2018 National Philanthropy Day

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A fundraising event for Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals

Event Information

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 7:30am - 1:00pm

12th Annual National Philanthropy Day

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel - Poughkeepsie, NY 

Ticket Pricing: 

$85.00: Full Day - nonmember

$75.00: Full Day - member

$45: Half Day (Breakfast and Keynote included)


Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast - President's Welcome & Awards Presentation: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Keynote: 8:45 AM- 9:45 AM
"The Current State of Donor Retention, and What Fundraisers Can Do About It"
Presented by Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang

Education Sessions:

Track 1: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Track 2:  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Lunch & Panel Presentation: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Education Sessions

"Exceptional Leadership: Take Your Team to the Next Level"
Colonel Tony Burgess (U.S. Army, Retired)
Founder of Cornwall Leadership Institute 

"How to Motivate Support with Your Messaging"
Kate Rabe, Owner
Kate Rabe Consulting & Managing Partner, Marketing Inbound

"Getting Your Major Gifts Program off the Ground"
Tonya Addy, CFRE, Senior Vice President
The Munshine Group, LLC

"How to Put the SPECIAL Back in Your Special Event: Tips to Make Every Event Stand Out"
Tricia O'Malley, CFRE, Chief Advancement Officer 
Greystone Programs, Inc.

Lunch & Panel

"Tax Reform: Ethics, Compliance, and Best Practices"Presented by:Jacqueline Lieske, Communications ManagerCommunity Foundations of the Hudson ValleyDavide Di Genova, Partner, RBT CPAs LLPSusan Diamond, New York LifeModerated by:Nicholas Shannon, Executive DirectorThe Chamber Foundation

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2018 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Outstanding Philanthropists
Randi & David Petrovits

Innovation in Philanthropy
Mount Saint Mary College - Medici Program

Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy
Bonura Hospitality Group, LLC

Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Kathi Webber
Cornell Cooperative Extension

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
Steve Dolce
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Hudson Valley Chapter

Rising Star Fundraiser
Mayra Hidalgo Salazar
North Star Fund

Youth in Philanthropy
Jaden Smernaos
American Cancer Society
Logan Eisenberg
Community Volunteer

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About the Organization

Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals

Formed in early 2006, the Mid Hudson Valley Chapter is one of the newest chapters of the International AFP. Prior to our existence, AFP members had to travel to the Capital Region or New York City to attend chapter events.

Our chapter provides resources to fundraising professionals who serve approximately 4,500 public charities registered in the six counties in the Mid Hudson Valley including Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Our member benefits and activities include:

AFP of the Mid Hudson Valley often works in collaboration with other professional development organizations in the area to organize educational opportunities of the highest quality through pooling of resources.

• Regular web/audioconferences on topics of interest to fundraising professionals, board members and othernonprofit managers. These conferences are provided by International AFP and are hosted by chapter members in locations around the six county area of the Mid Hudson Valley. There is a no fee for members to attend these events; nonmembers are also welcome at a $20...

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