting spreadsheet filled playground, while to others this is akin to the region on an ancient map marked “Here Be Dragons”.  All of our organizations understand the importance of collecting information (aka data) about our donors and constituents, however not all of us know how to use that data to our strategic advantage.

    Ruthie Giles, a proud self-proclaimed Data Nerd, will walk you through how to you can start on your journey to become an office that implements data-driven strategies to ultimately bring in more gifts.  Some of the issues Ruthie will address in the session are:

    • How do we overcome barriers to doing data analytics - such as lack or technology, lack of staffing, lack of time, or lack of anyone who knows how to do data analytics?
    • How can we use the data that we have collected to drive our organizational strategy in order to bring in more gifts?
    • How do we target the right donors for a specific fundraising initiative?
    • How do we find a “hidden gem” donor in our current list of constituents?
    • Is it even possible to implement any of this in our office? (the short answer to this is: YES!)

    Speaker Bio:

    Ruthie Giles is a renowned thought leader in the field of prospect management.  She has worked in prospect research, prospect management, and data analytics for over 20 years.  Highly sought after for her expertise, she has spoken at NEDRA, CASE and APRA conferences, as well as various AFP and APRA chapters. Ruthie is the Associate Director of Advancement Services at Westfield State University. She is also an Associate for Prospect Development with Staupell Analytics Group. Previously she has worked at Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The Loomis Chaffee School, and the Williston Northampton School.


      $29 AFP Members
      $49 Non-members

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

      Note: This session will not be recorded.

      • 15 Dec 2022
      • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
      • 135 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452
      • 37
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      Fundraising During Times of Uncertainty

      Presented by

      Jen Herrmann, MNM, Vice President, Graham-Pelton


      Thursday, December 15, 2022
      10:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST

      This event will be in person at 135 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452

      A looming recession has many nonprofits wondering if they need to scale back their fundraising. While we don’t know what the future holds, we know one thing for sure: Your mission can’t wait. How do you ensure you have the resources to continue serving your constituents and your communities? Past recessions show that it is possible for fundraising to survive – even thrive – during times of uncertainty. In this session, you will learn:

      1. How previous recessions impacted philanthropy

      2. Best practices for communicating your funding needs during an economic downturn

      3. Actionable strategies to maintain fundraising momentum despite uncertainty



      $29 AFP Members
      $49 Non-members

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

      Note: This session will not be recorded.

      • 06 Jan 2023
      • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
      • A webinar link will be emailed to each guest
      • 22
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      Relationship Fundraising 3.0 – The Science of Retaining Donors

      Presented by

      Adrian Sargeant, Co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy


      Friday, January 6, 2023
      10:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST

      This session explores the new science of philanthropic psychology and explores how giving can contribute to the wellbeing of supporters. We will draw on giving evidence and experiments undertaken with clients (from across the US and around the world) to show how you can grow giving, but do so in a way that nurtures and cares for your supporters. We will explore the key components of a relationship fundraising approach, namely; identity, wellbeing and love.

      Speaker Bio:

      Adrian Sargeant is the Co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy. He was formerly the first Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Adrian is a Visiting Professor of Fundraising at Avila University and the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. In 2010 in the United States he was named to the prestigious Nonprofit Times, Power and Influence list and in the same year received a Civil Society award in the UK for his services to the profession of fundraising. In 2016 he received a lifetime achievement award from the Institute of Fundraising. Adrian designed the UK’s system of professional education for fundraisers and is currently working on the European qualification framework for the European Fundraising Association.

      Location:

      Zoom or in-person, your choice. The in-person location is American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury St. Boston, at the same time as the zoom meeting.

      $29 AFP Members
      $49 Non-members

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

      Note: This session will not be recorded.

      • 17 Jan 2023
      • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
      • A webinar link will be emailed to each guest
      • 24
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      Actionable, Achievable, and Adaptable Fundraising Plans

      Presented by

      Sarah M. Jackson, CFRE, Founder and CEO, Sarah J Consulting


      Tuesday, January 17, 2023
      10:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST

      This event will be virtual on Zoom.

        This workshop will offer concrete takeaways on how to build and/or boost your nonprofit's fundraising plan. Whether your organization achieves revenue goals consistently or is unsure where to begin, Sarah M. Jackson, CFRE, chief executive officer of SJC, will help each attendee better conceptualize the basics of an effective fundraising plan--an action-oriented yet flexible roadmap for moving your philanthropy-focused work forward. 

        Speaker Bio:

        Sarah M. Jackson, CFRE, is founder and CEO of Sarah J Consulting (2012), which empowers notable nonprofits to reach new heights in fundraising, organizational strategy, and communication. Sarah works with driven, bold nonprofits on the East Coast and nationally, including some of the highest-ranked universities and hospitals in the U.S. From leading campaign feasibility studies and fundraising plans to crafting messages for 8-figure donors, Sarah's efforts have contributed to her clients' remarkable successes in raising hundreds of millions of dollars. Prior to SJC, Sarah worked full-time in the Development offices of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard University. She is a recipient of the North of Boston Businesswoman of the Year award for small businesses.


          $29 AFP Members
          $49 Non-members

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

          Note: This session will not be recorded.

          • 31 Jan 2023
          • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
          • University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston, MA 02108
          • 30
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          Generosity Crisis

          Tuesday, January 31, 2023
          10:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST

          Presented by


          Mary Doorley Simboski, ACFRE
          Managing Director
          Changing Our World, Inc.


          Brian Crimmins
          Changing Our World, Inc.


          Lyndsay Revelle
          Changing Our World, Inc.


          Description:

          In their book, The Generosity Crisis: The Case for Radical Connection to Solve Humanity's Greatest Challenges, accomplished philanthropy experts Nathan Chappell, Brian Crimmins, and Michael Ashley delivered a startlingly insightful exploration of the decline of American generosity. The authors offered inspirational solutions to the dramatic downturn in giving in the US, showing us how to re-establish the interconnection that drives reciprocity, love, and generosity. Please join us to discuss this topic in person with author Brian Crimmins, and leading experts in the philanthropy field, Mary Doorley Simboski and Lyndsay Revelle at the UMass Club in Boston.


          $29 AFP Members
          $49 Non-members

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

          Note: This session will not be recorded.

          • 01 Mar 2023
          • 8:30 AM
          • 02 Mar 2023
          • 4:00 PM
          • University of Massachusetts Club Boston
          • 44
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          Fundraising Fundamentals

          Presented by

          AFP MA Chapter's Fundamentals Faculty

          Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2, 2023
          8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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

          AFP's 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.

          Cost

          $280 AFP Member; 
          $380 Non-member (Early Bird). 
          To register, click on the REGISTER button to the left.

          Scholarships

          AFP's Fundamentals Scholarship Application can be found here.

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          Please note: The venue requires I.D at the building security check-in point. Thank you in advance for adhering to this protocol.

          • 26 Apr 2023
          • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
          • Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116
          • 454
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          Fundraising Day in Boston

          AFP MA Chapter's 38th Annual Conference

          April 26, 2023
          8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

          Boston Marriott Copley Place
          110 Huntington Avenue
          Boston, MA 02116

          Registration Categories

          AFP Member - Member of AFP MA Chapter

          Collaborative Member - Member of PGGNE or WID

          Emerging Professional - Anyone 30 years old or younger

          Small Shop Professional - Organizational budget less than $5 million (member/non member rates apply)

          Non Member

          Exhibitor - One exhibitor table and one registration

          Group - Discounts for large groups

          Presenter attending sessions - Discounts for presenters attending the full day

          Committee Member - Discounts for committee members


          Scholarships applications are being accepted via this link:
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          Sponsorship Opportunities

          Conference Program - coming soon

          Session Descriptions - coming soon

          See Who is Attending - coming soon